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Secondary English teacher

Huili School ShanghaiShanghai, China

Teaching Opportunities

with Wellington College in China

Wellington College China  is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has three schools in Shanghai, all close to each other, not far from the heart of this exciting, international city.  Our schools provide an outstanding education for more than 5,000 local and international children aged between 2 and 18 years old. Wellington College China are also winners of HR Asia Best Employers to work for Award, 2020.

Huili School Shanghai is Wellington’s bilingual school for Chinese students, which opened in August 2016. There are now more than 1,200 pupils in Huili nursery (Early Years 1-4) and Huili School (grades 1 to 9) and this August saw the opening of our state-of-the-art high school building and the start of IGCSE courses. Over the next three years, the school is expected to grow by more than 100 pupils per year and will be offering the IBDP.   

Huili School combines Wellington’s holistic British approach to educating the whole child, with the enduring strengths of the Chinese curriculum and focus on learning. We talk about giving our pupils the best of both worlds. Half of our lessons are in English and half in Chinese. Half of our teachers are English-speakers and half are Chinese. It is our desire to imbue every pupil with our five core values: courage, integrity, respect, kindness, and responsibility. We encourage and expect our Chinese pupils to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual, and inclusive.


Secondary English teacher

The Huili Secondary English programme is designed to engage students in English language and literature and to develop, not only the knowledge and skills of students, but also to build more independent learners across the wider curriculum. In junior high (grades 6-8), we have built a tailor-made curriculum for our pupils to ensure language development and an understanding of literature, while fostering a love of English language learning. We do this by engaging students in a variety of texts that include fiction, non-fiction and poetry in each grade. In our bourgeoning high school, the vast majority of our students study IGCSE English as a First Language and English Literature. The two-year IGCSE course enables students to better prepare for the IBDP programme. We also ensure that, for both IGCSE and IBDP, we offer CPD to help develop further develop our teachers. 


As well as preparing for IGCSE and IBDP, the English department also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for the students where English language lies at the centre. These primarily centre around different forms of debate and we see it as an opportunity to further enhance our students’ experience at Huili.  


The Huili English department’s purpose is to not only develop the language and understanding of our pupils but to better prepare them from a world beyond Huili. We believe through English different cultures can be presented from different perspectives broadening the minds of our students. As a bilingual school, we understand the importance that both language and culture play in our students’ future.  


We are looking for an excellent practitioner who can facilitate outstanding outcomes for our equally excellent students. The successful candidate will be experienced in teaching English language and literature and will be prepared to teach across grades 6 – 12.   

In addition to high quality professional development and job satisfaction, staff receive a very competitive salary and an excellent accommodation and wellbeing package.  The welcome we provide for teachers new to China, including induction programmes in the UK and China, is second to none.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to  

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to  

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

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