Wellington College International Tianjin

Head of Early Years

Negotiable Tianjin, China 1 position available Starting date in 2020-01-01

About The School

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Job Description

POST TITLE: Head of Early Years (pre-Nursery-Year 1)
REPORTS: The Master

ABOUT US
Wellington College International Tianjin’s Early Years’ centre (‘the Nest’) provides pupils aged 2-6 years with access to an education rooted in the traditional values and the progressive approach to learning synonymous with Wellington College, within a genuinely bilingual educational programme. Our model draws on the best of the UK’s EYFS and deepens the learning experience of our pupils through the addition of key elements of the Chinese language, culture and history. We aim to prepare pupils for success during and after their time at the College.
Within a culture of shared vision, mutual respect, high academic standards, open communication and a commitment to best practice, the Head of Early Years will form an integral part of a close team determined to develop and evolve in their personal and professional development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership
▪  Work with the Master, the SLT and Nest middle leaders to create and implement the strategic plan which identifies priorities and targets for ensuring that student achieve high standards and make progress, increasing teacher’s effectiveness and securing school improvement;
▪  Support the Master in the management and direction of Wellington College as a whole;
▪  Leadandsupportmiddleleadersandstaffintheprocessofwholeschoolandsubjectself-review. To mentor middle leaders and specific subject leaders;
▪  Work with the Master to develop a strategic view for the school in its community and analyse and plan for its future needs and further development within the local, national and international context;
▪  Take responsibility for improving children’s eagerness to learn and mitigating the problems they face;
▪  Setting an exemplary tone for the Nest community (Pupils, parents and staff) and modelling the school’s values and ethos;
▪  Assist the Director of Admissions in the introduction/viewing of the school by prospective parents, including the provision of open days and other parental engagement with the Nest.
▪  Ensure parental communications are regular, timely and accurate. Provide parents with advice and guidance on the best educational environment and resources for young children;
▪  Provide the Master with accurate, up-to-date data on the performance of pupils and staff in the Nest;
▪  ControlbudgetsandfinanceswithintheNestandofferdirectionandsupporttomiddleleaders,as when aspects of financial responsibility are delegated to them;
Educational Attainment and Delivery
▪Create a culture and environment in which young children thrive and thus drive up educational standards and improving outcomes for all;
▪  Ensure that a modern,21st century bilingual curriculum is delivered through effective learning;
▪  Embed strong assessment practices which are moderated and reviewed regularly;
▪  Drive innovation in learning, ensuring that the school is able to respond to a changing external environment and that the skills, understanding and aspiration of the pupils are in line with the school’s overall aims and vision;
▪  Ensure that a premium-quality educational experience is available for all pupils who attend the Nest.
Teaching and Learning
▪ Establish and maintain an environment and a code of behaviour which promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning, and high standards of achievement, good behaviour and discipline;
▪  Provide effective links with the community to extend the curriculum and enhance teaching and learning;
▪  Maintain an effective partnership with parents to support and improve pupil achievement and personal development;
▪Ensurethatprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitiesforallstaffarelinkedtoindividual and school needs through performance management and the school development plan;
▪  Keep an accurate record of staff absence and communicate this to the relevant administrative departments.
Partnerships
▪  Work in partnership with parents to raise educational standards, promoting lifelong learning, and improving outcomes for all;
▪  Foster and support the development of the reputation of the school and Wellington College China at all times.
Resources and Performance Management
▪  Deliver effective operational management for the school within the Nest budget and in accordance with financial probity;
▪ Implement a performance management framework for the delivery of high-quality services through high quality people performance;
▪  Work towards, and report on, targets for achievement and operation of the Nest, as well as individual targets as agreed by the Master;
▪  Set high standards and expectations for personal, pupil, staff and parent conduct at all times;
▪  Support the Master and SLT in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a committed, effective and diverse workforce that has a clear understanding of the vision of the school and where individuals have individual role clarity enabling and promoting high quality learning;
▪  Developing strategic approaches to support and monitor positive transformational change
across all aspects of school life;
▪  Ensuring the organisational structure and ways of working support effective education and
learning;
▪  Acting in accordance with legislation affecting the conduct of the school, particularly that
governing health and safety matters and employment rights.



Requirements

Basic Qualifications
- Education: Honours Degree, PGCE/QTS; Master preferred
- Major:Any
- Language: English Native Speaker
Working Experience: A minimum of 10 years working experience in education required
Management Experience: A minimum of 5 years' experience in leading a school at senior level and large financial budgets
Expertise: 
- Knowledge of  UK Education system
- Understanding of international independent education
Preferred Qualifications:
- Globally minded Skill with words
Highly fluent and personable communicator; articulate; persuasive
- Personable
Build and develop relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
- Intellectual
Commercial and educational judgement combined with strong intellect and analytical ability
- Practical/constructional
A ‘cando’approach/pragmatic
- Community-orientated
Appreciation and commitment to collegiate life, values and aims of Wellington College and WCC
- Skill with numbers
Financially astute


Benefits

Negotiable

Post date: 2019-11-07

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