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Subject Leader (Secondary English)-English Medium(ID: 850)

Dehong Shanghai Chinese International SchoolShanghai

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A commitment to lifelong learning, for ourselves and our students so we can all make a positive difference

Dehong International Chinese School recognises that exceptional and inspirational teachers are our most valuable resource in providing our students with an excellent international education. Dehong teachers are ambitious for their students' learning and put students first in everything they do. They have the highest aspirations for their students' achievement and development, both in the classroom and through the many co-and extra-curricular activities on offer. Our teachers actively promote the School's mission and vision through their enthusiastic and full participation in school life and their supportive engagement with students, colleagues and parents.

Reports to

Head of Secondary School or Specialist Subject Lead

Purpose of Role

The Dehong secondary school teacher is a subject specialist and an outstanding progressive educator. He/she creates a warm, flexible, language rich environment to promote high quality learning, student agency, and independence. The teacher understands how to support student wellbeing and the development of strong and positive character attributes essential to leading a successful and purposeful life. He/she develops positive and caring relationships with students, parents and all school staff and motivates students to love learning. He/she knows how to build discipline specific knowledge and skills and creates learning engagements, leading to deeper conceptual understanding. The teacher is ambitious for students and for their academic outcomes and exam success. He/she works in close collaboration with others across the grade level and school to develop the Dehong curriculum and to plan and deliver exciting, academically challenging, inquiry-based units, which are carefully designed to ensure the development of each student's language competencies. The teacher believes strongly in action research and uses best practice to inform his/her planning, classroom practice and assessment strategies. A clear understanding of Dehong's vision, mission and learning principles is essential.

Learning and Teaching Standards A

1. Know students and How they Learn

Dehong teachers have insightful and detailed knowledge of the developmental characteristics and learning needs of the children they teach. They have expertise and the desire to meet the wide range of individual learning and wellbeing needs of children who come from Chinese cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds.

2. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching

Dehong teachers are subject specialists and have current knowledge of the curriculum and the age range they teach. They set high expectations and challenging developmental and learning goals for their students and use a variety of effective learning and teaching strategies, resources and digital technology to support their students in achieving these goals. They encourage their students to be innovative, imaginative, creative and critical thinkers who are able to work well with others.

3. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning and progress

Dehong teachers are knowledgeable and effective users of assessment to support learning. They use a range of data measures and assessment strategies to inform their evaluation of students' progress which enables them to plan for learning, to report accurately and effectively on student progress and to design appropriate intervention and support strategies. They are experienced in preparing students for examination success.

4.Develop supportive and safe learning environments

Dehong teachers are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. They ensure secure, stimulating and well managed learning environments that promote a sense of safety, support and wellbeing.

5.Demonstrate International-mindedness and Global Citizenship

Dehong teachers have an appreciation of their own culture, as well as an openness to the perspectives, beliefs and educational philosophy of China. They respect other cultures, religions and languages. They recognise the importance of developing our students to be ethical Chinese and global citizens.

6.Engage Professionally in Learning and with the Community

Dehong teachers participate actively in professional learning and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve their practice. They hold themselves accountable to the highest professional standards in their interactions with colleagues, students and parents.


Learning and Teaching Standards B

Additional Expectations A

Actively contribute to continuous innovation and to the writing and mapping of the Dehong curriculum (English medium learning components)

Keep up to date with curriculum and examination requirements in their field

Lead and/or support a minimum of one (1) co-curricular activity

Attend and participate constructively in staff meetings

Participate (including preparing students/activities) in assemblies, celebrations and extra-curricular events

Collaborate with colleagues across Dehong schools and Dulwich College International to share best practices around the network and participate in group-wide events as appropriate

Support service learning and sustainability practices, events and programmes

Other teaching and learning related tasks as determined by the Principal

Ensure the integration of service learning and sustainability practices, events and programmes across the curriculum

Other teaching and learning related tasks as determined by the Principal

Additional Expectations B

Person Specifications





(Essential for China Work Permit)Bachelor's degree in relevant/specialist subject area

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent

Masters' degree 

CLIL or EAL qualification or experience 

Qualified Teacher Status in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA


Mother tongue or near-native fluency in English

Minimum 2 years' experience in teaching inquiry-based learning (or IB MYP/DP curriculum) 

Demonstrated success in working with students in the age range you are teaching 

Demonstrated experience in your discipline 

A strong understanding of progressive pedagogy

Effective planning and time management

Creative and effective use of resources, including education technology

Ability to maintain student focus and active engagement on learning

Positive management of behaviour

Strong, clear communication and listening skills

Adaptable to varying contexts and a true enthusiasm for working with Chinese colleagues and parents 

Experience in teaching EAL/ELL students 

Demonstrated experience in using a variety of assessment and feedback techniques

Demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational targets

Previous experience in an international school

IB DP experience

Some proficiency in oral Chinese Mandarin would be an advantage but is not a requirement

Excellent subject knowledge

Demonstrated success in leading or participating in curriculum development

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