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Head of Prep School (Years 1 to 8) British International School, Shanghai

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Head of Prep School Required for August 2022 start

About the Role

INTA Education have an exciting opportunity for a highly accomplished school leader to join a prestigious organisation as the Head of Prep school. Encompassing Years 1 through to 8 (Pre-Prep, Lower Prep & Upper Prep) the Prep school is the largest phase of the through-school, with over 1000 students currently enrolled.

You would be joining a fast-paced, dynamic senior leadership team, with the ability to exercise influence and impact across the whole school. You would also be joining a thriving organisation with highly supportive and collaborative structures to promote ongoing growth and development.

This fantastic opportunity would suit an experienced Head of Primary, but we would welcome applications from highly ambitious and aspirational Deputy Heads or people with other whole-school leadership experience.

About the School

This British International School is part of a wider international school group. It has three schools in Shanghai, all within close proximity of each other and providing mutual support.   Between them they provide an outstanding education for nearly 1,700 local and international children aged between 2 and 18 years old.

This school opened in August 2014 and currently has 1,140 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. The College is divided into three schools with a Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2), Prep School (Year 3 to Year 8) and the Senior School (Years 9 to 13).   The College curriculum combines our focus on  the best of the English and international curricula.  The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.   From Year 1 the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum.   From Year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare them for the study of a range of IGCSE subjects at Years 10 and 11.  Pupils in Year 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

This well known college aims to be the best international school in China and to be a great place for talented professionals to develop their careers.  Academic results to date have been outstanding, all of 2018 Year 13 students gained their IB Diploma, and the average score was 36.5 points out of a possible 45, which places Wellington comfortably within the top band of international schools in relation to the IB.    All of the IGCSE students gained at 7 or more A*-B grades, 47% of the overall grades were A* making it the most common grade, whilst 75% of grades were A*- A and 96% A* – B.

For a detailed job description and more information about the package please use the link to apply. We would be happy to talk in further detail!

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