Lower School Director of Studies, Beijing, China

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Harrow International School BeijingBeijing, China

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Start date: Mid August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Lower School includes Early Years (Pre-Nursery to Reception) and the Pre-Prep School (Y1-Y5). It encourages students to become independent learners; from taking a greater role in their own personal organization to increasing their ability for independent thought and responsibility for their own learning. Students entering Early Years’ experience a vibrant and lively learning environment. Concepts essential to forming a strong foundation in basic skills are explored on a daily basis and the integrated day is conducive to exploration, enquiry and interaction both in and outside the classroom. In the Pre-Prep School, students experience a more formal structure to the School day with discrete subject lessons, an increased number of specialist lessons and an extra-curricular programme. Throughout both phases there is a strong emphasis on Language and Learning and many of the students speak English as a second language. An ability to support Language learning would be a significant advantage.  

We seek to employ Lower School Director of Studies to assist the Head of Lower School in maintaining a vibrant and thriving Lower School, and to support the Head of Lower School in evaluating, coordinating and developing the academic aims and standards of the Lower School with the Head of Pre-Prep, Head of Early Years and Middle Management Team, and in partnership with students, staff, governors and parents.  

The Lower School Director of Studies is offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation or equivalent accommodation allowance, annual flight and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.  

Essential Requirements 

•Appropriate teaching experience  

•Appropriate teaching qualifications 

•Excellent inter-personal skills with students, colleagues and parents  

•Excellent administrative, organizational, and ICT skills  

•The ability and willingness to inspire others   

•Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children  

•Effective communication and engagement with children and their families   

Desirable Requirements 

•High standards of teaching and learning Qualifications   

•Appropriate teaching qualifications  

•Qualification of PGCE/ QTS or degree with related education major 

•Knowledge and understanding of positive disciplinary methods   

•Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behavior 

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Application Process 

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application. 


Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to. 

Job location

More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China
Telephone: +86 10 6444 8900
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