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will be employed by * and line-managed directly through the School Board and with close
collaboration with the Principal of *
Assistant, an Office Manager and a Head of Marketing and Admissions
These colleagues form the school’s SLT.
core Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will be the driving force for preparing the school
for opening in Feb 2022. Together, the team will create and implement
the School Development Plan.
Strategic Direction and Development of the School
work with members of the SLT to develop and implement the School Development
Plan according to the educational principles defined through the Principal of * .
consult fully and consistently with the Principal of * regarding the
synergistic partnership and joint working of the two schools, and actively
ensure that *is compliant with the *
approach to learning
meet the agreed staff and student recruitment targets
develop, with the SLT, a positive school ethos and provide educational vision
and direction to secure effective teaching, successful learning and academic
achievement and personal development of students
articulate and implement the aims and objectives of the School, captured in the
School Development Plan, taking into account the individual needs of each
monitor, evaluate and review the effectiveness of school policies in the light
of the School Development Plan
promote and safeguard the welfare, health and safety of students and staff and
that appropriate policies and procedures are put in place to meet this
work with SLT to ensure a consistent and efficient approach to resource
maintain effective and professional relationships with other educational
establishments and professional bodies.
and Marketing the School
· To work with the Head of Marketing and Admissions to market the School and its unique
offer to China
develop the Principal’s profile within the wider community
meet with prospective customers to drive recruitment
· The Principal:
o manages the academic, pastoral and management teams;
o selects, appoints, deploys,
appraises and manages members of academic,
pastoral and management staff.
Leading Learning and Teaching
· The Principal:
o interviews and selects students for admission in accordance with the school’s
o determines, organises and implements a curriculum best able to meet the needs of each student;
and develops with relevant staff Chinese roots and global understanding;
pursues curriculum integration between the English and Chinese National
o designs, oversees and monitors the provision for and uptake of cocurricular and
o oversees the monitoring of effective learning
and teaching throughout
the school and evaluates achievement in all academic areas and personal
o designs, creates and maintains an ethos of positive discipline, high standards
and good behaviour in which students’ individual needs are met;
o creates, maintains and monitors an appropriate system of pastoral care to
ensure each student is supported in such a way as to achieve their full potential.
Professional Development and Managing the School
o defines the staffing structure needed to implement the school’s academic and
o recruits and deploys high quality teachers and support staff as required;
o liaises with the Finance
Director on budgeting and accounting;
o ensures a safe, productive, disciplined and professional environment;
o implements training and professional development programmes for all staff;
o implements an effective appraisal system for all staff;
o promotes an internal organisation that permits effective communication;
o projects, promotes and implements the school’s values of integrity,
accountability and aspiration for excellence;
o produces, submits for approval, and implements improvement plans and
policies for the development of the School and its facilities;
o builds and maintains organisational structures and systems which delegate
responsibilities to enable the school to run efficiently and effectively on a
every effort to remain within budgetary parameters.
Relations with Parents
o maintains open and transparent relations with parents, ensuring they receive
regular communication regarding their child and the school;
o ensures an environment of interaction with parents through Parent
Consultations, key school events and electronic communication.
Qualifications and Knowledge
· Good degree or equivalent qualification
· Qualified teacher status
· Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
· Thorough understanding of current educational and legal issues
· Thorough understanding of current best practice in education both in the UK
and in China.
Skills and Experience
· Successful leadership at senior level
· Experience of successful delivery against an agreed strategic plan
· Knowledge and understanding of international education systems and markets
· Successful management of change
· Experience in effective performance management
· Sound knowledge of effective financial management and planning
· High level of IT literacy
· Ability to analyse data, develop strategic plans, set targets and monitor progress
· Awareness of the role of PR and marketing
· Understanding of UK and Chinese teaching and learning methods
· Understanding of the characteristics of an effective learning environment
· Understanding of local and national trends affecting schools
· Understanding of Child Protection Procedures, and a commitment to promoting and
safeguarding the future of children.
The salary range will be commensurate
with experience and qualifications. This may include a KPI component.
The school will provide
suitable furnished accommodation or there will be an additional accommodation allowance
and the school offers assistance to locate a suitable flat.
Private medical cover for the principal
will be provided for them and their spouse.