We are currently seeking a Class Teacher for Early Years (ages 2-6) starting in January 2020.
Early Years at Dulwich College Beijing
Early Years prides itself on its child-centered, holistic approach for all children throughout the age range. We are able to do this successfully, by offering small class sizes of 22 children or less, a high teacher-to-pupil ratio and generous resources, for a range of abilities. Assistant Teachers 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 supportive and value teachers highly. We invest heavily in professional development and as part of a large school and group of Colleges we are able to offer unique opportunities for career development. In 2018, Early Years learning spaces were rebuilt and enhanced. There is a beautiful, natural look to all learning spaces. The classrooms are designed to operate either as a stand alone class or as a unit, according to the needs of the children during the day. Outside, we also have two new, exciting learning spaces. The Early Years environment reflects both the quality of the teaching and the excellent resources available. All classes have interactive whiteboards, I-pads and laptops with MacBooks for teachers. We enhance our curriculum through in-depth planning, specialist teaching in P.E., Mandarin, Art and Music, and through a range of resources, such as Numicon for Maths. Our assessment tools include Seesaw, now used throughout the school. Visitors to Early Years will see children highly engaged and learning actively through collaboration, problem solving and creative thinking.
Teaching and Learning Environment
Dulwich College Beijing is a dynamic and creative learning environment where teachers are constantly innovating, and where students crave learning. World class facilities at the College ensure that the students from each of the three schools – Early Years (ages 2 – 6), Junior School (ages 7 – 10) and Senior School (ages 11 – 18) have every opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom. The students at DCB are enthusiastic and respectful and enjoy a strongly holistic environment, with countless opportunities for leadership, collaboration and service to others. They are supported by parents who are involved and engaged in their child’s progress. Our parents and students, along with the whole academic staff, set high expectations in all areas, and as a result students are constantly striving for excellence. As a teacher at DCB, you will be given the freedom to try new methods and experiment with the latest resources in the classroom. Senior leaders provide staff with an enormous amount of trust and support, and are genuinely committed to teacher and middle leader development. DCB has an open and transparent coaching and feedback culture, based on the use of evidence to assess impact. Transparency and openness with parents and students is the norm at DCB. Find out more about our Learning Principles.
We are looking for hard-working, engaging professionals with growth mindsets. To thrive in this environment you need to be confident, collaborative and open to feedback. There are a great many opportunities for learning, development and advancement at DCB. Aside from the many positions of responsibility in academic, pastoral and community roles, our differentiated professional development framework offers teachers and middle leaders agency and challenge in their career progression.
Last year the College won the International Schools Award for Creativity in Learning. The School’s philosophy draws on 400 years of experience in education from the founding and partner school, Dulwich College in London. We also benefit from collaboration with our sister schools in Myanmar, Seoul, Shanghai, Suzhou and Singapore.
In the past 14 years, the College has grown to over 1550 students aged 2 to 18 and has an enviable reputation in Beijing.
College Structure and Safeguarding
The College comprises three schools, each with its own head teacher: Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, International GCSEs in KS4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in KS5.
Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its 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.
Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates for this post 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: http://beijing.dulwich.org. To apply for this position, please visit: https://www.dulwich.org/careers.
The deadline for application is: 23rd October 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Three Year Contract (Two year contract on request)
Start date: January 2020