Director of Early Years, Shanghai, China

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Harrow International School, ShanghaiShanghai, China

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Start date: 24th, Jan. 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

As an employee of Harrow International School, Shanghai the Head Master expects the highest possible standards exhibited within the profession. The following is a list of typical attributes which the School can reasonably expect any teacher to exhibit and develop

Candidate profile  The teacher will be mainly employed in classroom delivery within the Early Years phase of the school.  

The successful candidate will lead and manage the Early Years section, play a key role in the academic development in general of Harrow International School Shanghai and exhibit the following features:


Experience in the delivery and management of the EYFS. 

Willingness to teach within Pre-Nursery, Nursery or Reception. 

Strong inter and intra personal skills

Ability to work well in a team setting. 

Highly adaptable. 


Experience working in an international school setting, preferably ‘through school’. Strong ICT skills. 

Commitment to learning beyond the classroom. 

Department Profile 

The Early Years section of Harrow has seen rapid growth since inception in August 2016. We currently have two full classes in Pre-Nursery and Reception with three groups in Nursery and plans for further expansion in all year groups. The section is predominantly housed in its own impressive wing of the school with a magnificent open space into which all Pre-Nursery and Nursery classrooms connect. There is also good provision in terms of outdoor play space. All classes are supported by a teaching assistant as well as a nanny. The section is very well resourced and specialist teaching is provided for music, sport, swimming, Mandarin and computing. All students entering the EYFS at Harrow are expected to progress into the Pre-Prep section after completion of the Reception stage.

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More about Harrow International School, Shanghai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: 588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200137, China
Telephone: +86 21 6881 8282
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Harrow International School Shanghai is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 2 to 18.  The teaching is based upon the English National Curriculum, culminating in IGCSEs for Years 10 and 11, and A levels at Sixth Form (Years...