Early Years Deputy Head - Beijing, China - August 2022

School - Far East / East Asia
IB- Diploma, United Kingdom
Early Years (0-4)
Start Date:
01 August 2022
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This highly regarded international school in the capital city of China is looking for an innovative, motivated and higlhy experienced Deputy Head of Early Years to work with the Head Teacher to lead and manage the Early Years School. The Deputy Head will oversee the academic aspects of the school and manage the school’s daily life ensuring students come first. The postholder will have a drive for high standards and robust systems. They will be passionate about school development and educational innovation, leading by example when implementing and managing change initiatives. They will be instrumental in building team spirit, a shared culture, and a positive climate. It is essential that they adopt a values-based approach to their behaviours, interactions, and decision-making. PLEASE ASK EDVECTUS FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

The school are looking for candidates with the following education, skills and knowledge:
• At least 3 years of management experience
• At least 7 years of teaching experience
• Early Childhood education experience
• Bachelor's degree and recognised teaching qualification
• Evidence of continuing professional development
• Previous leadership / responsibility position
• School curriculum – English National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage
• Inquiry-based learning
• EAL provision
• SEN provision
• Current educational issues and up to date curriculum developments
• Application of effective learning and teaching strategies that attain high levels of student achievement
• Expertise to secure students’ wellbeing and belonging and enable students to become resilient learners
• A clear focus on learning and robust systems
• Prior experience as an deputy head or assistant head is preferable

The school offers a very competitive salary and benefits package that includes 2 flights per year, accommodation, medical insurance and relocation allowance amongst other benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity both professionally and personally not only to add a solid contribution to your developing resume but to be able to explore a culturally and historically stunning part of the world. Interested applicants should contact their Edvectus advisor without hesitation and be prepared to demonstrate attributes that will match you against an overseas teaching opportunity which will demand an adjustment of your expectations and challenge your cultural astuteness.
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
45 nationalities (US, South Korean and Hong Kong Residents)
Regional Info:
Beijing is the capital city of China and located in the northeastern part of China. China is the 4th largest country after Russia, Canada and the United States. It is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. The city has a varied climate with hot, humid summers and temperatures in the mid-high 20s/low 30s and cold, windy winters with temperatures down to about 3-4 degrees. There is pollution - much of it from surrounding cities and provinces though US$17 billion was spent cleaning up the city's air prior to the 2008 Olympics. Admittedly some of the measures were temporary but China has committed to reducing the amount of coal burned by 2.6 million tonnes by 2017 and since 2012 has been converting coal power stations to natural gas power station. The city and surrounds are dripping in culture and there are too many attractions to mention but many, many well-known such as the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, Confucius Temple, Beijing Zoo and many other museums, galleries, nature reserves, sporting venues and world heritage sites such as the Great Wall of China. There are of course plenty of other ways to spend your time in Beijing with its flourishing nightlife - courtesy of the city's many bars and clubs - local and national cuisine to be sampled in restaurants and from street food stalls and, of course, shopping to be done. Beijing is well connected by road, rail and air and it's Beijing Capital international Airport is the 2nd busiest in the world. And see Edvectus' 'Welcome to Beijing' video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWKkQz82_68 The Ultimate Guide to Beijing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDY6LZUuY4A Beijing City Guide - Lonely Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMr4sz0G1e0 Beijing Vacation Travel Video Guides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v81IdbVIogY https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/london/beijing
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Flights - allowance, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants, Utilities paid
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - cooler, Climate -moderate, Holiday destination - yes typical, Infrastructure - Highly developed, Urban, Westernised - highly, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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