PYP Homeroom Teacher, Guangzhou, China

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Tes Managed Recruitment ServicesGuangzhou, China

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 320 000 RMB - 400 000 RMB/year based on experience and qualifications including other benefits (see advert)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

ISA international School in Guangzhou is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic PYP Homeroom teacher starting from August 2019!

School Mission

ISA International School is committed to creating a community, which is focused on individual learners, nurturing their gifts and talents, and helping them become responsible global citizens and internationally-minded young men and women. Their education will follow a holistic model, which balances academic and co-curricular pursuits with leadership, character and moral development. It will be a community where many nationalities and cultures come together and learn from each other, especially in an international school environment. The ‘ISA International School Science City Campus’ will enroll more than 1 800 students, and K-12 full process international education for students aged 2 to 18. It is scheduled to be operational in August 2020.

Location Overview

Long known as the “Flower City”, Guangzhou is the largest metropolis in South China, Affluent in historical and cultural heritage. It is close enough to Hong Kong for wonderful weekends away. Most of Guangzhou is a full-integrated and modern city that you will find anything and everything you need.


ISA International School of Guangzhou follows the UK National curriculum with the IB PYP as a Framework, enabling students to learn and develop their knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions, and improving students’ academic outcomes. 

There is a very strong focus on literacy and numeracy as well as languages. The IB Framework acts as a guide to inquiry learning and is combined with the UK English, Maths Science, Humanities, and IT standards to produce Units of Inquiry. 

In the Primary Years’ Program, all lessons are taught in English (except Chinese and Mother Tongue languages). Our bilingual Associate Teachers will sometimes use Chinese for difficult ideas but usually use English to support students.

Students for whom English is an additional language may be offered lessons in English as an Additional Language (EAL).  

Chinese and Mother Tongue programs are also provided for Primary Year Students. For students with a different “Mother Tongue”, they also have 4 hours of language tuition. Mother Tongue languages offered include Arabic, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Students with a Chinese heritage can benefit from an extra 4 hours of Chinese

For Chinese language learning, students are divided into different level of classes according to their Chinese level. These are termed ‘advanced’, ‘intermediate’, ‘proficient’ and ‘beginner’.


In the Primary Years, each class consists of an overseas teacher as its classroom teacher, and a bilingual associate teacher. For Chinese language learning, students are divided into different groups according to their Chinese level and Chinese teachers teach the different ability groups which are termed ‘advanced’, ‘proficient’, ‘intermediate’, and ‘beginner’. The Primary Years are led by a Year1 &2 coordinator, a Year 3&4 coordinator, a PYP coordinator and the  Head of Primary andEarly Years. . The entire faculty work together to create a high-quality educational experience and a comfortable yet rich learning environment for all students. Our international teachers offer diverse skills and experiences, facilitating learning that is individualised and inquiry-driven, in a multicultural setting. 

Special Qualifications/Skills Experience & Education

  • Min a BA in education or PGCE/equivalent of a PGCE in teaching Primary
  • Experience with the IB PYP Curriculum
  • Min 2 years of teaching experience 
  • Experience with EAL students is a plus
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with students, teachers and parents.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and ICT skills.
  • High level of English proficiency.

Benefit Package

320 000 RMB - 400 000 RMB/year based on experience and qualifications including flight allowance, shipping allowance, housing allowance with flat nearby the school, school shuttle bus from flat to school, Visa application assisted, contract completion Gratuity (8% of the year salary), Global Medical Coverage, Free tuition fee up to 2 dependents.

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