As Assistant Head of Junior School (Student Support Services), you will serve as an integral part of the student journey and oversee student support programs including: English as an Additional Language; Special Educational Needs; Social-Emotional Counselling; Wellbeing and behaviour; student transitions and Assistant Teachers in our thriving Junior School (KS2). This role is pivotal in providing proactive and responsive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support students. This is to ensure that extracurricular, academic, personal and social pathway development and entitlement for all students is of the highest possible standard. The Assistant Head of Junior School (Student Support Services) acts as a link to all relevant departments that are essential in ensuring student success. Reporting to the Head of Junior School, you will support and promote a culture which is focused on growth, purpose, and a sense of belonging and flourishing in all aspects of the student experience. We are seeking a highly effective, flexible and dynamic leader, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with a strong commitment to developing world class student support services.
Relevant qualification/certification in school/educational psychology, school counseling or special education with experience in a school setting preferably at a master’s level with experience working interdepartmentally
Relevant experience in the administration, interpretation and reporting on psychoeducational assessments, individual learning plans and tiered systems of support
Experience working with international students and families with a deep, working knowledge of the importance of culturally responsive practice
Experience in the development, implementation and support of tiered systems and processes to include relevant assessment practices, documentation, data tracking and analysis
Relevant and responsive knowledge of current practice to support leadership in response to student protection issues and crisis and risk management
Comfortable working with outside agencies and community members to support programming in additional support areas as needed to include occupational therapists, educational psychologists, mental health providers, and speech and language therapists.
Dulwich College Beijing
Established in 2005, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) is a reputable international school, home to over 1,550 students aged 2 to 18, and is accredited by ISI, HMC, IB, CIS and WASC and regularly reviewed by our founding school in London, Dulwich College, as well as Dulwich College International. The College comprises three schools: Early Years, Junior School and Senior School, each with its own Head Teacher. The youngest children start with Foundation Stage, while students in Years 1 to 9 study an enhanced English National Curriculum, followed by IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11 and the well-regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13.
DCB continually offers excellent professional development opportunities, and staff regularly receive notifications of these offerings. In addition, Dulwich College International enables staff to connect with other like-minded professionals across our Colleges through a wide range of programmes to develop best practice, including high-quality leadership training.
Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates for this post in Dulwich College Beijing. Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: http://beijing.dulwich.org. Please apply this position via https://www.dulwich.org/careers/job-description/115.
The deadline for application is 30th November 2019.
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Three Year Contract (Two year contract on request)
Start date: August 2020
Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.