Deputy Head of Junior School, Beijing, PRC

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Dulwich College BeijingBeijing, PRC
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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

Dulwich College Beijing, established in 2005, is a dynamic, high-performing, co-educational independent school catering for 1460 expatriate children aged 1–18 from forty-five different countries across six continents. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Head teacher for Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5. We are situated in the capital city of the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, 45 minutes from both the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. We were awarded British International School of the Year in 2011 and in March 2014 were inspected by the British-based Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI, who reported that, ‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements is excellent, reflecting the successful fulfilment of the school’s aims. The school develops confidence in its pupils, enabling them to apply their skills and talents across the curriculum. Pupils are supported by excellent teaching and their attitudes to learning are exemplary.’ Last year the College won a British International School Award for Teaching Initiative. This year the College has been shortlisted for a British International School Award for Outstanding Initiative Leading to Creativity in Learning and also a TES Award for Strategic Educational Initiative. We have sister schools in Myanmar, Seoul, Shanghai, Suzhou and Singapore, all of which draw on the educational vision and values of Dulwich College London.

Deputy Head of Junior School

Dulwich College Beijing seeks a Deputy Head of Junior School to join a dynamic and successful Junior School Leadership Team. The Deputy Head of Junior School leads the development of academics across the Junior School and manages its implementation along with Year Group Leaders. The Deputy Head of Junior School supports the whole College ethos and vision, by providing a link to the academic structures with both the Early Years and Senior School. The Deputy Head of Junior School line and performance manages the Subject Leaders and deputises for the Head of Junior School in his absence. Curriculum development, subject area best practice, quality assurance, staff professional development and professional learning are key aspects of this role. The successful candidate will be an experienced educator and current leader who possesses:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching qualification
  • Experience of leading teachers within a Junior School or similar
  • A proven track record of putting the interests of students first, promoting excellence and innovating for improvement
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Integrity and the ability to inspire trust and confidence in dealing with personal and confidential issues
  • An awareness of current educational thinking/practices, particularly with respect to learning and teaching of Junior School aged students
  • The ability to carry credibility with students, parents and staff both within and outside the DCB community
  • The ability to think strategically across the Junior School and the College

Teaching Environment

We enjoy the benefits of a diverse, lively, very hard working and well-resourced learning community. Technology enriches this, through our use of Office 365 and our 1:1 laptop policy for Years 6-13. All teachers use a laptop computer and all classrooms are digitalised. Continuing Professional Development has a high profile across all parts of the College. Training in areas of technology is provided in house by our ICT Integrators and Champions, as well as from a range of external providers. All teachers are expected to make a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.

DCB operates its own salary scale and the school provides and pays for modern and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the school. Most teachers find that the very generous package enables them to make significant savings whilst enjoying a high quality of life in a vibrant, safe and culturally rich capital city. As well as a very competitive salary the school offers two flights per year to home destination, full international medical coverage, free school places for up to two dependent children and a contribution to living expenses, for example restaurant and laundry bills.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited from well-qualified practitioners to teach at Dulwich College Beijing.

Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: To apply for this position, go to

Candidates will be contacted WB 8th January 2018, with initial Skype interviews commencing that week.

The deadline for application is Monday 8th January 2018.

Contract term: Three Year Contract

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Job location

More about Dulwich College Beijing
Address: Beijing Riviera Campus, 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing, 100103, China
Telephone: +86 10 8450 7676