Head of Lower Secondary

Yew Chung International School

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Job Title:
Head of Lower Secondary (SHPX2324-05)
Posted Date: 09/15/2022 Expiration Date: 07/31/2023
Location: YCIS – Shanghai(Puxi) (Shanghai Puxi SEC) # of Openings: 1
Effective From: Other(08/01/2023)
Job Description: General Responsibilities
• promote the YCIS Mission, Principles & Practice;
• actively support and promote the Puxi Common Purpose by engaging staff in the process of implementation;
• provide effective leadership to ensure quality assurance regarding all aspects of learning program and associated language and literature provision;
• liaise and assist with those leading student success and wellbeing initiatives including specific programs of learning support and intervention;
• actively collaborate with a wide range of staff to further develop the culture of learning communities in the school;
• support staff in the process of change management and the recognition of the need to shift practices and align thinking to produce even better learning outcomes.
• coordinate and assist staff to work collaboratively on identified tasks through scheduled and impromptu meetings;
• represent the needs of the relevant year levels in appropriate forums;
• maintain student management processes in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school;
• contribute to relevant meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to coordinate the work of the staff and departments;
• Supervise and collaborate with the Lower Secondary Year Level Leaders in supporting the Pastoral needs of students and in operating within the guidelines and intentions of the Puxi Secondary behavior Management Policy
• promote equal opportunities within the school so that students may reach their potential;
• control and oversee the stewardship of teaching materials provided for Lower Secondary;
• oversee the completion of referrals and references for students relocating to other schools;
• conduct interviews with potential YCIS students in accordance with admission policies and guidelines;
• any other tasks as allocated by the Co-Principals and Vice Principals

Curriculum:
• assist staff to plan and deliver schemes of work in accordance with school policies.
• assist staff to contribute consistently in the use of collaborative knowledge-based platforms such as O365 suite and Managebac;
• ensure staff have a sound knowledge of the relevant curriculum for YCIS Puxi (ECE, Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE and IBDP.);
• assist quality assurance processes that ensure learning content and delivery reflects curriculum documentation and teaching, and that learning reflects the elements of the Puxi Common Purpose.
• lead and promote school-based initiatives within the school;
• support and lead staff to maintain an attractive and stimulating environment in which to foster effective teaching and learning;
• ensure teaching staff maintain records of student progress including all required documents by YCIS and its partner external accreditation bodies
• support the deployment of testing such as CEM when required and document student performance;
• support staff to conduct interviews with parents to discuss and explain their child’s performance and progress in school;
• provide coaching to staff, as appropriate and as required;
• support language and intervention programs as required;
• liaise with other staff as required including school nurse, counsellors, office, marketing and admissions;
• undertake in-service training where provided and feedback from courses taken;
• assist with curriculum cohesion across the year levels in collaboration with other leaders.

Community
• work with parents to promote better understanding of the educational programs YCIS Puxi provides;
• seek out ways to connect to the wider school community through sharing the sound educational learning occurring in the relevant area;
• work with parents to resolve relevant student and relevant organisational issues
• bring outside experts in where appropriate;

Pastoral
• be aware of the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils and the need to respond to particular situations;
• advise and discuss academic performance with students
• be flexible in arranging and supporting targeted programs for identified students;
• promote and safeguard the welfare of all students and teachers at school
• work with Student Support personnel as needed

Administrative Elements
• lead and promote transition activities and opportunities between Upper Primary and Lower Secondary;
• be accountable for the efficient and effective performance of the relevant year level including learning resources, pedagogy, assessment and exam results;
• arrange and lead year level meetings with Year 7-9 Year Level Leaders;
• promote additional activities and opportunities for pupils outside the classroom;
• contribute to the wider work of the school including community liaison opportunities;
• develop and oversee the Lower Secondary budget to ensure that it is expended as appropriate;
• ensure completion of any allocated tasks associated with accreditation requirements;
• oversee the security, organization, administration and collection of all relevant exams
• ensure that students have suitable accommodations for all required exams, especially in the case of special arrangement or special considerations required

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