Deputy Head of Junior School

Dulwich College International

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Deputy Head of Junior School

Beijing | Dulwich College Beijing | Educational Leadership

About Role

As Deputy Head of Junior School, you will serve as an integral part of the student journey and oversee all matters related to our teaching and learning across our thriving Junior School (KS2). This role is pivotal in providing proactive and responsive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the written curriculum, pedagogical approaches, delivery of programs and services that support our holistic and rigorous enhanced British curriculum and assessments. The Deputy Head of Junior School leads the development of academics across the Junior School and manages its implementation, along with Year Group Leaders. The Deputy Head of Junior School supports the whole College guiding statements, by providing a link to the academic structures with both the Early Years and Senior School. The Deputy Head of Junior School line and performance manages the subject leaders and deputises for the Head of Junior School in his/her absence. Curriculum development, subject area best practice, quality assurance, staff professional development and professional learning are key aspects of this role. We are seeking a highly effective, flexible and dynamic leader, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with a strong commitment to developing world class education for truly global citizens. 

Our School

DCB has forged an excellent global reputation for being a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. DCB students possess a thirst for learning and are highly motivated  every day. We wish to  attract inspirational, talented teachers who love teaching and want to make a difference with our students. Dulwich College Beijing is an exciting place to teach and learn. Winner of several international awards in the last few years, including the International School Award for Creativity in Learning in 2019, the College is dynamic, collaborative and has the highest goals and expectations for its staff and students. The environment is one of trust and respect, with ideas bubbling from all quarters.

DCB is located  in Shunyi, around forty-five minutes from the heart of Beijing. The capital is a truly exhilarating place, with its cultural sites, ancient heritage and all the amenities associated with a large and vibrant city. From fascinating Hutongs to the many green spaces around the city, there is something for everyone.

Our Teaching Profile (International School)


At Dulwich College International, 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

  • A bachelor’s degree and teaching qualification 
  • At least 3 years of management expereince
  • Experience in leading teachers within a Junior School or similar setting
  • A proven track record of putting the interests of students first, promoting excellence and innovating for improvement
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Integrity and the ability to inspire trust and confidence in dealing with personal and confidential issues
  • An awareness of current educational thinking/practices, particularly with respect to the teaching and learning of Junior School aged students 
  • The ability to carry credibility with students, parents and staff both within and outside the DCB community
  • The ability to think strategically across the Junior School and within the College

How to Apply

DCBJ 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.

To apply for this position you will need to include: an application letter your CV details of three referees from your current and previous employer.

Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at:

For further information please see our website at

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.


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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