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Humanities Teacher (Upper Prep School)

Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

Teaching Opportunities

with Wellington College in China

Wellington College International Shanghai opened in August 2014 as Wellington’s second partnership school in China and has rapidly developed a reputation as the premier international school in the city. It currently has 1,418 pupils from over 40 countries and is continuing to grow. The College is divided into three schools, with a Senior School (years 9 to 13) and Prep School (years 1 to 8) on the main campus and Early Years (nursery and reception) in a new purpose-built centre nearby. The College curriculum combines our focus on the Wellington values with the best of English and international curriculums. The youngest children in the nursery and reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. From year 1, the English National Curriculum provides the core of the curriculum in maths and literacy, with other lessons following the International Primary Curriculum. From year 6 up, all children follow a school-devised curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum and taught by subject specialists to prepare for the study of IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11. Pupils in years 12 and 13 follow the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College International Shanghai aims to be the best international school in China and to be great place for talented professionals to develop their careers. Our academic results to date have been outstanding, our IB students averaged above 38 points in 2020, placing Wellington comfortably alongside the best international IB schools. Most of our IGCSE pupils gain eight or more A*-A grades, with A* being by far the most common grade.

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

We are looking for a passionate, creative, innovative, flexible and considerate person to teach within the newly created Prep Humanities department at Wellington College International Shanghai. You will be a passionate classroom teacher who inspires pupils to achieve their best within this exciting and well supported area of the College. You would join an inspiring team working hard to implement the central tenets of the Prep curriculum including literacy, oracy, metacognition and service.

Experience of teaching and implementing a humanities curriculum is a necessity. Experience of teaching iGCSE/GCSE geography would be highly desirable. In addition to the main teaching and management responsibilities, a proven ability to deliver humanities enrichment is essential.  

All Prep teachers are also pastoral house tutors and you would be responsible for supporting a small group of tutees from Years 6, 7 and  8.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

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