whole school principal - yantai in yantai shi

yantai shi, shandong
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job description

Position: Whole School Principal

Required: August 2019

Location: Yantai

Curriculum: UK Curriculum

Experience: 5 plus years previous leadership experience;

Sponsorship: Single teachers, teaching couples (if there is more than one post), married teachers with or without dependents

Salary: Excellent package and based on experience plus benefits

Contract: 2 years renewable

School Ethos/Vision:

This excellent schools group with campuses in various parts of China and Hong Kong and founded in 1932 have recently used their expertise to set up new schools for Chinese Nationals to enjoy the same excellent international education opportunities. The schools are committed to educate the whole person from infancy through secondary education. They strive to unite the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and practices, the growth of the individual and the inquiring mind as well as develop a sense of personal responsibility and social welfare of all. With excellent facilities across all campuses, these schools employ a bilingual philosophy, exemplified by engaging a co teaching with a Chinese and western teacher team teaching.

Location Overview:

Yantai is a coastal city in Shandong Province well known for its beaches and coastline. It retains some of its colonial history and enjoys a quieter pace of life than other Chinese cities. The city has a growing expat community - but less obviously than some of the other major cities such as Shanghai. If you enjoy a more laid back, authentic way of life and you like the coastal location - this city is for you.


Applications are welcomed from leaders available for an August 2019 start.

The successful applicant will partner with the Chinese Co-Principal as the designated Heads of School, having overall academic leadership responsibility of the school. He/she will also collaborate with the School Business Manager to oversee the school's non-teaching operations to ensure the provision of high quality education for all students, in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices.

The five areas describe domains and capabilities that encapsulate the essence of school leadership.

1 Technical Leadership: Demonstrate capacity to effectively optimise the school's financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes that contribute to the implementation of the school's vision and goals
2 Human Leadership: Demonstrates ability to foster a safe, purposeful, accountable, caring, harmonious, respectful and inclusive learning environment, and the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. Uses data to measure organisational health and develop action plan as appropriate. Effectively manages all aspects of teaching staff employment conditions, including performance management. Makes and communicates informed decisions. Manages crises and challenging situations effectively.
3 Educational Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to lead, manage and monitor the school improvement and planning processes through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning across the school. Uses data to inform teaching practice and enhance student learning and achievement.
4 Symbolic Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to model important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school. To have in place effective personnel practices that contributes to retention, an ethos of innovation, collaboration and a strong work ethic. To model collaborative leadership which exemplifies the fusion of western and eastern cultural leadership concepts and practices.
5 Cultural Leadership: A well-developed sense of school effectiveness, commitment to international mindedness and a demonstrated capacity to lead the school in promoting a vision of the future in harmony with the values and cultural norms of the host country and school community. The school's Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices should be underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realise the potential of all students.


* Holder of Bachelor's Degree, preferably in School Administration;
* With a license to practice as a Principal or with significant experience and seniority in international education to take up the role;
* With over 10 years of teaching experiences and at least 5 years as a school administrator;
* Supports school Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices;
* Exhibits strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as intercultural understanding and other global competencies.

Package: Highly competitive salary package depending on qualifications and experience; including: flights, furnished housing, medical cover, annual PD budget, superb end of contract gratuity and Tuition for up to 2 dependent

This vacancy is promoted within our Leadanywhere division, Teachanywhere's specialist leadership appointments service. To contact our Leadanywhere team for more details on this and other leadership vacancies you can enquire at: leadership@teachanywhere.com



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