Head of Wellbeing, Shanghai, China

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

Date posted:
Start date: 1st Aug 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teaching Opportunities 

with Wellington College in China

The College is looking for an individual to lead on one of Wellington’s core programmes: Wellbeing. One of the first schools in the UK to offer wellbeing as a curriculum subject, Wellbeing at Wellington remains of central importance to the overarching mission of the College. The Head of Wellbeing would be responsible for delivering curriculum lessons from 6-13 as well as oversight of these year groups. Working collaboratively with wellbeing coordinators Lower Prep (years 3-5) and Pre-Prep (years 1-2), they will also have responsibility for ensuring that the wellbeing programme has an effective progression throughout. 

The head of Wellbeing is responsibly for the visibility of the programme in the College and within the community. Working with parents, and particularly with the Friends of Wellington, to facilitate a series of talks for parents that complement the pupil programmes. The programmes established already are popular and positive with some scope for further expansion in areas. Within the College the successful candidate will work closely with the pastoral teams to ensure that the curriculum is joined up and reflects the needs of pupils at different stages. Working for the Director of Pupil Services enables the head of wellbeing to also be connected into the safeguarding, SEN and counselling teams at the College. 

Wellington College has almost 1300 pupils from over 40 different countries. Academically selective with excellent results, the overarching mission of the College reflects a greater ambition that any child that comes to Wellington Shanghai would do better here than anywhere else. Emphasising the importance of the arts, sport and super-curricular activities as well as wellbeing and core values supports the delivery of the College’s mission. 

Wellington College International Shanghai opened in August 2014 as Wellington’s second partnership school in China, and has rapidly developed a reputation as the premier international school in the city.   It currently has 1,280 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. The College is divided into three schools, with a Senior School (years 9 to 13) and Prep School (years 1 to 8) on the main campus and Early Years (nursery and reception) in a new purpose-built centre nearby.   The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington values with the best of English and international curriculums.  The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.   From year 1, the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum.   From year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare for the study of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11.  Pupils in years 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College International Shanghai aims to be the best international school  in China and to be great place for talented professionals to develop their careers. Our academic results to date have been outstanding, our IB students average above 36 points in 2018 and 2019, placing Wellington comfortably alongside the best international IB schools.    Most of our IGCSE pupils gain eight or more A*-A grades, with A* being by far the most common grade. 

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to


An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to  Jobs.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

More about Wellington College International Shanghai
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 1500 Yaolong Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, 200126, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +21 2151853860
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Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has three schools in Shanghai, all within close proximity of each other and providing mutual support.   Between them they provide an outstanding education for ...