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Head of Secondary

Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, PudongShanghai,China

Head of Secondary

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium school’s organisation, with more than 70 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. 

Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. Nord Anglia schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all our students love coming to school. https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers

Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong is a highly successful, school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart. We are a close-knit community educating around 500 students representing over 50 nationalities. We are a high achieving international school where our results have continued to improve year on year across every Key Stage. We are non-selective and yet, in June 2020, we achieved 73% A*/A grades. Our Year 13 IB Diploma students achieved an average of 37 points, and 50% of our students achieved 40+ points. These levels of attainment have been consistent for over six years. On average, our students score seven points above the global average in their IB Diploma, as well as being offered and accepting places at the world’s top 30 universities. These outstanding results come from outstanding teaching and learning at all ages from 2 to 18. However, we are not complacent and strive for continual improvement through a collegiate and supportive environment, recognising staff and students as learners alike. http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/pudong

Our schools

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people, and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success.

We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.

About the role

Resilient, organised, and entrepreneurial, you will ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the secondary school. We’ll look to you to provide effective leadership and advice to staff, students and parents while inspiring an atmosphere of energy, excitement, and achievement. You will also be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

About you

A strong communicator, you will possess significant teaching and school management experience. Your proven leadership and people management skills together with your knowledge of the English National Curriculum and curriculum developments will enable you to establish a high-performing culture within the school.

Confident in a complex and fast-paced international environment, you will have the ability to design, implement and review organisational policies and new initiatives and grow and develop team members. You will relish the chance to work collaboratively with colleagues in the central team, the region and across the organisation.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement, and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China, including holding a bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum of two years teaching experience post qualifying.

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale

An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration

A culture which is fair and consultative

Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection process

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022, though we shall be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and reserve the right to make an appointment before the deadline.  Due to global travel restrictions, all interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams/video call. There will be three stages of interview, including a panel interview.

Start date: August 2022

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.

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