Head of Geography (Senior School)
Dulwich College Beijing
- Competitive plus benefits
- Job type:
- Full Time, Fixed Term
- Start date:
- August 2018
- Apply by:
- 12 December 2017
Dulwich College Beijing, established in 2005, is a dynamic, high-performing, co-educational independent school catering for 1460 expatriate children aged 1–18 from forty-five different countries across six continents. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Head teacher for Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5. We are situated in the capital city of the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, 45 minutes from both the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. We were awarded British International School of the Year in 2011 and in March 2014 were inspected by the British-based Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI, who reported that, ‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements is excellent, reflecting the successful fulfilment of the school’s aims. The school develops confidence in its pupils, enabling them to apply their skills and talents across the curriculum. Pupils are supported by excellent teaching and their attitudes to learning are exemplary.’ This year the College won a British International School Award for Teaching Initiative. We have sister schools in Myanmar, Seoul, Shanghai, Suzhou and Singapore, all of which draw on the educational vision and values of Dulwich College London.
Head of Geography (Senior School)
Contract term: Three Year Contract
To lead an excellent team of Geography teachers in a well established department, who deliver the Key Stage 3, IGCSE and IB programmes in a creative and engaging manner. All students study a general humanities course in Years 7 and 8 and Geography in Year 9, around 30 students choose Geography as an option in each of Years 10 and 11 and many go on to take IB Geography. Student achievement is well above UK benchmarks, and the department has a strong profile across the school. You will be a highly effective and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first. An ability to teach IB Theory of Knowledge, IGCSE Global Perspectives or another humanities subject will be an advantage.
We enjoy the benefits of a diverse, lively, very hard working and well-resourced learning community. Technology enriches this, through our use of Office 365 and our 1:1 laptop policy for Years 6-13. All teachers use a laptop computer and all classrooms are digitalised. Continuing Professional Development has a high profile across all parts of the school. Training in areas of technology is provided in house by our ICT Integrators and Champions, as well as from a range of external providers.
Students sit IGCSEs in Year 11 and the IB Diploma in Year 13. All teachers are expected to make a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.
DCB operates its own salary scale and the school provides and pays for modern and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the school. Most teachers find that the very generous package enables them to make significant savings whilst enjoying a high quality of life in a vibrant, safe and culturally rich capital city. As well as a very competitive salary the school offers two flights per year to home destination, full international medical coverage, free school places for up to two dependent children and a contribution to living expenses, for example restaurant and laundry bills.
Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to teach in Dulwich College Beijing.
Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: www.dulwich-beijing.cn. To apply for this position go to https://beijing.dulwich.org/careers.
The deadline for application is 12th December 2017.
Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.
About Dulwich College Beijing
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