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Job Description
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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Head of Secondary School


Léman International School Chengdu (LIS) opened in the fall of 2009. Our school serves the children of expatriate families from age 2 to 18 years in a Pre-Nursery to Year 13 program. Our purpose-built campus occupies 50 acres (20 hectares) in the Tianfu New Area of Chengdu and has capacity for approximately 1,000 students. Chengdu is a modern city in Western China famous for its excellent food and the home of the Giant Panda.  Many interesting destinations in South East Asia are a short flight away. The city is affordable with a lower cost of living than many comparable cities in China, so there is good savings potential for teachers. 

Léman boasts world-class facilities on an extensive campus.  These include fully equipped modern classrooms, science laboratories, an art studio, music studio, I.T. rooms, a gymnasium, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, and large outdoor sports facilities. 

Our student body represents more than 30 nationalities and the school provides international curricula with the commitment to support students’ return to their home country. The Primary School curriculum is based on the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), currently provided in 1,000 schools in 65 countries.   Year 7 to 11 utilizes the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). LIS is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma Programme for students in Year 12 and 13. 

LIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

Visit our website  for more information. 


A key member of the School Leadership Team, you will provide direction, inspiration, and guidance to our secondary teaching staff. Focused on developing a high-performing team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school including staff development, performance management and deployment. We’ll look to you to promote high expectations for our students, designing learning activities that are aligned to our school’s curriculum and creating a learning culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved.


Able to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience in both hands-on teaching and management in education. This means you will be fully up to date with curriculum developments. Strong in leadership and people management, you will have a flair for setting and meeting challenging performance targets. Able to work with a high degree of cultural sensitivity in our changing and fast-paced international environment, you will have the ability to use a range of communication strategies and channels. Your strong commercial, financial, market and organisational awareness will enable you to devise effective solutions to complex business challenges.


A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China, including the relevant qualifications and experience as outlined in the Job Description.


We’re Nord Anglia Education, one of the world’s largest premium international school organisations. Every day, our teachers and support colleagues help our thousands of students achieve more than they ever imagined possible. A transformational education at one of our schools is focused on excellent academic outcomes, creativity, well-being, and international connectedness. Our innovative use of educational technology also creates a personalised, 21st-century learning experience for all students, while our global scale means we can recruit and retain the world’s best teachers and offer unforgettable events and expeditions.  


Our people are empowered to make a difference in their fields of expertise. Our fast pace of growth requires evolution and change from everyone, giving you the chance to define the role you do in the future. This challenges the learning agility of our employees and ensures every day brings interesting new experiences. Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, our first international school opened in 1992 in Warsaw, followed by rapid growth across the world since the 2000s. When you join our team, you’ll become part of a global family of experts working for a fast-growing premium international brand. 


Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are ambitious for our students, our people, and our schools. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually.  

We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.  


The 2021-2022 school year was one of the strongest ever in terms of Nord Anglia Education’s academic results. For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our students achieved a 35.1 global point average, far exceeding the global average of 31.9. A third of the students earned a perfect score of 45. In the A-levels, our students achieved 60.5% of grades at A*-A, along with 77.3% at A*-B. The group’s latest IGCSE student cohort, consisting of 2,351 students across 41 Nord Anglia schools, achieved an outstanding set of results, with 52.8% of grades at 9 – 7 for the year and 90.8% at 9 – 4. 


When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 15,000 people working together to support our student’s success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practices across our family, access extensive professional development, and gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.  

We offer exceptional career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development to ensure our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.  

Our world-renowned collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF offer our teachers unrivaled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates an opportunity to earn an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London. 

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.  

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits: 

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale 

  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration 

  • A culture that is fair and consultative  

  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career 


Online applications need to be submitted directly through the Nord Anglia Education careers page and should include a CV. Please visit us online at  At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world-class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture. All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 

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