Head of SEN, Guangzhou, China

Closing date:Expiring soon

The British School of GuangzhouGuangzhou, China

Date posted:
Start date: 01/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

The British School of Guangzhou

Head of SEN (whole-school SENCo) with specific responsibility for Primary SEN 

The British School of Guangzhou is at the forefront of international education in China. Established in 2005 for students aged 1-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to outstanding A-Level results and entry to top universities worldwide. The Southlake Campus, a 20-minute drive north of the city centre, enjoys picturesque views over Nanhu Lake and a golf course. All classrooms are attractively furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with WIFI and an interactive whiteboard. The school has impressive resources and facilities including music rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, guided reading rooms, IT zones, a dance studio, libraries, a theatre and several coffee shops for staff and parents. Outdoor facilities include age-specific football pitches, a swimming pool, basketball courts and an adventure playground. In August 2018, we opened a purpose-built Year 1 building to cope with unprecedented demand for places. In August 2020, we will open an additional Primary and EYFS school, for up to 800 students, which will allow us to refurbish much of our current site to meet the growing number of Secondary Students. To find out more about our school you are encouraged to visit our website at https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/guangzhou 

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 66 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. 

Global academic results for the 2018/19 academic year

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

• This year’s average diploma score across NAE was 10 per cent higher than the global average.

• Our groupwide average IB diploma score was 33 points out of 45, surpassing the 2018 average of 30.

• 34 NAE schools offered the IB diploma this year, with 1269 students sitting the exam.

• More than 130 students across the family of schools achieved more than 40 points out of 45.

• We also had four students achieve the perfect score of 45.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

• 50.1 per cent of grades at the equivalent of A*/A (grades 7-9 in the new GCSE framework), compared to 20.6 per cent of students across the UK achieving the same results.

A-levels

• 39 per cent of grades at A*/A, well above the global average of 25.2 per cent.

• 63.8 per cent of grades were A*/B for the year, also well above the global average of 51.1 per cent.

French Baccalaureate 

• 100 per cent pass rate for the second year running from all three NAE schools offering this qualification: Collège Alpin Beau Soleil, Collège Champittet, Pully and Collège du Léman

• 32 per cent of students receiving “mentions très bien” for their diploma.

About the role (see Job description for full details)

 Coordinate SEN provision across the school;

 Specific oversight of Primary SEN provision;

 Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues;

 Build team commitment with colleagues and engage and motivate students;

 Demonstrate analytical thinking and improve the quality of students' learning; 

 Contribute to the school improvement planning and promote the learning priorities of the school;

 Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school;

About you

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience to the table. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China including a bachelor’s degree (or above), a recognised teaching qualification and at least 2 years’ teaching experience in a related subject.

Benefits

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 online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they 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 that is fair and consultative  

 Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

In return for your passion to promote a quality education you will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, accommodation, an annual flight allowance, a relocation allowance, international healthcare, an end of contract gratuity bonus and free school places for up to two children. It is important to note that all children will be subject to the school’s admissions process and will need to meet our entry requirements. We expect applicants to fully disclose any SEN needs or results of educational assessments for consideration, as part of the interview process. You will also have the opportunity to live in and work in one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic cities. Guangzhou (formerly Canton) is a city of over 14 million residents and is an historically important city and the gateway to the Pearl River Delta, potentially the most important economic zone in China. 

Selection Process

The closing date for application is 24th January 2020, though we reserve the right to make an appointment before the deadline. Interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone with opportunities to attend the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London, in January 2020.

Start Date: August 2020



More about The British School of Guangzhou
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Nanhu Campus, 983-3 Tonghe Road, Nanhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +86 20 87094788
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