This bilingual school is seeking an experienced Deputy Head of Primary to provide guidance and support to all primary school Chinese staff. The Deputy Head of Primary must provide professional and energetic leadership of learning and teaching and secure the highest quality of pastoral care, together with the Head of Primary and in association with the middle leaders. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate and qualified teacher status as well a minimum of 10 years working experience in education and ideally 3 or more years of working in an international school. Candidates should also have at least 2 years’ management experience.
The school offers a world-class bilingual education for children aged from 2 to 18, which begins in in their nursery with the Early Years Foundation Stage supported by the Early Years statements taken from the Zhejiang Curriculum. In Primary School and Junior High they follow the Chinese National Curriculum (with reference to Zhejiang Province guidelines) and then the IGCSE and either A-Levels or the IB Diploma Programme in Senior High. The school have a holistic education to ensure pupils are well-rounded and ready for acceptance into the best universities around the world.
Our campus covers over 74,000 square meters and hosts a range of custom built, state-of-the-art facilities that provide pupils with access to the very best academic and co-curricular opportunities.
A very competitive salary will be in line with teachers' experience and qualifications and will be paid in local currency. Other benefits include a housing allowance, medical insurance, bonus at the end of 2 years contract and airfares for staff and their dependants.
The city of Hangzhou, one the oldest and most culturally rich cities in China, combines the traditional and the modern, the native and the international in a warm and friendly environment. Hangzhou is home to some of China's most advanced and successful international companies, such as tech giants Alibaba and Cisco Systems, and Wahaha Group, China's largest food and beverage company.
Hangzhou has been designated China's Safest City, China's Happiest City, and China's Best Commercial City. The United Nations, in recognition of Hangzhou's cultural significance and reputation as a very liveable city, has awarded it the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor. It is also known as one of the most beautiful cities in China and is well-known for its scenery. Just west of Hangzhou Bay, there are mountains and lakes, tea fields, parks, botanical gardens, temples, museums and theatres making it a popular tourist destination. There are many bars, clubs and restaurants with familiar western brands such as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Pizza Hut etc.
Served by Hangzhou International Airport and also Shanghai International Airport, travel both domestically and internationally is accessible. The fast train to Shanghai takes just 50 minutes and there are also regular bus services as well. The region enjoys a subtropical climate with four distinctive seasons that include hot summers and cold winters (with occasional snow).
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