Head of Primary, China

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The British School of Beijing, SanlitunChina

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun is the first choice for expatriate families seeking an outstanding Early Years and Primary Education in the downtown area. Located in the embassy district of Beijing, BSB, Sanlitun can truly call itself an international school in every sense, with no one nationality dominating its intake. With a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart, BSB, Sanlitun is relentless in its pursuit for excellence.  Added to this, a supportive community feel and a school in walking distance of the best of what a World City has to offer, make working at BSB, Sanlitun a once in a lifetime opportunity.  To learn more about our school, please visit www.bsbsanlitun.com

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 56 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

About the role

  • To lead the on-going improvement of teaching and learning standards
  • To  lead  curriculum  development,  incorporating  collaboration  opportunities  with  NAE  initiativ (Juilliard and MIT)
  • Lead and facilitate a distributed leadership model among the academic leadership team
  • Facilitate and liaise with whole school CPD manager, targeting staff training needs.
  • Ensure the effective teaching and management of the Primary so that teaching objectives a met, momentum and challenge are maintained and the best use is made of teaching time.
  • Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of what constitutes quality Primary provision and strategies  for raising pupil achievement.
  • Ensure teaching methods engage students and stimulate pupils’ intellectual curiosity including the use of effective questioning, clear presentation and good use of resources.
  • Set high expectations for pupils’ learning behaviours, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behaviour management throughout the Primary department through positive and productive relationships in accordance with the behaviour and reward policies of the school.
  • Manage  and  lead  the  specialist  departments  (in  collaboration  with  EY  Leader),  ensuring  that curriculum is met, standards are high and they are effectively deployed across the whole school (Chinese, EAL, PE, Music)

About the role

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China, including

Must hold a bachelors degree or above

Must hold Teaching Certificate

At least two years working experience in education

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture which is fair and consultative 
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection Process

The closing date for application is 19th Jan 2019.  First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 21st January 2019 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

Start Date: August 2019

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Primary Campus (San Building), 5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027, China
Telephone: +86 10 8047 3588
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