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Founding Elementary Principal

Required: August 2019

Location: Xi'an, China

Experience: At least 3 years previous leadership experience in Elementary.

Sponsorship: Single or married teaching couples (not suitable for those with children)

Salary: Top salary and package dependent upon experience.

Contract: 3 Years

School vision/Ethos:

This is a new school opening its doors to much fanfare in September 2019 initially to grades 1 and 2 but with plans to expand in to a through Primary to secondary school. This school is an international Chinese counterpart to a family of world renowned top British international schools in Asia and the UK.

This is an international school for Chinese nationals offering an enhanced Chinese and International curriculum developed by Chinese and international education experts and aim to prepare students for the 21st century world. This is a collaborative framework which provides a well-balanced programme consisting of the Chinese compulsory curriculum (G1 - G9) and leading international educational concepts and methodologies. It is the third of the schools to open with the first having opened very successfully in Shanghai in 2017 with Beijing and now Xian following.

Facilities are set to be superb. The buildings and facilities are purpose-designed and developed by one of Xi'an's leading developers. The campus plot is surrounded by high-end residential condominiums.

Location overview:

Xi'an is an historic former ancient capital of the People's Republic of China. Famed as the start of the Silk Road and as home of the Terracotta Warriors. It is considered one of the cultural heartlands of China. This is an immensely varied and interesting city with a rich history. This modern city has a population of over 12 million persons and is the commercial and cultural heart of the surrounding Shaanxi Province. Xi'an has historically been a cross-roads city, both within China, and for traders from across the Asian continent. As such, it provides a wide variety of architectural styles, historical sites, culinary tastes and lifestyle experiences.


You should have a minimum of three years leadership experience and previous founding school head experience would be welcomed though not essential. Experience of and/or knowledge of Inquiry based (PYP) curriculum is important. A can do attitude and a leader willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved is key.

The school takes a holistic approach to every child's learning and school experience, aiming to develop students intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. This includes a number of stimulating, challenging and fun learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that develop the 6Cs.

Confidence: Through activities such as drama, debates and leadership projects, Students develop confidence in public speaking and performance.

Creativity: Art and design, music, robotics and other creative pursuits enable our students to come up with innovative and original ideas, both in terms of self-expression and problem solving.

Critical Thinking: Our teachers use an approach based on critical enquiry to help students ask questions and challenge their sources of information.

Collaboration: Students learn how to work well with others and set common goals via collaborative and team-based project work across all subjects in the curriculum.

Communication: Frequent opportunities for making presentations, working in a team and taking leadership roles help students listen and communicate clearly and effectively.

Community: Our students are encouraged to take responsibility for their role in society and make a positive contribution to the lives of others through charity work and a sense of community.

As this is a new school in development - an openness and commitment to contributing to the ongoing school's development is a must along with bags of energy, patience, diplomacy and enthusiasm. Previous international experience and some prior experience of China is desirable.

Package: You will receive one of the most generous salary packages available in International schools in China along with excellent benefits including: Annual Relocation and Domestic Bills Allowance; Comprehensive International Health Insurance for teacher and dependents; Expat-style housing; Shipping allowance (in and out bound); Annual airfare allowance for both teacher and dependents.

If you wish to apply please contact our Leadanywhere team who work specifically on Leadership appointments at: