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English Support Teacher

Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou, China

JOB TITLE: English Support Teacher


SUPERVISOR: Head of English Support


Wellington College Hangzhou is seeking an experienced English support teacher. The English support teacher works will support all students in their English language acquisition.  This will mean working with all teachers who use English as their medium of instruction. The teachers must support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils.


The teacher will:

• Provide strategies for teachers and TAs to best support pupils with English Support needs which will involve monitoring, evaluating and revising what is happening in classes;

• At times teach a group of pupils, and ensure that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting meet their varying learning and social needs;

• maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom;

• contribute to constructive team-building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and governors;

• direct support staff as appropriate.


The College is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of establishing the subject in a new school.  

The teacher will:

1. implement agreed school policies and guidelines;

2. support initiatives decided by the Principal  and staff;

3. plan appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, through differentiation of tasks;

4. be able to set clear targets, based on prior attainment, for pupils’ learning;

5. provide a stimulating classroom environment, where resources can be accessed appropriately by all pupils;

6. keep appropriate and efficient records, integrating formative and summative assessment into weekly and termly planning;

7. report to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils;

8. maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils, in accordance with the school's behaviour policy;

9. participate in meetings which relate to the school's management, curriculum, administration or organisation;

10. communicate and co-operate with specialists from outside agencies;

11. lead, organise and direct support staff within the classroom;

12. undertake all reasonable duties when requested by the Senior Leadership Team:

13. be responsible for progress & attainment of all children within their class or teaching group.

Home-School communication

1. Make parents feel welcome and build good relationship with parents.

2. Introduce information regarding to EAL and English curriculum.

3. Collect information of pupils’ interests and growth from parents.

4. Stimulate pupils’ study by making use of parents’ strengths.

5. Provide consultations and support to parents’ enquiries.

6. Communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by Head of Primary and Head of Junior High. 

7. Attend Parents’ Meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information regarding the progress of individuals in English learning. 

8. Report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when additionally required by the Head of Primary or Head of Junior High.  

 Professional Integrity

1. Be positive and build good relationship with colleagues.

2. Complete tasks on time.

3. Provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by the Head of Primary and the Head of Junior High.

4. Play a full role in the weekly extra-curricular activities programme. The programme will take place outside of the prescribed teaching hours, as directed by the School Heads.

5. Make a significant contribution to College assemblies, and newsletters, and by so doing highlight the work carried out by students in the subject. 

6. Promote an ethos of equality and equal opportunities for all pupils within the setting.

7. Protect privacy of pupils, pupils’ families and colleagues.

8. Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all times

9. Emphasize the importance of safety and of safe methods of working in the classroom, and indeed in all areas of the College and the curriculum. Communicate to the students that they must take a responsible attitude to equipment and materials, with which they have been provided, and that they will be punished and possibly charged for damage inflicted upon College property.

10. Carry out duties in the College as required and timetabled by the Head of Primary and Head of Junior High. This will include playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and after-school supervision. 

11. Maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in and out of the classroom. Act always in a way that conforms to the College ethos and values, and is in the best interests of the students. 

12. Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of pupils and your personal performance.

13. Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of College events, in whatever way possible.  

Professional Development

1. Be familiar with the recent development of EAL teaching theory and practice. 

2. Improve yourself through continuous study and be willing to try new ideas. 

3. Be willing to accept others’ good ideas and share your opinions. 

4. Frequently reflect on your work and share your experience with other colleagues. 

5. Support the College Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to EAL.  

6. Attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required by the Head of Primary and the Head of Junior High. 


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