Huili School Hangzhou

Head of Senior School

Negotiable Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-15
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Job Description

About Client
Wellington College and Huili School Hangzhou are seeking an experienced English Teacher. The English Teacher works to provide education to the Primary and/or JH pupils based on the Wellington College philosophy and ethos. The English Teacher must support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils.
 
Campus: Hangzhou

The Head of Senior SchoolHeadmust provide professional and energetic leadership of learning and teaching and secure the highest quality of pastoral care, in association with the Heads of Department. The Head of Senior School will provide guidance and support to all Senior School staff. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Lead the Senior School SMT 
  2. Direct curriculum and assessment Heads of Department to ensure continuity and progression throughout the school 
  3. Liaise with administrative departments to ensure efficient administrative management of the school 
  4. To be a figurehead in the promotion of Huili School Hangzhou its aims, standards and ideals and to model these both in the school and in the wider community 
  5. Control budgets and finances within the Senior Schooland offer direction and support to Senior School and Heads of Department when aspects of financial responsibility are delegated to them
  6. Report to the Principal on all issues relating to the efficient management and organisation of the Senior School  
  7. Under the direction of the Principal, to be responsible for the recruitment and employment of all Senior School academic and administrative support staff 

Strategic Direction/development  

  1. Develop and establish culture, educational vision and direction of the Senior School 
  2. Work with the Principal and direct the Senior School SMT to create and implement the strategic plan which identifies priorities and targets for ensuring that pupils achieve high standards and make progress, increasing teacher’s effectiveness and securing school improvement
  3. Support the Principal in the management and direction of Huili School Hangzhou as a whole 
  4. Lead and support Senior School staff in the process of whole school and subject self-review. To mentor Senior School managers and specific Heads of Department  
  5. Share responsibility for and assist where required, the Director of Admissions and Marketing in the introduction/viewing of the school by prospective parents 

Teaching and Learning 

  1. 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
  2. Provide effective links with the community to extend the curriculum and enhance teaching and learning
  3. Maintain an effective partnership with parents to support and improve students’ achievement and personal development
  4. Ensure that professional development opportunities for all staff are linked to individual and school needs through performance management and the school development plan
  5. Work with the subject and stage coordinators to ensure that the Senior School curriculum and timetable are suitable for the College’s standards of teaching and learning, and direct any necessary alterations to the timetable ensuring they are implemented and communicated effectively
  6. Keep an accurate record of staff absence and communicate this to the relevant administrative departments

Leading and Managing Staff 

  1. With the Principal, implement and sustain effective systems for the management of staff performance, incorporating appraisal and objective setting through the performance management for teachers, participate as a performance reviewer
  2. Be responsible for whole school development/improvement within the Senior School, (professional development) leading and advising staff as and when necessary
  3. Contribute to staff development activities
  4. Understand the expectations of others, including Heads of Department and coordinators and ensure that less experienced teachers are appropriately monitored, supported and advised
  5. Sustain own personal motivation and that of other staff
  6. Draw up the timetable for the Senior School with regard to specific curriculum needs, liaising with staff where necessary
  7. Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  8. Uphold the College’s values and behaviour code

Efficient Deployment of Staff and Resources 

  1. Recruit staff to meet the curriculum requirements for the Senior School 
  2. Manage the budget for professional development throughout the Senior School 
  3. Manage the budget for educational resources throughout the Senior School 
  4. Direct deployment of staffing and manpower throughout the Senior School 
  5. Ensure policies, practices and parental communications are established and maintained to support the physical, emotional and social development of the individual student
  6. To implement and monitor the general policies, including those for Behaviour, Antibullying, Discipline and Child Protection within the Senior School 

 

Accountability 

  1. Work with the Principal to provide information, objective advice and support to the Board of Governors and School Affairs Board (SAB) to enable it to meet its responsibilities for securing effective teaching and learning and improved standards of achievement and for achieving efficiency and value for money
  2. Work with the Principal to create and develop an organisation in which all staff recognise that they are accountable for the success of the school 
  3. Ensure that parents and students are well-informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress, and about the contribution that they can make to achieve the school targets for improvement. 
  4. To oversee parent-staff communications and become involved in such communications as to and when fit
 

 

Requirements

 

Basic Qualification and Experience:

  • Native English speaker Required
  • Teaching Certificate Required
  • 5 years+ in leading a school in senior level and large financial budgets
  • 10 years+ experience in education field
  • knowledge of the Chinese bilingual system preferred.
Expertise:
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge and understanding
  • Knowledge of the Chinese bilingual system
  • Highly fluent and personable communicator, articulate and persuasive 
  • Financially astute; commercially sharp 
  • Build and develop relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management and editing skills
  • Strong commercial and educational judgement combined with high intellect and analytical ability
  • Practical and solution focused 
  • “can do” approach/pragmatic 
  • Appreciation& commitment to collegiate life, values and aims of Wellington College and Wellington College China, 
  • Globally minded
     
 
 

 

Benefits

 

 
  • Monthly Salary: Negotiable depending on Qualification and Experience
  • Accommodation allowance: ¥9k-15k/month
  • Gratuity
  • Lunch
  • Tuition fee for up to 2 children
  • Annual flight
  • Medical insurance
  • Relocation allowance
 

 

Post date: 2022-01-04
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