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Teacher of Art (Middle School)

RDFZ King's College School HangzhouHangzhou, China

RDFZ King’s College School has been formed through partnership between the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon, the highly successful Chinese education group, Dipont Education and The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (RDFZ), one of China’s leading schools. Opened in September 2018, RDFZ King’s currently has almost 1500 students on roll and will grow to serve over 3,000 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

Art is a particular strength in the school and the department is growing from four teachers to eight teachers in the new academic year. 25% of students in Grade 10 and Grade 11 are opting for IGCSE and A Level Art and the school will be offering a new A Level in Media & Digital Design additionally.  The IB Diploma Programme  will be introduced from 2022.

About the School

RDFZ King’s represents a new standard of bilingual education in China. It provides for both local and international students via an innovative model that combines Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, in the context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom. Our goal is to graduate confident, articulate young people with a broad set of life skills who will go on to attend universities across the world.

The facilities at RDFZ King's College Hangzhou are outstanding and our world-class campus includes wonderful teaching and recreational spaces, numerous and well-equipped laboratories, 800-seat theatre, a 50-metre swimming pool and excellent sports facilities. The school is located on an idyllic lakeside site in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou.

About Hangzhou

Hangzhou, with a population of over 9 million people, is the capital of Zhejiang Province and an important city in China, recognised for its history, prosperity and beautiful natural scenery. It is also the designated city for the development of education and technology in China. Shanghai can be accessed within one hour by high-speed train.

Yuhang District has experienced significant growth and development and is home to the technology giant Alibaba and more than 10,000 high-tech businesses, hotels, shops and restaurants.

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Art (whole school), successful applicants will join an exciting and dynamic department that is growing from strength to strength. Students' engagement in the art programme has been exceptional, with over a quarter of students opting for Art IGCSE & A Level.

This has led to further development in the art programme at middle school level. The introduction of digital design, Chinese art and other specialists areas allows for a very varied programme for teachers and students. The implementation of the IB Diploma Programme from 2022 will create further opportunities. Facilities are exceptional and access to resources excellent.

This is a great time to join an exciting, dynamic and growing department.

Applications are invited from candidates with:

• Excellent classroom practice and demonstrable experience in developing students' talent in art subjects

• The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school

This exciting and challenging role commands a very attractive salary and benefits package. In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits include: high quality housing, bonus scheme, annual return airfare and medical insurance for employee plus dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for a successful applicant with school age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with the opportunity to renew thereafter.

Application process

To submit an application, please visit:

https://diponteducation.recruitee.com/o/teachers-of-art-multiple-posts-from-g6-to-igcse-a-level

Early application preferred. For further information or informal discussion, please contact oliver.knapman@dipont.com

School website: http://www.rkcshz.cn

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