Music Teacher of Early Years, Hangzhou, China

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Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou, China

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wellington College Hangzhou is part of the Wellington College China group of schools. It is the fourth Wellington College school in China. The Wellington College China group of schools follow the same essential ethos of Wellington College UK, building on their proud tradition. The schools share the Wellington College values of courage, integrity, kindness, respect and responsibility. In Hangzhou, we want our children to become the very best versions of themselves. We encourage and expect children to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou will open in August 2018 and will grow to accommodate 1,600 children. We are creating a new level of excellence for bilingual education in which our pupils follow a curriculum based upon the Chinese state requirements, enhanced by the National Curriculum for England that will lead to IGCSE and “A” level examinations. As a new purpose-built school with excellent facilities, we offer a wonderful opportunity to join an enthusiastic international staff team, in a rapidly growing school, in a lovely part of the world.  

Main Responsibilities of the post ​include:

  • implement agreed school policies and guidelines; 
  • support initiatives decided by the Headteacher and senior staff; 
  • plan appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, through differentiation of tasks; 
  • be able to set clear targets, based on prior attainment, for pupils’ learning; 
  • provide a stimulating learning environment, where resources can be accessed appropriately by all pupils; 
  • keep appropriate and efficient records, integrating formative and summative assessment into weekly and termly planning; 
  • report to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils; 
  • maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils, in accordance with the school's behaviour policy; 
  • participate in meetings which relate to the school's management, curriculum, administration or organisation; 
  • communicate and co-operate with specialists from outside agencies; 
  • lead, organise and direct support staff within the classroom; 
  • produce musical/performance events at group/class and whole school level 
  • form a school choir;
  • undertake all reasonable duties when requested by the Senior Leadership Team: 
  • be responsible for the delivery, progress and attainment in the subject;
  • act as a point of contact for one ‘home’ class, undertaking the normal pastoral duties this entails.

The above list of duties and responsibilities are not exhaustive. A detailed Job Description has been provided in the supporting document section.The candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:To be passionate about students’ learning and development and have:

  • A deep understanding of the current literature regarding teaching and learning.
  • A proven track record of success as a teacher.
  • A proven record of experience in a successful school.
  • Strategic awareness and the ability to think creatively.
  • People management skills coupled with the ability to act as a coach to team members.
  • A high level of integrity with an appreciation of working with diverse cultures.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A vision and passion to help drive the appraisal and development of teaching and learning Primary School.
  • Some knowledge of leading a group of teaching colleagues from differing ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

Please email us your CV and cover letter with a photo to jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege indicating the position you are applying for in the subject header. A person specification is available in the supporting document section.

Application deadline: 15 Jun 2018  


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More about Wellington College International Hangzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 2399 Xue Zhi Road, Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, 311231, China
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