This bilingual school is looking for a Head of Early Years to join them in January 2020. They are looking for applications from well-qualified and experienced candidates with an Honours Degree and PGCE/QTS (Master Degree preferred) and a minimum of 10 years working experience in education. Applicants should also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading a school at a senior level with large financial budgets, knowledge of UK education system and understanding of international independent education. They would also prefer candidates who have strong pedagogical knowledge and understanding, skill with words, who are highly fluent and personable communicators, articulate and persuasive, skilled with numbers, financially astute and commercially sharp, with the ability to build and develop relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. They seek someone with Intellectual commercial and educational judgement, combined with strong intellect and analytical ability, with a practical/constructional “can do” approach/pragmatic and a community appreciation& commitment to collegiate life, values& aims.
The school offers a unique learning opportunity that combines an outstanding Chinese curriculum experience with a world class British education offering Early Years education. The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Salary will be in line with teachers' experience and qualifications and will be paid in local currency. Other benefits include a housing allowance, medical insurance, bonus at the end of 2 years contract and airfares for staff and their dependants.
The city of Hangzhou, one the oldest and most culturally rich cities in China, combines the traditional and the modern, the native and the international in a warm and friendly environment. Hangzhou is home to some of China's most advanced and successful international companies, such as tech giants Alibaba and Cisco Systems, and Wahaha Group, China's largest food and beverage company.
Hangzhou has been designated China's Safest City, China's Happiest City, and China's Best Commercial City. The United Nations, in recognition of Hangzhou's cultural significance and reputation as a very liveable city, has awarded it the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor. It is also known as one of the most beautiful cities in China and is well-known for its scenery. Just west of Hangzhou Bay, there are mountains and lakes, tea fields, parks, botanical gardens, temples, museums and theatres making it a popular tourist destination. There are many bars, clubs and restaurants with familiar western brands such as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Pizza Hut etc.
Served by Hangzhou International Airport and also Shanghai International Airport, travel both domestically and internationally is accessible. The fast train to Shanghai takes just 50 minutes and there are also regular bus services as well. The region enjoys a subtropical climate with four distinctive seasons that include hot summers and cold winters (with occasional snow).
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