Teacher of Chinese (Mandarin)

St Bees SchoolCumbria


We are currently seeking a motivated, inspirational Teacher of Chinese to join our St Bees team.  This role is full time and will entail teaching students from Year 7 to Year 11, from beginner to IGCSE level, following Cambridge IGCSE Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Language.  The ability to teach to A Level is preferred.

Please note, we are unable to provide a work visa at this time.

All applicants should have the right to work in the UK


• a good honours degree in a related subject

• an enthusiasm for education and the ability to convey this to students

• the ability to demonstrate characteristics of outstanding teaching practice

• an awareness of the demands of teaching bright students and a commitment to fostering a global mindset

• full support for the delivery of Character Education

• a professional approach which inspires confidence in students and parents

• excellent communication and ICT skills

• calmness and efficiency, with the ability to work under pressure at times

• commitment to continuing professional development through attendance at INSET

• commitment to the all-round ethos of the School, including its co-curricular activities (GCAS), boarding life and pastoral approach

• the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all members of the school community and outside agencies

• understanding of the independent education context

• commitment to safeguarding all children


• ability to teach Chinese to A Level

• ability to teach native speakers

• experience of supporting Chinese boarders

• a teaching qualification and previous teaching experience

• an ability to offer skills in some part of the extra-curricular programme of the school

• enjoy rising to the challenge inherent in a school environment

• willingness to teach more than one subject discipline


The following personal and professional qualities will be considered essential:

• consummate inter-personal skills and a proven capacity to foster strong relationships

• excellent academic credentials and track record

• diplomacy, discretion and an active desire to assume responsibility

• personal and professional resilience

• an affinity for curriculum innovation

• willingness to support ongoing development of the curriculum and schemes of work

Start date:  September 2021

If you believe that true leadership flourishes best in a team-based environment, if you strive to unlock children’s individual potential, if you espouse the St Bees vision and can radiate its philosophy with enthusiasm to the world, and if you can take people with you in a can-do spirit of optimism – then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the attached application form, and send to helen.mccormick@stbeesschool.co.uk

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 5 March 09:00 GMT

Full details can be found at www.stbeesschool.co.uk

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