Primary Teacher (Key Stage One and Two ), Shenzhen

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Shenzhen International Foundation CollegeShenzhen

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a forward thinking and evolving international school as it enters an exciting new phase. 

In August 2017 the school began a journey toward excellence. With an aim to become recognized as a leading school across China and internationally, the school has initiated a number of strategic projects.

From August 2018 the school will relocate into a new first class campus with state of the art learning spaces and boarding facilities and will expand into Primary School Grades 1 to 5 and introduce the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). 

The school will also begin working toward membership and accreditation by the Council of International Schools and the authorization and implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and College Board Advanced Placement courses. 


Shenzhen is a dynamic and creative city of South China, set in beautiful tropical green surroundings within a futuristic and modern yet safe, family friendly city. Directly linked to Hong Kong only 45 minutes away, Shenzhen is an artistic and tech hub founded on innovation and creativity. This Pearl River Delta megalopolis is one of China’s richest cities, having grown from 30,000 inhabitants in 1980, when it was designated the first special economic zone, to a population of almost 12 million. 

In 2008, Shenzhen was named a UNESCO Creative City of Design. The city continues to thrive as a leader of arts and creativity. The modern inner city is surrounded by palm-studded districts of gated communities, beautiful parks and former industrial buildings turned into contemporary art districts, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and high-ceilinged galleries.

Candidate Profile

The school is seeking to appoint a team of exemplary Primary Class Teachers, across Key Stage One and Two, to inspire and nurture the children in our school and to help shape the future of the Primary School as we embark on a new era of growth and development.

Successful candidates will have the ability to work to the highest professional standards and demonstrate creativity, energy and a flair for excellence in teaching and learning and a commitment to developing the whole child. 

The school values candidates who can demonstrate a dynamic, forward thinking mindset and the ability to collaborate positively within an international team to ensure high academic standards and student achievement. 

As the school progresses towards its future goals, grade level and whole school leadership opportunities will arise. 

A minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching in an international school is essential. As is an excellent understanding of international school standards and teaching and learning developments. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience of teaching the IPC or IB PYP. 

Application Procedure

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit a one page letter of application outlining why you wish to apply for this position and what specific experience, qualities and skills you can offer. Teachers are also invited to specify which grade level they wish to teach. A one page statement of educational philosophy. An up to date C.V, including a good recent head and shoulders photograph and the email and telephone contact details of 3 professional references, one of which must be your current Head of School.

Applications should be compiled into a single PDF and be emailed to no later than March 30nd  2018. 

The review of applications will begin immediately on receipt. Initial interviews will take place on a rolling basis via Skype or in person and so early application is encouraged. 

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More about Shenzhen International Foundation College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Address: 259 Shahedong Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518034, China
Telephone: +86 755 26534780