Nanwai King’s College School is one of two school development projects in China initiated through partnership between the highly successful Chinese education management group, Dipont Education, and the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon. A third partner in Wuxi is Nanjing Foreign Language School, one of China’s leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,100 students from 3 to 18 years of age.
About the School
The school opened in September 2018 and has nearly 1300 pupils enrolled, remarkable numbers that are testament to the quality of the project, its exciting vision and the support of partners, parents and the wider community. The facilities at Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi are outstanding. We have successfully developed an educational environment that makes the most of our world-class campus and combines the best of Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, in a context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom. There is a great sense of collegiality and passion for the school throughout the staff and student body. A shared pedagogical approach throughout the campus enables Chinese and expatriate students to benefit enormously from the cross-cultural exposure.
About the Role
Reporting to the Head of Elementary, the successful applicant will join the school in August 2020 in one of our lower primary classes (grade 1, 2 or 3). Teachers deliver a customised curriculum that delivers the content required of the Chinese National Curriculum utilising modern, international pedagogy. Classes are delivered by both Chinese and English-speaking teachers to foster bilingualism in students. The aim is to supplement the national curriculum and to meet the needs of each child by giving a breadth of educational experience. Focus is on the development of skills in all areas - from core subjects to co-curricular activities. English language development through dedicated classes is a key component of this. All students have the opportunity to mix in weekly vertical tutor periods for Grades 1 to 5, and through our mixed CCA activities each evening. Our pastoral coordinators promote monthly PSHE topics that are delivered through homeroom and tutor groups – these include topics such as organisational skills, anti-bullying and healthy lifestyles. Dynamic, adaptable and enthusiastic educators will fit in well with the ethos of the school and the needs of the students.
With a history dating back more than 3000 years, Wuxi is one of the major cities Jiangsu province and located in the Yangtze River delta. Traditionally a canal town, it is a thriving city economically and developing further at a rapid pace with a resident population of around 6 million. Located only 45 minutes by train from Shanghai, it benefits from being part of the economic hub in East China but retains a sense of its long and rich history. The Taihu New City development is in Binhu District, an area that preserves the historic character of canal-front public spaces, lake scenery and open parkland with high quality residential, business, retail and recreational facilities. Local government has also moved to the Binhu District, and the city’s infrastructure, beautiful parks and recreational areas around the school are excellent and an easy place to live for families and single teachers alike.
Applications are invited from candidates with:
- Excellent classroom practice in lower primary
- The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school
This exciting and challenging role commands a very attractive salary and benefits package. In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits include: high quality housing, annual return airfare, bonus scheme and medical insurance for employee plus dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for any successful applicant with school age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter.
To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred. School website: www.nkcswx.cn