head of primary - august 2024 - chongqing, china

job category
international teaching
job type
£ 2,400 - £ 3,400 per month, Housing, flights, medical & more
reference number
leadership team, teachanywhere
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job description

Head of Primary
Yew Chung International School Chongqing

Start Date: August 2024
Location: Chongqing, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia - Leadanywhere
School Curriculum: UK and IB Curriculums
Minimum Experience: 5+ years post qualification experience

The School

Teachanywhere is delighted to be working in partnership once again with YCIS schools. Applications made via Teachanywhere have the added benefit of being prioritised by Yew Chung leadership staff who recognise our important first stage application reviews

This excellent schools group with campuses in various parts of China and Hong Kong and founded in 1932! The schools are committed to educate the whole person from infancy through secondary education. They strive to unite the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and practices, the growth of the individual and the inquiring mind as well as develop a sense of personal responsibility and social welfare of all. With excellent facilities across all campuses, these schools employ a bilingual philosophy, exemplified by engaging a co teaching approach in the KG and Primary schools with a Chinese and western teacher team teaching. Students come from over 45 nationalities and are educated by teachers from 14 countries under an international curriculum that creates truly global minded graduates.

YCIS Chongqing is a school of just under 400 students. The schools is very well located, not far from the downtown area, and not far from the airport. The campus is surrounded by greenery and hills. The school is very well run and the staff are a very close nit group with a collaborative spirit. Most staff in Chongqing sign multiple contracts.

Living and Working in Chongqing

Chongqing is the largest city in southwest China. Within its borders it encompasses a wealth of water reserves, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. The focal point of the region is the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam, which is a tourist attraction as well as a commercial venture. The city is famous for its hot Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hotpot dishes. The cost of living in Chongqing is very low; good quality low-cost food is readily available. The cost of transportation is low as is the nightlife. It is possible to get Western goodies and essentials; Subways and Starbucks are plentiful, and new restaurants and authentic Western-style restaurants and cafes are sprouting up all over the city.

School Requirements

  • Fully qualified with at least 5 years of experience and previous management experience
  • Detailed knowledge of primary school teaching practice gained through first hand experience, strategic management and direct delivery
  • Strong program and staff management skills
  • Excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous EAL teaching experience preferred
  • Previous international teaching experience welcomed
  • Teachers who have previous UK and/or IB curriculum experience will be prioritised
  • You should have an inquiry based, student centred approach
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work well within a variety of cultures

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive: teaching salaries are from approx. 25,000 - 45,000RMB, more for leadership
  • Flights
  • Furnished housing
  • Medical cover
  • Gratuity Bonus
  • Annual PD budget
  • Tuition for up to 2 dependents**


Curriculum knowledge and experience


BA Hons (QTS),BEd

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