Assistant Headteacher - IBDP, China

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Nord Anglia School Beijing, FangshanChina

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

About Nord Anglia School Beijing, Fang Shan (NAS Beijing)

Nord Anglia School Beijing, Fang Shan (NAS Beijing), offers students a creative, challenging and rewarding learning experience.

Opening in September 2019, NAS Beijing bilingual school will provide a state of the art, world-class teaching and learning environment with total student capacity of 1728. Providing a unique blended learning experience, NAS Beijing will offer students the best of eastern and western education resources and philosophies for students aged 6-18. The bilingual programme will be based on the Chinese K-12 curriculum blended with globally respected international teaching pedagogy and education resources. Located in the Fang Shan District of Beijing, the school has world class facilities that complement our innovative approach.

About the role

Resilient, organised and entrepreneurial, you will ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the secondary school. We’ll look to you to provide effective leadership and advice to staff, students and parents while inspiring an atmosphere of energy, excitement and achievement. You will also be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

You will  be responsible for the initial development of the IB Programme within the school, including the application process to become an accredited centre. You will take full responsibility for the on-going management of the programme, as well as delivering elements of the teaching both on the IB programme and across the wider schools.  You will have excellent knowledge of IB standards and practices and experience of developing the IB programme.

You will be an effective professional who will deliver the vision and ethos of the school which is centered on learning in a multilingual environment through a blended curriculum, offering students an international mindset whilst still nurturing pride and respect for their own culture and traditions.

About you

A strong communicator, you will bring significant experience of both teaching and management in a school environment. Your proven leadership and people management skills together with your knowledge of the English National Curriculum and curriculum developments will enable you to establish a high performing culture within the school.

Confident in a complex and fast-paced international environment, you will have the ability to design, implement and review organisational policies and new initiatives and grow and develop team members. You will relish the chance to work collaboratively with colleagues in the central team, the region and across the organisation.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community.

With a good track record of leading and managing staff, you will be motivational, understanding, and constructive.

Keen to collaborate and share your IBDP specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school.  You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students.

You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions of living and working in China

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture which is fair and consultative
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection Process

The closing date for application is Friday 14 December. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 21st January 2019 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

Job reference: 05440

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: BeiliuZhuang, Qinglong Lake, Fangshan, Beijing, 102447, China
Telephone: +86 853 119 61
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