Head of Senior School at Bromsgrove School Mission Hills in China
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Head of Senior School
Bromsgrove School Mission Hills (China)

Nov 30, 18
Dec 21, 18

School Details

Mission Hills Group has long been an enthusiastic supporter of education and in 2012, in honour of the Founding Chairman of the Group, established a Dr David Chu Memorial Fund in support of education, sports and disaster relief. In 2015, spearheaded by Dr Catherine Chu (Executive Director of Mission Hills Group and Mission Hills Education) Mission Hills International School joined in partnership with 500 year old Bromsgrove School and launched a not-for-profit Bromsgrove School Mission Hills.

Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, invested and built by the Mission Hills Group, is a bilingual, co-educational, day school for students from age 3 to grade 12 and boarding for Senior School pupils, from Pre-School to Pre-University entrance. Bromsgrove School Mission Hills is committed to the pursuit of excellence in education through a cross cultural approach, blending best practice from Western and Chinese approaches. At full capacity, the School will be expected to enroll 2,000 students.

Facilities

The campus is located in a tranquil, serene, and ecologically friendly environment.

The Pre-School (for 3 – 5 year olds) opened in September 2015, in a 4,000 square metre well-equipped and modern facility, designed for children’s use with bright and comfortable indoor space, a well-resourced library, dedicated music and dance studio and spacious outdoor playground where children can enjoy many varieties of activities to enrich their development in a holistic manner.

Adjacent to the Pre-School is the BMH Prep School, which opened in 2017 with state- of-the-art facilities which encompass a well-resourced library, large multi-purpose room, advanced science and technology labs, spacious studios for music, art and dance, a recreation quad and playing area, playing fields, and a 400-metre outdoor track. The new Senior School opening at the end of August 2020 (Senior 7 to 12) will add student accommodation, an auditorium, indoor swimming pool, all weather gymnasiums and other specialist facilities to the overall development. The outstanding sporting facilities will include a 2000 square metre fully equipped triple-gym sports hall, a high calibre fitness centre and a 25 metre 8-lane indoor aquatics centre.

Bromsgrove School Mission Hills also leverage the Mission Hills’ world-class golf and tennis facilities and have access to an NHL-size indoor ice rink. For students who wish to develop their golf, tennis or ice hockey game to a higher level, Elite Sports Academies are offered for these three sports.

By car, it is only 30 minutes from Shenzhen City Centre, 1 hour from Hong Kong and 1.5 hours from Guangzhou.

Position Qualifications

The Head of Senior School is responsible for providing a challenging, effective, well-rounded innovative educational experience for all students whilst retaining the traditional values, virtues and ethos of the School. The Head provides the leadership and management needed to ensure the success of the School in fulfilling its mission. The Head reports directly to the Board of Governors which oversees the School’s academic standards and direction.

The Board of Governors is looking to appoint a Head of Senior School with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to lead the School towards a positive and successful future. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a proven track record of success in School leadership. Experience of the IGCSE and A level curriculum is crucial. Experience of leadership within an international context would also be preferable, as would experience in boarding.

The post holder will be able to think strategically, make a positive contribution to the vision and leadership of the School and will join the Bromsgrove School Mission Hills Prep and Pre-Prep Headmistress on the Executive team. The successful candidate will work with the Prep and Pre-Prep Headmistress in ensuring the highest possible standards of bilingual education through the promotion of effective teaching and learning, a balanced curriculum, the provision of excellent pastoral care and support for pupils and a rich extra-curricular programme which reflects the School’s development priorities.

The Head of the Senior School will play a major role under the direction of the Board in formulating the strategy and objectives of the Senior School, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the School and to monitor progress towards their achievement.

We are confident that the School will be a dynamic place to develop professionally and that it offers opportunities for teachers at a variety of stages in their career.

Salary and Benefits
  • Competitive International School Senior Leadership salary with annual gratuity (paid in Chinese RMB)
  • Relocation allowance
  • Annual home leave with round-trip transportation
  • Subsidised, furnished or partly furnished housing in an apartment on the School campus/Mission Hills Resort
  • Tuition discount for faculty children in accordance with School policy
  • International Health Insurance Plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Sick, personal, maternity and paternity leave
  • Support and costs associated with obtaining an employment visa in China

Head of Senior School Applicant brochure (Click here)

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Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Dr. Barry Drake has over 40 years' experience in administration and teaching in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East and East Asia.