Head of Lower Primary, Hangzhou

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Wellington College Bilingual HangzhouHangzhou

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Start date: March 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Lower Primary

Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou. (Hangzhou)

Job Posted:   September 11th, 2017

Dates: Apply by 28th September 2017. 

Job starts: March 2018.

Location:  Hangzhou, China.

Contract Type:  Full Time

Contract Term:  3 years

Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou is part of the Wellington College China group of schools. It is the fourth Wellington College school in China. The Wellington College China group of schools follow the same essential ethos of Wellington College UK, building on their proud tradition. The schools share the Wellington College values of courage, integrity, kindness, respect and responsibility. In Hangzhou, we want our children to become the very best versions of themselves. We encourage and expect children to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou will open in August 2018 and will grow to accommodate 1,600 children. We are creating a new level of excellence for bilingual education in which our pupils follow a curriculum based upon the Chinese state requirements, enhanced by the National Curriculum for England that will lead to IGCSE and “A” level examinations. As a new purpose-built school with excellent facilities, we offer a wonderful opportunity to join an enthusiastic international staff team, in a rapidly growing school, in a lovely part of the world.  

Main Responsibilities of the post ​include:

  • This is essentially a non-teaching post. However, there will be an opportunity to teach in a range of Lower Primary year groups within the school.
  • Leading the Lower Primary Team to achieve the very highest levels of teaching and learning.
  • Planning effective strategies and programmes for links and smooth transition between the Primary and Junior High School for the short, mid and long term, in alignment with the priorities of the School.
  • Leading a team of teachers to ensure the very best planning, teaching and learning is taking place for all our students. 
  • Staying abreast of developments in private education in general and international education in particular.

The above list of duties and responsibilities are not exhaustive. A detailed Job Description has been provided in the supporting document section.The candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:To be passionate about students’ learning and development and have:

  • A deep understanding of the current literature regarding teaching and learning.
  • A proven track record of success as a teacher and coordinator.
  • A proven record of experience in a successful school.
  • Strategic awareness and the ability to think creatively.
  • People management skills coupled with the ability to act as a coach to team members.
  • A high level of integrity with an appreciation of working with diverse cultures.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A good knowledge of the National Curriculum for England.
  • A vision and passion to help drive the appraisal and development of teaching and learning in Lower Primary.
  • Some knowledge of leading a group of teaching colleagues from differing ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

Please email us your CV and cover letter with a photo to jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege indicating the position you are applying for in the subject header. A person specification is available in the supporting document section.

Application deadline:  September 28th 2017  

Website:  www.wellingtoncollege.cn/huili-hangzhou

Applicants offered an interview will be contacted by October 10th. Any applicants not offered an interview may not be contacted. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Room 318 Tower A Sci-Tech Buil, Hongda Road, Xiaoshan Innovation Polis, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 311231, China
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