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Class Teacher

Class Teacher

HD Shanghai School


  • Expired
Competitive salary and benefits package
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
2 February 2018

Job overview

The Opportunity

HD Shanghai, part of the Hurtwood House China family of schools, is seeking to appoint outstanding Class Teachers to our team.  This is a unique opportunity to join a prestigious bilingual school, in an inspiring environment, and with the collegiate support of the Hurtwood House family in China and the UK. We have opportunities from Early Years through to Key Stage Two.

The School

Following a successful opening in August 2015, HD Shanghai has quickly grown into one of the City’s leading bilingual schools.  Located in the district of Songjiang, HD Shanghai sits on an outstanding 70,000m2 site and will grow to accommodate 1,800 students aged 3-18. Like the other schools within the Hurtwood House China family (Beijing, Ningbo & Qingdao), HD Shanghai delivers a unique dual immersion curriculum, blending the best of the Chinese National Curriculum with British education. The School not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China, but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK.

The Person

We want our Class Teachers to be individuals who:

  • can deliver well-planned, engaging and creative learning experiences for their students.
  • can deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all pupils in their care.
  • always set high expectations, which inspire motivate and challenge students
  • ensure excellent pastoral care.
  • contribute to the co-curricular programme and whole-school activities in a committed and enthusiastic manner.
  • work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff.
  • are prepared to go the extra mile.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button beneath the advert text - here you will be able to download an application form.   After considering the details of the candidate information pack, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school. Completed application forms should be submitted to TES via the “My Completed Application” section by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February 2018

Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place in early January. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly.   

Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Please contact Philippa Ibbs on +44 207 788 7937 or should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.   


HD Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.

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About HD Shanghai School

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  • HD Shanghai School
  • No. 336 Rongbei Road, (Near Rongmei Rd), Songjiang Distrct
  • Shanghai
  • 201613
  • China
+86 000 098 089

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HD Shanghai is located in the City’s Songjiang district, widely regarded as the cultural root of the city of Shanghai itself. The School opened in August 2015, and will eventually grow to accommodate 1800 students aged 3-18. Work is currently under way on a new development phase, which will see the introduction of specialist upper-secondary teaching spaces and facilities, as well as boarding houses. Established on an impressive and imaginative campus, the School offers an outstanding bilingual education that blends the best of British with the best of Chinese. The curriculum allows students to access a broad and balanced learning experience – one in which tradition meets creativity, and East meets West.

HD Shanghai not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China (HD Ningbo, HD Beijing & HD Qingdao), but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK. HD Shanghai draws on Hurtwood’s experience and expertise at providing an all-round education. Students not only achieve excellent academic results but also develop interests and skills to prepare them for the challenges of life beyond school. With this in mind, the curriculum at HD Shanghai offers a broad range of opportunities designed to develop intellectual growth, physical and emotional health, artistic endeavours, creativity and service to others.

The School is committed to fostering genuinely bilingual and bicultural students, enabling them to gain competency in Mandarin and English, as well as preparing them culturally for life in an increasingly interconnected world. The curriculum is taught using a dual-language immersion approach – students benefit from lessons delivered by native speakers of English and Chinese. As well as supporting students to become bilingual, the low pupil to teacher ratio enables HD Shanghai to deliver a highly personalised approach to learning.

We recognise that the success of HD Shanghai depends on the quality, wellbeing, and motivation of our staff. International leaders and teachers can therefore expect an excellent set of benefits, including

  • a highly competitive salary and expatriate package.
  • a commitment to professional development.
  • a dedicated and passionate human resources and support team, committed to making life in China as comfortable as possible.
  • opportunities to contribute to Hurtwood House China group-level strategy and practice.
  • career progression opportunities that arise from being part of a rapidly expanding education group in a dynamic market.

HD Shanghai is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from persons who are appropriately qualified and suited to the positions available regardless of age, race, sex, disability, religion or belief. 

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