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House Master

House Master

Harrow International School, Shanghai

Shanghai, China

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
13 November 2017

Job overview

Candidate profile  

Harrow International School pupils are placed in one of four Houses that cater for their pastoral needs. The Housemaster is expected to manage a small team of tutors who assist with the day-to-day pastoral duties within the school.  

Positions are available for Housemasters within both the Prep and Senior Schools. The teacher will need to fill one of the existing job vacancies as reasonably directed, principally within the Prep or Senior sections of the school.  

The successful candidates will support either the Head of Prep School or the Head Master in the pastoral management and leadership of Harrow International School, Shanghai. We are looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of developing the pastoral systems and ethos of our school.  

All applicants should clearly state in their supporting statement a preference for Prep or Senior School as well as identifying their main subject.   


Significant pastoral experience with the relevant age range. 

Complementary subject offered. 

Positive and proactive approach to extra curricular work. Strong team player. Highly adaptable.   


Evidence of having successfully taken on a leadership role as a Housemaster, Assistant Housemaster or equivalent. Experience working in an independent school setting. Experience working in an international school.

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About Harrow International School, Shanghai

Harrow School Shanghai is a co-educational day school for students aged from 18 months to 18 years. The teaching is based upon the EYFS Framework and the English National Curriculum, culminating in IGCSEs for Removes and Fifth Form (Years 10 and 11), and A levels within the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13). With a world-renowned reputation for its rich heritage of educational excellence, unique traditions and inspiring Leadership and Service programme, Harrow boasts a state-of-the-art campus with outstanding facilities, all located within 35 minutes of the epicenter of one of the world's most exciting and dynamic cities.

Harrow Shanghai is the fourth international school in the Harrow family of schools, joining those in Bangkok, Beijing and Hong Kong, alongside the historic Harrow School and its near-neighbour, John Lyon School, in London.

The School is organised as follows:

  • Early Years -Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception
  • Pre-Prep-Years 1- 4
  • Prep -Years 5- 8
  • Senior: Shells, Removes and Fifth Form (Years 9–11) and Sixth Form (Year 12-13)

The School is located in a modern custom-built facility, which accurately reflects the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London within the context of the international minded-set of a diverse student body in Shanghai.  It is envisaged that the School will eventually grow to a roll of approximately 950. As with the other Harrow Schools, Shanghai’s vision, 'Leadership for a better world', is realised by means of a characteristically Harrow approach to schooling which demands of students and teachers high academic attainment, involvement in a rich array of extra-curricular activities, and engagement in high quality pastoral support structures, particularly the House system. Students are assigned into Houses where their which their academic and all-round well-being is monitored, nurtured and supported.

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