Far East, China

Nanjing Thomas International School (Ambright)

Nanjing Thomas International School (Ambright)

The Foreign Principal will prepare high-calibre Chinese students to study at leading world universities, including top UK and US universities.

He/She will work at Nanjing Thomas School, a K-12 boarding school. And he will work together with Chinese principals and focus on academic affairs.

The successful candidate may also be appointed Deputy Principal of Nanjing Thomas School, or be invited to serve as International Principal of Nanjing Thomas School. (Due to Chinese regulations, the Principal of a Chinese school has to be a Chinese citizen.)

1. Administration of teaching affairs related to the international courses for high school sector
1.1 Establish academic rules and processes
1.2 Faculty’s PLC building (Professional Learning Community)
1.3 Monitoring the International programmes, including IGCSE and A-level/IB/AP
1.4 Monitoring the mentor programmes
2. Co- work on curriculum development (with Chinese principals)
2.1 Curriculum mapping
2.2 Curriculum review
2.3 Curriculum update
3. Development of fusion courses, including British/American culture and learning approaches
3.1 The integration of Chinese high school courses and I-GCSE courses
3.2 Incorporating trans-cultural understanding and learning approaches into the fusion courses
3.3 Facilitate short-term academic visit programmes at US/UK universities
4. Designing and overseeing teacher’s PD programmes
4.1 The operation of PD programmes
4.2 Enlarge the PD resources
4.3 Teacher evaluation
5. Coordinating school’s international affairs, ie. student exchange, foreign expert visit, transnational academic cooperation
5.1 Work together with colleagues in the UK/USA
5.2 Coordinating the international affairs related to Nanjing Thomas School
5.3 Public relation activities


To perform this role effectively, an incumbent must have relevant qualifications for this position. Please provide evidence and specific examples of the skills/capabilities listed below, as well as educational credentials and professional background.
1. Familiarity with the UK/USA education system, IGCSE and A-level, IB, AP curricula
2. Experience of senior administration within US/UK schools (at least 10 years)
3. Principal/head teacher experience at one or multiple well-established US/UK schools is highly desired
4. Knowledge of the Chinese education system (desirable)
5. Working experience in China (desirable)

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
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