Lead in Sinology (Chinese Studies) and Mandarin, Lambeth

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Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an unrivalled and outstanding opportunity for an expert, enthusiastic, creative and visionary Chinese/Mandarin Teacher to establish the disciplines of Sinology and Mandarin at Streatham & Clapham High School.  

This position arises from our wish extend all our pupils’ understanding of Chinese civilisation, culture, language, art, music, politics, history and much more. From September 2020, Sinology (Chinese Studies) will form a key part of the curriculum in Years 7 and 8, and you will be responsible for devising, resourcing and delivering a programme of study that will stimulate and inspire pupils in equal measure.  

You will plan and teach lessons in Sinology for Years 7 and 8, and Mandarin at Key Stage 3, and at GCSE and A Level as required, inspiring and facilitating the highest levels of attainment through promoting high standards of teaching and learning.

Over the last five years, Streatham & Clapham High School has established links with prestigious independent schools based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, through a partnership with Euroasia Educational Services Limited (which is based in Hangzhou).  Through these links, the School annually recruits able girls from Hangzhou into Years 10/11 and the Sixth Form.  

You will ensure that the Chinese pupils recruited through our partnership with Euroasia, who wish to study Mandarin at A Level, are appropriately tutored and prepared for the examination. You will also liaise with the staff overseeing the welfare and academic progress of Chinese students recruited into the upper years.

If you have excellent subject knowledge, with the enthusiasm and ability to inspire, excite and motivate pupils in this subject and possess a strong commitment to sustained improvement we should be delighted to hear from you.

About Streatham & Clapham High School

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button. 

The closing date is noon on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Streatham and Clapham High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Streatham and Clapham High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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