Secondary VP - Guangdong, China - August 2022

School - Far East / East Asia
IB - MYP, IB- Diploma, IB- PYP
Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11)
Start Date:
01 August 2022
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
A brand new campus of a well-respected and established international school (due to open in August 2022) is looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Head of Primary to join their founding team. The school will be both a day and a boarding school and will provide an Early Years Programme (IB & Reggio Emilia inspired), IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme (IB programmes to be authorised).

They seek applications from candidates who meet the following key requirements:
• Master’s degree or higher
• Full teaching qualifications/credentials
• Recent participation in continuing professional development
• Proven track record of outstanding teaching, preferably in IB (MYP and DP) and/or in IGCSE, A Level, AP
• Comprehensive knowledge of the IB programmes/A Level/AP and of key developments, issues, and trends in international education
• Successful experience at a high school management level, preferably in an IB World School
• Recent experience of managing students from a variety of cultures
• A track record of working productively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve strategic and shared goals
• Proven experience in supporting teachers to deliver curriculum experiences that reflect differentiated learning
• Demonstrated knowledge of and vision for the future of educational practice
Role Responsibilities
• Promote and implement the school’s vision, aims, polices and ethos
• Play an active part in the collaborative working of the school’s pedagogical leadership team, and contribute to the process of strategic pedagogical planning
• Assume the key responsibility for establishing a robust platform
• Attend school functions as appropriate
• Provide reports to the School Board as and when required
• Undertake all such supervisory duties as required of members of the pedagogical leadership team
• Work alongside the head of school to ensure the effective implementation of the curriculums
• Work alongside the staff to ensure that the planning, resourcing, and delivery of subjects complies with the philosophy and expectations of the IB and the School
• Develop academic partnerships for students, including partnerships with other schools including the schools of the ISA family
• Provide overall pedagogical leadership to ensure excellent learning and teaching
• Responsibility for assessment
• Prepare and efficiently managing annual budgets
• Undertake strategic review of the programmes, the performance and contribution to the aims and educational philosophy of the school
• Monitor and track students’ progress within the programmes and co-ordinate interventions when necessary
• Responsibility for ensuring transition from the PYP to MYP and from MYP to the DP, or MYP to IGCSE and on to A level or IBDP
• Act in accordance with relevant legislation in the PRC, Guangzhou and IB guidelines, with regards to educational provision, health and safety initiatives and safeguarding and ensure that all students and staff maintain these standards
• Ability to inspire colleagues, to accept responsibility, show in their actions and decisions firmness, fairness, consistency, and integrity
• Participate in the top students cultivating process
• Build close links and communicate effectively with both Chinese and foreign colleagues
• Participate in the design and implementation of co-curriculum courses in secondary school
• Contribute, where required, to marketing activities and admissions campaigns.
• Participate in making school policies
• Contribute to the appraisal and recruitment of teaching staff as required
• Carry out other duties or responsibilities allocated by the school
The role responsibilities are designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the employee to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the school that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization.
As with all posts, the School Board will reserve the right to vary the precise responsibilities should needs change and opportunities arise.
Person Specifications
• Life-long learner with a passion for education
• Excellent leadership skills and pioneering spirit
• Work effectively as a member of a team
• Courage to introduce and manage change and innovation
• Be internationally minded and inter-culturally competent
• High level interpersonal and administrative skills
• Flexible, inclusive, and pragmatic management style
• Clear strategic thinking
• Articulate and a strong communicator
• Possess good organizational skills, manage time efficiently and be able to meet deadlines
• Proficiency in English language
• Knowledge of additional language (especially Mandarin) would be an advantage

The school offer a competitive basic monthly salary and benefits which include a gratuity/bonus, housing, relocation subsidy, annual flight allowance, medical insurance, paid leave and a meal subsidy.

The school is situated in the west of Guangzhou; a 30-minute drive from the modern Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 20 minutes on the Metro from the Guangzhou CBD. The are provides ample opportunity for relaxation and cultural immersion and an excellent culinary scene.

For more information on this amazing opportunity, please contact your Edvectus consultant.
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
Foreign Passport Holders
Regional Info:
The district of Liwan is situated in the west of Guangzhou; a 30-minute drive from the modern Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 20 minutes on the Metro from the Guangzhou CBD. Liwan District offers many opportunities for relaxation and cultural immersion. 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 miles) 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 to September) 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, modern and lively city, but parts of the city retain a more traditional 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! INSIDE Guangzhou | August 2014 Guangzhou 2012/CHINA Expat Guide to Living in Guangzhou: Teach English in China: salary & cost of living:
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Flights - allowance, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Holiday destination - yes typical, Infrastructure - Highly developed, Westernised - highly, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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