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Leighton School Shanghai

Associate Head of School

¥480,000RMB+ after tax/Year Shanghai, China 1 position available Starting date in 2023-08-01

About The School

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Job Description

School Description: Leighton School is a small, elite college prep high school in Shanghai,
China, is partnered with Perkiomen School, a highly rated college prep high school in
Pennsylvania. Leighton School’s goal is to educate its students with a rigorous college prep
curriculum to be successful in attending universities around the world and to lead happy, healthy,
and productive lives beyond university.
The school, located in Sheshan National Tourist Area in Shanghai, is nestled in a valley between
Sheshan Mountain and smaller hills. Atop the nearby mountains stands the largest research
observatory in Shanghai and a monastery, relocated brick-by-brick from Europe. The local
environment in which the school is located provides a unique, New England feel to the school.

The Associate Head of School, under the direct supervision of the Head of School, is primarily
responsible for:
Curriculum and Instruction (in cooperation with the Head of School and Department
o Train teachers on curriculum and instruction during summer training and
professional development programs throughout the year.
o Review and provide feedback on teachers’ curriculum and lesson plans and lesson
o Conduct regular informal observations for and provide teaching improvement
feedback to teachers, and to ensure the taught curriculum is aligned with the
written curriculum.

o Be responsible for implementing the teacher evaluation system, in cooperation
with the Head of School.
o Supervise the Student Support Department in leading academic support for
students on academic probation.
o Monitor teacher gradebooks to ensure they are consistently entering the minimum
number of graded assignments each week and assessing students fairly.
o Review and finalize semester and end-of-year scores before they are permanently
stored in PowerSchool.
o Organize and management evening night study by setting the monthly teacher
supervision schedule and an evaluation system to ensure night study teachers are
meeting school expectations for management of students during night study.
Student Activities (in cooperation with the Director of Student Activities
o Provide active guidance and support to the Student Activities team in the
following areas of student activities:
Afterschool clubs/activities
Student Council
Sports programs
Community service program
School outings
Special events
Student Management (in cooperation with the Dean of Students)
o Oversee and provide guidance to Student Management Team
o Assist with developing and monitoring an incentives system
o Assist with developing and monitoring the consequences system for students who
violate school policies.
o Support Dean of Students and Grade-Level teachers in investigating and assigning
consequences for students who violate school policies
o Participate on the School Discipline Committee
Admissions and Recruiting
o Participate in recruiting events.
o Assist in conducting student interviews.
General Administration
o Participate in weekly Leadership Team meetings to set goals and update
Leadership Team on progress on previous goals set.
o Accept and implement any additional tasks as assigned by the Head of School.
o Be able to run day-to-day management of the school when the Head of School is


Undergraduate or graduate degree in education
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in high school
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in school leadership
Strong management background in curriculum & instruction
Experience in student management, student activities, teacher training, supervision, and
School administrator certificate from US State (preferred but not required).
Strong recommendations from previous supervisors


NOTE: This is an 11-month position to assist with closing out each school year and
preparing for new school years
Annual Salary: 480,000RMB+ after tax (negotiable based on experience, qualifications,
and recommendations)4,000RMB housing allowance
Teacher health insurance
Round-trip ticket to home country

Post date: 2023-02-08
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