Location: Shanghai, China
Start date: January/February 2020 (or earlier)
Contract Type: Full-time fixed term (2 years contract with annual renewal thereafter)
Where could excellent classroom practice take you next?
The teaching of mathematics in China has been of great interest to educational communities globally in recent years. This is a unique opportunity to research the Chinese mathematics curriculum at primary/elementary level and join a company at the forefront of educational development in China.
Dipont has pioneered the delivery of international programmes for Chinese students since 2003. With over 1500 employees across the group, supporting more than 10,000 students within our network of schools and out-of-school programmes, we aim to develop bilingual learners who are critical thinkers and confident communicators able to succeed in further study and in their future careers.
In August 2018, we successfully opened two K-12 campuses in partnership with the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon and two leading Chinese schools. Other new school projects (to open over the next 4 years) are currently in development.
About the role
Working from our head office in downtown Shanghai, the successful applicant will join a dynamic team of curriculum, training and quality assurance specialists supporting our growing network of independent schools.
To fulfill the requirements of the Chinese curriculum at primary level (mandatory for Chinese students), our team have developed and are continuing to develop a tailored curriculum that blends the best of international practice with required content. In the schools, this is delivered by both expatriate teachers in English and by Chinese teachers. Training in best classroom practice and effective delivery of the programme is delivered to teachers in workshop sessions or small groups. A tailored development programme for trainee Chinese teachers provides an opportunity to support talented young teachers through their first year of employment. Formal review of the quality of teaching and learning in each school is carried out as a team. For the first 8 months in post, significant time will be spent developing the work carried on the primary mathematics curriculum that will be supported by a range of textbooks.
The international market for Chinese students has seen phenomenal development over the past 10 years and that progress continues. Dipont has been at the heart of this development and continues to be an innovator in the field. This is an extremely exciting and rare opportunity for a talented practitioner looking to take the next step.
Applications are invited from:
- Highly skilled classroom teachers (either lower or upper primary) with a mathematics specialism looking to advance their career
- Practitioners with excellent skills in curriculum development and training
- Professionals with a passion for international educational development
An excellent salary and benefits package provided (including accommodation allowance, annual return airfare, worldwide medical cover and bonus).
In order to apply, please email your resume/CV to: email@example.com or for further information please visit our website at www.dipont.com. Early application preferred.