with Wellington College in China
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and creative Key Stage 2 teacher to Wellington College International Shanghai. We have six forms of entry in Key Stage 2 which is known as Lower Prep and is the second phase of the Prep School. The College comprises Early Years (Nursery & Reception), Prep School (Years 1-8) and Senior School (Years 9-13).
Wellington Shanghai has 1,300 pupils, with 370 in Lower Prep, and has developed a reputation as the leading international school in Shanghai since opening in 2014. Demand for places is high and our admission is selective.
We are looking for a specialist, qualified teacher of Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils. Experience in international settings is welcome, and so is experience in multi-lingual environments, and in the UK state or private sectors. Many of our pupils have Chinese as their first language, but English is the language of instruction and becomes the language of the playground and corridors as pupils move through the Prep School.
Our employment package is excellent, with very competitive salaries, housing, flights, insurance and other benefits. We aim to be exemplary employers and have had very low rates of teacher turnover since we opened.
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 1,280 pupils and continues to grow by over 150 pupils per year. 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 average above 36 points in 2018 and 2019, 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.
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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.