Assistant Director of School (Teaching and Learning)

Dulwich College International

Job Overview

Assistant Director of School (Teaching and Learning)

Suzhou | Dulwich International High School Suzhou | Educational Leadership

About Role

This key senior leadership role will focus on continual improvement in teaching and learning across the school so that every student can ‘grow in Dulwich, thrive in life’.  To support this, they will work to provide a personalized professional learning programme for each academic colleague.

The successful candidate will be skilled and passionate in leading pedagogical and assessment initiatives across the school with the aim of maximizing student outcomes.  They will monitoring, evaluate, and develop curriculum across the School.  They will understand, apply, and share contemporary educational research, theory and practice in pedagogy, assessment, and reporting.

The post-holder will be part of the extended School Leadership Team, involved in whole-school strategic planning and general school operations and management.

Our School

Dulwich International High School, Suzhou is the school of choice in Suzhou for Chinese parents who wish their children to gain the skills and education necessary for them to be successful in non-Chinese universities.  The major destinations for all of our students is the USA and the UK.  Our school is home to almost 700 students who study IGCSE and A levels. Our students ask for excellence in teaching and they work hard to achieve offers from their universities of choice. 

Our offering is largely academic concentrating on STEAM subjects with an outstanding visual arts component which is becoming more popular as it gains in recognition.  Because we believe in developing the whole child, we also have a thriving co-curricular programme in which all students and all teachers participate.  

Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East”.  It has a long and colourful history based around the waterways in the province. Much of Suzhou is designed around the lakes and canal system and it makes for wonderful walking, cycling and exercising opportunities.  Suzhou is a vibrant city that with an enriching arts and performing culture that also offers many scenic areas of peace and tranquillity.  Public transport is cheap and easy to use.  The city is also one of the most multi-cultural in China and offers food and drink from all around the world.   

Our Teaching Profile (International High School)

 

TEACH WORLDWISE

At Dulwich International High School, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.  

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Teachers to Live Worldwise.

 

Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness 
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

Worldwise teacher’s practice:

•    Maximises every student’s opportunity learn
•    Promotes student agency, reflection and a love of learning
•    Delivers academic rigour and holistic learning
•    Reveals the complex and inter-disciplinary nature of learning content
•    Creates a supportive and dynamic learning environment
•    Develops students’ higher-order thinking

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

DHSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.

How to Apply

To apply for this position you will need to include:
•    an application letter
•    your CV
•    a statement of educational philosophy
•    details of three referees from your current and previous employer 
Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at: https://www.dulwich.org/careers/find-your-career?code=dihsz
For further information please see our website at https://suzhou-high-school.dulwich.org/
The closing date for applications is 30th October 2022.
Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged.  

Safeguarding Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.

Competencies

Core Competencies Leadership Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Goal setting and achieve objectives
  • Inspire and Grow People (Within team)
  • Bring People Together (Cross team)

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