Head of Primary, China

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Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS)China

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Reference : 003412

A key member of the School Leadership Team, working alongside the Chinese Primary Principal and Primary Academic Leadership Team, you will provide direction, inspiration and guidance to our Primary teaching staff including staff development, performance management and deployment.

Focused on developing a high performing team, you along with the support of the Chinese Primary Principal and the International Deputy Head of Primary, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Primary stage of learning including health and safety, curriculum organisation, student and staff recruitment as well as the implementation of the extra-curriculum programme.

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.

About you

Able to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience of both hands-on teaching, management and leadership in education. With a keen interest in bilingual education, you are fully up to date with current international curriculum trends. Strong on leadership and people management, you will have a flair for setting and meeting challenging performance targets whilst designing, implementing and reviewing organisational policies and new initiatives to grow and develop team members.

Able to work with a high degree of cultural competence in our diverse and fast-paced international and multicultural environment, you will have strong communication skills to manage your role in the bilingual environment.

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


When you join Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACISS), you are strategically connected to a global community of more than 9,000 people working together to create unique learning opportunities. NACISS offers you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development. At NACISS, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

Our online Strategic Alliance professional development platform, Nord Anglia University, provides NACISS teachers with a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of professionals in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. Through our Strategic Alliance collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), our teachers have unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields.

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 NACISS 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 15 December. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at our Strategic Alliance Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing Monday 29 January 2018 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

At NACISS 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.


Job location

More about Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Address: No 1399 Jin Hui Road, Shanghai, 201107, China
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