Head of Biology

The Perse School SuzhouSuzhou, China


The Perse School Suzhou is the first school to be opened in China as part of a collaboration between The Perse School Cambridge, UK and Cheung & Sons Hong Kong SAR.

The Perse School Cambridge is a leading co-educational day school educating over 1600 boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years of age.  It is renowned for academic, pastoral and co-curricular excellence and consistently holds a top position in the school league tables in the UK.

The Perse School Suzhou will provide the same high quality education found at The Perse School, Cambridge to students aged 12 to 19 years of age. The Perse School Suzhou will comprise a Bilingual Middle School (Grades 7-9) and an International High School (Grades 10-13).

In the Middle School the curriculum integrates three main elements: the Chinese National Curriculum, English National Curriculum and a Perse pedagogical approach. Students will have the opportunity to take the Zhongkao (Chinese National) examinations at the end of Grade 9.

In the High School the curriculum is primarily based around the IGCSE and International A Level qualification. Students will have the choice of a one or two year lGCSE programme followed by a two year A Level programme.

Full details about the School, its locality, and the relationship with The Perse School Cambridge can be found on the school website www.perseschool.cn. The accompanying staff recruitment brochure also provides further information about the school and living and working in Suzhou, China.

The Role

The Perse School, Suzhou is seeking to appoint an inspiring teacher of Biology to establish and lead a new department.  Full details of the role and the type of candidate we are looking for are available in the job description and person specification attached below.

Application Process

Please note that this position is only available to candidates currently in China due to the border controls that are currently in place.

Applications are to be made using the TES online application form only.  Incomplete applications and those not using the application form will not be considered.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to The Principal, Naomi Atkins on Naomi.Atkins@perseschool.cn.

The Perse School Suzhou is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

Application Deadline and Interviews

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th April 2021 at 23.59 GMT.

Interviews are to be held online and in person where possible during the week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021, however you may be contacted at any time after submitting your application and the school reserves the right to appoint an outstanding candidate at any stage during the process, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Contract Type

Full-Time 3 Years Fixed Term

Supporting documents

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