Lower School Head of English, Beijing, China

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Harrow International School BeijingBeijing, China

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Start date: Mid August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Lower School includes Early Years (Pre-Nursery to Reception) and the Pre-Prep School (Y1-Y5). It encourages students to become independent learners; from taking a greater role in their own personal organization to increasing their ability for independent thought and responsibility for their own learning. Students entering Early Years’ experience a vibrant and lively learning environment. Concepts essential to forming a strong foundation in basic skills are explored on a daily basis and the integrated day is conducive to exploration, enquiry and interaction both in and outside the classroom. In the Pre-Prep School, students experience a more formal structure to the School day with discrete subject lessons, an increased number of specialist lessons and an extra-curricular programme. Throughout both phases there is a strong emphasis on Language and Learning and many of the students speak English as a second language. An ability to support Language learning would be a significant advantage.    

We seek to employ Head of English in the Lower School with the ability and commitment to enhance the life of an ‘all through School’, and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team dedicated to further establishing and developing the School. The Lower School team aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the students. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme is also required. There is an after school “Lions Club” for students in EY and Y1 and a wider Enrichment Activity programme for students in Y2-Y5.   

All Lower School Heads of Department are offered three-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation or equivalent accommodation allowance, annual flight and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.    

Essential Requirements   

 •At least 4 years' teaching experience    

 •Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent.    

 •Experience/confidence to teach across the age range of 4-11 in the specialist subject     

•Teamwork and collaboration     

•A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific specialist subject area and links with the context of the environment    

•An understanding of how Assessment for Learning can improve student performance    


Desirable Requirements    

•Teaching experience in an International School   

•Know how to challenge and differentiate for children of varying abilities     

 •Have taken a lead role in organising and implementing a curriculum and Schemes of Work     

•Proven record of improving standards through high quality teaching      

•A specialism in the subject  

Application Process   Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application. https://www.recruittoharrowis.com/ Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to.

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More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China
Telephone: +86 10 6444 8900
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