Deputy Head of Primary
Salary : Not Specified
Category : Senior Leadership Jobs, Secondary / High Schools, Early Years / Primary Schools, Non-teaching Jobs
Location : Hangzhou, China , 311231
Posted : 25 days ago
Start Date : February 5, 2024
Personnel Management
Deputy Head of Primary, Hangzhou, China

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Are you passionate about providing a world-class education? Do you believe in nurturing young minds and fostering independence? Our client, a prestigious school in Hangzhou, is seeking an experienced and passionate Deputy Head of Primary to provide guidance and support to their Hangzhou school's primary school staff.

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As the Deputy Head, you will play a key role in the leadership team, ensuring the highest standards of pastoral care and promoting a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.

You will be working together with administrative departments for efficient school operations, acting as a role model, promoting the school's values within the community. Reporting directly to the Head of Primary, managing the organization and management of the Primary School, including recruiting and employing English academic and administrative support staff.

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You will develop and implement strategic plans for successful primary school operations.  Establishing the educational vision and fostering a positive learning environment.  Analysing and planning for future needs and growth within local, national, and international contexts.  Creating a strategic plan for student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and school improvement.

You will ensure high-quality teaching based on evidence and subject expertise, using self-evaluation to improve teaching practices.  Implement a structured curriculum and reliable assessment of student understanding, whilst leading and managing staff. You will be establishing and sustaining the school's ethos and strategic direction, optimising school operations through systems, processes, and policies, and ensuring staff and student safety and welfare.

To be successful as the Deputy Head of Primary, you must have a bachelor’s degree and teaching certification. Be fluent in English, with a minimum 10 years working experience in education, ideally with at least 3 years in an international school setting, with a minimum 2 years management experience.  You should have strong pedagogical knowledge, excellent communication skills, financial astuteness and commercial acumen with attention to detail and time management, with the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.

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Situated on a sprawling campus covering over 74,000 square meters, the school boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide students with unparalleled academic and co-curricular opportunities. From a modern boarding house accommodating nearly 400 pupils to a multi-purpose sports hall, swimming pools, basketball courts, and a grand theatre, the facilities are designed to enhance the learning experience.

They offer a bilingual education that begins in Nursery school and continues until students reach the age of 18. With a curriculum that combines the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with the Chinese Ministry of Education guidelines, students receive a well-rounded education from an early age.

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In Primary School and Junior High, the school follows the Chinese national curriculum, supplemented with a wide range of international teaching resources. This bilingual learning environment ensures that students develop both their language skills and their cultural understanding.

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As students’ progress into higher grades, they will study the IGCSE curriculum followed by A Levels. This prepares them for acceptance into the best universities worldwide, equipped with the 21st-century skills necessary for their future success.

As an inclusive community, our client values the unique contributions of every individual on their team. They provide a workplace where ideas can be realized, bonds can be forged, and futures can be shaped together. They are committed to empowering their employees to grow and succeed, offering a range of learning and development opportunities. With internal and external coaching programs, a High Potential Leadership Program, and various academic and non-academic training courses, employees have the chance to advance their careers.

They take pride in their commitment to employees. Over 50% of their most senior leaders have been promoted from within, and over 70% of these leaders are female. Their dedication to their staff has been recognized by the HR Asia 'Best Companies to Work for in Asia' Award, which they have won for three consecutive years.

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If you are ready to make an impact in the field of education and want to join a team that values growth, diversity, and excellence, and live in one of China's most renowned and prosperous cities, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site , apply here or by emailing your CV to quoting ref. no. ZR124.

Education Recruitment Experts are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 
Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service or local national equivalent. 
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Minimum number of years’ experience

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  • Primary Generalist
  • English
    • EAL (Specialist)
    • ESL
Hangzhou, China , 311231