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Juniors Class Teacher, Shenzhen, Southern China

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Merchiston International SchoolShenzhen, Southern China

Salary: A competitive international salary and benefits package

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term

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Start date: 01/08/2021

Suitable for NQTs: No

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic primary class teacher to further their career at an innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school.

The applicants who can meet the following requirements are welcomed:

• A qualified teacher with UK PGCE or other globally recognized teaching qualification such as QTS.

• Have an outstanding record of teaching.

• A minimum of 2 years' qualified full-time teaching experience

• Positive, resilient personality and problem-solving driven

• Recent and consistent experience of Co-Curricular Activities

We welcome applicants with experience of working within boarding schools or applicants with a keen interest to participate, live and work within a boarding community. We appreciate that all applicants may not have such experience at present but we welcome applicants with the right approach to a unique part of the MIS experience.

The position will commence in August 2021, and the initial contract will be for a period of two years. Preference is given to candidates already in Mainland China.

Merchiston International School (MIS)

MIS is a British Boarding School located in Longhua District, Shenzhen, South of China. We are a thriving learning community that challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.

We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school, Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create the kind of innovative learning spaces in which an effective 21st-century education can flourish and inspire.

All MIS teachers are expected to participate fully in the school’s life beyond the classroom by contributing to the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme and boarding house life, this includes evening and weekend duties. We believe in this type of education: student support in all areas of the school, including the boarding houses, learning and teaching and the co-curricular programme.

If you are interested in joining us, teaching inquisitive, talented children in a school that cares for all its members and is passionate about giving scope to professional opportunities, please apply. We want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through the TES careers portal. Please provide the names and full contact details of three professional referees, one of whom should be the Director/Head of School/Principal of your current school.

Short-listed candidates must be able to provide a recent DBS/PVG check, police clearance certificate or similar record of non-criminality demonstrating that there is no reason why they cannot work with children.

The application should be submitted no later than Sunday December 13th.

Early applications are encouraged, as MIS reserves the right to appoint before the deadline.

Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 60th or subsequent birthdays take place between August 1 2021 and July 31, 2022.


More about Merchiston International School

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: All-through with sixth form

Funding status: Independent

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 4 - 18 years

Address: No.12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-District, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Telephone: +86 400 867 0177


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The Opportunity

The opening of Merchiston  International School, China (MIS) in August 2018 created an exciting opportunity for a team of innovative and committed staff to break new ground at an exciting, new, co-educational boarding and day sch...