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Job Title: Western Co-Principal (YWIES-2021-COP001)
Posted Date: 18/10/2019 Expiration Date: -
Location: YWIES # of Openings: 1
Effective From: Other(01/08/2020)
Job Description: The Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) is a reputable network of international education schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yantai, and Tongxiang, providing high quality bilingual (Chinese and English) and co-cultural (Eastern and Western) education from Early Childhood to Secondary for Mainland Chinese students. While adhering to the requirements of the Chinese National Curriculum, YWIES takes a holistic approach to nurturing the whole child, providing a positive, caring and joyful learning environment that broadens students’ horizons, enabling them to become confident, well-balanced global citizens with strong roots in China.

YWIES shares the same rich heritage as the Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS). The first Yew Chung School was founded in 1932 in Hong Kong by Madam Tsang Chor Hang, who had a humble yet mighty vision to contribute to the development of modern China, hence the names ‘Yew Chung’ and ‘Yew Wah’, which mean to ‘glorify China’. This legacy is reflected in the Mission of all YWIES schools, which together with the Principles and Practices Statement serve as the Guiding Statement of each school. This statement is not meant to be passive, but rather action-oriented with measurable impact, permeating everything we do, say and believe. It is deliberately aspirational and forward-looking, and it is critically important that our School leaders understand and embrace this.

Mission
- To honour China and to build a common humanity.

Principles & Practices
- We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.
- We believe that each child is unique, with innate talents and gifts that should be nurtured to the fullest potential.
- We believe that quality student-teacher relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement, leading to highly effective learning and teaching.
- We believe that ‘Learning Communities’ best enable students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st Century.
- We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.

Finally, each YWIES school is independently registered and operated, but jointly governed by an Executive Board (EB), headquartered in Hong Kong. At the site-based level, the School Leadership Team (SLT) is typically composed of a Western Co-Principal, a Chinese Co-Principal, and a School Business Manager, all sharing equal status and collective responsibility for leading and managing the whole school. The SLT, both individually and collectively, are ultimately accountable to the Chairperson of the EB, i.e. the Chief Executive Officer and School Supervisor, Dr. Betty Chan, daughter of Madam Tsang.

We are now welcoming applications for Western Co-Principal positions in our network of schools in Mainland China. Ideally, the start date(s) will be on or before 1 August 2020.

Western Co-Principal

Each successful candidate will partner with the Chinese Co-Principal as the designated Heads of School, having overall academic leadership responsibility of the school. He/she will also collaborate with the School Business Manager to oversee the school’s non-teaching operations to ensure the provision of high quality education for all students, in accordance with our Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices.

The brief description below articulates what a Co-Principal should know, understand and be able to do. The five areas describe domains and capabilities that encapsulate the essence of school leadership.

1. Technical Leadership: Demonstrate capacity to effectively optimise the school’s financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes that contribute to the implementation of the school’s vision and goals.

2. Human Leadership: Demonstrates ability to foster a safe, purposeful, accountable, caring, harmonious, respectful and inclusive learning environment, and the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. Uses data to measure organisational health and develop action plan as appropriate. Effectively manages all aspects of teaching staff employment conditions, including performance management. Makes and communicates informed decisions. Manages crises and challenging situations effectively.

3. Educational Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to lead, manage and monitor the school improvement and planning processes through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning across the school. Uses data to inform teaching practice and enhance student learning and achievement.

4. Symbolic Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to model important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school. To have in place effective personnel practices that contributes to retention, an ethos of innovation, collaboration and a strong work ethic. To model collaborative leadership which exemplifies the fusion of western and eastern cultural leadership concepts and practices.

5. Cultural Leadership: A well-developed sense of school effectiveness, commitment to international mindedness and a demonstrated capacity to lead the school in promoting a vision of the future in harmony with the values and cultural norms of the host country and school community. The YWIES Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices should be underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realize the potential of all students.

Interested candidates should submit applications (cover letter and resume) with expected salary to newprincipals@ycef.com. For more information about YWIES, please visit http://www.ywies.com/.

Personal data provided by job applicants would be used for recruitment purpose only.
Job Requirements: - Holder of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in School Administration;
- With a license to practice as a Principal or with significant experience and seniority in international education to take up the role;
- With over 10 years of teaching experience and at least 5 years as a school administrator;
- Supports YWIES Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices;
- Exhibits strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as intercultural understanding and other global competencies.
School Introduction
Yew Wah International Education School (*YWIES*)
耀華國際教育學校(*YWIES*)
Contact E-Mail: newprincipals@ycef.com
Website URL: http://www.ywies.com/
Phone: +852 39211074
Fax: +852 23370206
Address: 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Description: The Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) is a reputable network of international education schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yantai, Qingdao, Rizhao and Tongxiang, providing high quality bilingual (Chinese and English) and co-cultural (Eastern and Western) education from Early Childhood to Secondary. YWIES takes a holistic approach that creates a positive, caring, joyful and appreciative learning environment and nurtures the whole person. It prepares students to look beyond the walls of the classroom and their countries and launches them on a personal journey of growth to become confident, balanced individuals with international perspectives.

Yew Wah International Education Schools are built upon the many decades of experience of Yew Chung International Schools in offering quality international education in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Founded in 1932, Yew Chung for the past 80 plus years has committed to nurturing students’ ability to face the global issues and challenges of the 21st century. As a credit to its 80 years of excellence in education, worldwide recognition has been accorded to the unique curriculum that Yew Chung and Yew Wah have taken much time and effort to establish.

All YWIES schools also share the same Mission, Principles and Practices Statement, which is not meant to be a passive Guiding Statement, but rather action-oriented with measurable impact, permeating everything we do, say and believe. It is deliberately aspirational and forward-looking, and it is critically important that our School leaders understand and embrace this.

Mission
- To raise globally competent and compassionate leaders with a servant’s heart, who aspire to, and act for, a better world.

Principles & Practices
- We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.
- We believe that each child is unique, with innate talents and gifts that should be nurtured to the fullest potential.
- We believe that quality student-teacher relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement, leading to highly effective learning and teaching.
- We believe that ‘Learning Communities’ best enable students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st Century.
- We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.

Finally, each YWIES school is independently registered and operated, but jointly governed by an Executive Board (EB), headquartered in Hong Kong. At the site-based level, the School Leadership Team (SLT) is typically composed of a Western Co-Principal, a Chinese Co-Principal, and a School Business Manager, all sharing equal status and collective responsibility for leading and managing the whole school. The SLT, both individually and collectively, are ultimately accountable to the Chairperson of the EB, i.e. the Chief Executive Officer and School Supervisor, Dr. Betty Chan, daughter of Madam Tsang.
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