Primary Class Teacher, China

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The British School of GuangzhouChina

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main pay scale, dependent on years of teaching experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:

We’ll look to you to promote high expectations for our students, designing learning activities, that are aligned to our school’s curriculum, and creating a love of learning amongst our students. We encourage all our teachers to act as role models in promoting the core values, which have helped us to become first choice school for expatriate parents in Guangzhou.

About you (see full job description):

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will need a degree, a recognised teaching qualification and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related expectations, including being a bachelor degree holder together with a PGCE or NQT qualification certificate and have a minimum of two years relevant working experience. Candidates with the proven ability to lead staff in the development of reading or Literacy are particularly welcome. An additional responsibility position may be available for a suitably qualified teacher who has the qualifications, experience and ability to create a true love of reading across our Primary school. You are encouraged to stress any expertise in this area within your letter of application.

The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou offers high quality education in an international setting, comparable to the best schools in the UK. The school provides a superb learning environment through the recruitment of highly qualified, technologically literate teachers, who are dedicated to providing our highly motivated students with the very best education. Last year over 50% of our iGCSE and A Level grades were A*-A, an impressive achievement which provides us with a challenging target for the future. Our established choirs are in demand to sing at venues across Guangzhou. Students from Year 1 to Year 6 benefit from instrumental tuition and learn a range of instruments within the curriculum. Students, from Year 3 upwards, travel widely within China as part of our established residential trips programme. Primary students benefit from our 1-to-1 iPad initiative and our Primary teachers need to be adept at using technology to promote teaching and learning. Our Primary sports teams compete across the Pearl River Delta, within NAE in our regional games and across Asia, when competing against other FOBISIA schools.

The Southlake Campus, a 20-minute drive north of the city centre, enjoys picturesque views over Nanhu Lake and a golf course. All classrooms are attractively furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with WiFi and an interactive whiteboard. The school has impressive resources and facilities include music rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, guided reading rooms, IT zones, a dance studio, libraries, theatre and several coffee shops for staff and parents. Outdoor facilities include age-specific football pitches, a swimming pool, basketball courts and an adventure playground. In August 2018, we opened a purpose-built Year 1 building to cope with unprecedented demand for places. In August 2020, we will open an additional Primary and EYFS school, for up to 800 students, which will allow us to refurbish much of our current site to meet the growing number of Secondary Students. To find out more about our school you are encouraged to visit our website at

Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is a global family of 56 international schools, providing outstanding education to over 51,000 students in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. The successful candidate will benefit from the career and development opportunities from being part of the world’s leading premium school’s organisation.  Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online forum, which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice.  Extensive online and face-to-face CPD is provided through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our team don’t just maintain their skills and expertise, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. There has never been a better time to join the Nord Anglia Education group; to find out more visit


The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the status of this position, accommodation, an annual flight allowance, a relocation allowance, international healthcare, an end of contract gratuity bonus and free school places for up to two children. It is important to note that all children will be subject to the school’s admissions process and will need to meet our entry requirements. We expect applicants to fully disclose any SEN needs or results of educational assessments for consideration, as part of the interview process. You will also have the opportunity to live in and work in one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, Guangzhou (formerly Canton) is a city of over 14 million residents and is an historically important city and the gateway to the Pearl River Delta, potentially the most important economic zone in China.

The cost of living in Guangzhou remains comparatively low and, as a result, the majority of our expatriate staff save over 50% of their salary and still travel to exotic destinations throughout Asia. We want teachers to feel valued and well rewarded for their efforts. However, if your motivation in applying for a position is simply financial then this is not the school for you. If, however, you are motivated by a desire to make a difference to the lives of our students then we look forward to receiving your application and discussing this in detail during your interview.

Application Information

Applications should be made online, and should contain an application letter and full CV (including photograph, phone number, Skype address and e-mail contact details of 3 referees – one of whom is your current Head Teacher/Principal).

The closing date for application is 15th February 2019 with initial interviews to be conducted by Skype and a final interview for shortlisted candidates on a date to be confirmed. Any shortlisted candidates will also be encouraged to attend the Nord Anglia recruitment event in London w/b 21st January 2019 to gain an insight into Nord Anglia Education.

Nord Anglia Education use an online recruitment system to track applications and help us to make a fair and balanced assessment of your suitability against other candidates. To register your details go to and follow the online instructions to record your interest for specific jobs within Guangzhou.

The recruitment of high quality candidates is critical to the development of our school and a number of people will be involved in reviewing your application. We also understand how difficult it is to be left waiting and will do our utmost to review all applications by the closing date for the vacancy. Soon after the closing date we guarantee that we will contact all applicants to give them an update with regards their application.  Courtesy is very important to our school, and we go to great lengths to update all applicants on the situation with regards their application.

Closing date: 15th February 2019

At Nord Anglia Education, we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All applicants (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence during the last 10 years.

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More about The British School of Guangzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Nanhu Campus, 983-3 Tonghe Road, Nanhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, China
Telephone: +86 208 7094 788
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