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Principal, Léman Chengdu International School, China
Léman Chengdu International School, China

Job reference: 015561

Location: Léman Chengdu International School, China

Closing date: 02/01/2023

Department: SLT - Academic


  • K-12 provision for students aged 3 - 18 years old.
  • English National Curriculum leading to
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and
  • IB Diploma Programme qualifications

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is seeking to appoint a Principal for Léman International School, Chengdu, China.  The school is positioned on a large campus a 30-minute drive from downtown Chengdu. The city is considered one of the most desirable urban locations in China and is seeing rapid expansion in the region. 

The school is equipped with excellent facilities including a swimming pool, sports field, STEAM spaces, alongside other specialist and general teaching rooms, and has a team of committed and highly qualified teachers. It is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools and a recognised IBO World School.

As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, the schools share resources and knowledge within our group of 81 Nord Anglia schools around the world. The Global Campus connects students with other Nord Anglia Education schools based in 32 different countries worldwide.  Students are able to extend their international experience through opportunities to learn abroad, to connect with more than 72,000 students through our innovative online platform, and to take advantage of exciting experiences and expeditions.

Through our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, we embrace innovation to ensure students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future.

What we are looking for

The appointed candidate will:

  • Possess a creative and pragmatic mind with the ability to lead innovations in teaching and learning and the broader activity of the schools;
  • Lead with a strategic and decisive style, suitable for a highly successful school within a competitive environment;
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to create and innovative and purposeful curriculum using contemporary international thinking to create a distinctive positioning for the school;
  • Be an ambassador and help to build the brand and reputation of the school;
  • Demonstrate a flair for developing managerial and educational talent;
  • Respect, appreciate and understand a variety of cultures and societies, building strong relationships with all members of the school community;
  • Be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for every student in our care and engage with children, staff and parents to ensure that we identify, understand and meet their educational aims and needs.

In return for your passion to deliver the highest quality education you will enjoy a competitive salary, accommodation provided by us, an annual flight allowance, car and driver, health insurance and places in the school for your children.

How to apply

We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school community.

To apply for this role, please include a CV and letter of application and apply via our careers page. 

Applications: Closing date is 2nd January 2023

Interviews: to be held virtually and in person January 2023

Start Date:  August 2023

Nord Anglia Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from safeguarding authorities.


The closing date for this job has now passed.