Kindergarten / Pre-Prep Classroom Teacher, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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The King's School, Canterbury, Shenzhen InternationalShenzhen, Guangdong, China

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

In September 2019, the King’s School, Canterbury, dating back to 597 and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, opened its first overseas branch, a Kindergarten/Pre-Prep department (ages 2-6) in Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing city. This will be followed by Primary and Junior Schools in September 2020 and the Middle and Senior High Schools in 2021. King’s in Shenzhen offers a blended bi-cultural and bilingual pedagogy and it has already been successful and gaining an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching, its focus on the well-being of children, and its inclusive approach. 

We are now seeking to add to our outstanding team of Early Years classroom teachers. This should be a very attractive opportunity for those wanting to take their first steps into Asia or for those with previous experience. Shenzhen is a very exciting place to be; it is China's fourth largest and fastest growing city, the home of some of China's leading technology companies, and the hub of the Greater Bay Area. The Pre-Prep / Kindergarten has already gained a very good reputation thanks to the quality of its teaching and relationships throughout the school, as well as its fine location and excellent resources.

Applications should be submitted by 09:00 (China time) on Wednesday 03 February. There are two steps in the application process:

1. Complete EITHER the TES application form obtainable through the TES advertisement OR our own form found at https://www.kings-school.com.cn/vacancies/.  

2. Forward a Personal Statement to hr2@kings-school.com.cn. The statement should clearly deal with the following aspects in this order:

a) your teaching specialisms including which age groups you prefer to work with 

b) your personal educational philosophy

c) why moving to The King’s School (Canterbury) in Shenzhen is the right move for you at this time;

d) how your academic and teaching qualifications/experience support this move

e) your other interests and skills and how you could use them in the school’s co-curriculum programme

Your Personal Statement may be included on the TES application form but please ensure that you address the points above. 

Note, it is helpful to provide a detailed and more personal curriculum vitae; if you wish to do this, please  include it as a separate attachment to the email address above. 


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and criminal records. 

The King’s School Shenzhen International is an equal opportunities employer. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
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In September 2019, the King’s School, Canterbury, dating back to 597 and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, opened its first overseas branch, a Kindergarten/Pre-Prep department (ages 2-6) in Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing cit...