Deputy Head of School for Curriculum and Academics, China

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Confucius International School ChengduChina

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Start date: August 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 38,000-45,000 GBP (after tax) + benefits (free accommodation, health insurance etc)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The role

Please note that this is a re-advertisement. We are seeking an experienced educator to lead and coordinate the curriculum and continue to improve and consolidate our already excellent results at IGCSE and A level. The ideal candidate will have a post graduate qualification in education and/or leadership and experience of leading a team as a Head of Department, Curriculum Coordinator or similar, with working knowledge of IGCSE and A level courses. This post is to be combined with a teaching post (with a reduced load) in one of the subjects listed. Those with experience of other curricula and curriculum development are also welcome. The Deputy Head for Curriculum and Academics will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team along with the Headmaster, the Deputy Head for Admissions and University Guidance and the Assistant Headmaster for Pastoral. He/she will also line-manage the three Heads of Academics for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.

The school

Confucius International School Chengdu is an international school situated in  a traditional style Chinese campus in the historic town of Anren, some 80km from the bustling metropolis of Chengdu. Our dynamic, international faculty is working at the cutting edge of curriculum development to offer a broad, holistic international educational experience that balances Chinese culture and philosophy through the unique Six Arts programme, alongside an international curriculum delivered through the English language. CISCD students are respectful, hard-working and well-behaved and enter the best Universities predominantly in the UK and USA, as well as Canada and Australia. CISCD is entering an exciting phase of its development where it will expand from 300 students to over 500 within the next 2 years. 

The package

CISCD provides a generous international package with an annual Flight Allowance a Settling-in Allowance, coverage of all medical and related bills for the visa application, International Medical Insurance, a minimum two bedroom apartment, Professional Development opportunities including a Special Bursary Fund for Higher Degrees and opportunities for promotion within an expanding group. The expected annual salary for this role in the region of 38,000-45,000 GBP after tax plus a two month end of contract bonus.


Please send applications directly to the Headmaster, Mr James Mc Crory by completing the subject field as ‘Application for Deputy Head for Curriculum and Academics.’ Please include detailed information about Education and Employment (including start and end dates) and details of any dependants. Due to Chinese visa rules, candidates must be under 60 years of age before commencing their contract in August.

Job location

More about Confucius International School Chengdu
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 247 Section 2 Yingbin Road, Anren Town, Dayi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Telephone: +86 28 86640707
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