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Employer Britannica International School, Shanghai
Location China
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 1st 2017

Orbital Education is pleased to announce that due to its continued success and growth, Britannica International School in Shanghai is seeking a further qualified and experienced Early Years Teacher to join the school in April 2017. The school is accommodated in exceptionally well-resourced and purpose-built premises that are situated in the high quality residential district of Gubei, within ten minutes of The Former French Concession. It has a capacity for 750 pupils from 2 – 18 years of age, making it quite unique in the city with regard to its smaller school and family feel environment.

It is the only truly British owned and managed, British style, international school in Shanghai. It offers learning and teaching experiences based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of its international student body.  Secondary students are prepared for Cambridge University and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE and A Level examinations.
Britannica has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff.   The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school.

The position of Early Years Co-ordinator is available for a suitable candidate.
Essential Criteria for Applicants:

  • have a Bachelors degree from a reputable university in addition to Qualified Teacher Status
  • have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a school in the UK or British style school overseas.  This may either be in a maintained or independent school.
  • are in possession of an up to date Police Clearance  / DBS certificate from the country of your most recent teaching post (This will be required to be presented at any future interview)

Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Britannica Teachers:

  • are passionate about education, 
  •  inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,
  • participate in all aspects of school life
  • create a warm and safe community to which parents and pupils are proud to belong
  • are flexible and have a sense of humour
  • enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools with all the consequent   benefits this brings.

If this describes you then we would welcome an application from you.  Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to the Principal, Mr. David Goodwin at
with a copy to:

Closing date December 16th 2016

Employment in another Orbital Group school.

Working in a Group school can have many advantages. We like to retain excellent teachers and so actively encourage movement between schools, especially for promotion opportunities. The Group has British style international schools in the following culturally attractive and historically important destinations: Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; Shanghai, China; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Moscow, Russian Federation;  Quito, Ecuador and Doha, Qatar. After two years successful employment, teachers wishing to move on will be given full consideration for vacancies in these schools. All vacancies are posted on the respective websites of the schools.

Interviews will take place by skype.  Prior to starting your post you will have to present a current DBS certificate or Police Check from your current country of employment along with original and notarised copies of your qualifications.
Britannica International School, Shanghai, is a member of the Orbital Education Group of schools. Orbital Education also has schools currently in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Ecuador, Qatar and China. (

Britannica International School
1988 Gubei Road
Shanghai 201103

About the employer

Information about Britannica International School, Shanghai
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years

Locations and contacts

1988 Gubei Road
Near Wuzhong R
+86 86 21 64028599