English as a Second Language Teacher, Fuzhou, China

Closing date:Expiring soon

Rong Qiao Sedbergh SchoolFuzhou, China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity to play a central role in shaping the English as a Second Language curriculum at the Senior Section of Rong Qiao Sedbergh School, Fuzhou, China.


Rong Qiao Sedbergh School (RQSS) is a new bilingual international boarding school which opened in September 2018. We have a very close working relationship with Sedbergh School UK and aim to deliver an exceptional learning environment, providing exciting and holistic education for both Chinese and foreign students. The school currently comprises 10% international and 90% Chinese students, with a projected final capacity of 2,700. At RQSS we share the core values of Sedbergh School, UK, building on their excellent reputation and almost 500 years of history. The school is in a phenomenally busy phase of growth and there are a number of exciting challenges ahead of us. Resilience, positivity and a willingness to get involved are important. As a boarding school, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in the School’s pastoral and extracurricular activity programmes. 

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, reflective and resilient English teacher with the ability to work in a team of committed professionals. Students in the Senior School range from age 12 to 18. The role is an opportunity to strengthen the implementation of English as a Second Language within the school curriculum. Students at RQSS study English as a Second Language IGCSE and IELTS. Experience working with ESL students would be an advantage.

Opportunities to take a residential role as a tutor, house mistress or house master are available with a reduced teaching commitment.

Fuzhou is a beautiful city and the school site is in an exciting area of coastal development just 15 minutes from the Fuzhou Changle International Airport. The benefits package includes a competitive salary, medical cover, flight allowance, relocation allowance, accommodation, visa costs and all meals on site. 

Please email your CV (listing two references) to hr@rqss.cn detailing the position you are applying for in the subject header. Deadline for applications Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Candidates are encouraged to apply ahead of the application deadline. Longlisted candidates will be selected on receipt of CVs and contacted for shortlisting interview. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London, Sedbergh or online on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th November.

Main Responsibilities

· Planning and preparing courses and lessons; teaching students, according to their educational needs; 

· Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of students;

· Preparing students for examinations and for their next level of study;

· Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual students;

· Identifying and researching resources and equipment required for teaching;

· To participate in the delivery of boarding provision;

· Offer extra-curricular activities to support the ethos and enrichment of the school’s provision;

Specific Requirements

· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject

· A recognised teaching qualification for the required age range (e.g. PGCE)

· Minimum two years teaching experience teaching English in a senior school setting

· Previous experience of teaching ESL students is an advantage

· Sensitivity to the cultural differences found in China and the willingness to develop and maintain a cross cultural approach to work.

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More about Rong Qiao Sedbergh School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Jinbin Road, Bin Hai Xin Cheng, Changle District, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350209, China
Telephone: +86 882 620 66
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Rong Qiao Sedbergh School (RQSS) is a new bilingual international school which opened in September 2018. We have a very close working relationship with Sedbergh School UK and aim to deliver an exceptional learning environment, providing exciting and ...