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Head of School / CEO

Taipei European SchoolTaiwan

Taipei Eurpean School (TES) is seeking a visionary professional to be the Head of School / CEO to provide academic and strategic leadership and to lead the school in the next exciting phase of TES development.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of the ongoing transformation process of one of the best international schools in Asia. The relocation of the Middle School and the redevelopment of the Upper Secondary Campus will bring opportunities for this leader to join in this exciting transformation of the school. The Secondary School will transition to the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) to gradually replace the UK Key Stage 3 and IGCSE. The existing IBDP programs will be enriched with opportunities made available with the additional learning space and purpose built facilities development.

Reporting to the Board and working closely with the other key stakeholders, the successful candidate will inspire and motivate the team to cultivate a learning environment that continues to live the TES vision: to be a flourishing, multilingual and multicultural community of lifelong learners that embraces independence, curiosity and empathy to make a positive difference in local, national and global environments.

The Head of School / CEO is responsible for delivering and leading the school’s vision and strategy; to manage people and culture; to improve organizational performance, sustainability and compliance. This will be achieved by building key external and internal relationships that secure success and ensure the highest standards of learning and personal development for the students and teachers. 

The purpose

First and foremost, all Head of School / CEO embodies the mission, vision and values of Taipei European School, articulating these for all aspects of the operations of the school. The Head of School / CEO is the pedagogical and organizational leader of the school and is responsible to the Board for all aspects of the Schools day-to-day operations. The Head of School / CEO is responsible for ensuring core values are adhered to, school policy is followed and accreditation standards are maintained in all operations. The Head of School / CEO also leads and chairs the TES Leadership Team, which consists of the four Section Heads and the four Administrative Directors.

This role also the ultimate leader for both TES campuses, including the primary and secondary campuses. Being the chairperson of Leadership Team comprising the three language streams, it is the role of ensuring unity of purpose and equity across the school by ensuring regular meetings of the sections on the campus. The purpose of the meetings is to arrive at joint decisions about using resources, sharing knowledge and expertise and ensuring that Taipei European School benefits from the cooperation of the three language streams.

The Head of School / CEO will also lead and line-manage the Primary Campus Manager and the Secondary Campus Manager to ensure best delivery of the cross sectional programmes and resources in operation. These currently include, but are not limited to educational support services (Technology, Library, Nurses, Co-curricular activities (CCA), Chinese Programme). Please visit our CEO Search Website  for the details.

Safer Recruitment

Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to the successful completion of safeguarding checks, including effective references from current and previous employers, and criminal record checks.

Teachers at Taipei European School make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers at Taipei European School act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils.

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