Upper School Science Teacher, Beijing, China

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Harrow International School BeijingBeijing, China

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Start date: Mid August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are looking to appoint a highly committed Science teacher with leadership qualities who has a passion for their subject and who enjoys working collaboratively within a large department. There is a possibility of an additional position of responsibility for the right candidate with the necessary experience and desire to take on a lead role within the department.

The Upper School includes a Prep phase (Y6 - Y8) and Y9 - Y13. Throughout the Upper School there is a strong emphasis on academic excellence, preparation for top university entrance, leadership and personal development. Language and Learning is a focus at the school with many students speaking English as a second language. An ability to support language learning would be a significant advantage, although specialist support and training is provided to ensure that all staff becomes experts in EAL teaching techniques.

The Upper School team aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the students. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme is also required. There is a comprehensive program of enrichment activities and all students and staff are expected to be active members of the community.

The Science Teacher will be offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation / equivalent housing allowance and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.

Essential Requirements:

•Minimum of 3 years recent successful teaching experience preferably in an International school. 

•Graduate qualified teacher  

•Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area  

•Qualified Teacher Status and evidence of appropriate subsequent in-service training 

•Experience delivering at IGCSE and A Level  

•Successful experience in working with students in the age group you are teaching 

•Demonstrated experience in inspiring students in a stimulating learning environment  

•Demonstrated experience of using ICT to promote learning  


Desirable Requirements:

•Master’s degree an advantage Experience in teaching EAL students    

•Previous experience in an international school and familiarity with British education system

•Show evidence of establishing clear goals and objectives for students which led to significant improvements in achievement across the subject   

•Knowledge and understanding of positive disciplinary methods 

•Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behaviour 

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application. 


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More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China
Telephone: +86 10 6444 8900
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