Léman International School

Head of Primary

Negotiable Chengdu, Sichuan, China 1 position available Starting date in 2021-08-01

About The School

Léman International School - Chengdu is part of the prestigious Nord Anglia Education Group. Learn more about this school

Job Description

About our school
Léman International School Chengdu (LIS) welcomes the children of expatriate families from age 3 to 18 years in our all-through school, from Nursery to Year 13. Our purpose-built campus occupies 50 acres (20 hectares) in the Tianfu New Area of Chengdu, south of the city centre, and has the capacity for approximately 1,000 students. Léman boasts world class facilities which includes fully equipped modern classrooms, science laboratories, an art studio, music studio, I.T. rooms, gymnasium, 25-metre indoor swimming pool and large outdoor sports facilities.  LIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Our student body represents more than 30 nationalities, and the school provides international curricula with a commitment to support students’ return to their home country. The Primary School curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum programmes of study for English and Maths combined with elements of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), currently provided in 1,000 schools in 65 countries.   In our Secondary School students follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Years 7 to 11. LIS is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma Programme for students in years 12 and 13.

Chengdu is a modern city in Western China famous for excellent food and the home of the Giant Panda.  Many interesting destinations in South East Asia are a short flight away with direct flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. The city is affordable with a lower cost of living than many comparable cities in China, so there is good savings potential for teachers.

About the role
A key member of the School Leadership Team, you will provide direction, inspiration and guidance to our primary teaching staff. Focused on developing a high performing team, you along with the support of the Primary Leadership Team, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school including staff development, performance management and deployment. 

Léman International School Chengdu results for the 2019/20 academic year
  • The 19/20 academic year was the strongest for Nord Anglia ever in terms of A-levels, IBDP and GCSE, and at LIS we exceeded even the Nord Anglia averages.
    Our IB diploma pass rate was 100%
  • Our point average of 37.07
  • 43% of graduating students achieved 40 points and above


With the ability to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience of both hands-on teaching and management in education. This means you will be fully up to date with curriculum developments. Strong on leadership and people management, you will have a flair for setting and meeting challenging performance targets. 

Able to work with a high degree of cultural sensitivity in our changing and fast-paced international environment, you will have the ability to use a range of communication strategies and channels. Your strong commercial, financial, market and organisational awareness will enable you to devise effective solutions to complex business challenges.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China, including holding a bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years full time relevant working experience and a valid non-criminal record.


When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more. 

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. 

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, 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 world’s most vibrant cities. 

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Post date: 2021-01-18
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