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Head of Science

RDFZ King's College School HangzhouHangzhou, China

RDFZ King’s College School has been formed through partnership between the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon, the highly successful Chinese education group, Dipont Education and The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (RDFZ), one of China’s leading schools. Opened in September 2018, RDFZ King’s currently has almost 1500 students on roll and will grow to serve over 3,000 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

About the School

RDFZ King’s represents a new standard of bilingual education in China. It provides for both local and international students via an innovative model that combines Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, in the context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom. Our goal is to graduate confident, articulate young people with a broad set of life skills who will go on to attend universities across the world.

The facilities at RDFZ King's College Hangzhou are outstanding and our world-class campus includes wonderful teaching and recreational spaces, numerous and well-equipped laboratories, 800-seat theatre, a 50-metre swimming pool and excellent sports facilities. The school is located on an idyllic lakeside site in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou.

About Hangzhou

Hangzhou, with a population of over 9 million people, is the capital of Zhejiang Province and an important city in China, recognised for its history, prosperity and beautiful natural scenery. It is also the designated city for the development of education and technology in China. Shanghai can be accessed within one hour by high-speed train.

Yuhang District has experienced significant growth and development and is home to the technology giant Alibaba and more than 10,000 high-tech businesses, hotels, shops and restaurants.

About the Role

Operating in a whole school capacity, the Head of Science will lead a department of 15 staff including coordinators. At upper primary and middle school level, science is taught in English by expatriate teachers. The Chinese curriculum content is delivered utilising international pedagogy and resources. Laboratory facilities, equipment and resourcing is excellent. In the Senior School, physics, chemistry and biology are offered at IGCSE and A Level. The IB Diploma Programme will also be implemented from September 2022.

This is an extremely exciting role for a talented and enthusiastic practitioner with excellent leadership ability.  This is a substantial department with a broad remit across the age ranges, so the ability to lead a large staff with clear strategy and direction is crucial.   

Applications are invited from candidates with:

• Excellent classroom practice in the teaching of science to senior school level (either physics, chemistry or biology)

• Prior departmental management experience or sufficient experience to take the next step into a significant management role

• The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school

This exciting and challenging role commands a very attractive salary and benefits package. In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits include: high quality housing, bonus scheme, annual return airfare and medical insurance for employee plus dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for a successful applicant with school age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with the opportunity to renew thereafter.

Application process

To submit an application, please visit:

https://diponteducation.recruitee.com/o/head-of-science-whole-school

Early application preferred. For further information or informal discussion, please contact oliver.knapman@dipont.com

School website: http://www.rkcshz.cn