Deputy Head of Primary, HD Ningbo, China

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HD Ningbo SchoolChina

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Start date: August 2018 or sooner if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

The Opportunity

HD Ningbo, the first member of the Hurtwood House China family of schools, is seeking to appoint an outstanding leader to be our Deputy Head of Primary.  This is a unique opportunity to join a prestigious bilingual school, in an inspiring environment, and with the collegiate support of the Hurtwood House family in China and the UK.

The School

Following a successful opening in August 2014, HD Ningbo has quickly grown into the City’s leading bilingual school.  Located in the district of Yinzhou, HD Ningbo sits on an outstanding 140,000m2 site and will grow to accommodate 2,000 students aged 3-18. Like the other schools within the Hurtwood House China family (Beijing, Shanghai  & Qingdao), HD Ningbo delivers a unique dual immersion curriculum, blending the best of the Chinese National Curriculum with British education. The School not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China, but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK.

The Person

We want our Deputy Head of Primary to be someone who:

  • can help to implement the School’s vision and aims with conviction and clarity
  • has successful curriculum leadership experience that illustrates a commitment to academic progress and the well-being of all pupils
  • can ensure that teaching and learning are appropriately aligned with the School’s value added measures
  • has leadership and management experience and will develop a collaborative and supportive culture amongst all staff
  • can help to embed a commitment to high standards and success for all students in the Primary School
  • is engaging, possesses excellent communication skills and has strong emotional intelligence
  • is currently the Head of Department or Deputy Head of a highly regarded school

How to Apply

In order to apply, please consider the details of the candidate information pack, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school. Completed applications should be sent to by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th December 2017

Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place during November and early December. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly.

Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Please contact Philippa Ibbs on +44 2077 887 937 or should you wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.


HD Ningbo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.

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More about HD Ningbo School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No. 505 of North Shengmo Road, Qiu’ai, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, Zhejiang, 315000, China

Following its high-profile launch in 2014, HD Ningbo School has quickly become the City’s leading bilingual school. Set on a first-class campus in the Yinzhou district of Ningbo, the School offers a genuinely outstanding bilingual education that ble...