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Director of Boarding (Upper School)

Wycombe Abbey School NanjingJiangsu

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be involved in developing and leading the boarding community in the Upper School at Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing. As a new school in a growing group of Wycombe Abbey Schools in China, our vision is “Every Child Can Excel” which will be the foundation upon which we will build our thriving community. Our key focus areas will be on delivering academic excellence through our dual language curriculum and building a thriving boarding community which offers an extensive holistic education whilst supporting the development of independence and growth for every individual child.

The school opened in September 2021, with boarding being offered from Year 2 (Grade 1) through to Year 13 (Grade 12). The successful candidate will work closely with the Deputy Head Pastoral, Assistant Head Pastoral, Director of Boarding (Lower School) and the Housemasters/mitresses to lead and develop our boarding houses which reflect a British style of boarding. The boarding programme will include weekly boarding for Lower School students, progressing to full boarding for Upper School students. It is our intention that the majority of students from Year 5 upwards will board and therefore commitment to a full boarding school will be essential. The position of Director of Boarding (Upper School) is a key role in the school with significant pastoral responsibility. It will appeal to a colleague with experience working in boarding schools and well-developed judgement in dealing with pastoral concerns, which would normally come from significant experience in a Housemistress/Housemaster, Head of Year or Head of Key stage role. 

An excellent package of international benefits is offered, and teachers wishing to add an enriching dimension to their lives are warmly encouraged to apply. The school has a strong partnership with other internationally located Wycombe Abbey Schools alongside our heritage school in the UK. The school is located in the delightful Tangshan thermal spring area located east of Nanjing City. 

 Further details of the position can be found in the attached job description. Information about the group can be found on our website – in which you will also be able to access the recruitment portal.

How to Apply:

Interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit applications immediately (closing date Friday 3rd December  2021) Only completed Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing Application Forms will be considered which can be downloaded and completed from our recruitment portal –

Application deadline:

Friday 3rd December 2021

The school will review applications on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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