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Job details
Employer The British International School Shanghai, Puxi
Location China
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Are you an inspirational teacher looking to join a well-established, supportive team in a successful and expanding school? The British International School Shanghai, Puxi Campus is looking for a Head of Science to lead our Secondary team. We welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and reflective professionals. We're looking for the right blend of energy and experience, and a passion for teaching that embraces change and innovation.

As a qualified teacher you will be a fluent English speaker, familiar with the UK curriculum and confident working with Secondary students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Our Secondary school has over 600 international students with a wide range of backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for leading and developing all aspects of teaching and learning within the Science department and for encouraging a culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success. Science is really strong here, with an emphasis on experimental science preparing students to study courses at top universities around the world. You will teach Science to younger students at Key Stage 3, and either Biology, Chemistry or Physics to students at IGCSE and as part of the IB Diploma programme. Experience with IGCSE and the IB Diploma is helpful but not essential. We are big enough to have some timetabling flexibility, so finding the right person is much more important to us than which science you specialise in. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology: someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom.

In addition to being highly successful in its own right, the British International School Shanghai, Puxi is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of Premium International Schools. This means you’ll be joining an international team in which thoughts and ideas are shared around the globe as we strive to make our schools the very best in the world. You will have the security and opportunities that come from being part of a high quality global organisation dedicated to education and professional development.

In return for your passion to deliver the highest quality education you will enjoy a more than competitive salary, accommodation provided by us, an annual flight allowance, health insurance and places in the school for your children. You’ll have the opportunity to live in and work in one of Asia’s largest, most spectacular and most vibrant cities.

Here at the British International School Shanghai Puxi, we are a close knit team who are proud of our school and community. We educate around 1500 young people of more than 50 nationalities, preparing them for futures as global citizens in the years ahead. If you’d like to be a part of our on-going success, please get in touch: we'd love to hear from you.

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Applications should be made online and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees - one of which is your current Headteacher/Principal.  Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB).

The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th December 2016. Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or Skype.

Start date: August 2017

About the employer

Information about The British International School Shanghai, Puxi
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 2 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

111 Jinguang Road
Huacao Town
+86 21 5296 8602