About Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS)
Founded in September 2016, Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS) offers students a creative, challenging and rewarding learning experience.
Students aged 6 to 18 years old are welcomed into our progressive and internationally-minded school community. Together with the Shanghai National Curriculum, we offer a distinctive bilingual extended learning programme leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Our ethos of celebrating both individual and collective achievement is underpinned by our promise to instil a culture of respect from all, for all. Located in the Minhang District of Shanghai, the school has world class facilities that complement our innovative approach.
Our Strategic Alliance
Our Strategic Alliance with Nord Anglia Education, we believe gives us a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Nord Anglia Education has a wide range of resources and support to enhance our school’s success. Unique opportunities such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London benefit both our students and staff.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced and inspiring leader to join our team from August 2017. Working in partnership with the other members of the Secondary Academic Leadership Team, this learning leader will be passionate about developing effective English Language and Literature learning opportunities across the secondary school, leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). This role will be demanding in the expectation of leading an internationalised delivery of the Shanghai National Curriculum in Grades 6 to 9 and extending students’ learning in preparing them for the rigors of future international examination pathways offered at the school. A teaching responsibility is part of this role expectation and having IB teaching experience will be an advantage but not essential. A working knowledge of varied examination pathways is essential. Experience of teaching students within a multilingual environment will be an advantage but not a prerequisite, a desire to teach in a multilingual environment is a must.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international, multilingual environment, you will bring a degree, a recognised teaching qualification and experience in leading an academic department. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.
Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students.
You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions of living and working in China.
When you join Nord Anglia Chinese International School (NACIS), you are strategically connected to a global community of more than 8,000 people working together to create unique learning opportunities. NACIS offers you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development. At NACIS, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
Our online Strategic Alliance professional development platform, Nord Anglia University, provides NACIS teachers with a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of professionals in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. Through our Strategic Alliance collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), our teachers have unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.
As a NACIS teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
- A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
- An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
- A culture which is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is Friday 9 December. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at our Strategic Alliance Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing Monday 16 January (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).
Start Date: August 2017
At NACIS, we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.