Head of Elementary School, China

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Dulwich College International (DCI)China

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

An outstanding opportunity exists to join the Dehong Schools Group as Head of Elementary School for its brand new, state-of-the-art school in Beijing which will open in September 2019. Dehong Beijing International Chinese School will be the second Dehong campus, with the first located in Shanghai and others to be developed in the primary cities of China. Dehong is a sister school to the Dulwich College International (DCI) family of schools and offers a combined programme comprising the compulsory national curriculum enhanced with the Dulwich child -centred educational philosophy and progressive pedagogy.

Designed by international architects and enhanced by DCI’s experience in pioneering the development of 21st century schools, the Dehong Beijing campus will provide first-class learning spaces and areas dedicated to performing arts, sports, STEAM and innovation. Situated in the attractive Grasse Town area of north-east Beijing, Dehong Beijing will be co-educational and academically selective, and will have capacity for 400 students to board on campus. On completion of the phased construction, the School will accommodate up to 1,800 Chinese nationals aged 2 to 18.

This role offers a unique opportunity to assume leadership of the Elementary School in a brand new International Chinese school, develop exceptional learning experiences for its students and staff and nurture an inclusive school community.

The successful candidate should be passionate about student learning and have the drive and commitment to inspire the students and teachers. These professional attributes should be combined with exceptional communication and leadership skills, enabling the new Head of Elementary School to play a prominent role in the school community and be a respected ambassador for Dehong.

Further information on Dehong Schools can be found at: www.dehong.cn and on the Dulwich College family of schools at www.Dulwich.org.

A candidate brief including details of the role and information on how to apply can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/68961  

Letters and applications should be sent by Friday 28 September to Odgers Berndtson, quoting reference CFD/68961.

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, and successful references.

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More about Dulwich College International (DCI)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Suite 901, Aviation Centre, 1600 Nanjing West Rd, Shanghai, 200040, China
Telephone: +86 21 6248 7878
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Dulwich College International (DCI) was founded in China in partnership with Dulwich College, a leading independent school in the UK with a 400-year history of innovation and academic excellence. Since Dulwich College Shanghai opened its doors to jus...