Nanwai King’s College School is one of two school development projects 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
The school opened in September 2018 and has 1350 pupils enrolled, 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 western 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 a 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 endeavors.
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 monthly professional development workshops on a range of topics, annual training days and access to external workshops.
About the Role
The high school (one of four individual school sections) delivers a range of IGCSE and A Level courses for Chinese and expatriate students and is a candidate school for the IB Diploma Programme (to be delivered from September 2021). Enrollment is currently at 112 and will grow to 320 students in the next academic year, with projections to grow to 550 in the following year. The student body encompasses a wide range of nationalities.
The successful applicant will teach economics principally at IGCSE level for the first year with the opportunity to teach more A Level or IBDP economics courses the following year. There is also the potential for some teaching at KS3 for applicants interested in furthering their experience with this age group. Management positions are available for areas of pastoral responsibility and the growth of the school enables excellent career progression potential in subsequent years.
With a history dating back more than 3000 years, Wuxi is one of the major cities in Jiangsu province and located in the Yangtze River delta. 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 and well-developed subject knowledge
- 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 any successful applicant with school age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter.
To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype and/or in-person where feasible. For any applicants based in the UK and the Middle East, there is an opportunity to meet the Executive Principal at recruitment events in Abu Dhabi on the 6th/7th December and in London on the 14th December.
School website: www.nkcswx.cn