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Dulwich International High School SuzhouSuzhou

About Role

Experience in careers and university guidance and have excellent knowledge of the application process for UK, US and other universities.


Our School

Dulwich International High School, Suzhou is the school of choice in Suzhou for Chinese parents who wish their children to gain the skills and education necessary for them to be successful in non-Chinese universities. The major destinations for all of our students is the USA and the UK. Our school is home to almost 800 students who study IGCSE and A levels. Our students ask for excellence in teaching and they work hard to achieve offers from their universities of choice. 

Our offering is largely academic concentrating on STEAM subjects with an outstanding visual arts component which is becoming more popular as it gains in recognition. Because we believe in developing the whole child, we also have a thriving co-curricular programme in which all students and all teachers participate.  

Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East”. It has a long and colourful history based around the waterways in the province. Much of Suzhou is designed around the lakes and canal system and it makes for wonderful walking, cycling and exercising opportunities. Suzhou is a vibrant city that with an enriching arts and performing culture that also offers many scenic areas of peace and tranquillity. Public transport is cheap and easy to use. The city is also one of the most multi-cultural in China and offers food and drink from all around the world. 


Our Teaching Profile

TEACH WORLDWISE

 

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 Teachers 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

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

The successful candidate must be passionate about all matters relating to higher education and careers within the school. This role will include the supporting of staff, students and parents with regards to these areas, in addition to support and advice post exam results. As a fast-paced department with a large graduating class, strong processes and guidelines are needed; and are in place. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively to all stakeholders is a must while acknowledging the rich culture and background of the families. Experienced and enthusiastic, the candidate is willing and able to go beyond expectations. A strong writer, organized, and a good sense of humour is needed. 



How to Apply

To apply for this position you will need to include:

•   an application letter

•   your CV

•   a statement of educational philosophy

•   details of three referees from your current and previous employer 

Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at: https://www.dulwich.org/careers/find-your-career?code=dihsz

For further information please see our website at https://suzhou-high-school.dulwich.org/

The closing date for applications is 7th February 2021.

Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged. 


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.


Competencies

Core Competencies

Leadership Competencies

Passion

Vision

Collaboration

Execution Excellence

Strategic Thinking

Goal setting and achieve objectives

Inspire and Grow People (Within team)

Bring People Together (Cross team)



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