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Regional Head of High School Curriculum and Student Performance

Nord Anglia Education (China)Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

BUSINESS GROWTH AND REPUTATION

  • To lead the development of the High School curriculum for the China Bilingual region;
  • To lead the development and implementation of other international curricula e.g. IPC/IMYC and Nord Anglia global collaborations
  • The lead best practice in the development and implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB);
  • To work with our teaching development leads to ensure high-quality teaching and learning of the High School curriculum;
  • To ensure best practice in the implementation of the High School curriculum leading to strong academic outcomes.


STRATEGIC & ORGANISATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • To be responsible for development and implementation of the High School curriculum (IB) which develops creativity, analytical thinking, bilingualism and academic achievement of students
  • To lead thinking and development within the region with regard to the implementation and evaluation of the High School curriculum ensuring alignment with the NAE philosophy in the China context;
  • To lead thinking and development within the region with regard to the implementation and evaluation of our other international curricula and Nord Anglia global programmes such as MIT, Juilliard and UNICEF;
  • To develop the overarching curriculum framework and external student assessment system (K12) for all bilingual schools in the China region;
  • To integrate bilingual teaching with the High School curriculum at multiple levels;
  • To assist the Regional Education Director in developing and implementing the regional education strategic development plan;
  • To collaborate with the Group Education Team and contribute to success against the goals of bilingual education;
  • To support and contribute to the China Bilingual Academy where needed;
  • To offer advice and support to schools on IB issues, and to keep fully abreast of developments in international and bilingual curricula;


OPERATIONAL EXPERTISE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • To keep abreast of trends and dialogues relating to the IB;
  • To support the Regional Education Director in planning and managing effective staffing and resources in the area of IB curriculum development;
  • To support the review and implementation of IB teaching and learning policies including but not limited to marking policies; assessment policies; teaching & learning policies, homework policies and examination policies;
  • To oversee the external student assessment system K-G9, working in collaboration with the CNC Curriculum Head;
  • To use analytics with regard to assessment data across our CBL schools to look for trends, issues, risks and opportunities to optimise student performance;
  • To take responsibility to monitor the effectiveness of overall High School curriculum implementation, and analyse and report on the progress of this in relation to the organisation as a whole and in individual schools;
  • To lead the regional-wide IB review and evaluation in a cyclical way;
  • To support the marketing and communication of the IB curriculum at all levels as needed;
  • Guiding and supporting Principals in setting up effective IBDP staffing structure and development program of IB teachers.


DEVELOPING TALENT

  • To advise schools in the appointment of teacher trainers and the promotion of IB subject leaders as appropriate;
  • To support the coaching and development of key teachers and school leadership in the implementation of the IB.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take ownership for personal development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan;
  • Contribute regularly to leadership team discussions about Education projects and initiatives;
  • Act as a role-model within the company, providing timely appreciative and constructive feedback to peers and other key stakeholders.


PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Qualifications/Training
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Higher Degree in a relevant area
  • Teaching qualification in IB
  • Quality Assurance or Inspection qualification


Experience / Knowledge

  • Significant experience of IB educational leadership at a senior level and across schools
  • Management of Quality Assurance or inspection teams
  • Understanding of school improvement in a self-improving system
  • Experience of presenting and defending findings
  • Knowledge of working with high performing schools
  • Experience of international bilingual schools
  • International outlook


Skills

  • Professional judgement
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Excellent presentational and written skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Sensitivity and tact


Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal integrity.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks
  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Continually strive for improvement
  • Adaptability

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