Head of Art, Shanghai, China

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Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

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Start date: 1st Aug 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teaching Opportunities 

with Wellington College in China

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Head of Art to lead the delivery of the area from years 6 to 13.  The head of art will manage a team of both Senior and Prep art teachers, working with departmental colleagues and providing leadership at each stage of the curriculum.  The head of art would also be expected to manage an ongoing cycle of exhibitions. These will be by both external visitors and our pupils and displayed around the campus in a stimulating and innovative way. 

Wellington places great emphasis on the value of the arts within the curriculum. Our youngest pupils develop skills and creativity through an innovative experiential based learning programme which extends to examination classes in both IGCSE and IB.  

The head of art will have a background in secondary school teaching and a proven record of teaching (I)GCSE and either IBDP or A Level. Wellington has a growing number of pupils who take IGCSE and IB examinations. Our results generally are excellent and will also be a key priority for the head of department. 

The head of art is also expected to be a significant part of the co-curricular programme and encourage pupils to participate and explore all that art can offer. 

Wellington College International Shanghai opened in August 2014 as Wellington’s second partnership school in China, and has rapidly developed a reputation as the premier international school in the city.   It currently has 1,280 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. The College is divided into three schools, with a Senior School (years 9 to 13) and Prep School (years 1 to 8) on the main campus and Early Years (nursery and reception) in a new purpose-built centre nearby.   The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington values with the best of English and international curriculums.  The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.   From year 1, the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum.   From year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare for the study of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11.  Pupils in years 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College International Shanghai aims to be the best international school  in China and to be great place for talented professionals to develop their careers. Our academic results to date have been outstanding, our IB students average above 36 points in 2018 and 2019, placing Wellington comfortably alongside the best international IB schools.    Most of our IGCSE pupils gain eight or more A*-A grades, with A* being by far the most common grade. 

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to

https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/shanghai/careers/vacancies/ 

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to  Jobs.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.



More about Wellington College International Shanghai
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 1500 Yaolong Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, 200126, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +21 2151853860
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Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has three schools in Shanghai, all within close proximity of each other and providing mutual support.   Between them they provide an outstanding education for ...