Dulwich College Beijing, established in 2005, is a dynamic, high-performing, co-educational independent school catering for 1450 expatriate children aged 1–18 from forty-five different countries across six continents. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Headteacher: Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer an enhanced English National Curriculum and EYFS in Foundation Stage, and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5. We are situated in the capital city of the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, 45 minutes from both the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. We were awarded British International School of the Year in 2011 and in March 2014 were inspected by the British-based Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI, who reported that, ‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements is excellent, reflecting the successful fulfilment of the school’s aims. The school develops confidence in its pupils, enabling them to apply their skills and talents across the curriculum. Pupils are supported by excellent teaching and their attitudes to learning are exemplary’. This year we have just heard that the College has been shortlisted for a British International School Award for Teaching Initiative. We have sister schools in Seoul, Shanghai, Suzhou and Singapore, all of which draw on the educational vision and values of Dulwich College London.
DCB1713 Class Teacher Early Years
Early Years in Dulwich College Beijing prides itself on its child centered, holistic approach for all children from our 18 month Toddlers to Year Two children. We are able to do this successfully by offering small class sizes of 21 children or less, a very high pupil teacher ratio, with very generous support for a range of abilities. Teaching Assistants are of a very high standard and are all bilingual. Children here have a thirst for learning and behaviour is exemplary. Parents at our school are very supportive and respect and value teachers highly. Teachers have a very generous amount of planning and preparation time. Professional development is heavily invested in and as part of a large school and group of schools we are able to offer unique opportunities for career development. Some appointments may carry a stipend for a responsibility post. We are looking for teachers who share in the belief that if children enjoy and have autonomy over their learning, they will become enthusiastic learners for life. You will be committed to ensuring that we celebrate each child as an individual who is capable of achieving their full potential and is confidently able meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The Early Years environment reflects both the quality of the teaching and the excellent resources we have available. All classes have interactive whiteboards, I-pads and laptops with Macbooks for teachers. Our classrooms are exciting and creative centres of excellence with a strong focus on an enabling environment. When you visit our Early Years campuses at DCB you will see children highly engaged and learning actively throughproblem solving and creative thinking. Our curriculum is enhanced by using resources like Numicon for Maths and we offer specialist teaching in P.E., Chinese, Art and music.
Further up the College, students sit IGCSEs in Year 11 and the IB Diploma in Year 13. All teachers are expected to make a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.
DCB operates its own salary scale and the school provides and pays for modern and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the school. Most teachers find that the very generous package enables them to make significant savings whilst enjoying a high quality of life in a vibrant, safe and culturally rich capital city. As well as a very competitive salary the school offers two flights per year to home destination, full international medical coverage, free school places for up to two dependent children and a contribution to living expenses, for example restaurant and laundry bills.
Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to teach in Dulwich College Beijing.
Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: www.dulwich-beijing.cn. To apply for this position go to http://www.indulwich.com/careers/job-opportunities/.
The deadline for application is 26th December 2016
Contract term: Three Year Contract
Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.