Head of PE, Primary, Qingdao

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HD Qingdao SchoolQingdao

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Opportunity

HD Qingdao, the latest addition to the Hurtwood House China family of schools, is seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of PE, Primary to our founding team.  This is a unique opportunity to join a prestigious bilingual school, in an inspiring environment, and with the collegiate support of the Hurtwood House family in China and the UK.

The School

Opening in August 2018, HD Qingdao is located on a prestigious 70,000m2 site within the City’s new Wanda Oriental Movie Metropolis – a US$7billion development, transforming Qingdao into Shandong’s new economic centre. Designed in the architectural style of a traditional British boarding school, HD Qingdao will grow to accommodate 2,000 students aged 3-18.  Like the other schools within the Hurtwood House China family (Beijing, Ningbo & Shanghai), HD Qingdao will deliver a unique dual immersion curriculum, blending the best of the Chinese National Curriculum with British education.

The Person

We want our Head of PE to be someone who:

  • can develop a broad and balanced PE curriculum
  • will set and maintain high teaching and learning standards
  • is engaging, possesses excellent communication skills and has strong emotional intelligence
  • develops a collaborative and supportive culture amongst International and Chinese colleagues in their department, in which information, ideas and resources are shared
  • can deliver well planned, engaging and creative learning experiences for their students
  • will contribute to the co-curricular programme and whole-school activities in a committed and enthusiastic manner
  • will work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button beneath the advert text - here you will be able to download an application form.   After considering the details of the candidate information pack, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school. Completed application forms should be submitted to TES via the “My Completed Application” section by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018

Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place in early June. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly.   

Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Please contact Sze-Ting Lee on +44 207 788 7937 or lee.szeting@hurtwoodhousecn.com should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.   


HD Qingdao is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.

Job location

More about HD Qingdao School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Xingguang Dao, Dongfang Yingdu, Xi Hai An Xin Qu, Qingdao, Shandong, 266000, China
Telephone: +86 15066252887
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The first phase of the opening of HD Qingdao will take place in August 2018 with the launch of the Primary section of the School. HD Qingdao is located on Xingguang Island, in the West Coast area of the City; the School is part of the new Wanda Orie...