Head of Assessment at Atlas China

2019, June 6
Head of Assessment at Atlas China 6th June 2019

Atlas Education is a unique independent education organisation that runs innovative learning centre, The Tree, and equally innovative fledgling education consultancy, Venture Education, from our awesome space in northern Beijing. We are a dedicated team of sixty international education specialists who place empathy, communication and quality firmly at the core of everything we do. Our motley crew are some of the smartest, most interesting, hard-working and positive people on the planet and we really love our jobs.


The Tree: We help Chinese students to transition from traditional education into international schools.  We are very good at what we do. Aside from the academics, and improving English, a lot of our work is around behaviour for learning and developing two of the most vital skills for happiness and success: curiosity and agency.  We work incredibly hard with our inclusive student body to make sure that working hard becomes only part of what school-work means to them: reading becomes a pleasure, classes becomes something you run to school for and an essay question that starts “what do you think about…?” fills your head with ideas. We help students get into the best international schools in Beijing and we’re pretty sure that we change their lives along the way. We also have a programme called Flight that helps students in the French School to apply to UK universities.


Aside from the teaching and learning at the core of what we do, we’re also pretty…woke.  We run a literature journal for teenagers called InkBeat and an outdoor education programme called BFS. We have women’s officer and recently signed the British Embassy’s Pledge for Progress on gender equality. We also have a social impact committee that works with six NGOs including one we started ourselves that supports a village in Fujian without access to formal education. Mondays are meatless and we have a lot of social events. We enthusiastically endorse the golden twin tenets of all good karaoke: no talent; no shame. Also, current team members have done courses on project management and child safety (supported by the organisation), are co-chairs of the young professionals committee for the British Chamber, run a fashion blog, speak at toastmasters, do improv around Asia, organise regular Beijing vs Shanghai video game event and volunteer for Start Up Grind and local charities supporting migrant worker children and orphans.



The Head of Assessment takes responsibility for the way we plan, prepare, administer and learn about the formal and informal assessments that Tree students undergo.


Period: Two-year contract (negotiable)

Report to: Assistant Director of Studies, Director of Studies

The Head of Assessment takes responsibility for the way we plan, prepare, administer and learn about the formal and informal assessments that Tree students undergo. They also lead the Daystar Bridge Saturday Programme.


Report to: Assistant Director of Studies, Director of Studies

Job Responsibilities

  • Cross-curricular teaching (10 contact hours)
  • Production and design of weekly assessments for FT students
  • Leading improvements to the design and implementation of student entry assessments
  • Leading assessment design and assuring its quality across FT and PT teams
  • Organising the available resources for formal assessments and improving stocks
  • Improving exam data and information, and the way it is used in the centre
  • Assisting DoS and ADoS in tracking student progress
  • Teacher training and standardisation in the area of assessment
  • Advising and supporting the SPC team about exam entries of individual students who need to take public examinations
  • Coordinating with SPC team to track and communicate student admissions timelines
  • Development of reporting systems for FT and PT students
  • Leadership, oversight and quality assurance of Daystar Bridge Saturday programme


Additional Requirements

  • Managing wider team with tact and respect
  • Continuing to develop professionally and helping colleagues to do the same
  • Contributing to company-wide projects
  • Treating all staff equally and respectfully
  • Communicating professionally with students, staff and parents
  • Balancing quality education with the requirements of the business
  • Acting as a positive ambassador for Atlas, the Tree, and Venture where applicable


Job Details

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 8:30AM – 5PM
  • Cross-curricular teaching (10 contact hours)
  • 19000-21000 RMB /month (reviewed and adjusted annually)
  • You will get a full work visa, medical insurance, loads of opportunity for paid overtime and a bunch of holiday.
  • Located in Chaoyang, Beijing; Opposite The French School


If you got this far, you must be interested! Please send us your CV and cover letter to hr@atlaseducation.org. Also mention how you heard about us and put the job title in the subject line of the email. Look forward to hearing from you!

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