Whole School Principal - Guangzhou, China - August 2018

Country: China

Region: School - Far East / East Asia

Curriculum: United Kingdom

Level: Early Years (0-4), Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11), Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)

Start Date: 01 August 2018

Initial Contract Length: 2 year, renewable

Curriculum Experience Required: Strongly prefer it


Job Description

This well-respected group of schools are now welcoming applications for a Western Co-Principal for their Guangzhou campus starting in August 2018. The successful candidate will partner with the Chinese Co-Principal as the designated Heads of School, having overall academic leadership responsibility of the school. He/she will also collaborate with the School Business Manager to oversee the school’s non-teaching operations to ensure the provision of high quality education for all students, in accordance with the group's Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices. Applicant Requirements: Holder of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in School Administration, with a license to practice as Principal or with significant experience and seniority in international education to take up the role. With over 10 years of teaching experiences, and at least 5 years as a school administrator Boarding School experience is preferred Supportive of the group's Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices. Exhibits strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as intercultural understanding and other global competencies. The school provides excellent salaries, benefits, professional development and career opportunities. The school opened in 2014 and is a purpose-built school with state-of-the-art facilities suited to all differing age groups and equipped with the latest technology. They aim to bring a quality international education to Chinese children and offer multicultural programmes in a bilingual environment. Merging the Chinese National Curriculum with the international curriculum IGCSE and A Level exams are taken by Secondary pupils. The school is located in Huadu, a northern suburb of the city of Guangzhou in Southern China - very close to Hong Kong. In recent years, the city has developed a more cosmopolitan appearance with new shopping plazas, high rise buildings, a modern metro system and landscaped parks and road sides. It's a busy, lively city but parts of the cities have charm with restored churches, buildings and private residences. Having a major airport and being so close to Hong Kong opens up a world of travel opportunities from short weekend trips to longer treks around Asia in the holidays. Guagnzhou really is the perfect place to base yourself in Asia. For more information on China please see http://www.edvectus.com/Content/Documents/china.pdf Please ask your Edvectus consultant for more information on this wonderful opportunity.

Student Description

Number Of Students: 375
Student Make Up: Mostly Chinese only expat children are staff children

Regional Info

The school is located in the district of Huadu in the northern suburbs of the city of Guangzhou. It enjoys a pleasant climate with warm, year round temperatures and is set in a beautiful, mountainous region with many forest parks, ancient relics, monuments, temples an buildings. Being an important transport hub in Southern China, Huadu is easily accessible and well connected to other cities and regions within China and beyond. There is plenty to do and in Xiu Quan Park for example, there is a zoo, amusement park, children's playground, basketball courts, a large lake for water activities and promenade. Guangzhou is the largest city and the capital city of the Guangdong province and the third largest city in China. The city is located on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau. Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate and summers are hot and wet (the monsoon season lasts from April toSeptember) and winters are relatively mild and dry. There are about 14 million residents in Guangzhou and Cantonese is the first language for about half of these residents while the other half speak mainly Mandarin. In recent years, the city has developed a more cosmopolitan appearance with new shopping plazas, high rise buildings, a modern metro system and landscaped parks and road sides. It's a busy, lively city but parts of the cities have charm with restored churches, buildings and private residences. Having a major airport and being so close to Hong Kong opens up a world of travel opportunities from short weekend trips to longer treks around Asia in the holidays. Guangzhou really is the perfect place to base yourself in Asia! For more information on China please see http://www.edvectus.com/Content/Documents/china.pdf https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/london/guangzhou

Key Benefits

Tax Rate: Taxes typically 16-25%

Housing: 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom

Benefits: Flights - allowance, Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition discount for dependants

Suited To: Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Holiday destination - not typical, Rural, Urban, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive

Job Requirements

Minimum Years Experience: 10.0

Curriculum Experience Required: Strongly prefer it

Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers: N

Visa Restriction: 2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60

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