Head of Primary School, Shanghai, China

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Shanghai Concord Bilingual SchoolShanghai, China

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Start date: 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A comprehensive remuneration package that includes medical insurance, accommodation allowance and flights
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School first opened its doors to students in September 2017. The school is being developed in association with its prestigious sister school, Concord College (UK) a renowned international college whose academic excellence places it at the very top of the UK examination league tables. Concord College (UK) is lending its considerable experience and expertise in support of this new venture.

The aim of Shanghai Concord is to create a place of learning where students can flourish in a supportive atmosphere of harmony, trust and decency, whilst committed to striving for academic excellence at every level.

Initially the college recruited students in Grade 6 (age 11) and Grade 10 (age 15) and will grow each year to eventually include all years from 6 to 12 (age 11 to 18). 

In September 2018 the School will also be opening a Primary Department and is aiming to recruit students into Grades 1 and 2 in the first instance. The courses offered will incorporate the traditional Chinese curriculum in a bilingual environment, whilst also offering students the chance to experience a more intense exposure to English through a varied and stimulating extension programme. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and visionary leader who is prepared to embrace the internationalised approach of the school that seeks to combine the very best of Chinese and English educations systems.

The successful applicant will be appointed at the very beginning of this development and will have the chance to be part of a School whose goal is to become a leading educator within the vibrant city of Shanghai.


· Commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care.

· Ability and proven commitment to being an excellent classroom teacher.

· Ability and proven experience in management.

· Excellent administrative, organisational and ICT skills. 

· Experience of data management and timetabling is important

· Experience of working overseas or with international students is a considerable advantage.

How to apply 

Closing date – Midday Monday 23 October 2017

Interviews – Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November 2017 in Shanghai, Skype interviews for UK candidates Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November 2017, Follow up UK interviews Thursday 21 December 2017

Successful applicants will be invited to take up their position as soon as possible and will be assisted fully with all relocation requirements, including visa and work permits if necessary.

Application forms and detailed job descriptions are available on both the Concord College (UK) website www.concordcollegeuk.com and the Shanghai Concord website www.concordschool.com.cn

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form and return with a covering letter of application to Miss Nicola Fox, HR Officer – n.fox@concordcollege.org.uk

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Shanghai Concord Bilingual School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 53 Runan Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 21 5240 1091
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Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is the first bilingual private school in Huangpu District. Shanghai Concord enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the...