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Wellington College International Shanghai opened in THE SCHOOL 2014 and has already earned a reputation as one of the leading international schools in the city. Wellington College International Shanghai is one of the fastest growing and most successful schools in The college is led strategically by a Board of Governors, Shanghai, and is in the New Bund area, close to the all of whom are fully committed to establishing the historic and modern heart of the city. It is a fully co- school as the best in the region. Vital to achieving educational day school, with over 1,300 pupils, aged this aim is the appointment of a visionary leader (at 3 to 18 years old. We have a large, attractive, state- Wellington we use the traditional title, Master) to of-the-art main campus, with outstanding sporting continue the expert leadership of the outgoing Master. facilities and an impressive theatre. Our nearby Early Years centre was opened in 2019 to accommodate our The Master will be a strong and effective leader, a nursery and reception pupils. It is an integral part of team player, with a commitment to continual self- the College. Our new cutting edge Sixth Form centre improvement in all areas of school life. He or she will will be completed on the main campus in early 2021. have demonstrable, robust experience of outstanding school leadership. We aim to prepare pupils for success during and beyond their time at the College. We expect every member This is a superb opportunity to join the Wellington of staff to help pupils reach academic excellence and family of schools in a key senior leadership role and to foster their personal development through our to be a pivotal part of the strategic development expansive co-curricular activity programme. of both Wellington College International Shanghai and the Wellington College China Group. The group The new Master will lead a team of professionals already includes international schools in Tianjin and drawn from across the globe, but mostly from the UK, Hangzhou, and bilingual Huili schools in Shanghai and who enjoy sharing their extensive experiences from a Hangzhou, with two more bilingual schools due to diverse range of academic and business backgrounds. open in 2022. Our close ties to Wellington College in England and our membership of the thriving Wellington College China group give staff members many advantages such as plenty of opportunities for professional learning and career development, with strong support from Wellington College China’s Institute of Learning. A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
THE WELLINGTON ETHOS We know that the very best schools develop the whole child and we are resolute in our commitment to holistic education. We aim to create a caring and aspirational community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world. We will achieve this through holistic education and pastoral provision that establishes the values, aptitudes and knowledge needed to be an effective global citizen. By embracing the ethos of our prestigious and progressive partner, Wellington College in the UK, we aspire to help our pupils become the very best adults they can be. We have a clear understanding of what this involves, and we describe this as the Wellington Identity. A Wellingtonian will be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. These are the foundations of our Wellington identity. Underpinning these aspirations, and this philosophy, is our commitment to the Wellington values of kindness, courage, integrity, respect and responsibility. The Wellington identity and the Wellington values affect every part of our practice and they are shared with the Wellington College, our prestigious partner in the UK. A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI APPLICATION PACK FOR THE POST OF MASTER THE CURRICULUM We follow the English national curriculum, which is creatively blended with the best elements of the international primary curriculum. Pupils complete IGCSEs at 16 and follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at 18. IB outcomes are already excellent and our expectation is that pupils will progress to the world’s best universities. Early Years includes nine nursery and reception classes in a purpose-built centre, separate from, but located near, the main campus. Early Years pupils follow the English Early Years Foundation curriculum. The Prep School currently has over 900 pupils and is divided into Pre-Prep (years 1 and 2), Lower Prep (years 3 to 5) and Upper Prep (years 6 to 8). Prep School pupils follow the English National Curriculum, suitably enhanced and with consideration of our international context and the needs of our pupils. Teaching in the Prep School is mostly by class teachers in Pre-Prep, and entirely by specialist subject teachers in the Upper Prep. The Senior School commences with the English national curriculum in year 9, leading to the two years of IGCSE in years 10 and 11. Most pupils progress to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in years 12 and 13, leaving them extremely well prepared to apply for world-class university courses and future career paths. Pastoral care and support for the younger pupils is focused on class teachers. Our older pupils are proud of their house identities, our house names are one of our many connections with the Wellington College. Housemasters lead teams of house tutors to provide pastoral support in Upper Prep and the Senior School. www.wellingtoncollege.cn A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
THE GROUP Wellington College China was founded, and is still owned, by Joy Qiao an Oxford graduate whose passion is to bring the best of Eastern and Western education together. Joy is still closely involved with the group and is an inspiration to all, with her vision, enthusiasm, drive and integrity evident. The company is financially secure and not for profit, with the aim of gaining charitable status in the future. The group establishes schools that, over time, can flourish with high levels of autonomy. All schools enjoy high levels of legal and financial independence and have their own governing boards. Decision-making is devolved to the frontline to give leaders at all levels a sense of ownership. It is assumed that decisions can be made at school level unless explicitly stated in the governance handbook as group standards or governance decisions. All schools carry the same Wellington College name and therefore share the same reputation. As a group, there is a strong desire to combine the advantages of school level autonomy and group level expertise. WCC aims to raise standards in specialist areas to a level that a standalone school cannot match, especially in the non-academic functions of HR, IT, Finance, Marketing and Facilities Ms Joy Qiao shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a model of Wellington College international school during the celebration marking Wellington College’s 150th anniversary A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI APPLICATION PACK FOR THE POST OF MASTER THE LOCATION Shanghai is an exhilarating city of 24 million people, a global centre for finance, innovation and transportation. Shanghai is often described as the showpiece of the booming economy of China. The city is renowned for its modern skyline and its historic buildings. The lifestyle in Shanghai has much to offer: a world-class dining scene, beautiful city parks, lively nightlife and excellent public transport. The city is exceptionally safe and family friendly. Shanghai is also a fantastic hub for exploring Asia with Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea on the doorstep and South East Asia only a few hours away. www.wellingtoncollege.cn A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI APPLICATION PACK FOR THE POST OF MASTER THE POST Leadership Educational Attainment and Delivery Providing dynamic, consistent and motivational Creating a culture and environment in which young 1. PURPOSE • Responsible for recruitment of high-quality senior leadership for the school and its staff, ensuring the people thrive and thus driving up educational standards leadership, teaching and support staff in line with successful delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and and improving outcomes for all. The Chair of the Governing Board (the SAB) is WCC recruitment processes. objectives as determined by the school Board. currently seeking to recruit a Head of School (Master) Ensuring that the modern, 21st century curriculum is to lead the College from August 2021. We seek a • Establishing a strong understanding of the Taking overall responsibility for the strategic planning continually developed and delivered through effective visionary, yet down-to-earth and flexible, team player Wellington College model and ethos. and operation of the school in line with the school’s learning and assessment practice. with high energy, resilience and a genuine commitment • Marketing the school through the building of aims and objectives. to continual improvement in all areas of College life. Driving innovation in education, ensuring that the school strong links with the community and business Providing a diplomatic leadership role within the is able to respond to a changing external environment The Master is the educational and administrative leader interests in Shanghai. Reviewing and producing school community. and that the skills, learning and aspirations of the pupils of the school and will be responsible for standards all materials to inform all stakeholders and are developed and enhanced at all key stages. within the school’s academic programme, retaining prospective pupils. Taking personal responsibility for improving children’s and building a high-quality faculty, exemplifying and eagerness to learn and mitigating the problems they face. Ensuring that a high quality education experience is • Reviewing and operating budgets and providing available for all pupils who attend the school. protecting the school’s culture of excellence, organising Developing and maintaining respect across all financial accountability. and managing the school’s operations, developing stakeholders, inspiring individuals to contribute Implementing the Wellington Identity and ensuring this relationships within and outside the school community. • Managing the school in a fiscally responsible manner. positively to shared ideas and plans for the school. is underpinned by a personalised learning approach. The Master is accountable to the SAB and should strive • Ensuring the school curriculum is of an excellent Attending, and contributing to, Board meetings and for best practice at all times, in all areas of the school. quality, registrations with examination boards are obtaining legal advice on behalf of the Board as submitted and up to date. required. The successful candidate will join a highly competent group of WCC Masters and enjoy cross group • Working with the Board of Governors and the Keeping the Board informed of issues relating to the collaboration, in addition to support from a strong Central Central Office to produce an annual school governance of the school and informing the chair of any Office multi discipline team, as and when required. strategic plan with appropriate school policies potential major operational or reputational risks. reviewed in an agreed cycle. Participating in the evaluation of the Board, the school 2. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MASTER • Operating a risk management strategy including and him/herself in relation to the work and success of all aspects of Health and Safety provision. the school. • Providing strategic direction and leadership to the school. • Ensuring that the physical resources of the school Setting the tone and modelling the Core Values of are utilised as effectively and efficiently as possible. Wellington College China. • Serving as educational leader to develop a system for continuous improvement of teaching and • Ensuring the provision of high-quality learning learning. through excellence in service delivery and performance management of people and resources. • Upholding standards and gaining and maintaining appropriate accreditation. • Ensuring the necessary systems and policies are in place to support and maintain a flourishing school. • Providing continuous professional development of staff. • Ensuring safeguarding is given high priority and staff are trained and recruited effectively. • Ensuring an orderly, stimulating and motivational culture with a strong sense of school community. www.wellingtoncollege.cn A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI APPLICATION PACK FOR THE POST OF MASTER Partnerships Resources and Performance Management THE PERSON Working in partnership with parents to raise Delivering effective operational management for the educational standards, promoting lifelong learning, and school within the school’s budget and in accordance ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE improving outcomes for all. with financial probity. Honours degree Higher Qualification e.g. Masters EDUCATION Fostering and enhancing strong links with Wellington Implementing the WCC performance management PGCE/ QTS degree: MEd, MBA etc College UK, Wellington International and Huili Schools framework for the delivery of high quality services The UK education system in Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai and Jiashan. through rigorous people performance. KNOWLEDGE International independent education Independent education in the UK Remaining corporate at all times, promoting and Working to, and reporting on, targets for achievement Outstanding education provision protecting the reputation of Wellington. and operation of the school, and personal targets Managing a school at a senior level e.g. Headteacher of whole school, (KPIs) as agreed by the school’s Board. EXPERIENCE or phase school leadership Led an international school Working with other public and voluntary sector Managing large financial budgets agencies, clubs and societies in the local community Setting high standards and expectations for personal, to develop extended services to enable the wider pupils’, staff and governors’ behaviours and actions in INTELLIGENCE Clear thinker; strategic Innovative, creative problem-solver community (including entire family members) to access support of the achievement of the school’s intended Strong pedagogical knowledge and understanding knowledge, skills and learning opportunities. outcomes. Highly fluent and personable communicator; articulate, persuasive Ability to speak a second language Supporting and developing public service, Managing, developing and motivating a committed, SKILLS internationalism and social enterprise activities. effective and diverse workforce that has a clear Financially astute; commercially sharp understanding of the vision of the school thus enabling Build and develop relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders Nurture and develop future leaders and promoting high quality learning. Commercial and educational judgement combined with strong intellect Strategic understanding Developing strategic approaches to support and and analytical ability monitor positive transformational change across all APTITUDES ‘Can do’ approach/pragmatic aspects of school life. Appreciation & commitment to collegiate life, values & aims of Ensuring the organisation structure and ways of Wellington College & WCC working support effective education and learning. Integrity. Deliver consistent high performance; tenacious; trustworthy; Providing and developing positive solutions to achieve strong sense of purpose diversity, dignity and equality in all aspects of service Calm under pressure; role model delivery and engagement with the broader community. Discreet and culturally aware Acting in accordance with legislation affecting the CHARACTER conduct of the school, particularly that governing health Provides insightful leadership; personally credible and safety matters and employment rights. Impartial; not swayed by others influence Self-starter; initiative and solutions driven; highly motivated to succeed; results driven www.wellingtoncollege.cn A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI APPLICATION PACK FOR THE POST OF MASTER REMUNERATION PACKAGE APPLICATION FOR THIS POST REFERENCES The successful candidate will receive an extremely Please note that we will wish to contact the referees competitive salary and package with benefits appropriate KEY DATES* of all shortlisted candidates; if you have a specific to the responsibility and status of the position, including preference that we should not contact someone housing, car and driver, annual flight allowance, family Closing date for immediately, please indicate this in your application. 23rd September 2020 medical insurance and visas, relocation allowance and applications school places for up to two children. Telephone Discussions 8th-14th October 2020 The successful candidate will also be eligible to be with selected candidates IDENTIFICATION AND enrolled in the company’s competitive Executive Bonus QUALIFICATIONS w/c 9th November 2020 and Long-Term Incentive Plan. Shortlist Interviews (Wellington College, UK) Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide originals Wellington College China is committed to the personal of all qualifications referenced in their applications, w/c 7th December 2020 and professional development of its leaders and the Final Board Interviews (Shanghai or UK)* along with proof of identity. Master will have an external professional Coach as part of the Group’s Leadership Coaching Programme. *please note that some dates and locations are tentative subject to ongoing travel restrictions. Final interviews will be held in Shanghai unless travel restrictions are still in place. Please note that salary information will be discussed with shortlisted applicants prior to first interview stage SAFER RECRUITMENT Wellington College China is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks. www.wellingtoncollege.cn A PROUD TRADITION. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE.
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