Assistant Director - Pre-Prep, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Thetford Grammar SchoolShanghai, China

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, based on experience and qualification
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Thetford Grammar School is one of the oldest educational establishments in the country, with our foundations as a seat of learning dating back over 1400 years. Today, the school has entered into an exciting new era, having opened our first international campus in Shanghai. 

Due to the immediate success of this programme, we are looking to appoint an outstanding Assistant Director of Pre-Prep to work closely with the Principle and Director of Studies and a team of early years practitioners delivering a bespoke programme of learning for children from nursery to six years old. 

We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic individual capable of motivating and guiding colleagues. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in, and an extensive understanding of, EYFS/Pre-Preparatory education. The role will be a challenging and busy one requiring collaboration with colleagues in Shanghai and Thetford . A flexible approach and an aptitude for team work will be essential. 

Our Assistant Director of Pre-Prep will demand high standards of themselves and others and will act at all times as an ambassador for TGS. They will have the full support of the Principle and be an integral member of a close team, in both China and in England.

This opportunity would suit colleagues looking to advance to deputy headship as well as current senior leaders looking to gain international experience.  

A highly competitive remuneration package including transport, accommodation and meals will be available to the right candidate.

 A telephone call with the Head can be arranged prior to application. Please email hr@thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk for further information.


Closing date: Noon, Thursday 12th September  2019. Early applications welcome, the school reserves the right to interview promising candidates ahead of closing. 

Interviews week commencing 16th September 2019 or sooner.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Thetford Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer. 



More about Thetford Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3AF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1842 752840
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Thetford Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school in Thetford, Norfolk, with some 300 pupils aged from 3-18 coming from feeder schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2014, the school...