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Teacher of Drama

Nanwai King's College SchoolWuxi, China

Nanwai King’s College School is one of three schools in China initiated through partnership between the highly successful Chinese education management group, Dipont Education, and the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon. A third partner in Wuxi is Nanjing Foreign Language School, one of China’s leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,100 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

About the School

Nanwai King’s College School opened in September 2018 with 750 pupils and is anticipated to reach just under 2,000 students in September 2021. Remarkable numbers that are testament to the quality of the project, its exciting vision and the support of partners, parents and the wider community.

The facilities at Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi are outstanding. We have successfully developed an educational environment that makes the most of our world-class campus and combines the best of Chinese and international approaches to learning and academic excellence, in a context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom.

In a very short space in time, our students, who are mostly Chinese, have grown accustomed to the holistic style of education which is very different from the traditional offering at local schools. They have shown real enjoyment in the inquiry-based pedagogy being employed. Every student is involved in co-curricular activities in areas of music and performing arts, service, sports or creative endeavours.

Our exceptional staff contribute significantly to the co-curricular programme, pastoral and house systems and demonstrate great commitment to the students in their care. An excellent CPD programme is available at the school that includes professional development workshops on a range of topics.

About the Role

Reporting to the department head, the successful applicant will support whole school drama. A strong curriculum offering is complemented by our extensive house and co-curricular programme, requiring coordination with other staff supporting the drama programme. Drama plays a major part in school life with an annual school musical, drama competitions through the house system and many performance evenings.

The successful candidate will need to be an excellent practitioner with the potential to teach IGCSE Theatre Studies, support dramatic activities across the school and the drama co-curricular programme. Campus facilities are outstanding and include a black box theatre, several drama studios, an auditorium seating 800 people and international theatre. There are full lighting and sound systems in theatre spaces and a full-sized LCD cinematic screen in the main theatre in addition to green rooms and costume spaces. This is an extremely exciting role for a talented and enthusiastic practitioner.

About Wuxi

With a history dating back more than 3000 years, Wuxi is one of the major cities in Jiangsu province. Traditionally a canal town, it is a thriving city economically and developing further at a rapid pace with a resident population of around 6 million. Located only 45 minutes by train from Shanghai, it benefits from being part of the economic hub in East China but retains a sense of its long and rich history. The Taihu New City development is in Binhu District, an area that preserves the historic character of canal-front public spaces, lake scenery and open parkland with high quality residential, business, retail and recreational facilities. Local government has also moved to the Binhu District, and the city’s infrastructure, beautiful parks and recreational areas around the school are excellent and an easy place to live for families and single teachers alike.

Applications are invited from candidates with:

• Excellent classroom practice in the teaching of drama, with some experience teaching ESL students advantageous

• 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, annual return airfare, bonus scheme 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 potential to renew thereafter.

Application Process:

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School website: www.nkcswx.cn

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