Primary Teacher, Shanghai, China

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Yew Wah School of Shanghai (YWIES Shanghai)Shanghai, China

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) is looking for a talented and experienced Primary teacher to join their YWIES Shanghai-Lingang campus.

Teacherhorizons connects teachers with opportunities in top schools all over the world.  Teachers use it to explore schools overseas and gain free support from education experts.  Since 2013 Teacherhorizons has placed over one hundred happy teachers in YWIES and other affiliated schools in China and Hong Kong.  Feedback has been resoundingly positive.

‘The tour around the school with the senior leadership team blew me away. It’s like nothing I had ever seen before; so modern and forward-thinking…...I’m so excited for the next steps and to get stuck into everything going on in the school. I am so grateful to Teacherhorizons for getting me the job in the first place……” (a teacher recently placed at one of the YWIES schools)

Reputable schools across China and Hong Kong

The YWIES shares the same 85-year heritage as the Yew Chung International

Schools (YCIS) founded in 1932 in Hong Kong.  The YWIES is a reputable network of international education schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yantai, Rizhao and Tongxiang, providing high quality bilingual (Chinese and English) and co-cultural (Eastern and Western) education from Early Childhood to Secondary for Mainland Chinese students.  While adhering to the requirements of the Chinese National Curriculum, YWIES takes a holistic approach to nurturing the whole child, providing a positive, caring and joyful learning environment that broadens students’ horizons, enabling them to become confident, well-balanced global citizens with strong roots in China.

YWIES Shanghai-Lingang: 

YWIES Shanghai Lingang campus is designed as a holistic and vibrant community that nurtures the educational development and social interaction of young students to help them grow into healthy, active and productive members of society. The school facilities are specifically designed to ensure that all students from different age groups study in a safe and friendly environment. The state-of-the-art equipment, spacious classrooms, modern laboratory, library, multi-media centre, sports grounds and student residence hall which provide first-class facilities to support the students' boarding life.

The school offers an education programme which follows an integrated local/international curriculum including an Intensive English Programme.  A collaborative team teaching approach creates a genuinely holistic bilingual learning environment.

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Shanghai needs no selling. Vibrant, energetic and forward-looking it is rapidly evolving into one of the world’s great cities, it offers something for everyone. It’s where ultra-modern meets traditional, corporate meets local and the East meets West. If you wish to be immersed in an exciting phase of China’s development (with everything that comes with it), there is no place like Shanghai!

The Opportunity: Primary teacher

YWIES Shanghai-Lingang is looking for an experienced, open minded Primary teacher to join their team in August 2018.  This position offers a generous package including a salary that enables most teachers to save considerably. It also includes housing, return flights, healthcare, paid education for dependent children, a baggage allowance and a gratuity at the end of the 2 year contract.

Additionally, being part of a large organisation, the professional development opportunities on offer are excellent.

How to apply

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of international curricula well as the National Curriculum for England.  Additionally, all candidates must be fully qualified teachers with a Bachelors of Education or relevant degree + PGCE (or equivalent) and at least 2 solid years teaching experience post qualification. Experience working with students with EAL would be beneficial. Teachers must share, and be able to demonstrate, a shared vision and education philosophy to YWIES.

Just two simple steps...

  1. Sign up to - it takes 2 minutes to add your key details and CV.  Once you have completed this step you are able to access more information about the school and benefits package on offer.
  2. Email Maggie on to confirm your application.

The applications deadline is 8th May 2018 but early applications are strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Job location

More about Yew Wah School of Shanghai (YWIES Shanghai)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 14 - 18 years
Address: 600 Gubei Road, Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 216 275 4365
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