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Deputy Head of Senior School(ID: 550)

Dulwich College BeijingBeijing

About Role

The Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) leads Teaching and Learning policy, practice and development across the Senior School and coordinates the IB Diploma years, ensuring the vertical articulation and alignment of the curriculum and embedded approaches to Teaching and Learning from Year 7 to Year 13. The Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) focuses on best practice in Teaching and Learning, implements the curriculum review cycle and supports the ongoing development of learning technology innovation in Senior School. The Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) leads the departmental improvement planning process and review, ensuring that improvement is based on student performance data and is aligned to Whole College and Senior School strategic objectives underpinned by the college mission and guiding principles. The Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) as a Senior Leader, works collaboratively with the Senior School Leadership team and is involved in upholding and supporting the highest standards of Health and Safety and Safeguarding and the smooth day to day operation of Senior School.

Our School

DCB has forged an excellent global reputation for being a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. DCB students possess a thirst for learning and are highly motivated  every day. We wish to  attract inspirational, talented teachers who love teaching and want to make a difference with our students. Dulwich College Beijing is an exciting place to teach and learn. Winner of several international awards in the last few years, including the International School Award for Creativity in Learning in 2019, the College is dynamic, collaborative and has the highest goals and expectations for its staff and students. The environment is one of trust and respect, with ideas bubbling from all quarters.

DCB is located  in Shunyi, around forty-five minutes from the heart of Beijing. The capital is a truly exhilarating place, with its cultural sites, ancient heritage and all the amenities associated with a large and vibrant city. From fascinating Hutongs to the many green spaces around the city, there is something for everyone. Beijing will be the host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, with the alpine area only one hour by train from the city centre.

Our Teaching Profile


Dulwich College International is One Family of Schools focused on every student achieving his or her very best in school and life beyond, which is why all our students Graduate Worldwise, ensuring they are confidently prepare for the uncertainties of the future. To guarantee this experience for all our students, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education so that, with us, they continue to develop as Worldwise Teachers.  Our teaching and learning is grounded in the Dulwich Learning Principles

Our Vision of Teachers

Our Worldwise Teachers:

Display self-control and flexibility and nurture these skills in learners

Promote a love of learning and student wellbeing

Show professional initiative and perseverance

Get on with others  and have highly developed communication skills

Are committed to internationalism and equity

Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Promote academic rigour and holistic learning

A Worldwise Teacher values:

Evidence-based pedagogy and personalised student learning

A compassionate approach to complex problem-solving

High levels of student motivation and engagement

Professional collaboration and collective efficacy

A Worldwise Teacher's practice:

Lifelong learning and reflective practice

Reveals the complex and inter-disciplinary nature of learning content

Nurtures supportive and dynamic learning environments

Maximises every student’s opportunity to learn

Activates hard thinking processes and skills

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience


Holds a Master’s degree, preferably in Educational Leadership or Teaching and Learning.

An experienced international teacher and leader with IB Coordinator experience and demonstrated impact in the area of Teaching and Learning, committed to the IB ethos and Approaches to Teaching and Learning.

A leader committed to holistic education, who shares the college values and seeks an opportunity to join a thriving community.

A reflective professional with strong inter-personal skills, who engenders high trust through building and establishing positive relationships with all stakeholders.

A resilient educator with a high degree of inter-cultural intelligence, able to effectively navigate change and leverage opportunities.

A Team player with a highly collaborative approach, able to harness the expertise of the Senior School curriculum leaders and teaching staff with a clear vision and roadmap for maintaining best practice in Teaching and Learning.

An individual focused on implementing evidence- based research, grounded in the tenants of effective teaching, learning and assessment to achieve optimum student outcomes.

A strategic thinker and planner, able to set a course for manageable change and ambitious in implementing a process of teaching and learning development and curriculum review.

An effective administrator, able to self-regulate with highly effective ICT skills.

How to Apply

DCBJ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students.

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.

To apply for this position you will need to include: an application letter your CV details of three referees from your current and previous employer

Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at:

For further information please see our website at

Safeguarding Statement

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, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.


Core Competencies

Leadership Competencies




Execution Excellence

Strategic Thinking

Goal setting and achieve objectives

Inspire and Grow People (Within team)

Bring People Together (Cross team)

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