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Whole School Director - Performing Arts (Music and Drama)

Wycombe Abbey School NanjingNanjing

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be involved in developing and leading the Performing Arts faculty across the Whole School at Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing. As a new school in a growing group of Wycombe Abbey Schools in China, our vision is “Every Child Can Excel” which will be the foundation upon which we will build our thriving community. Our key focus areas will be on delivering academic excellence through our dual language curriculum, offering an extensive holistic education whilst supporting the development of independence and growth through our boarding programme.

The school will open in August 2021, which will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to shape both the learning spaces and oversee the delivery of the integrated curriculum ensuring that academic excellence remains a pivotal focus within the classroom. The Performing Arts faculty is located over nearly 8000sqm and across 4 floors of the main academic building. The facilities are world-class and includes a 600 seat, acoustically designed theatre, two black boxes, dressing room facilities, prop storage rooms, 35 music practice rooms, several music classrooms, a recital room and recording studio. The facilities are outstanding, and we will be looking to make our Performing Arts programme a beacon of excellence within our school community and beyond.

Alongside the Heads of School and Assistant Heads, you will play an integral role in designing and scheduling the Performing Arts annual calendar whilst establishing the standards within the faculty, alongside developing the processes, systems and policies that are so vital for the smooth operation of a new school. Fully qualified teachers with the necessary experience to build and develop a new department, who have plenty of energy, positive enthusiasm and full commitment to the profession are invited to submit completed application forms.

An excellent package of international benefits is offered, and teachers wishing to add an enriching dimension to their lives are warmly encouraged to apply. The school has a strong partnership with other internationally located Wycombe Abbey Schools alongside our heritage school in the UK. The school is located in the delightful Tangshan thermal spring area located east of Nanjing City.

Further details of the position can be found in the attached job description. Information about the group can be found on our website – in which yo u  will also be able to access the recruitment portal.

How to Apply:

Interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit applications immediately (closing date  31st  March 2021). Only completed Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing Application Forms will be considered which can be downloaded and completed from our recruitment portal –  The start date will be for January or August 2022, which will be discussed further at interview.

Application deadline:

The school will review applications on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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