Wellington College International Hangzhou
Negotiable Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 1 position available Starting date in 2019-02-19
About The SchoolTo inspire pupils to become intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive Learn more about this school
This employer is a new school and part of an educational partnership between Wellington College China and Wellington College in England. Aimed at providing a Wellington education to International families, the setting is specifically designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 2-18 years of age.
- Reporting to the Executive Master, the Principal will be
responsible for: Providing strategic direction and leadership to the school.
- Serving as instructional leader to develop a system for
continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
- Standards and accreditation.
- Providing continuous professional development of staff.
- Ensuring an orderly, stimulating and motivational culture
with a strong sense of school community.
- Recruiting high quality senior leadership, teaching, ICT and
support staff in a timely manner.
- Establishing a strong understanding of Wellington College
and other Wellington and Huili Schools, including their ethos and traditions as
well as programmes of study, procedures and practices in all aspects of school
- Marketing the school through the building of strong links
with the community and business interests in Hangzhou. Reviewing and producing
all materials to inform all stakeholders and prospective pupils.
- Reviewing and operating budgets and providing financial
accountability. Managing the school in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Ensuring the school curriculum is of an excellent quality,
registrations with examination boards are up to date and appropriate accreditation
is sought and maintained.
- Working with the Executive Master to produce an annual
school strategic plan with appropriate school policies reviewed in an agreed
- Operating a risk management strategy including all aspects
of Health and Safety provision.
- Ensuring that the physical resources of the school are
utilised as effectively and efficiently as possible.
- Ensuring the provision of high-quality learning through
excellence in service delivery and performance management of people and
- Ensuring the necessary systems and policies are in place to
support and maintain a flourishing school.
- Education: Honors Degree, PGCE/QTS; Master Degree preferred
- Language: English
- Working Experience: A minimum of 15 years working experience
in education required
- Management Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in
leading a school in senior level and large financial budgets
- Expertise: knowledge of UK education system, understanding
of international independent education.
- Strong pedagogical knowledge and understanding
- Skill with words
- Highly fluent and personable communicator; Articulate;
- Skill with numbers
- Financially astute; commercially sharp
- Ability to
- Build and develop relationships with a diverse range of
- Commercial and educational judgement combined with strong
intellect and analytical ability
- “can do” approach/pragmatic
- Appreciation & commitment to collegiate life, values
& aims of Wellington College & Wellington College China
- Globally minded
Main duties and responsibilities
- Providing dynamic, consistent and motivational leadership for
the school and its staff, ensuring the successful delivery of the vision,
ethos, aims and objectives as determined by the school Board.
- Providing a diplomatic leadership role within the school
- Taking personal responsibility for improving children’s
eagerness to learn and mitigating the problems they face.
- Developing and maintaining respect across all stakeholders,
inspiring individuals to contribute positively to shared ideas and plans for
- Attending, and contributing to Board meetings if required by
the Executive Master. Setting the tone and modelling the core Wellington
- Keeping the Executive Master informed of issues relating to
the governance of the school.
- Participating in the evaluation of the Board, the school and
him/herself in relation to the work and success of the school.
- Educational Attainment and Delivery
- Creating a culture and environment in which young people
thrive and thus driving up educational standards and improving outcomes for
- Ensuring that a modern, 21st century curriculum is developed
and delivered through effective learning and assessment practice.
- Driving innovation in education, ensuring that the school is
able to respond to a changing external environment and that the skills,
learning and aspirations of the pupils are developed and enhanced at all key stages.
- Ensuring that a high quality education experience is
available for all pupils who attend the school.
- Implementing the Wellington Identity by nurturing and
developing all that lie within each child and ensuring this philosophy
underpins a personalised learning approach
- Working in partnership with parents to raise educational
standards, promoting lifelong learning, and improving outcomes for all.
- Fostering and enhancing strong links with all Wellington and
- Remaining corporate at all times, promoting and protecting
the reputation of Wellington College.
- Working with other public and voluntary sector agencies,
clubs and societies in the local community to develop extended services to
enable the wider community (including entire family members) to access
knowledge, skills and learning opportunities.
- Supporting and developing public service, internationalism
and social enterprise activities.
- Resources and Performance Management
- Being resourceful and robust enough to manage the start up
of a new school: from delivering a strong marketing initiative to a variety of
potential stakeholders to effectively recruiting a top class staff team.
- Developing and implementing a performance management
framework for the delivery of high quality services through high quality people
- Working to, and reporting on, targets for achievement and
operation of the school, and personal targets as agreed by the school’s Board.
- Setting high standards and expectations for personal,
pupils’, staff and governors’ behaviour and actions in support of the
achievement of the school’s intended outcomes.
- 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 personal 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 organisation structure and ways of working
support effective education and learning.
- Providing and developing positive solutions to achieve
diversity, dignity and equality in all aspects of service delivery and
engagement with the broader community.
- Acting in accordance with legislation affecting the conduct
of the school, particularly that governing health and safety matters and
- The Principal must provide professional and energetic
leadership of learning and teaching and secure the highest quality of pastoral
care, in association with the Deputy Head and the Key Stage Coordinators. The
Principal will provide guidance and support to all school staff.
A competitive benefit package to be expected.
Post date: 2018-12-20