Position: Head of Science
Required: August 2017
Curriculum: UK National Curriculum, IGCSE and A Level
Location: Suzhou, China
Salary: Excellent Salary including leadership allowance.
Experience: 3+ yrs. Ideally you will have relevant teaching experience in UK curriculum
Sponsorship: Single, Married Teaching couples
Contract: 3 years
School Vision / Ethos:
This is a well-resourced school with a motivated and enthusiastic student body.It is a highly selective English-medium, co-educational IGCSE and A Level Centre in China under the umbrella of one of the most successful and oldest UK school brands with a fantastic reputation. This school is also a boarding school, with approximately one third of students living on campus during the week. Most of the 331 students are nationals of the People's Republic of China who plan to pursue their universities outside China. To this end, students opt out of the Chinese education system at the end of junior middle school, after the zhongkao examination that is taken after nine years of compulsory government education, to follow a curriculum leading to Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSEs and A Levels.
All students go on to study at high-ranking universities and colleges in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. The students are highly aspirational, very hard-working and bright. All of them have ESL issues to some degree and every teacher needs to be an English teacher as well as a subject teacher.
Suzhou is a charming city that is situated 80 KM west of Shanghai (22 minutes by fast train). It was recently voted as the second most "liveable" city in China for expatriates. Known as the "Venice of the Orient" it is an ancient city that is steeped in History and culture. However, it has also embraced the spirit of the new China and enjoys all the infrastructure and amenities that are required to make ones life in the 21st Century very pleasant indeed.
You will be leading the Science department at this excellent school. The successful candidate will be a highly committed team player who is keen to contribute to the development of this expanding and forward-looking school. Applicants must be willing to play a full part in the College's pastoral care and extra-curricular programme. A teaching qualification and a minimum of 5 years' experience is a requirement. The school has a highly qualified professional and happy teaching faculty. You should be inspirational in your teaching with a real passion to convey of your subject. Teachers are recruited largely from the UK, Australia and New Zealand and from other international schools throughout the world.
The remuneration package is generous with excellent accommodation, medical and other benefits. It is possible to live well, explore China and South East Asia and still save a considerable percentage of your salary. Very competitive base salary.
If you wish to apply please contact your local Teachanywhere consultant who will be happy to furnish you with more information and discuss further opportunities to enhance your teaching career overseas.