Hurtwood House Shanghai is seeking to appoint highly skilled and passionate Teacher of Music for the Middle School. The successful candidate will be joining one of the most exciting educational projects of our time – namely the education of Chinese nationals in a bilingual context. As it continues to grow in 2021 – 2022, Hurtwood House Shanghai offers tremendous professional opportunities for teachers wishing to bring their cutting-edge practices to the most rapidly developing country in the world.
Known locally as Shanghai HD Bilingual School, Hurtwood House Shanghai is affiliated with Hurtwood House UK, in Surrey. The School’s mission is to nurture global Chinese citizens, who develop an appreciation for the international context, whilst ensuring they hold onto their cultural heritage. Hurtwood House Shanghai believes that education creates character and focus on personal development and progress in equal measure to academics.
The School benefits from exceptional facilities on our campus including:
• A bilingual library
• Specialist teaching classrooms such as art studios and science laboratories
• A multi-functional theatre
• Excellent indoor sports areas for tennis, football and basketball
The successful candidate will:
- Have subject relevant degree from an established university (required)
- Hold PGCE/QTS or equivalent (required)
- Have least 2 years of full time, school based, teaching experience (required)
- Have an excellent working knowledge of curricula for music (required) – English National Curriculum preferred
- Have high levels of subject knowledge in music (required)
- Be a proficient instrumentalist (required)
- Have experience of working with children throughout the secondary age group (required)
- Have experience of working with children who have English as an additional language (desirable)
- Have experience of working in the independent sector (desirable)
• A competitive salary scale based on experience and qualifications
• Comprehensive medical cover for teacher, spouse and dependents
• Annual flights for teacher, spouse and dependents
• Housing allowance
• Relocation allowance
• Full remission for tuition fees of staff children in accordance with HD schools’ policies
How to Apply
For further information about or Group, HD Shanghai and this role, please download the candidate information pack, accompanying job specification and view our video by pasting the link below to your browser -
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to fryzicka.monika@eliteK12.com or apply via the TES Portal. Covering letters must be no longer than one side of A4 and should set out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirement and your ambitions for the school.
Preliminary discussions and first round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and interviews arranged accordingly. Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.
Please contact Monika Fryzicka on fryzicka.monika@eliteK12.com should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.
Safeguarding and Data Protection
HD Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks. By applying to this post, I agree to my data being held and processed by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates. If I am appointed to the post I also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates.
HD Shanghai School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 18 years
HD Shanghai is located in the City’s Songjiang district, widely regarded as the cultural root of the city of Shanghai itself. The School opened in August 2015, and will eventually grow to accommodate 1800 students aged 3-18. Work is currently under...