About Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACISS)
Founded in September 2016, Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACISS) offers students a creative, challenging and rewarding learning experience. Students aged 6 to 18 years old are welcomed into our progressive and internationally minded school community. We offer a distinctive bilingual, blended learning programme leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Located in the Minhang District of Shanghai, the school has world class facilities that complement our innovative approach. We are just opening the second phase of our development and are the largest of the Nord Anglia schools in China.
About the role
You will be an effective professional who will deliver the vision and ethos of the school which is centered on learning in a bilingual environment through a blended curriculum, offering students an international mindset whilst still nurturing pride and respect for their own culture and traditions. You will be passionate about teaching English language and literature and growing students into confident communicators.
We will look to you to promote high expectations for our students, designing learning activities that are aligned to our school’s curriculum and creating a learning culture where students are confident to be socially, academically and personally ambitious. You will foster an environment of respect within the classroom, facilitating learning through questioning and discussion. NACISS provides a high quality and distinctive learning programme for our students, drawing on the best of education worldwide and maximizing the benefits of our Strategic Alliance with Nord Anglia Education.
As a qualified teacher, you will have excellent English Language Learning skills and the drive to empower a strong communication focused environment across curriculum areas. It will be an advantage if you are familiar with a wide range of curriculums including the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). Knowledge of varied examination pathways for English second language speakers, and a broader knowledge of the IB philosophy as a whole would be desirable but not essential. There is the possibility of IBDP teaching responsibilities attached to this role for suitable candidates. Experience of teaching students within a bilingual setting will be an advantage but not a prerequisite, a desire to teach in a multicultural environment is a must.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of 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 restrictions for China.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform, which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture that is fair and consultative
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
The closing date for application is 31st March 2020. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 21st January 2020 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).
The school reserves the right to appoint earlier if an exceptional candidate applies for this post.
Start Date: August 1st, 2020
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 post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.