Teacher of Middle School Science, Hangzhou, China

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RDFZ King's College School HangzhouHangzhou, China

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou is one of two new school development projects in China initiated through a partnership between the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon and  the highly successful Chinese education group, Dipont Education. A third partner for the Hangzhou project is The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (RDFZ), one of China’s leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,000 students from 3 to 18 years of age. 

About the School

The school is located on an idyllic lakeside site in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou. The facilities at RDFZ King's College Hangzhou are outstanding. We have created 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. Every member of our community is involved in the areas of music and performing arts, service, sports or creative endeavours. The school opened in September 2018 with 714 pupils enrolled and has grown to over 1300 in its second year of operation with another substantial increase due for the next academic year. These  remarkable numbers are testimony to the quality of the project, its exciting vision and the support of parents in the Yuhang region and beyond.  

Hangzhou, with a population of over 9 million people, is the capital of Zhejiang Province and an important city in China, recognised for its history, prosperity and beautiful natural scenery. It recently hosted the G-20 summit and will stage the Asian Games in 2022. Shanghai can be accessed within one hour by high-speed train. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Elementary and Junior High School, the successful applicant will join the school in August 2020.

In the junior high school section (grades 7,8 and 9), students undertake the Chinese National Curriculum delivered via modern, international pedagogy with content delivered by Chinese and English-speaking teachers to foster bilingualism in students. The aim is to supplement the national curriculum and to meet the needs of each child by giving a breadth of educational experience and academic depth in all areas of studies from core subjects to co-curricular activities, leading to IGCSE in the high school.

This exciting and challenging role commands a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including high-quality housing, flights for employee and dependents, and medical insurance for employee and 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. 

Applications are invited from candidates with: 

  • Experience in middle school education and a passion for the opportunities a bilingual programme provides for children.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school. 

Application process 

To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: oliver.knapman@dipont.com or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred. School website: http://www.rkcshz.cn

More about RDFZ King's College School Hangzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No.1 Guowen Road, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. View in Google Maps
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The campus consists of: 

  • A pre-school for pupils aged 3 to 6 years catering for Chinese and expatriate children, offering a bilingual programme based on international and Chinese curricula. 
  • A Chinese elementary and junior high school ...