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Head of Senior School

Head of Senior School

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong - DCS


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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Apply by:
1 October 2017

Job overview

An outstanding opportunity exists to help lead one of the most successful international schools in China and to join a growing family of schools in Asia-Pacific. Situated in the commercial and financial centre of the world’s fastest-growing economy, Dulwich College Shanghai, is a leading co-educational, international school with 1568 expatriate pupils aged 2-18 from over forty countries. Students excel academically and examination results are consistently among the best in Asia. It has built a reputation for excellence in sport and the arts, underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each pupil.

The College comprises three schools, each with its own Head: DUCKS (Dulwich College Kindergarten), Junior School and Senior School. The College is selective at entry and offers the EYFS, enhanced English National Curriculum, International GCSEs and the IB Diploma. The School’s philosophy draws from 400 years of experience in education from the founding and partner school Dulwich College in London.

The Position

Starting in August 2018, we are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate to lead the Senior School for students aged 11-18 (Year 7-Year 13). The successful candidate should be passionate about student learning and have the drive and commitment to inspire our students and teachers. These professional attributes need to be combined with exceptional communication and leadership skills, enabling the new Head of Senior School to take a prominent role in our school community.

Further information on Dulwich College Shanghai can be found at: and on the group at

A candidate brief can be downloaded from

Letters of application, CVs and statements of education philosophy should be sent by Monday 2 October to Freddie Dennis at Odgers Berndtson quoting reference: CFD/64068. Initial interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October. Final interviews will take place in Shanghai in mid-November.

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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About Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong - DCS

School Heritage

Welcome to Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong.

Our school is located within the leafy, vibrant Jinqiao area of East Shanghai with a thriving and diverse community. The first school in the Dulwich College International family of schools, we opened in 2003 with just 23 students. The College now educates approximately 1600 students from age 2 to age 18, with over forty different nationalities represented in our diverse student body.

Whilst have built a strong reputation for academic excellence, with our students achieving IB results well above the global average year on year, this is not at the expense of student wellbeing. Our school has a pastoral support team for students at all levels, and all of them follow a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) course appropriate to their age and coordinated across the year groups. The relationships they form with their peers and with their teachers are critical for their education and for creating a safe learning environment for their growth.

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