Head of Science, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

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Malvern College ChengduChengdu, Sichuan Province, China

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

We are looking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher to lead a high-performing team in the Science Department, providing students with high quality teaching, driving the development of the Science curriculum and  raising the profile of Science throughout the school.


Strategic Leadership

  • Lead the recruitment, retention and performance management of the Science Department to ensure consistently high standards of teaching
  • Maintain a departmental development plan with milestones for progressing towards the school's vision
  • Plan and manage the resources of the Science Department
  • Lead and manage a professional community of subject teachers to ensure the highest student attainment and progress
  • Liaise with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Health and Safety Committee over safety issues

Curriculum Development and Assessment

  • Develop, set up, manage and review the activities relating to the Science curriculum for the whole school and for each academic level respectively
  • Support the Headmaster in developing the students’ academic timetable and specifically in the  organisation of  Science classes
  • Be aware of academic and curricular changes affecting the subject and ensure that everyone in the Department is thoroughly administratively and academically up-to-date
  • Contribute to the overall curriculum planning of the school including attending Heads of Department meetings, Academic Committee meetings, etc.
  • Review exam entry policies and choose Exam Boards in consultation with the Headmaster
  • Create links with universities, Exam Boards and professional bodies
  • Develop Science subjects standard assessment tests for current and prospective students
  • Support the development of school assessment mechanisms to improve the quality of both teaching and learning
  • Encourage and support the full integration of ICT within the Science Department
  • Organise additional classes and support for students with additional or specific needs

Assessment and Professional Development

  • Oversee INSET and professional development within the Science Department
  • Contribute to the selection and professional development of teachers and support staff in the Science Department including the induction and on-going assessment of teachers
  • Play a leading role in the professional development of teachers, including delivering on-the-job training, teacher development seminars, training of specific programmes, department support and 1:1 support for teachers
  • Advise on the school provision of continuous professional development

Mainstream Teaching

  • Teach Science throughout Malvern College Chengdu (Years 7 – 13) to IGCSE, AS and A level
  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated Science curriculum for students and support a designated curriculum area as appropriate
  • Be involved with other aspects of school life associated with the subject, such as organising appropriate educational trips and visits
  • Play a part in the broader life and running of this international boarding school
  • Encourage and support the use of ICT in lessons

Pastoral Support

  • Support the pastoral work of the school by taking on the role of a Tutor
  • Play a part in the broader school life through different extra-curricular activities and events;  participate  in  the running  of  a  successful  international  boarding school

Job location

More about Malvern College Chengdu
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Zhi Wu Yuan South Gate, Tian Hui Town, Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Telephone: +86 28 689 37366
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Malvern College Chengdu, closely affiliated with the prestigious Malvern College, opened in September 2015 providing high-quality personalised, holistic and international education to Chinese nationals aged 11 -18. Following the success of Malvern C...