Head of School, China

Closing date:

Daystar AcademyChina

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019 or sooner by mutual agreement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Head of School at Daystar Academy. Daystar Academy is a community-focused, bilingual private school based on two campuses in Beijing. Part of the Ivy Education Group since 2014, the school has enjoyed considerable investment, developing the facilities within the school and opening its second campus in 2017. Daystar has an excellent and committed staff and an open, respectful and collaborative school culture. Relationships within the school are widely described as being exceptional and a high level of cohesion and trust exists amongst a staff that comprises colleagues from different ethnic, cultural and pedagogical traditions.

Daystar is at an exciting point in its development. With a strong and highly distinctive tradition as a Kindergarten and Elementary School, it has recently developed its Middle School and will now be adding a High School. These new divisions of the school will be expected to continue the unique approach to bilingualism, biculturalism and character education for which Daystar has become known.

The Head of School role will require an outstanding educator, fully committed to bilingual and bicultural education and to Daystar’s mission and values.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a compelling vision for the development of a K-12 IB World School. He or she will be a strong strategic leader with an ability to combine commercial and educational objectives. The challenge will be to oversee a new school program while continuing to develop an existing school, securing outstanding outcomes for students of all ages.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious group at a pivotal moment of Daystar Academy’s evolution. This may be a career-defining opportunity for a Head of School with the creativity, entrepreneurialism and determination to secure Daystar as a successful K-12 school.

For an informal conversation regarding the opportunity, please contact:

Jean Sullivan on +44 (0)7885 879887 / JeanSullivan@RSAcademics.co.uk

Aaron Ashton on +44 (0)7584 564944 / AaronAshton@RSAcademics.co.uk

Keith Clark on + 44 (0)7941 018042 / KeithClark@RSAcademics.co.uk

Further information about the role and details on how to apply can be found at rsacademics.co.uk

Closing date: 10.00am (BST) on 19th October 2018

Preliminary interviews: 23rd – 25th October 2018 via Skype

Longlist interviews: 31st October or 1st November 2018 via Skype

Final Interviews: w/c 12th or 19th November 2018 Daystar Academy

Please note: The school is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection; we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and police checks from international school positions held.

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More about Daystar Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 16 years
Address: 2 Shunbai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 6433 9557