Job Reference : 003317
Location : The British School of Guangzhou
Closing Date : 24/11/2017
Department : Teaching
Hours Per week : full time
Secondary – Art Teacher
Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America, providing outstanding education to nearly 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 47 schools gives each school a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.
The British School of Guangzhou
The British School of Guangzhou (BSG) is the largest international school in Guangzhou. Established in 2005 for children aged 1-18, the school is located on the shores of the beautiful South Lake and is widely recognised for academic excellence leading to successful entry into some of the world’s top universities. As part of Nord Anglia Education’s global family of premium schools, BSG accepts international students only and enjoys a unique collaboration with The Juilliard School, New York and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Enrolment is selective, based on the student’s ability to access the curriculum effectively, with children from over 50 countries attending. To learn more about our school, please visit www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/guangzhou
About The Secondary School
The Secondary School is dynamic, ambitious and rapidly growing! We currently have 350 students housed in a newly constructed building situated in a beautiful lakeside setting. Being personally, academically and socially ambitious, our students are an absolute delight and have a thirst for learning. They are taught by highly-skilled specialist teachers, as well having access to an incredible range of enrichment opportunities. As a consequence, our students flourish and excel on every level, from sporting and artistic achievement to stunning examination success:
- A Level – first four cohorts have all achieved 50%+ A*/A.
- ‘Best in China’ awards from CIE for last three years.
- ‘Best in NAE’ award 2016 & 2017.
- IGCSE – first four cohorts have achieved an average 60% A*/A.
- Eight ‘Best in China’ awards from CIE.
- 2017 – Top IGCSE student in the world.
Beyond academic success, our students are happy and enjoy coming to school. Student voice is highly valued through the 100+ leadership positions available to all members of the student body. You can find our latest student survey at:
About the role
The Art Department is one of the most successful within the school. At Key Stage 3 all students follow a challenging programme of study, which then leads on to:
- Key Stage 4, students follow the Edexcel Specification (Art & Design – Fine Art). This is a popular choice with students and, in 2017, one of our students scored the highest IGCSE mark in China!
- In Key stage 5, students also follow the Edexcel specification. Results are outstanding and the work produced is constantly on display around the school.
There are currently three members of the Art Department and the team are housed in the beautiful new secondary building.
The Art Department is one of the most successful within the school. At Key Stage 3 all students follow a challenging programme of study. There are currently three members of the Art Department and the team are housed in the beautiful new secondary building.We are looking for the applicant who is able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will need a degree, a recognised teaching qualification and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.
About you (see full Job description)
- A degree in a relevant subject.
- A recognised teaching qualification.
- Considerable relevant teaching experience.
- Receptive to feedback.
- Ready to embrace change.
- Willingness to share good practice.
- Strong communication skills.
- Energetic and optimistic.
- Ability to mentor Middle Leaders.
- Be collaborative.
- Ambitious for our school.
Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform that harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London. Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.
Applications are via Jobtrain. The closing date for applications is November 27th, 2017. Interviews will be conducted by Skype and follow-up face-to-face interviews may take place. For more information you can contact the Head of Secondary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Date: August 2018
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.