Lower School Reception Year Group Leader, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Harrow International School BeijingChaoyang District, Beijing, China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Lower School includes Early Years (Pre-Nursery to Reception) and the Pre-Prep School (Y1-Y5). It encourages students to become independent learners; from taking a greater role in their own personal organization to increasing their ability for independent thought and responsibility for their own learning. Students entering Early Years’ experience a vibrant and lively learning environment. Concepts essential to forming a strong foundation in basic skills are explored on a daily basis and the integrated day is conducive to exploration, enquiry and interaction both in and outside the classroom. In the Pre-Prep School, students experience a more formal structure to the School day with discrete subject lessons, an increased number of specialist lessons and an extra-curricular programme. Throughout both phases there is a strong emphasis on Language and Learning and many of the students speak English as a second language. An ability to support Language learning would be a significant advantage.

The Lower School is comprised of our main campus at Hegezhuang and the city campus Infant School which is on a separate site at Anzhenxili. The main campus at Hegezhuang admits pupils from Pre-Nursery (Age 2) through to Year 5 (Age 10). The Infant School admits pupils from Pre-Nursery (Age 2) through to Year 1 (Age 6). Pupils from the City Campus transfer to our main campus at Hegezhuang to join at Year 2.

We seek to employ teachers in the Lower School with the ability and commitment to enhance the life of an ‘all through School’, and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team dedicated to further establishing and developing the School. The Lower School team aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the students. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme is also required. There is an after school “Lions Club” for students in EY and Y1 and a wider Enrichment Activity programme for students in Y2-Y5.

All Lower School teachers are offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation or equivalent accommodation allowance, annual flight and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.

Essential Requirements

• At least 4 years of teaching experience, preferably in an international School.

• Qualified Teacher Status and evidence of relevant in-service training.

• Experience of leading or coordinating teams in relation to the curriculum or pastoral matters.

• Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent communication skills

• Outstanding knowledge of Teaching and Learning within Early Years including in-depth knowledge of the Harrow Curriculum.

Desirable Requirements

• Knowledge of specific programmes that support Teaching and Learning in EY such as Jolly Phonics.

• Inspirational leadership skills to support and motivate team members.

• Experience of monitoring set targets in a specified action plan to evaluate and ensure progress.

• Show evidence of establishing clear goals that led to improved student outcomes.

Application Process 

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application. 


Deadline for submission of applications by 13 November 2019, with first round interviews taking place via skype from the week commencing 18 November 2019.

Harrow Beijing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and those connected to the school to share this commitment. 

More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +10 10 6444 8900
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