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KS1 Classroom Teacher

KS1 Classroom Teacher

Wellington College International Shanghai

Pudong Shanghai

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
1st Aug 2018
Apply by:
5 February 2018

Job overview

Wellington College International Shanghai is the partner school of Wellington College in England, and was opened in August 2014. This is Wellington’s second partnership school in China, which now has 950 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. The College is divided into three schools with a Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2), Prep School (Year 3 to Year 8) and the Senior School (Years 9 to 13).  There is provision for boarding from Year 5.        

The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington Values with the best of the 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 them for the study of a range of IGCSE subjects at Years 10 and 11.  Pupils in Year 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 first cohort of IB scholars averaged of 40.8 (out of 45) and the average for all students who achieved the IB was 35.7, which is well above the international average.   For the second year in succession, 67% of students achieved 5 or more A* or A grades and all students gained 5 or more A*-C grades.           

The College’s growth has resulted in the need to recruit additional outstanding candidates for KS1 classroom teacher from 1 Aug 2018:          

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

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         

Wellington College International 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.

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About Wellington College International Shanghai

Ask yourself. Is teaching a job or a calling? If your answer was the latter, then Wellington College International Shanghai just might be the place for you. We are more than a school. We are a community of pupils, parents and teachers unified by a common vision — to help children become Inspired, Intellectual, Independent, Individual and Inclusive. We want them to live a life guided by the values of Courage, Respect, Integrity, Kindness and Responsibility. If you are a passionate and dedicated educator, we want to provide you with the space to thrive and share your expertise with our pupils. Happy teachers and happy pupils make for greater, more meaningful outcomes.


Opened in August 2014 and located in the New Bund area, Wellington College International Shanghai is a fully co-educational day school with over 1600 pupils, aged 2 to 18 years old. Wellington College International Shanghai is guided by a clear Vision and Purpose founded upon three strong pillars and expressed in our motto: ‘Be You. Be More.’ Guided by our five Wellington Values of Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, Courage and Integrity, we offer a pioneering education to serve and help shape a better world. Our curriculum combines the very best of British and international pedagogies to create a pupil-centric, multilingual, multicultural and inclusive learning experience. We inspire our children to be Learners, Connectors, and Changemakers, to be the best version of themselves, to take pride in where they come from and to be the change they wish to see in the world.

The College is divided into three schools starting with Early Years (Pre-Nursery to Reception) housed at the Early Years Centre, with Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Years 7 to 13) on the main campus. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through the English National and International Primary Curriculum, Wellington's pupils are then prepared to go on to study a range of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11 to then embark on the rigorous IB Diploma Programme in years 12 and 13.Supported by both the Wellington Core programme and Higher Education Pathway, pupils from year 9 start their journey onto being socially conscious, reflective, independent young learners, ready for life beyond as Old Wellingtonians to follow their greatest ideals as responsible global citizens.


Why Wellington?

Premium school with small class sizes and generous non-contact time

Wellington is a premium school with a low teacher-to-pupil ratio enabling teachers to bring out the best in every pupil. Teachers enjoy generous non-contact time, so to plan lessons thoroughly or tend to administrative work.

Personalised professional development pathways

People are considered Wellington's number one asset, so the College invests in their success with several personalised professional development pathways. Offering training to help teachers upskill in everything from teaching methodologies to leadership and mentoring, the annual Continued Professional Development Directory offers a wealth of courses and training opportunities that our team members can enrol in throughout the year.

Competitive salary and benefits

Wellington also offers a competitive salary that is reviewed annually. This is accompanied by a generous benefits package, including excellent medical and dental insurance coverage and an annual flight to return home and visit loved ones.

Industry awards and accolades

Industry experts are also noticing Wellington too. From 2020-21, HR Asia, the region’s most trusted publication about the HR industry, has awarded Wellington its ‘Best Employers to Work for in Asia’ award.

Additionally in 2022, Hurun Education has named Wellington the number two international school in China and number one in Shanghai. On top of that, Wellington made it onto Hurun's Top 20 most beautiful campuses list.

Member of Wellington College China Family of schools

Wellington Shanghai is just one school in the Wellington College China family of schools. Your career may begin with us, but it could be the start of your exciting journey within China and beyond.


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