Experienced Primary Teacher, Shanghai, China

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Yew Wah International School of Shanghai LingangShanghai, China

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

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Email to apply: YewChung@Edvectus.com  

An experience Primary teacher is needed at our school in Shanghai. We seek experienced, open minded teachers with a passion for learning and a creative, child-centred approach. In person interviews will take place in London on 2 December, Abu Dhabi on 7 December and in Shanghai on 24 November for a variety of position including this one.

Employment Package

Besides a very competitive salary, Yew Chung offers excellent benefits in most schools such as tuition waiver for dependent children, flights yearly, housing allowance, property agency fee allowance, medical insurance including dental, relocation allowance, visa application assistance and more.


  • Applicants to these schools must be fully qualified/certified to teach primary in the form of a Bachelors of Education, BA plus PGCE or equivalent. A BA degree plus TEFL certificate is not sufficient, not even for the EAL specialist positions.
  • Teachers must have at least 2 years solid teaching experience post- qualifying (student teaching experience will not be counted).
  • Teachers must share, and be able to demonstrate, a shared vision and education philosophy

Yew Chung Education Foundation was started in 1932 in Hong Kong. From the beginning the Yew Chung concept has been unique and it is one that has resonated in fast-growing China and beyond. Yew Chung and our sister company Yew Wah operate international schools that bring together East and West by having a Western and a Chinese co-Principal work together to lead their school, and by having Western and Chinese co-teachers work together in each classroom. Teachers plan and work together to provide students with a variety of learning experiences, help students develop English and Chinese communication skills, and role-model appreciation and respect for diversity. Yew Wah schools serve mainly Chinese students and Yew Chung schools serve mainly foreign nationals.

This ethos of true cooperation and harmony, and a feeling of family, is felt in every Yew Chung and Yew Wah school. Teachers are given resources and support to bring out the best in their students, and subjects like Sport, Art and Music are given the emphasis that they deserve to serve the whole child. The East-meets-West ethos is not just seen in words but in actions. Our core values include upholding moral values on the basic tenants of Christian faith, but religion is not taught in schools nor are teachers required to be of any particular religion.

Yew Wah’s and Yew Chung’s successful school model is expanding. Currently we operate schools in many Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Qingdao with plans to expand further.

What Teachers are Best Suited to Yew Wah International Schools

Yew Wah looks for confident, creative and ambitious teachers. Experience with the UK or IB curriculum is preferred, but not necessarily required. Teachers must be fluent English speakers with teaching qualifications such as a Bachelors of Education or relevant degree + PGCE, and at least 2 years of recent, relevant, successful teaching experience in the subjects and levels needed.

Teachers must be open minded and co-operative in their style, ready to learn from and with their co-teachers, and must be ready to fully embrace Chinese culture. These are not schools for teachers who wish to work in an ‘expatriate bubble’.

Job location

More about Yew Wah International School of Shanghai Lingang
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: No. 2 Yinlian Road, Nanhui New Town, Shanghai, Pudong, 201306, China
Telephone: +86 21 6118 0809
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