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Drama Teacher

Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

Teaching Opportunities

with Wellington College in China

Creative, Passionate Drama Teacher Required August 2022.

Wellington College International Shanghai.

We are looking for an outstanding and inspiring Drama teacher to work with our enthusiastic children from Yrs. 5-13.

This is an incredible opportunity for the right person to join one of the top schools in Asia. 

The Drama Department is incredibly popular at IGCSE and IB with 40% of pupils opting for the subject at IGCSE and pupils studying the IB going onto apply for the top Universities and Drama Schools globally. The department is incredibly well resourced with 3 purpose-built teaching spaces and a 490-seat theatre. Drama is taught throughout the Prep and senior school with pupils receiving an hour of Drama a week from year 1 to year 9. There is an established Drama Curriculum that stretches and challenges pupils ensuring they find the subject accessible, relevant and academically stimulating.

We are looking for a teacher who; puts the children’s needs and interests as their priority, is creative, innovative and able to think outside of the box, is able to inspire, motivate and challenge others, is committed, flexible and a good team player, is keen to develop their own expertise and share good practice with others, has high expectations of pupil achievement and does not set limits on learning, has a good sense of humour and is committed to making a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the College.

The proven ability to delivery exam classes in (i)GCSE and IB or A Level is essential.

About our College:

Wellington College International Shanghai opened in August 2014 as Wellington’s second partnership school in China and has rapidly developed a reputation as the premier international school in the city.   It currently has 1,518 pupils from over 45 countries and is continuing to grow. The College is divided into three schools, with a Senior School (years 9 to 13) and Prep School (years 1 to 8) on the main campus and Early Years (nursery and reception) in a new purpose-built centre nearby.   The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington values with the best of English and international curriculums.  The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.   From year 1, the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum.   From year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare for the study of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11.  Pupils in years 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College International Shanghai aims to be the best international school in China and to be great place for talented professionals to develop their careers. Our academic results to date have been outstanding, our IB students averaged above 38 points in 2021, placing Wellington comfortably alongside the best international IB schools.    Most of our IGCSE pupils gain eight or more A*-A grades, with A* being by far the most common grade.

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, we want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

Our employment package is excellent, with very competitive salaries, housing, flights, medical insurance and other benefits. We aim to be exemplary employers and have had very low rates of teacher turnover since we opened.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

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