Shanghai Nord Anglia Chinese International School

Regional Head of High School Curriculum and Student Performance

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

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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE: To provide leadership and vision in the direction, development, ongoing planning, implementation, review and evaluation of the High School curriculum in our China Bilingual (CBL) schools with a particular focus on the International Baccalaureate programme. To ensure the high standards of student achievement and instructional excellence through securing and monitoring the High School curriculum implementation.

  • To lead the development of the High School curriculum for the China Bilingual region;
  • To lead the development and implementation of other international curricula e.g. IPC/IMYC and Nord Anglia global collaborations
  • The lead best practice in the development and implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB);
  • To work with our teaching development leads to ensure high-quality teaching and learning of the High School curriculum;
  • To ensure best practice in the implementation of the High School curriculum leading to strong academic outcomes.
  • To be responsible for development and implementation of the High School curriculum (IB) which develops creativity, analytical thinking, bilingualism and academic achievement of students
  • To lead thinking and development within the region with regard to the implementation and evaluation of the High School curriculum ensuring alignment with the NAE philosophy in the China context;
  • To lead thinking and development within the region with regard to the implementation and evaluation of our other international curricula and Nord Anglia global programmes such as MIT, Juilliard and UNICEF;
  • To develop the overarching curriculum framework and external student assessment system (K12) for all bilingual schools in the China region;
  • To integrate bilingual teaching with the High School curriculum at multiple levels;
  • To assist the Regional Education Director in developing and implementing the regional education strategic development plan;
  • To collaborate with the Group Education Team and contribute to success against the goals of bilingual education;
  • To support and contribute to the China Bilingual Academy where needed;
  • To offer advice and support to schools on IB issues, and to keep fully abreast of developments in international and bilingual curricula;
  • To keep abreast of trends and dialogues relating to the IB;
  • To support the Regional Education Director in planning and managing effective staffing and resources in the area of IB curriculum development;
  • To support the review and implementation of IB teaching and learning policies including but not limited to marking policies; assessment policies; teaching & learning policies, homework policies and examination policies;
  • To oversee the external student assessment system K-G9, working in collaboration with the CNC Curriculum Head;
  • To use analytics with regard to assessment data across our CBL schools to look for trends, issues, risks and opportunities to optimise student performance;
  • To take responsibility to monitor the effectiveness of overall High School curriculum implementation, and analyse and report on the progress of this in relation to the organisation as a whole and in individual schools;
  • To lead the regional-wide IB review and evaluation in a cyclical way;
  • To support the marketing and communication of the IB curriculum at all levels as needed;
  • Guiding and supporting Principals in setting up effective IBDP staffing structure and development program of IB teachers.
  • To advise schools in the appointment of teacher trainers and the promotion of IB subject leaders as appropriate;
  • To support the coaching and development of key teachers and school leadership in the implementation of the IB.
Take ownership for personal development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan;
Contribute regularly to leadership team discussions about Education projects and initiatives;
Act as a role-model within the company, providing timely appreciative and constructive feedback to peers and other key stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Higher Degree in a relevant area
  • Teaching qualification in IB
  • Quality Assurance or Inspection qualification
Experience / Knowledge
  • Significant experience of IB educational leadership at a senior level and across schools
  • Management of Quality Assurance or inspection teams
  • Understanding of school improvement in a self-improving system
  • Experience of presenting and defending findings
  • Knowledge of working with high performing schools
  • Experience of international bilingual schools
  • International outlook



Post date: 2021-01-18
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