Head of Prep School, China

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Harrow International School, ShanghaiChina

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Start date: August,2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Head of Prep School is a Senior leadership role, integral to the operation of Harrow International, Shanghai. With a predominantly pastoral focus on pupils of Prep School age (Years 5 to 8), the successful candidate would also be expected to contribute hugely to whole school performance. You will be expected to take a lead in the strategic management of the school. There is an expectation for all academic staff to teach; there is no restriction on the subject(s) required though flexibility with respect to classroom involvement is preferred.  

The Head of Prep School must be able to lead this important section of the school in a structured and co-ordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the students, the available facilities and resources and will also exhibit the following features: 


·Current or recent experience in a Senior Leadership role or relevant and significant pastoral leadership. 

·Possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. 

·Excellent team player and outstanding motivator. 

·High level awareness of relevant aspects of Child Safeguarding.  


•Understanding of the expectations of a British style independent school.  

•Ability to adapt to the demands of a rapidly developing international school in China.  

•Appreciation of the challenges faced by second language learners. 

•Experience using baseline data, pupil tracking and monitoring of progress. 

•High level emotional intelligence. 

•Flexible, creative and proactive.

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More about Harrow International School, Shanghai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: 588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200137, China
Telephone: +86 21 6881 8282
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Harrow International School Shanghai is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 2 to 18.  The teaching is based upon the English National Curriculum, culminating in IGCSEs for Years 10 and 11, and A levels at Sixth Form (Years...