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Assistant Head of Senior School

Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou, China

MAIN PURPOSE

To support Head of Senior School in all aspects of school leadership, taking sole responsibility in some key areas of school life, and operating as an effective member of a larger group of SMT members across the campus.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

1. STRATEGIC MATTERS

a) To assist the Head of Senior School to develop vision and plans for development. 

b) To provide professional leadership and management of teaching and learning throughout the Senior School in partnership with SMT.

c) To quality assure teaching and manage improvement so that it secures high quality learning for all students and that progress of all students is measured.

d) To promote the culture and pastoral care of the pupils encapsulated by the Wellington values and identities.


2. LEADING PEOPLE THROUGH GOOD RELATIONSHIPS

a) To sustain effective, positive working relationships with all staff, students, parents, external bodies and the local community. 

b) To be committed to developing an integrated school culture, with parity of esteem for staff of all nationalities.

c) To possess good communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school.

d) To be able to provide support and guidance for all members of the Senior School in academic matters.

e) To oversee effective transition from Primary to Senior School.

f) To develop a positive relationship between the school and the wider community through cooperative ventures, publications, competitions and co-curricular activities. 

 

3. ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT

a) To work with Head of School to elucidate a clear vision for an effective academic programme that ensures success at IGCSE and beyond.

b) To work with Head of School to deliver a clear education model, including assessment structures and the pastoral systems.

c) To lead by example as a teacher and as a leader, setting appropriate expectations for staff and students in relation to standards of students’ achievements and the quality of teaching. 

d) To support the continued development of excellent teaching at Wellington, remaining open to changes in pedagogy whilst embedding best practice as it arises. 

e) To oversee the process of setting academic targets for pupils and work with the academic teams in monitoring student progress and achievement, including planning for and implementing interventions and challenge. 

f) To assist with the collection and use of school data (where appropriate) internally to support student development and externally to a wider group of stakeholders, including governors.               


4. TEACHING

a) Fulfil the duties of a part-time subject teacher where required. The teaching load attached to this role will be determined by the curriculum need when matched to the subject experience of the successful candidate. 


5. FURTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

a) To assist the Head of Senior School to achieve the highest standards of performance and self-discipline amongst the Senior School teaching and non-academic staff.

b) To manage parental concerns and communication, in conjunction with other leadership colleagues.

c) Oversee academic matters of pupils in a designated age range i.e. KS3 or KS4. 

d) To assist Head of Senior School in recruitment matters. .

e) To contribute to and work with the wider SMT to develop the induction programme for new staff.                                                                                        

f) To work closely with Admissions and Marketing maintain the high-quality brand and school image.  

g) Contribute to parent information sessions and community events to raise awareness and promote the school.

h) To mentor the PGCE and / or Trainee teachers within the Senior School and ensure their early career development is supported in line with whole school expectations. 


BASIC QUALIFICATION

Education: An undergraduate degree plus a recognised teaching qualification e.g. PGCE. Masters or NPQ style additional qualifications preferred. 

Subject: Any discipline relevant to the Senior School curriculum.

Teacher Qualification: Must have Teacher License

Language: Fluent English

Experience: Five years work experience in high achieving schoolsl; Two years of prior leadership experience. 

 

Please attach your CV, Teacher License together with a cover letter here. 


SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Wellington College Hangzhou is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

 

Further details of the above position are available in the file of Job Description below. 

For more information about Wellington College Hangzhou, please click ‘Learn More about this school’ in the bottom. 

Should you have any further questions, please email us at jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege.cn. 


You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 2 years teaching experience.
  • Any degree.
  • UK Qualified Teacher Status or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • References, Medical check, Criminal background check
  • Over 26 and below 57 years of age

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