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Teacher of Primary

Malvern College ChengduChengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for a primary class, supporting, nurturing and taking a genuine interest in the holistic development of all children in that class;
  • Work closely with the Headmaster and colleagues to ensure the effective delivery of the bilingual programme and to design and implement a relevant, challenging and rigorous curriculum;
  • Plan and deliver lessons, ensuring attention is given to appropriate differentiation;
  • Contribute to collaborative learning at all levels of school life;
  • Create inquiry-based classrooms that develop critical thinking skills, knowledge and a range of skills within an environment based on trust and respect;
  • Select relevant resources and digital tools to support and enhance learning;
  • Develop appropriate assessment tasks, providing timely and effective feedback that enhances pupil’s learning;
  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and colleagues in a professional manner;
  • Write formal reports on a termly basis;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral support as and when necessary;
  • Contribute to the school’s House system as directed by the Head;
  • Attend Parents’ Meetings, Open Mornings and CPD as appropriate;
  • Play an active role in the school’s co-curricular programme.

Specific Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in English Language 
  • A recognised teaching qualification for the required age range (e.g. B.Ed., PGCE)
  • Great level of English
  • Minimum two years’ teaching experience in primary years education
  • Previous experience of teaching overseas
  • Good knowledge of the curriculum and experience of inquiry based teaching
  • Ability to communicate with pupils, colleagues and parents, and to build strong relationships with all members of the school community
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Familiarity with various teaching resources including, where appropriate, digital tools to support and enhance teaching and learning 
  • Sensitivity to the cultural differences found in China and the willingness to develop and maintain a cross cultural approach to work
  • A willingness and commitment to contribute fully to the life of the pu­pils and school beyond the academic day, including active par­ticipation in the academic enrichment and co-curricular programmes
  • To assist with any other duties, tasks or jobs as may be reasonably requested by the Headmaster

Contract Type: Full time, Two Years

Start date:          August 2021

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