Head of Pre-Prep & Lower Prep English (years 1-5)

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | English | Wellington College International Shanghai

EDUCTION
Bachelor’s degree
PGCE or equivalent in related subject
MAJOR
Degree in English Language and/or Literature, or equivalent
LANGUAGE
English
WORKING EXPERIENCE
Minimum of five years’ teaching experience in English Language and Literature
Experience across two key stages preferred
Experience of leading colleagues to achieve a common goal
Knowledge of the English National Curriculum
Knowledge of the PYP, MYP or IBDP an advantage
Understanding of international or independent education preferred
Strong pedagogical knowledge and understanding
Extensive expertise in middle years and secondary an advantage
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Work in partnership with the Head of Pre Prep & Lower Prep English (years 1-5),
the Head of Senior School English (years 9-13) and the Head of Prep English
Language Learning to ensure clarity and consistency in English teaching and language
development across the college
Work in partnership with other curriculum leaders to promote transdisciplinary
learning opportunities in Upper Prep
Evaluate and develop the Upper Prep English curriculum, adapting as necessary, to
ensure an up to date, rigorous and engaging experience for Upper Prep pupils in
English
Support the Continued Professional Development of Upper Prep English teachers
Ensure the highest possible standards of teaching and learning in English lessons
Ensure department policies (such as marking, feedback, homework, and
differentiation) are implemented consistently
Monitor the progress of Upper Prep pupils in English through effective data
management and timely intervention
Promote co-curricular engagement through Upper Prep CCAs, competitions and
special events (such as World Book Day)

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