Head of Primary, Junior and Middle School, Shenzhen, China

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The King's School, Canterbury, Shenzhen InternationalShenzhen, China

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Start date: August (or earlier) 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

In September 2019, the King’s School, Canterbury, dating back to 597 and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, opened its first overseas branch, a Kindergarten/Pre-Prep department (ages 2-6) in Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing city. This will be followed by Primary and Junior Schools in September 2020 and the Middle and Senior High Schools in 2021. King’s in Shenzhen offers a blended bi-cultural and bilingual pedagogy and it has already been successful and gaining an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching, its focus on the well-being of children, and its inclusive approach. 

The opening and development of this prestigious UK-China Bilingual International School in Shenzhen, PRC, provides a unique opportunity and responsibility for an outstanding teacher and leader to help shape this important phase of the long and rich history of the King’s School, Canterbury.  The Greater Bay Area of Southern China, comprising two first tier cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou and over 70 million people, is fast becoming a world centre of innovation and education. Many new and prestigious schools and universities are opening in the region and our location in Nanshan, Shenzhen, is the home of some of China's leading technology companies. It is, therefore, a very exciting place to be.

We are seeking an International Head of the Primary, Junior and Middle Schools  who will work closely alongside the Chinese Head whose main responsibility is the delivery of the compulsory elements of the Chinese curriculum. Both Heads report to the Founding Executive Principal.

Applications should be submitted by 09:00 (China time) on Monday 09 December. Further details available via this page on the TES, from our website  https://www.kings-school.com.cn/vacancies/ and from hr2@kings-school.com.cn.

There are two steps in the application process:

1. Forward a personal statement to hr2@kings-school.com.cn. 

2. Complete EITHER the TES application form obtainable through the TES advertisement OR our own form found at https://www.kings-school.com.cn/vacancies/.  

When both steps have been completed we shall acknowledge the application and inform you of the next steps. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and criminal records. 

The King’s School Shenzhen International is an equal opportunities employer. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Intersection of Qianhai Road, and Chanwan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518000, China. View in Google Maps
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In September 2019, the King’s School, Canterbury, dating back to 597 and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, opened its first overseas branch, a Kindergarten/Pre-Prep department (ages 2-6) in Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing cit...