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Teacher of Mandarin Chinese (Whole School)

Bromsgrove International SchoolBangkok, Thailand

Bromsgrove International School, Thailand, is a well-established co-educational boarding and day school for over 500 students from ages 2 to 18. The school follows the English National Curriculum, adapted for our international context, from EYFS through to IGCSE, A-Levels and BTEC. We are affiliated to Bromsgrove School, one of the UK’s most prestigious independent boarding and day schools, steeped in over 450 years of history. We aim to utilise the very best aspects of that educational heritage whilst also fostering in our students a love of independent learning and shaping them to become truly global citizens. The school is a  member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), an Education Development Trust (EDT) Silver accredited school and is also a full member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). The school is spread across two campuses: the Early Years Campus (Pre-Nursery to Year 1) and Windsor Park Campus (Year 2 to Year 13). The main Windsor Park campus is located on the idyllic Windsor Park Golf Course on the outskirts of Bangkok, within easy reach of Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is approximately one hour from the Sukhumvit downtown Bangkok.

Over the past five years the school has grown markedly, in both our student numbers and our reputation for academic excellence and is now the international school of choice in the Eastern Bangkok area.   We are now seeking a Teacher of Mandarin Chinese who wishes to be part of a professionally dynamic, supportive and forward thinking learning community, in a wonderful Southeast Asian setting.

The Mandarin Chinese department continues to grow in size as more and more of our students opt to study this global language throughout both the Primary and Secondary phases of the school. The successful candidate would ideally be able to teach across all phases of the school, including IGCSE and A Level and recent experience of teaching in an international school environment is preferred.

The successful candidate should:

  • Hold a first degree and ideally hold a  post-graduate qualification in education (i.e. PGCE/GTP)
  • Have a minimum of two years teaching experience in the UK or overseas in a British curriculum school
  • Have a proven track record of excellent classroom and pedagogical practice
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the Secondary MFL English National Curriculum and experience of teaching IGCSE Mandarin Chinese syllabi
  • Have a good ability to use IT to support teaching and learning
  • Be able to engage, motivate and support children, staff and parents
  • Be a reflective practitioner with the ability to think creatively and innovate
  • Be a positive and enthusiastic member of the staff room
  • Be willing to be fully involved in the extra-curricular life of the Boarding School

The school offers a competitive international salary and benefits package, comparable to similar international schools in the region. For further details of the school and to get a flavour of who we are, please visit our website at www.bromsgrove.ac.th or Facebook at www.facebook.com/bist.main/

To apply for this position please submit a full letter of application, curriculum vitae with a minimum of two referees (one of which must be your current Headteacher/Principal) and a recent passport photograph directly to Dr Dan Moore, Headmaster & CEO at recruitment@bromsgrove.ac.th  (Please do not use the TES online portal for this application).

Bromsgrove International School Thailand is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, such as the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), if UK based, or the equivalent if overseas, as well as written/verbal reference checks from previous employers. Any offer of appointment will be subject to the above checks being successfully completed. Please note that the school will cover the full cost of any Thailand-specific entry requirements for foreign nationals with visa/work permits (such as mandatory quarantine hotel costs etc.) if such requirements are still in place in August 2021.

Closing date for all applications is 09:00 GMT Friday 22nd January 2021

Interviews for short listed candidates will take place in both Bangkok (for locally based candidates) w/b Monday 25th January 2021 and in the UK (or via Skype), w/b Monday 1st February 2021.