secondary biology teacher (to a-level) - nanchang in nanchang shi

14 February 2019
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Secondary Biology Teacher (to A-level)
Start Date: August 2019
Location: Nanchang, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: Cambridge / UK curriculum
Experience Required: 2+ years
Salary: from 12000 - 30000RMB after tax
Sponsorship: Single or Married teachers
Contract: 2 - 3 years renewable

School Vision / Ethos: This international school has been opened by the number one private school within the region. They are also attached of the most popular and successful private universities in China. The private schools reputation for quality and success is superb and the international section, provided for Chinese students, will be no different. They opened with 170 students, and aim to have 370 students for August 2018. This compared with the private school with a capacity of 2000, and is always over subscribed. This school is an ambitious school, with students currently enrolled from Grade 1 - 11. It is a co-educational independent boarding school which teaches students through both the Chinese and British curriculum so students are able to attend universities worldwide. Each class will have two teachers. The local teachers are highly qualified, and work very closely with their partner teacher. The school provides students with a high quality moral, physical and intellectual education, through seeking to develop understanding and appreciation of both western and eastern cultures. Students are expected to become broad minded and informed ambassadors for their country as well as true international citizens.

Location Overview: Nanchang is the capital of the Jiangxi province in south western China, inland from Shanghai. Nanchang is centred around the Ganjiang river between the Jiuling Mountains and Poyang Lake - which is the largest freshwater lake in China. Nanchang is known as the 'grand city' due to its richness in scenery and culture and offers a comfortable lifestyle that expat teachers settle into quickly. Nanchang has one of the lowest costs of living in China. The city is developing rapidly and now has two metro lines open. Furthermore, unlike many cities in China pollution is not usually an issue. Winter is very short and summer long, hot and sunny! The local lake (AiXiHu) is large (15km) and 10 mins walk from school. Nanchang is also a major hub for rail travel to Shanghai, Guangzhou and more, and also boasts an international airport.


* 2+ years of post-qualification experience
* Successful teaching experience within a secondary school or post 16 setting, ideally including experience of IGCSE and A level teaching or its equivalence (AP/IB).
* Previous experience with EAL learners and / or international experience is beneficial.
* Motivated to help to grow and develop a learning community for both students and their teachers, in a supportive team based environment.
* Ability to work with, support and develop Chinese teaching staff based on western methods of teaching the Cambridge Curriculum.
* Understand the process of learning and be able to provide a stimulating and appropriate learning experience to their students.
* Have resilience, motivation and the capacity for hard work.
* Be flexible in attitude to working in a new culture and thus to appreciate different ways of doing things.
* Be a creative thinker, able to adapt to a different cultural environment with sensitivity, energy and enthusiasm
* Be willing to organise and / or participate in Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) during the day that might occasionally include evenings and weekends


* Salary from 12000 - 30000RMB after tax (the school pays the tax).
* Fully Furnished Accommodation (or allowance if renting off campus)
* Initial flight reimbursed, then annual flight allowance
* Relocation allowance
* Subsidised meals
* Medical insurance
* Loyalty bonuses
* Visa support
* Airport pick up


knowledge of curriculum