head of early years - ningbo in ningbo shi

04 December 2018
the far east team, teachanywhere
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ningbo shi, international
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Head of Early Years
Required: August 2019
Location: Ningbo, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: UK / Cambridge, IGCSE and A-levels in Secondary
Experience: 2+ years
Salary: teaching salaries are from 24,750- 28,500 RMB after tax per month
Sponsorship: Single or Married, free tuition for staff children
Contract: 2 year, renewable

School Overview: This is an energetic, fast expanding, co-educational school catering for approximately 400 motivated and respectful international students from 50 different countries. There is a friendly and collaborative teaching team with Chinese co-teachers in all Early Years and Primary classes. The school offers Early Years Foundation Stage of the national Curriculum of England, followed by the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curriculum, leading to IGCSE examinations and A Levels. The school offers a dynamic learning community encouraging self-management, curiosity, intellectual rigour, enjoyment and innovation. The school is located on an attractive, brand new campus in the High Tech Zone of the city of Ningbo, within pleasant surroundings with waterways, parks and busy markets.

Location Overview: Ningbo is one of China's oldest cities with a 7,000 year old history allowing visitors to embrace both an exciting and culturally stimulating city and experience a dynamic mix of both traditional and modern architecture and attractions. Ningbo sits on China's eastern coastline and is a long-established international port and trading post. The Hangzhou Bridge, the longest trans-oceanic link in the world, now connects Ningbo directly to Shanghai in about 2 hours.

Role Overview: As a Member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Early Years will share a class with a teaching colleague and an assistant. The Early Years Department is a well-established section of the school and comprises of 8 classes. Each class has a Teacher and a Chinese Teaching Assistant / Co-Teacher with a good command of English and an understanding of international pedagogy.


* Fully qualified Early Years Teacher with documentary evidence - Degree in Early Childhood
* Education or similar is a minimum requirement.
* At least 4 years of teaching experience with evidence of excellent practice
* Robust knowledge and understanding of early childhood development
* Evidence of responsibility/leadership role (though not necessarily as Head)
* Previous experience teaching internationally is desirable
* Previous experience delivering UK curriculum is desirable
* Knowledge of more than one language is desirable
* Ability to mentor and train teachers is desirable
* Applicants must have a positive outlook, be creative problem-solvers, have a sense of humour, have a practical, hands-on approach to leadership and cultural sensitivity


* Teaching salaries are from 24,750 RMB - 28,500 RMB after tax per month
* Accommodation heavily subsidised (3000RMB per month)
* Airfares home paid via 1000RMB / month in salary
* Chinese health and medical insurance
* Free tuition for staff children
* Free hot lunch each day
* 10 days sick leave per year
* Resident Permit fees and Foreign Expert fees with associated medical, all paid.


be a role model,behaviour management skills,communication,effective discipline,empathy,engaging,motivated