Economics and Business Studies Teacher, Shanghai, China

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Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020 or August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teaching Opportunities 

with Wellington College in China

The College is looking to appoint teachers of economics (IB) and business management and studies (IB and IGCSE). The department need to appoint two teachers is a reflection of the growth in pupil numbers at both IGCSE and IB. 

For this role it is likely that at least one appointment will have a background in economics (university level) and experience of teaching IB (higher and standard level) economics to able and engaged pupils. Many Wellington pupils choose economics at IB in combination with a science-focused pathway or a humanities and literature pathway. The ability to teach business studies at IGCSE in combination with IBDP economics is an advantage. 

The College is also looking for candidates who have experience of teaching IB business management or A Level business and who are particularly passionate about this area of the curriculum. Evidence of engagement beyond the curriculum (in areas such as Young Enterprise) would be an advantage, as would experience with all aspects of the IBDP (including extended essay supervision). 

New teachers would be joining an already strong and successful department, with very good IGCSE and IB results. Candidates who are able to combine excellent classroom practice and curriculum delivery with a genuine desire to inspire beyond those constraints are encouraged to apply and to help shape the further success of this exciting and popular area within the College. 

The College is looking to appoint for August 2020, or earlier given the availability of successful applicants. 


Wellington College International Shanghai opened in August 2014 as Wellington’s second partnership school in China, and has rapidly developed a reputation as the premier international school in the city.   It currently has 1,280 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. The College is divided into three schools, with a Senior School (years 9 to 13) and Prep School (years 1 to 8) on the main campus and Early Years (nursery and reception) in a new purpose-built centre nearby.   The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington values with the best of English and international curriculums.  The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.   From year 1, the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum.   From year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare for the study of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11.  Pupils in years 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College International Shanghai aims to be the best international school  in China and to be great place for talented professionals to develop their careers. Our academic results to date have been outstanding, our IB students average above 36 points in 2018 and 2019, placing Wellington comfortably alongside the best international IB schools.    Most of our IGCSE pupils gain eight or more A*-A grades, with A* being by far the most common grade. 

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to

https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/shanghai/careers/vacancies/ 

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to  Jobs.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.



More about Wellington College International Shanghai
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 1500 Yaolong Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, 200126, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +21 2151853860
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Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has three schools in Shanghai, all within close proximity of each other and providing mutual support.   Between them they provide an outstanding education for ...