Secondary - Head of Computing, China

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The British School of GuangzhouChina
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America, providing outstanding education to nearly 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 47 schools gives each school a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. 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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.

The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou is at the forefront of international education in China. Established in 2005 for students aged 2-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to outstanding A-Level results and entry to top universities worldwide. Our facilities are designed to support learning, and include a wide range of performing arts and sports amenities to develop the whole child and foster a love of learning amongst our students.  To learn more about our school, please visit www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/guangzhou

About The Secondary School

The Secondary School is dynamic, ambitious and rapidly growing! We currently have 350 students housed in a newly constructed building situated in a beautiful lakeside setting. Being personally, academically and socially ambitious, our students are an absolute delight and have a thirst for learning. They are taught by highly-skilled specialist teachers, as well having access to an incredible range of enrichment opportunities. As a consequence, our students flourish and excel on every level, from sporting and artistic achievement to stunning examination success:

  • A Level – first four cohorts have all achieved 50%+ A*/A.
    ‘Best in China’ awards from CIE for last three years.
    ‘Best in NAE’ award 2016 & 2017.
  • IGCSE – first four cohorts have achieved an average 60% A*/A.
  • Eight ‘Best in China’ awards from CIE.
  • 2017 – Top IGCSE student in the world.

Beyond academic success, our students are happy and enjoy coming to school. Student voice is highly valued through the 100+ leadership positions available to all members of the student body. You can find our latest student survey at:

http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/guangzhou/our-school/reviews-and-ratings/what-students-say

About the role

The Head of Computing is a crucial member of the Middle Leadership Team. They lead the strategic and operational workings of their department and are given significant autonomy to oversee and successfully deliver on their departmental goals. The Computing Department is one of the most popular within the school. At Key Stage 3 all students follow a challenging programme of study, which then leads on to:

  • Key Stage 4, students follow the CIE Specification (Computer Science). This is a popular choice with students who are taught in dedicated Computer Labs.
  • In Key stage 5, students also follow the CIE specification.

There is currently one other member of the Department and two IT labs. All Subject Leaders have a dedicated Senior Line-Manager to support them in their role.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who may have experience of (or ideas about) the introduction of a qualification, such as the ‘Entry level Certificate for Computing’ for all students to follow, perhaps in Key Stage 3.

About you (see full Job description)

  • Leadership experience.
  • A degree in a relevant subject.
  • A recognised teaching qualification.
  • Considerable relevant teaching experience.
  • Receptive to feedback.
  • Ready to embrace change.
  • Willingness to share good practice.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Energetic and optimistic.
  • Ability to mentor Middle Leaders.
  • Be collaborative.
  • Ambitious for our school.

Benefits

Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform that harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 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 worlds' most vibrant cities.

Selection Process

Applications are via Jobtrain. The closing date for applications is January 31st, 2018. Interviews will be conducted by Skype and follow-up face-to-face interviews may take place. For more information you can contact the Head of Secondary at: garry.russell@bsg.org.cn

Start Date: August 2018

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

https://www.nordangliaeducation.jobs/displayjob.aspx?jobid=4316


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Address: Nanhu Campus, 983-3 Tonghe Road, Nanhu, Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, China
Telephone: +86 2087094788