Upper Primary Homeroom Teacher

Full Time | Shanghai, China | Primary Division
Start Date: August 2024

About School:

Our School in Shanghai, China, is a bilingual institution established in 2007. It's a top international school integrating Shanghai and international curricula for Year 1-12. The school emphasizes a Chinese-English immersion approach across Primary, Middle, and High School divisions, offering both day and boarding options. The Primary School (Years 1-5) is centrally located in Shanghai, serving as a day school. In contrast, the Middle School (Years 6-8) and the High School (Years 9-12) are situated on the new Hongqiao campus and in Shanghai's Songjiang District. These latter divisions offer a comprehensive educational experience, including UK/US style boarding options and day programs. The 'International Plus' curriculum combines Chinese studies with Cambridge IGCSE and IB Diploma Programs. Our School  aims to provide an exceptional educational journey focusing on academic excellence, character development, and preparing students for a rapidly changing world.

At our School, our forward-thinking program is designed to nurture the holistic development of students, encompassing their emotional, social, physical, and intellectual facets. Our mission is to prepare these students to become engaged and responsible global citizens, well-equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

Our  School is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment, necessitating references, background checks, and criminal record checks as part of our rigorous safeguarding measures.

Curriculum:   Bilingual Curriculum, Chinese National Curriculum, IB Diploma, IGCSE
Accreditation:  CIS, WASC
School Type:    9-12  Day, 9-12 Boarding, K-12  Day
Students Enrollment:  Approx. 1600 in total

About Job:

Primary/Elementary school teacher. Our School is a unique bilingual school in Shanghai, offering a blended Shanghai and bespoke International curriculum. Students are immersed in a two way Chinese and English programme and teachers are required to teach fewer subjects than in a more traditional International/Western educational setting. We are currently seeking experienced and innovative educators who preferably have some experience of bilingual education to join us for the 2023-2024 Academic year.

• Plan, teach and evaluate classes as designated by subject coordinators;
• Ensure that teaching and learning is aligned with the school’s bespoke curriculum model;
• Set up reasonable proximal goals for students based on curriculum requirements; teach students in accordance with their aptitude;
• Differentiate learning to cater for full range of student needs to ensure they are engaged and challenged;
• Use technology to enhance learning and help students develop the necessary skills and confidence in this area;
• Organize related activities outside of the classroom to enhance student learning and development;
• Respect the bi-lingual environment and cater to language needs of both native and second language learners;
• Communicate proactively with colleagues and parents regarding students’ learning;
• Develop a close and supportive relationship with students under your care; establish a rapport which enhances learning;
• Help deliver the pastoral programme (Character Education, Positive Discipline);
• Be a positive role model for all students in the school and recognize your responsibility for their well-being and development;
• Ensure that classroom/school resources are well prepared and managed;
• Ensure that all students are treated equitably with respect and fairness;
• Acknowledge children’s improvement and effort rather than just result or achievement;
• Relationship management: Build trusting, collaborative and respectful working relationship with parents in order to co-educate students;
• Administrative Duties: Fulfill the administrative functions of classroom management e.g. attendance, routines, absences
• Contribution to Wider School Life: Fulfil the school ethos by focusing on whole person education, internationalism appreciation of Chinese culture;

About You:

  • • Bachelors of Education or PGCE and a degree in the subject area that you teach
    • 2+ years teaching experience in full-time school
    • International experience
    • Bilingual \ Bicultural teaching experience is preferred
    • Teaching qualification
    • Native English (for international staff)
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proficiency in/knowledge of a second language (desirable)
    • Team player
    • Flexible and adaptable

About Contract:

• Contract Period: 2 years
• Student Contact days: 180
• Approximate Dates for the School Year: Aug 1-June 25

About Package:

• Salary Range: RMB 30K-45K/month before tax
• Benefit: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Housing allowance,Moving Allowance, Flights,Children Tuition Benefits,Extra Responsibility allowance, Boarding campus allowance


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