Deputy Head (Academic)

Ref: 4038

Fettes College Guangzhou


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Role Managed by:

Diana Stewart-Brown

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6231


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 14/03/2019

Fettes College, one of the UK’s pre-eminent independent schools, and Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, seek an outstanding Deputy Head (Academic) to play a key role in establishing and leading Fettes College Guangzhou (FCGZ). Opening in the Zengcheng District of Guangzhou in September 2020, this exciting new venture will bring the Fettes ethos to the Guangzhou area, one of China’s largest and most dynamic cities. FCGZ will be a co-educational boarding and day school with capacity for 2,394 pupils aged 2-18.

Reporting to the Senior Deputy Head, the successful candidate will lead on academic matters across the school with a particular focus on the international curricula delivered in the middle and senior schools. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to shape the academic life of a new school and to develop as a leader in a dynamic international setting.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher with a good track record of success in middle or senior leadership. He or she will combine a passion for outstanding teaching and learning with the organisational and people management skills to build the academic leadership team for a new school. Whilst experience of the IB is not essential, an affinity with the IB educational philosophy and values is important. Similarly, direct experience in boarding is not a pre-requisite but candidates should demonstrate a genuine resonance with holistic education and a willingness to engage fully in the life of a boarding school.

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