- Grade Level Middle, High
- Discipline Art, Law, Political Science, Education
- Address 983-3 Tonghe Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou
Job reference: 015034
Location: The British School of Guangzhou, China
Closing date: 31/01/2023
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Head of secondary music
Location: Guangzhou, China
We’re looking to recruit a Head of Secondary Music to join The British School of Guangzhou, a Nord Anglia Education school.
The British School of Guangzhou is at the forefront of international education in China. Established in 2005 for students aged 1-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to outstanding A-Level results and entry to top universities worldwide. We have two main campuses, BSG Nanhu (South Lake Campus) and BSG Olympic Park campus (Huangpu). The South Lake Campus is about 20-minute drive north of the city centre, enjoys picturesque views over Nanhu Lake and a golf course. All classrooms are attractively furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with WiFi and an interactive whiteboard or Smart TV. The school has impressive resources and facilities including music rooms, guided reading rooms, IT zones, science labs, a dance studio, sports gym, libraries, a theatre and two coffee shops for staff and parents. Outdoor facilities include three age-specific football pitches, a swimming pool, basketball courts, a well-equipped X-fit gym and an adventure playground. The Olympic Park campus is our new, purpose-built campus for Early Years and Primary students, located in the heart of Huangpu, this exciting Olympic Park building houses leading-edge facilities to support our collaborations with The Juilliard School and MIT — offering the very best performing arts and STEAM environments.
You can find more details of our school through the link to our website:
To promote the Core Values of the British School of Guangzhou, and be able to ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs and expectations of the individual children, and the wider school community. Demonstrate thorough curriculum knowledge and a proactive approach towards the wellbeing of children, yourself and others, including your own professional development.
The successful applicant will be joining a team of enthusiastic teachers across both our Southlake and Olympic Park campuses’. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Early Years or Primary practitioner who may also be looking for leadership opportunities as you help to develop our well-established school. You will be able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will possess a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience. All our staff are expected to promote the Core Values of the British School of Guangzhou, and be able to ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs and expectations of the individual children, and the wider school community. You will be expected to demonstrate thorough curriculum knowledge and a proactive approach towards the wellbeing of young children, yourself and others, including your own professional development.
NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION
We’re Nord Anglia Education, one of the world’s largest premium international schools organisations. Every day, our teachers and support colleagues help our thousands of students achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
A transformational education at one of our schools is focussed on excellent academic outcomes, creativity, wellbeing, and international connectedness. Our innovative use of educational technology also creates a personalised, 21st century learning experience for all students, while our global scale means we can recruit and retain the world’s best teachers and offer unforgettable events and expeditions.
Our people are empowered to make a difference in their fields of expertise. Our fast pace of growth requires evolution and change from everyone, giving you the chance to define the role you do in the future. This challenges the learning agility of our employees and ensures every day brings interesting new experiences.
Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, our first international school opened in 1992 in Warsaw, followed by rapid growth across the world since the 2000s.
When you join our team, you’ll become part of a global family of experts working for a fast-growing premium international brand.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are ambitious for our students, our people, and our schools. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually.
We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.
2022 IGCSE RESULTS
The two main criteria that are used to judge examination performance for 16 year olds in the UK are; achieving 5 grades at ‘C’ or above, and the number of the highest grades achieved. We are very proud that 100% of all examinations sat by the British School of Guangzhou students received grade ‘C’ or above.
This is a tremendous achievement, but our top students really shone with 62% of exams taken awarded either grade ‘A*’ or ‘A ‘- the highest possible grades. This is compared to the UK’s average of 29%, showing just how far ahead our students are as they move to university entry.
A particular mention must go to the Science Department with 91% of grades awarded A*-A for Triple Science and to our Mandarin Department who recorder 100% A*-A grades.
2022 A-LEVEL RESULTS
With a 100% pass rate, our A-Level results are testament to our academic success and commitment to building a lifelong love of learning.
59% of exams taken by our students achieved an ‘A’ or ‘A*’ grade (UK average 44%).
81% achieved A*- B grades (UK average 70%)
It’s worth mentioning that over 80% of students received A* in Further Maths, Physics and Geography.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer exceptional career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development to ensure our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our world-renowned collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates an opportunity to earn an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
- A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
- An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration
- A culture that is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is 31st January 2023. Online applications need to be submitted directly through the Nord Anglia Education careers page and should include a CV. Please visit us online at www.nordangliaeducation.jobs.
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.