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Assistant Head of Primary

school
Wellington College China
location
Hangzhou, China
housing
Decent staff accommodation for teacher/family to live; In the international compound opposite to the school gate, the apartment is fully furnished with basic furniture and home appliance providing
airfair
Train/Flights to at the beginning and end of the contractl; Annual flight to home country
Start date
Start August 2024
3 years
1
  • Elementary
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Experience:

  • Significant experience working as a key curriculum leader in a primary school.
  • Evidence of being an excellent classroom practitioner in a primary school.
  • Evidence of improving pupil progress and outcomes.
  • Experience as a current or recently practicing leader.
  • Experience with implementation/development plans that demonstrate impact.
  • Experience working with children across the primary age range.
  • Experience of being a performance manager.
  • Experience in delivering training for others.
  • Experience observing and feeding back to teaching and support staff

Qualifications or Training:

  • Qualified teacher status; PGCE.
  • Recent, relevant in-service training preferred - particularly about teaching and learning and assessment and about leadership and management eg NPQSL/Senior leader training.  

Skills:

  • Able to effectively manage children’s behavior positively and to promote good relationships and good behavior.
  • Able to work as part of the senior leadership team and take responsibility.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills - able to talk effectively to children, parents, governors, external professionals, and colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and able to help the school raise standards of achievement.
  • Able to produce careful, accurate, positive, and well-written reports, policies, guidance, letters, and memos.
  • Able to read and use data and a range of sources of evidence to make judgments and identify next steps (e.g. lesson observations, work samples).
  • Confident in the use of ICT as a teaching, learning, communication, and administrative tool.
  • Able to multi-task and effectively manage an extensive portfolio.
  • Be proactive, innovative, and resilient.
  • Keep up to date with new educational trends. 

Personal Qualities & Attributes:

  • Display school values on a day-to-day basis.
  • Lead with integrity. 
  • Creative, warm, engaging, transparent and intelligent.
  • Well organized, calm, and very positive, confident, and assuring.
  • Able to quickly engage and build appropriate relationships with children.
  • High levels of emotional literacy.
  • Able to lead, encourage, inspire, and motivate staff. 
  • Dependable and reliable, with an excellent record of attendance. 
  •  Willing to go the extra mile, and have high levels of stamina, energy, and determination.
  • Effective team leader/member and a model of professionalism.
  • Flexible, able to respond quickly to changes, and think on your feet.
  • Relocation allowance, International Medical Insurance, and fully discounted tuition fees for a maximum of two school-age (EY2 and above) children. 
  • Train/Flights at the beginning and end of the contract; Annual flight to home country.
  • Decent staff accommodation for teacher/family to live; In the international compound opposite the school gate, the apartment is fully furnished with basic furniture and home appliances providing.

General Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head of Primary (Curriculum and Data) is to take a central role in assisting the Head of Primary to develop our school by its shared values and our school development plans.

The Assistant Head of Primary (Curriculum and Data) is to work across the primary age range, as an experienced curriculum and team leader, a leader in teaching and learning, a leader of a core subject, and a key person in curriculum development. The Assistant Head of Primary will be a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff. They will work closely with the Head of School in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement, and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies. 

The Assistant Head of Primary will lead by example of their practice, and by positively encouraging and supporting all members of staff. 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head of Primary (Curriculum and Data) will be a non-teaching post but will be expected to model teaching and learning in classrooms. They will teach classes to model good practice, develop relationships, support training and development, ensure ‘quality teaching first’, and secure the smooth running of the school.

The Assistant Head of Primary (Curriculum and Data) will be a model professional, setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff. They will work in close partnership with the Head of School in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement, and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies. The Assistant Head of Primary will lead by example of their practice, and by positively encouraging and supporting all members of staff. They will ensure that the school offers high-quality, exciting, engaging, well-resourced, differentiated, and well-matched curriculum for all children.

Leadership and Management:

  • Have responsibilities in the effective day-to-day management of the school and school community including recruiting and inducting staff, developing and implementing policies, leading assemblies and staff meetings, arranging cover for absent staff or staff on training, hosting and organizing whole school events such as open days and parents evening, and responding to the views, needs, and requests of children, staff, parents, governors, and visitors.
  • Work in the development, implementation, and review of school improvement plans including regular monitoring and evaluation of standards and quality of provision supporting school governance by attending meetings where appropriate.
  • Work with the whole staff to develop a strong learning environment that has at its center, high expectations of learning, work, performance, academic achievement, and behavior. 
  • Work on the school’s achievement reviews and target-setting processes by taking a major role in assessment and actively supporting and securing the school's success in international benchmarking tests, and internal assessments including those at the end of each key stage.
  • Support the Head of Primary to ensure that all teaching learning and assessment policies and protocols are in place and up to date.
  • Assist in the line management of classroom-based personnel including timetabling and allocation of classes, duties, and tasks, managing and developing roles to ensure the provision of high-quality interventions and support for children’s progress, achievement, well-being, and good behavior. 
  • Work with the leadership team in setting, nurturing, promoting, and maintaining a very high standard of behavior and mutual respect throughout the school ensuring that all staff plays an active role in the pursuit of these standards.
  • Assist in the line management of classroom-based personnel to ensure the provision of high-quality interventions and support for children’s progress, achievement, well-being, and good behavior.

Teaching and Learning:

  • Determine, organize, and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and implement an effective assessment framework.
  • Have an excellent track record of teaching across the primary age range and be able to model this to colleagues, have experience observing colleagues, giving effective feedback, and implementing effective development plans that demonstrate positive impact. 
  • Ensure that learning is at the center of strategic planning and resource management. Promote models of excellent classroom practice through whole class and group teaching, coaching, mentoring, and supported self-evaluation for teaching and learning staff.
  • Support the creation of responsive and effective approaches to teaching and learning and ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can have a voice, achieve success become highly engaged in their learning, and be enabled to actively support the learning of others.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems for the collection of useful, timely, and accurate assessment data to track the progress of individuals and groups of children to inform planning, evaluate performance, track progress, and secure raised achievement across KS2.  This will include agreeing and articulating high expectations and setting stretching targets for the whole community.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of teaching and learning including teachers’ planning, monitoring planning, work sampling and scrutiny, lesson observations, supporting auditing and reporting outcomes, successful or otherwise, and planning next steps and future actions.
  • Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils. 

Strengthening Community:

  • Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships to support and improve pupils’ learning and achievement.
  • Contribute to the development of the school as a community within the community; strengthening partnerships with families, our local and wider community, and other schools.
  • Contribute to the development of the school by promoting innovation.
  • Contribute to policies and practices which promote child protection and safeguarding.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Any other duties that the Head of Primary may from time to time ask the post-holder to perform.
  • To support and promote the school’s ethos, aims, and core values to promote the welfare, progress, and continued development of the school and its children.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England. It has five schools and two nurseries in China, all in exciting, international cities. Our schools provide an outstanding education for 2,150 local and international children aged between 2 and 18 years old.

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

Our Huili Schools combine Wellington’s holistic, British approach to educating the whole child, with the enduring strengths of the Chinese curriculum and focus on learning.  We talk about giving our pupils the best of both worlds.  Half our lessons are in English and half in Chinese.  Half our teachers are English-speakers and half are Chinese.  It is our desire to imbue every pupil with our five core values: courage, integrity, respect, kindness and responsibility. We encourage and expect our Chinese pupils to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive.   

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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