Deputy Head, Hong Kong

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Anfield SchoolHong Kong

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Benefits Package
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: 2 Years

Anfield is an independent Catholic, International School, comprising of a Primary school and 2 large Kindergartens, whose curriculum is underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage, followed by the English National Curriculum.  Students aged from 2 to 11 years are provided with a high quality and globally-minded education. Anfield enjoys an enviable reputation as a thriving, dynamic, happy, caring and supportive environment with a strong family atmosphere.

The School Board is looking for an ambitious imaginative Deputy Head who is an outstanding Early Years and KS1 teacher and able to work in partnership with the Headteacher, staff and governors on the next stage of our school development journey. In this non-classroom based post as Deputy Head, you will prepare to participate fully in the busy life of the School as a member of its Senior Leadership Team.

This role would suit either a candidate who is currently a Deputy Head or someone with middle leadership experience looking to further their career.

The successful applicant will be:

  • an experienced and outstanding Early Years and KS1 teacher with QTS
  • knowledgeable and up to date with current education practice, and be committed to your own professional development
  • a positive leader with enthusiasm to motivate staff and encourage teamwork
  • able to lead strategically and bring about significant improvement
  • an approachable, innovative and confident leader with good interpersonal skills
  • committed to raising pupils’ achievements through setting high standards and promoting effective teaching and learning
  • able to work closely with colleagues and communicate effectively with parents, carers and other professionals
  • a professional with vision, creativity, drive and enthusiasm who will contribute significantly to the continued development of our school
  • able to lead on assessment and the monitoring, analysis and evaluation of pupil achievement data
  • an inspirational coach and mentor
  • committed to inclusion and equality of opportunity
  • committed to our Catholic ethos

In addition, the successful applicant will:

  • have a passion to inspire pupils and do whatever it takes to achieve success
  • have proven experience of effective leadership in influencing improvement at a whole school level
  • have a proven track record of significantly raising standards in an EYFS school setting
  • have experience of managing others and supporting them to develop their teaching practice
  • have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be experienced in establishing and maintaining good professional relationships
  • be willing to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the School

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • B.Ed (Hons) or PGCE with QTS
  • a minimum of 4 years’ experience of teaching the EYFS in the UK or an international school setting
  • leadership and management experience
  • exceptional communication skills/English language skills
  • high levels of ICT capability

Prospective candidates are invited to view our website at where further details and our official application form should be completed and submitted together with an accompanying letter to: Only official Anfield application forms will be considered.

(Please state the position for which you are applying in the email subject box)

Closing Date: 2nd March 2018
Interviews in Hong Kong and/or by video conference during February and March 2018

Anfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced CRB check in UK or the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) in Hong Kong.


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More about Anfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Tai Wai Campus, No. 1 Lung Pak Street, Tai Wai, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2692 8823
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Our vision is to ensure each child is given a solid foundation of learning, has a sense of self-confidence and self-belief, and is self-motivated, flexible and cooperative.


Anfield is a Catholic school, in an internati...