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International School of Beijing

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Elementary School Assistant Principal

Please note that:
1) previous applicants need not apply
2) only applications from candidates currently located in China will be considered


The Elementary School Assistant Principal assists the Principal in the daily operations and long-term planning of the school. The Assistant Principal works with the Principal to ensure that
• all programs and practices of faculty and staff support the school’s mission, vision and strategic plan, in accordance with the school code of professional conduct and ethics
• all students, on a daily basis, are provided with a safe, caring learning environment
• all students can access a high quality, developmentally appropriate, research-based educational program.

The Assistant Principal will hold an Early Years to Grade 5 curriculum leadership role in specified subject areas. The Assistant Principal will be expected to maintain some school wide responsibilities as part of the Administrative Team.


Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Assists the Principal in developing and supporting curriculum, instruction and assessment by:
• Collaborating with staff, the Elementary School Principal, and Office of Learning to facilitate improvement in curriculum, instruction and assessment
• Collaborating with Early Years 3 to Grade 5 faculty and staff to ensure successful implementation of the curriculum and use of instructional materials in specified curriculum areas
• Observing teachers and providing feedback on teaching and learning to facilitate student learning and ongoing improvement of instruction using best practices
• Developing teachers’ conceptual knowledge and skills in the specified curriculum areas
• Leading teachers in designing integrated curriculum units of inquiry, developing performance-based assessments and instruction that supports deep understanding of content, and achievement of standards and benchmarks using the Backward Design Model.
• Collaborating with staff to enhance processes of assessment and monitoring of student information and data to improve instruction
• Support individual and schoolwide protection of children in accordance with ISB’s child safeguarding policies, particularly as they relate to the role of section leaders

Professional Learning
Works with the Principal to support staff in their continuous improvement by:
• Meeting with grade level and specialist area teams during appropriate planning times to help with 1) coordination and integration of instruction, 2) collaborative evaluation of student work and data to plan instruction, 3) ensuring a consistent program for all students at a grade level
• Working with the Principal and Office of Learning to plan, implement and evaluate divisional professional development
• Supervising and evaluating teachers as directed by the Principal

Promotes effective communication and collaboration amongst faculty, students and the community by:
• Communicating with and through grade levels, encouraging continuity regarding curriculum, instructional and assessment practices throughout the school
• Maintaining vision for ongoing improvement of teaching and learning in specified curriculum areas
• Gathering information/data from parents, students and staff as needed
• Assisting the Principal in providing parents with information regarding curriculum, instruction, divisional procedures and special events
• Leading parent education sessions and supporting parent understanding of specified curriculum areas

Assists the Principal in ensuring the smooth daily operations of the division by managing areas of operations including:
• Assisting the Principal with maintaining, evaluating and improving operating systems and processes
• Assisting the Principal with construction of Elementary School schedules
• Supervising students and supporting student discipline
• Supervising and evaluating teaching assistants and support staff, as assigned
• Performing additional duties as assigned by the Principal that ensure a caring and safe learning environment and the delivery of a high quality, developmentally appropriate, research-based educational program

The Elementary School Assistant Principal should be a mature and energetic educator with experience and energy in the following areas:
• An aptitude for building and maintaining positive relationships with students, educators, and parents
• Experience with curriculum development and collaboration across school sections and within an all-school context
• A demonstrated ability in leading groups and implementing curricular initiatives within a Professional Learning Community
• Backwards design unit development, curriculum mapping, and effective assessment practices
• The capacity to organize and deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences
• An ability to work with diverse audiences and build consensus to support the ISB mission, vision and core values
• Superior organizational strategies and an aptitude for solving problems
• Effective communication skills utilizing a variety of mediums and techniques

Essential Qualifications:
1. Current teaching certification
2. School administration or leadership certification (current or in progress)
3. Successful experience as a teacher in the elementary grades
4. A sound understanding of the developmental needs of students in the identified section of the elementary school
5. Proven successful experience in a leadership role
6. Strong understanding and respect for a diversity of cultures and needs of language learners

1. Qualifications in educational leadership (or current study in that field)
2. Qualifications/advanced study in subject specific areas.


1 Jul 2021

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31 Mar 2021

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Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Deputy Principal
Common Core
Elementary/Primary School

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