Head of Mathematics Faculty

Britannica International School, ShanghaiShanghai

Are you a qualified Mathematics Teacher seeking a new opportunity?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a fully qualified Mathematics Teacher, to join and take a leading role in our very successful, attractive and happy growing school in Shanghai. The school can provide small classes, good collegiality with staff colleagues and a supportive induction programme for new teachers.

About the School

Britannica International School Shanghai (www.britannicashanghai.com ) is the only truly British owned and managed, British style, international school in Shanghai. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body. Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A Level examinations.

The school is accommodated in well-resourced and purpose-built premises that are situated in the high quality residential district of Gubei, which is within 20 minutes of the vibrant Former French Concession area. It has a capacity for 750 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment. The school currently has a student population of over 400 pupils. Class sizes are all under 22 pupils and often much smaller.

About the Role

Teaching posts are initially offered as a two-year contract, with the possibility of renewal of contract at the end of this period. The remuneration package offers a basic salary in excess of that offered in the UK, with low taxation, along with annual flights, a housing allowance, full medical cover and a relocation allowance to assist in settling in the city. A bonus is provided for every year taught, along with annual remuneration increases based on performance reviews. The teaching year consists of 180 days, with good holidays spread throughout the academic year allowing staff to make the most of their time in Asia.

We are seeking applications from individuals who have experience of teaching Secondary Mathematics. Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable University and Qualified Teacher Status.

As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, English as a First language is a crucial requirement for the candidate, and accordingly applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.

Britannica has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school.

Britannica Teachers:

- are passionate about education,

- enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent benefits this brings,

- inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,

- participate in all aspects of school life,

- create a warm and safe community, to which parents and pupils are proud to belong,

- are flexible and have a sense of humour,

About the Orbital Education Group

The school also forms part of the Orbital Education group https://orbitaled.com/, an expanding group o f international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our school in Shanghai, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Ecuador, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe.

As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to the Principal, Mr. Paul Farrell at Principal@britannicashanghai.com

Interviews will take place by skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising.

Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. Prior to employment employees will be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

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