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Regional Head of Chinese National Curriculum and Student Performance

Nord Anglia Education (China)Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

BUSINESS GROWTH AND REPUTATION

  • To lead the development of the CNC curriculum for the China Bilingual region;
  • To work with our teaching development leads to ensure high-quality teaching and learning of the CNC blending best practice in teaching methodologies from the East and the West;
  • To ensure best practice in the implementation of the CNC leading to strong academic outcomes.


STRATEGIC & ORGANISATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • To be responsible for development and implementation of a stimulating, innovative and responsive integrated curriculum (CNC with international teaching methodologies) which develops creativity, analytical thinking, bilingualism and academic achievement of students
  • To lead thinking and development within the region with regard to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Grades 1-9 CBL curriculum ensuring alignment with the NAE philosophy in the China context;
  • To develop the overarching curriculum framework and student assessment system (G1-9) for all bilingual schools in the China region;
  • To integrate bilingual teaching, thematic learning, inquiry-based learning and personalised learning with the CNC at multiple levels;
  • To assist the Regional Education Director in developing and implementing the regional education strategic development plan;
  • To collaborate with the Group Education Team and contribute to success against the goals of bilingual education;
  • To support and contribute to the China Bilingual Academy where needed;
  • To offer advice and support to schools on CNC issues, and to keep fully abreast of developments in international and bilingual curriculum;


OPERATIONAL EXPERTISE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • To keep abreast of trends and dialogues relating to the CNC;
  • To support the Regional Education Director in planning and managing effective staffing and resources in the area of CNC development;
  • To support the review and implementation of teaching and learning policies including but not limited to marking policies; assessment policies; teaching & learning policies, homework policies and examination policies;
  • To use analytics with regard to assessment data across our CBL schools to look for trends, issues, risks and opportunities to optimise student performance;
  • To take responsibility to monitor the effectiveness of overall curriculum implementation (with a particular focus on the CNC elements), and analyse and report on the progress of this in relation to the organisation as a whole and in individual schools;
  • To lead the regional-wide bilingual curriculum review and evaluation in a cyclical way;
  • To support the marketing and communication of the bilingual curriculum at all levels as needed.


DEVELOPING TALENT

  • To advise schools in the appointment of teacher trainers and the promotion of curriculum/subject leaders as appropriate;
  • To support the coaching and development of key teachers and school leadership in the implementation of the CNC elements of the CBL curriculum.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take ownership for personal development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan;
  • Contribute regularly to leadership team discussions about Education projects and initiatives;
  • Act as a role-model within the company, providing timely appreciative and constructive feedback to peers and other key stakeholders.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Qualification/Training
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Higher Degree in a relevant area
  • Teaching qualification
  • Quality Assurance or Inspection qualification


Experience/Knowledge

  • Significant experience of educational leadership at a senior level and across schools
  • Management of Quality Assurance or inspection teams
  • Understanding of school improvement in a self-improving system
  • Experience of presenting and defending findings
  • Knowledge of working with high performing schools
  • Experience of international bilingual schools
  • International outlook


Skills

  • Professional judgement
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Excellent presentational and written skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Sensitivity and tact


Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal integrity.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks
  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Continually strive for improvement
  • Adaptability

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