Appointments Vacancies

Middle and High School Principal – Daystar Academy, Beijing


Applications are invited for the post of Middle and High School Principal, who will build on the popular and highly successful Elementary School and help write the next chapter of the Daystar story.

 For September 2019, or sooner by negotiation

Daystar Academy is a community-focused, bilingual private school based on two campuses in Beijing. Part of the Ivy Education Group since 2014, the school has enjoyed considerable investment, developing the facilities within the school and opening its second campus in 2017. Daystar has an excellent and committed staff and an open, respectful and collaborative school culture. Relationships within the school are widely described as being exceptional and a high level of trust exists amongst a staff that comprises colleagues from different ethnic, cultural and pedagogical traditions.

Daystar is at an exciting point in its development. With a strong and highly distinctive tradition as a Kindergarten and Elementary School, it has recently developed its Middle School and will now be adding a High School. These new divisions of the school will offer the MYP and IBDP, integrated with the unique approach to bilingualism, biculturalism and character education for which Daystar has become known.

The Middle and High School Principal will establish the new High School, ensuring that both the Middle and High Schools operate and develop in full alignment with Daystar’s mission and in pursuit of excellent educational outcomes.  The appointed candidate will be a strong operational leader, ensuring the new school has the infrastructure to launch and grow successfully. He or she will provide stable leadership, securing the systems, processes and protocols to enable successful school growth.

With a proven track record and the ability to instill confidence in the vision for the new school throughout the Daystar community, the Middle and High School Principal will build on the popular and highly successful Elementary School and help write the next chapter of the Daystar story.

For a taste of life at Daystar please click here

 For an informal conversation regarding the opportunity, please contact

 Jean Sullivan on +44 (0)7885 879887 (

Aaron Ashton on +44 (0)7584 564944 (

Keith Clark on + 44 (0)7941 018042       (

Early expression of interest is advisable and the selection panel will consider applications as they arrive.

You should submit:

1. A full CV with:

• Your entire work history
• Reasons for leaving school leadership positions
• Details (name, address, email address and relationship to you) of at least two professional referees from your most recent position(s)

2. A covering letter addressed to Mr. Jack Hsu, CEO of Ivy Education Group outlining:

• Your reasons for applying
• Relevant professional experience that you feel is aligned to the needs of the role
• Your personal educational philosophy

3. The Additional Information Form (available on the right side of this page)

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics.
Please email your full CV, completed additional information form and covering letter (as PDF files please) to Hilary Battye at

 Please note: The school is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection; we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and police checks from international school positions held.