Head of Language and Literature

September 27, 2022

Job Description

Head of Language and Literature

Suzhou | Dulwich College Suzhou | Teaching

About Role

Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ) seeks an inspirational and innovative educator to join Senior School from August 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our fast-growing school in Suzhou, one of China’s most vibrant cities. At DCSZ children in Senior School are aged 11-18.
 

Our School

Dulwich College International is One Family of Schools focused on ensuring every student achieves his or her very best in school and life beyond, which is why all our students Graduate Worldwise, ensuring they are prepared for a future that is uncertain. To guarantee this experience for all our students, we look to recruit and enhance the very best practitioners in education so that, with us, they continue to develop as Worldwise Teachers. Our teaching and learning is grounded in the Dulwich Learning principles.

Our Teaching Profile (International School)

 

TEACH WORLDWISE

At Dulwich College International, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.  

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Teachers to Live Worldwise.

 

Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness 
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

Worldwise teacher’s practice:

•    Maximises every student’s opportunity learn
•    Promotes student agency, reflection and a love of learning
•    Delivers academic rigour and holistic learning
•    Reveals the complex and inter-disciplinary nature of learning content
•    Creates a supportive and dynamic learning environment
•    Develops students’ higher-order thinking

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

 

DCSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.
 

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position you will need to include:

  • an application letter
  • your CV
  • a statement of educational philosophy
  • details of three referees from your current and previous employer

Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at: https://www.dulwich.org/careers/find-your-career

For further information please see our website at https://www.dulwich.org/careers/find-your-career?code=dcsz.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2022.

Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged.

Safeguarding Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.

Competencies

Core Competencies Leadership Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Goal setting and achieve objectives
  • Inspire and Grow People (Within team)
  • Bring People Together (Cross team)

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