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ISA International School Wuhan

Secondary Head of Maths and Sciences

Negotiable Wuhan, Hubei, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-01

About The School

A new model of education is emerging and ISA is one of the schools at the forefront of this change. Learn more about this school

Job Description

ISA Wuhan is a member of the rapidly growing educational not-for-profit organization, ISA Education Group. Our campus will open in August 2022 and will be the largest educational project in central China with a RMB 1.6 billion (£180 million) investment. Located in the beautiful city of Wuhan, our campus is laid out on 28 acres of prime land beside the famous Yangtze River. The campus will comprise two separate K-12 schools, one being the International School for foreign personnel and the other the Foreign Language School. This will enhance a broad education enabling students not only to have a truly international educational experience but also to receive a rich Chinese language and culture education. The site will boast state-of-the-art facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool and two athletics tracks. The campus will also enjoy a multi-purpose sport building, outdoor pitches, tennis courts, a dedicated Performing and Visual Arts Centre, auditorium and lecture theatres. ISA prides itself in creating world-class accommodation facilities that will be used to full effect to ensure every boarder receives a meaningful holistic education. Students’ boarding facilities will be finished off to the highest standards. Teachers, if they choose, may stay in the apartments arranged by the school. 

We promote international and bilingual/foreign language education, personalized learning and the holistic development of each student. Our aim is to enable students to become compassionate and caring leaders, equipped with the skill-set to make a significant, lasting and positive impact in their community anywhere in the world. They will be able to face and overcome challenges of the future confidently through effective collaboration and creative thinking. The international school for foreign passport holders will be an IB world school. Our Kindergarten will complement the IB curriculum with Reggio Emilia inspired education. Through our balanced and well-rounded approach to education, our graduates will be admitted into the leading universities around the world and lead rewarding careers enjoying contented lives.

Wuhan has a rich culture of Chinese heritage and history. Its central location connects it effectively with the four corners of China, which lends itself well for travelling around this diverse and fascinating country. Wuhan is the common disembarkation point in the world-renowned ‘Three Gorges’ river cruise. Recently, this central city has developed a fine tradition for technological and industrial advancement (for example, with foreign automotive manufacturers committing vast resources to the area). The education sector has an enviable reputation for being one of the leading centres of academic excellence both in primary/secondary schools and universities. Consequently, Wuhan has often been compared to Chinese Tier 1 cities in terms of its innovation and ambitious plans to take the economy and infrastructure to the next level. Known as the ‘Chicago of China’, Wuhan certainly lives up to its sobriquet with excellent amenities and a first-rate health system. 

The economic zone in which the school is located, awards unique benefits to expats not available in many other cities in China. For example, long-term visas (up to 5 years) and multiple real estate property purchases, including apartments and villas at affordable prices, are just two of the many advantages of living and working in the area. The surrounding area is being transformed into a high-tech zone with a vast array of super-shopping malls with a wide range of brand names and a multitude of restaurants visible, adventure parks for hiking and boating, golf courses, a professional motor racing circuit et al. The new metro station sits outside school and takes passengers straight into the heart of the city on the express line affording them wonderful views of the Yangtze en route. In addition, with its low cost of living, renowned cuisine, vibrant entertainment scene and high quality of life, Wuhan is fast becoming the city of choice for people to work and live in.

ISA Wuhan will open her doors in August 2022. We seek qualified and experienced leaders and educators, who are passionate about developing young people to join our Founding Team. Successful candidates will support our team to ensure ISA Wuhan lays solid foundations for the school launch.

Candidates are requested to provide three referees for pre-employment reference check from current and previous employers. The referees must be the Head of School, Principal or the direct supervisor from the school leadership team. References will only be requested at the confirmation of the candidate to do so.

ISA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and appropriate background check.


Responsible to: The Secondary Principal
Job purpose: In addition to the duties of a class teacher, to be responsible for the planning, teaching and learning within the Mathematics (Maths) and Sciences Department; to be accountable for standards in these subjects throughout the school; to liaise with other middle leaders where necessary and to ensure continuity and progression throughout the curriculum.
The Post-holder is:
  To support the Secondary Leadership Team (SLT) in providing a clear educational vision, ethos and direction for the Grades, which promotes excellent teaching and learning, including the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
  To maintain an updated Departmental Handbook comprising an introduction to team personnel, an annual review, strategic development plan, a departmental assessment plan and marking schemes, any pertinent departmental policies etc...
  To adhere to a high standard of learning and teaching of the specific subject/s the teacher has been tasked to teach.
  To follow the expectations of the School Curriculum in terms of objectives, skills and content.
  To complete detailed and relevant Schemes of Learning in line with school policy and upload them on to
Teacher-Shared and where appropriate.
  To ensure continuity with the Primary/Secondary curriculum where appropriate.
  To encourage cross-curricular approaches with other subjects, where appropriate.
  To maximise opportunities to develop and enhance the curriculum by encouraging
and outside the school by having e.g. visiting speakers, undertaking field trips etc...
  To ensure the appropriate provision of text-books and teaching resources.
opportunities inside
  To establish and monitor clear homework expectations.
  To display pupils’ work in the classroom and in the school generally, as required.
  To provide appropriate information to parents about your subject(s).
  To lead, when requested, seminars for parents about your subject(s).
  Where appropriate, to include activities to do with your subject in the Extra-Curricular Activity programme.
  To undertake any other activity which promotes the teaching of your subject(s) in the school.
  To liaise and share ideas with teachers of your subject with schools in this and other organisations.
  To follow the marking criteria established by the SLT.
  To mark pupils’ work regularly.
  To lead by example in maintaining an updated Departmental Assessment Policy in your subject/s and to
assess your pupils accordingly and appropriately, ensuring other team members do so accordingly.
  To ensure that internal examinations are set, conducted and marked in line with school expectations/policy.
  To write a school report to a high standard for each student of your classes as per the school’s reporting
schedule. RESOURCES
  To order the necessary resources for your subject(s).
  Conduct and record an annual inventory of resources – books, stationery, equipment.
  Manage the budget of subjects in the department effectively.
  To attend weekly meetings with the SLT.
  To attend school meetings, as requested.
  To attend Parents’ Consultation Meetings.
  To promote your subject and its activities/achievements, when required, through school publications e.g.
newsletter, Year Book, website. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  To participate positively in one’s own and the department's teachers' appraisals.
  To participate in school-wide Inset initiatives.
  To provide Inset in your subject area, if requested.
  To take Inset opportunities to further one’s own development/career opportunities.
  To participate in the Extra-Curricular Activity programme.
  To maintain the standards of pupils’ behaviour and dress.
  To undertake school supervision duties.
  To cover classes, as requested.
  To keep the SLT informed about their Subject needs and development.
  To ensure continuity, progression and assessment in your subject.
  To initiate both in-phase and cross-phase liaison where appropriate.
  To maintain the school’s status as a Healthy School.
  To support and monitor any teachers as required in pedagogical practice.
  To conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times including meeting deadlines punctually, behaving in
a polite and understanding way towards colleagues during meetings and all other times.
  To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal in conjunction with the senior
leadership of the school.


Full expatriate package for international candidates.

Full Time, Fixed Term

Post date: 2021-10-21
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