Shanghai Thomas School

Head of Fabulinus A-Level School

Far East, China

Job Description

The head of the Fabulinus A-level School is a key role for the Fabulinus Project, which will prepare high-calibre Chinese students to study at leading UK universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and other Russell Group institutions ( The head will be in charge of school academic affairs. S/he will work at the Shanghai Thomas School, which is the teaching base for the Fabulinus Project. The successful candidate may also be appointed Deputy Principal of Shanghai Thomas School, or be invited to serve as International Principal of Shanghai Thomas School. (Due to Chinese regulations, the Principal of a Chinese school has to be a Chinese citizen.)

Benefits Included for all Thomas School Candidates:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and overall qualifications
  • Free, fully furnished western-style apartment( or housing allowance )
  • $1,200 international airfare allowance
  • Work Permit sponsorship
  • Medical check and visa fees coverage
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Paid national holidays
  • Free school placement for dependent children
  • Opportunities for professional development

Principal Responsibilities
1. Administration of teaching affairs related to the international curriculum;
1.1 Establish administration processes
1.2 Team building
1.3 Monitoring the IGCSE and A-level programmes
1.4 Monitoring the mentor programmes
2. Deployment and update of modular curriculum;
2.1 Curriculum mapping
2.2 Curriculum review
2.3 Curriculum update
3. Development of fusion courses, including British culture and contemporary approaches to learning;
3.1 Establish the connection between 7 curricular modules
3.2 Develop the fusion courses, incorporating British culture and learning approaches into the fusion courses                                                    3.3 Facilitate short-term academic visit programmes at British universities
4. Designing and overseeing professional teacher development programmes;
4.1 Design the PD programmes
4.2 Enforce the PD programmes
4.3 Enlarge the PD resources
4.4 Teacher evaluation
5. Participating in promotional campaigns of the Fabulinus Project at British universities.
5.1 Work together with colleagues in the UK
5.2 Build the reputation of the Fabulinus Project
5.3 Public relation activities

Minimum Education Qualifications                                                                                                                                                                Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Educational Management or relevant major;         

Work Experience                                                                                                    

  • Familiarity with the UK education system, ISCSE and A-level curricula
  • Experience of senior administration within UK schools (at least 10 years)
  • Principal/head teacher experience at one or multiple well-established A-level/UK schools is highly desired                               
  • Knowledge of the Chinese education system (desirable)
  • Working experience in China (desirable)               

Personality Profile           

  • Good team player and solid communication skills;
  • Native English speaker.
  • Cross cultural awareness           

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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 29-07-2019