Head of Primary PE, Shanghai, China

Closing date:

HD Shanghai SchoolShanghai, China

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Opportunity 

Hurtwood House Shanghai is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and passionate Head of PE for the primary school. The successful candidates will be joining one of the most exciting educational projects of our time– namely the education of Chinese nationals in a bilingual context. As it continues to grow in 2020 – 2021, Hurtwood House Shanghai offers tremendous professional opportunities for teachers wishing to bring their cutting-edge practices to the most rapidly developing country in the world. 

The School 

Known locally as Shanghai HD Bilingual School, Hurtwood House Shanghai is affiliated with Hurtwood House UK, in Surrey. The School’s mission is to nurture global Chinese citizens, who develop an appreciation for the international context, whilst ensuring they hold onto their cultural heritage. Hurtwood House Shanghai believes that education creates character and focus on personal development and progress in equal measure to academics. The School benefits from exceptional facilities on our campus including:

A bilingual library

Specialist teaching classrooms such as art studios and science laboratories

A multi-functional theatre

Indoor sports areas for tennis and swimming. Outside areas for football, golf and basketball. 

The Person 

The successful candidate will have:

A subject relevant degree from an established university (required)

PGCE/QTS or equivalent (required)

2 or more years of full time, school based, teaching experience (required) 

Excellent working knowledge of curricula for P.E. (required) – English National Curriculum preferred

Experience of working with children of various ages P.E. (required)

Experience of working with children who have English as an additional language (desirable)

Experience of working in the independent sector (desirable)

Extra-curricular activities are the lifeblood of any serious school and it an expectation that the Head of PE will dedicate time to teams, clubs and training after school, lunchtimes and on the weekends, including organising residential trips for students. Sports Day organisation is also an important part of this position.

Package Details 

A competitive salary based on experience and qualifications

Comprehensive medical cover for teacher, spouse and dependents

Annual flights for teacher, spouse and dependents

Housing allowance 

Relocation allowance

Full remission for tuition fees of staff children in accordance with HD schools’ policies

How to Apply

For further information about HD Shanghai and this role, please download the candidate information pack and accompanying job specification. 

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to fryzicka.monika@elitek12.com

Covering letters must be no longer than one side of A4 and should set out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirement and your ambitions for the school.  You may also apply via the TES portal.

First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly. Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date. 

Please contact Monika Fryzicka on fryzicka.monika@elitek12.com should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role.

Safeguarding and Data Protection

HD Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks. By applying to this post, I agree to my data being held and processed by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates. If I am appointed to the post I also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Hurtwood House China and its affiliates. 

More about HD Shanghai School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No. 336 Rongbei Road, (Near Rongmei Rd), Songjiang Distrct, Shanghai, 201613, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +86 4000 098 089
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HD Shanghai is located in the City’s Songjiang district, widely regarded as the cultural root of the city of Shanghai itself. The School opened in August 2015, and will eventually grow to accommodate 1800 students aged 3-18. Work is currently under...