Assistant Head Teacher

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Wellington College International Shanghai



Wellington College China schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Assessment and testing of applicants’ suitability to work with children is an integral part of the selection process.

The Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum and Assessment is a key senior leadership role, playing a pivotal part in the strategic development of Wellington College International Shanghai. Where the job description for this role is by no means exhaustive, the post-holder will be responsible in large part for the experience of students in Year 9, the range of options available to students undertaking their IGCSE and the options process around this, and their successful transition into the Sixth Form and IBDP. A significant part of the curriculum lies within the cocurricular activities offered to all students at Wellington; where a dedicated team focuses on the logistics behind this, the Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum and Assessment will look to the range, appropriateness, and quality of the offering for our students. Where the description of duties for any senior leader is never exhaustive, a final facet of this role is leading the Wellington Scholar programme, which seeks to identify and provide outstanding opportunities for the most able of students attending the College, and attracting the most able to our institution.

Assistant headteachers play a key role in the strategic development of the College over the coming years, and this is certainly the case for this post holder. The successful candidate will be someone who welcomes the challenge of working in a successful and flourishing school yet is keen to see continued growth. Placing strong focus on securing academic outcomes and excellent higher education destinations is important, however, a commitment to the holistic well-rounded education Wellington offers, and a determinations to create opportunities to enrich the lives of its students is also extremely important.

The school is looking to appoint an individual who embodies the five Wellington values:

Respect: The ability to command the respect of pupils, colleagues and parents: A mutual respect for all those involved in the Wellington School community; and, given our bilingual context, particular respect for pupils, parents and staff of all backgrounds.

Kindness: Acting with kindness: Taking care with communication, working well with colleagues, pupils and parents and managing sensitive and difficult situations to effect Integrity: A high level of personal integrity befitting a public figure in the Shanghai community: A sense of fairness and equal treatment for all.

Responsibility: Being a role model for others in the organisation: Taking ownership. Courage: The ability to admit mistakes and learn from them: A growth mindset; strength in difficult situations; finding solutions and making decisions that have integrity and equity, even if they are not always the easiest option.

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