Primary School Classroom Teacher, Shanghai, China

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Shanghai Concord Bilingual SchoolShanghai, China

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A comprehensive remuneration package that includes medical insurance, accommodation allowance and flights
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and committed Primary School Teacher to be part of a newly developing school in Shanghai, which first opened its doors to students in September 2017. The school is being developed in association with its prestigious sister school, Concord College (UK) a renowned international college whose academic excellence places it at the very top of the UK examination league tables. Concord College (UK) is lending its considerable experience and expertise in support of this new venture.

The aim of Shanghai Concord is to create a place of learning where students can flourish in a supportive atmosphere of harmony, trust and decency, whilst committed to striving for academic excellence at every level.

Initially the college recruited students in Grade 6 (age 11) and Grade 10 (age 15) and will grow each year to eventually include all years from 6 to 12 (age 11 to 18).  In September 2018 the School will also be opening a Primary Department. 

Intake of students in the first year (September 2018) will be restricted to pupils in Years 1, age 6 (75 students into three classes) and Year 2, age 7 (one class of 25 students). The students will all follow the compulsory Chinese Curriculum for five 35 minute lessons each morning. The afternoon will be intensive English and bilingual extension courses, led by English Primary trained class teachers. In future years, it is intended to continue to recruit three Year 1 classes, adding 75 students each year. It is our aim that students in the Primary school will reach Year 6 with excellent skills in spoken and written English that will enable them to proceed to the Middle and High school with confidence and so be ready for the rigors of IGCSE and A level.  Initially there will be a small, but well qualified team of 5 English teachers and 5 Chinese teachers.

The successful applicant will have the chance to be part of a School whose goal is to become a leading educator within the vibrant city of Shanghai.

The post will be for a one or two year fixed term with a gratuity at the end of the second year. Salary to be determined in the light of qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


The Primary School classroom teachers will report directly to the Head of Primary Section and in turn to the British Executive Principal of Shanghai Concord.  

The successful candidate will be expected to combine the ethos and culture of Concord College, UK within the framework of the Chinese education system. This will require an awareness of and sensitivity towards cultural differences. Experience of teaching overseas students is therefore a considerable advantage. 

The post holder will be in at the very beginning of the development of this new section of the School and will be responsible for the development of the Primary School curriculum, initially at Grades 1 and 2 but as the School develops it will include all Grades 1-5. They need to possess good organisational skills and also be an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative teacher, who is committed to flexible and varied styles of teaching and in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the School. 

They should have:

· a high quality degree;

· a formal teaching qualification and at least 2 years teaching experience;

· the capability and experience of teaching expertly and confidently within the Primary age range;

· a willingness to accommodate the needs of students with a variety of linguistic ability is essential;

· commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of all students within their care;

· the ability and proven commitment to being an excellent classroom teacher;

· excellent administrative, organisational and ICT skills;

· the ability to pick up new procedures and routines quickly, particularly in respect of the school database and the anticipated development of the Parent Portal;

· experience of working overseas or with international students would be an advantage;

· willingness and ability to contribute to the schools extra-curricular enrichment programme.

How to apply 

Closing date Friday 23 March 2018

Interviews to be held in March 2018 in Shanghai and UK

Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2018 and will be invited to participate in a thorough programme of induction.

Application forms and detailed job descriptions are available on both the Concord College (UK) website  and the Shanghai Concord website

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form and return with a covering letter of application to Miss Nicola Fox, HR Officer –

Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Shanghai Concord Bilingual School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 53 Runan Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 21 5240 1091
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Shanghai Concord Bilingual School is the first bilingual private school in Huangpu District. Shanghai Concord enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the...