The Head of Prep School is a Senior leadership role, integral to the operation of Harrow International, Shanghai. With a predominantly pastoral focus on pupils of Prep School age (Years 5 to 8), the successful candidate would also be expected to contribute hugely to whole school performance. You will be expected to take a lead in the strategic management of the school. There is an expectation for all academic staff to teach; there is no restriction on the subject(s) required though flexibility with respect to classroom involvement is preferred.
The Head of Prep School must be able to lead this important section of the school in a structured and co-ordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the students, the available facilities and resources and will also exhibit the following features:
·Current or recent experience in a Senior Leadership role or relevant and significant pastoral leadership.
·Possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
·Excellent team player and outstanding motivator.
·High level awareness of relevant aspects of Child Safeguarding.
•Understanding of the expectations of a British style independent school.
•Ability to adapt to the demands of a rapidly developing international school in China.
•Appreciation of the challenges faced by second language learners.
•Experience using baseline data, pupil tracking and monitoring of progress.
•High level emotional intelligence.
•Flexible, creative and proactive.