secondary social studies teacher - shanghai

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international teaching
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the far east team, teachanywhere
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job description

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Required: August 2019

Location: Shanghai

Curriculum: UK & IB Curriculum

Experience: 2+ years post qualification experience;

Sponsorship: Single teachers or married teaching couples (if there is more than one post)

Salary: Excellent, up to 45K per annum based on experience plus benefits

Contract: 2 years renewable

School Ethos/Vision:

This excellent schools group with campuses in various parts of China and Hong Kong and founded in 1932 have recently used their expertise to set up new schools for Chinese Nationals to enjoy the same excellent international education opportunities. This school opens in 2015 to much fanfare looking to increase its student numbers rapidly with this groups solid reputation. 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 with a Chinese and western teacher team teaching.

Living in Shanghai is very exciting. The city is an amazing blend of traditional China and modern living with everything you can imagine on offer and more. It is China's most Westernised city, and the most comfortable one for expatriates. Shanghai is also exceptionally well placed to explore the rest of China and other parts of Asia.


You should be a qualified teacher with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in order to teach in Shanghai. UK experience is highly desirable. Experience of teaching Drama at Primary school level is preferable.

You should have an inquiry based approach to your teaching and an ability to work well within a variety of cultures. Previous experience of working with EAL (Students with English as their second language is desirable). As this is a start-up school situation you will need to be adaptable and flexible and have a positive approach to life, willing to contribute to the continuing development of this great school.

Package: Salary up to £45,000 minimum per annum upwards depending on qualifications and experience; flights, furnished housing and medical cover included.


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