British International School, HCMC
The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City is a Nord Anglia Education School. As the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading international school in South East Asia, we educate over 2,200 students from more than 55 countries. As one school operating from three campus sites in Ho Chi Minh City, the school provides a top quality British style education in first class facilities resourced to the highest level. The National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma are taught to English-speaking students from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 13. The Secondary Campus currently serves around 930 students from age 11-18 and is continuing to grow as larger year groups progress through the school.
BIS offers the IB Diploma Programme to an increasing number of highly capable and exceptionally well-motivated Sixth Form students. Our 2020 cohort of 92 IB Diploma Programme graduates achieved an average score of 38.01 points with 42% students scoring 40 points or more. At IGCSE our students are equally successful. Our 2020 cohort achieved 74% A*/A with almost half being awarded 8 or more A*/A grades Further information can be obtained from our web site at www.bisvietnam.com
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 69 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.
Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
The school is currently looking to recruit a:
Teacher of Chinese
Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers. A minimum of two years’ recent experience of teaching Chinese to GCSE/IGCSE and either A level or the IB Diploma programme is essential.
About the department
The Chinese Department functions within a very vibrant and creative MFL Department at BIS, where French and Spanish are also offered to students. Collaboration and cooperation amongst students and staff are key to its success. The teaching of Chinese takes place in purpose built classrooms which were fully renovated recently to include the very latest technology. Lessons are lively and communicative and teachers are able to use a significant amount of the target language in lessons. Although the Chinese department operates as a small team, it does so in line with other Modern Foreign Languages in the school, under the direction of the Head of MFL. Students tend to opt for a language in Primary and carry on with the language into Secondary, with options to take IGCSE and IBDP examinations.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 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 which is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is Monday 18th January 2021 although we encourage early applications and reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.
Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Job Tracker. You will need to upload a letter of application and an up-to-date CV, which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of two educational referees, one of whom must be your current employer.
Interviews: Due to global travel restrictions all interviews will be conducted via MS Teams or online video calls.
Start Date: We offer a professional working environment and an attractive remuneration and benefits package. The initial contract is for 2 years with a start date of August 2021.
Safer recruitment: 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 country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
British International School - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 2 - 18 years