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Primary Music Teacher (Possible HOD)

Start date: August 2018

Location: Shanghai, China

Region: Far East and South East Asia

Curriculum: UK curriculum

Salary: Monthly salary of between RMB 27,000 and RMB 36,000

Experience required: 2+ years post qualification

Sponsorship: The school will hire singles, teaching couples, married couples and married couples with up to 2 children.

Contract: 2 years

School Vision / Ethos:

This prestigious school is a member of one of the world's best international schools groups. The school aims to provide a high quality education in an international context for children aged 18 months to 18 years old. In Primary the school follows the English national curriculum for English and Maths and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all other subjects moving in to IGCSE and then the IB programme at senior level. The school is located near to the centre of Shanghai. It is an established school with a strong reputation offering a very good salary and benefits package. The school is committed to providing high academic standards through a wide range of subjects and a highly skilled team of British and international teachers.

Location Overview:

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 Westernized 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 will be teaching Primary level Music. There is the opportunity for a Head of department post for the right applicant.

Applicants must have two years post qualifying experience. Preference is given to teachers with UK and/or IB curriculum experience. Teachers at this school are prepared to give more than just the working week to the school. Teachers wanting to work here should be both enthusiastic, committed classroom practitioners but also to enriching the lives of students through a dynamic extra-curricular programme.

The school expects teachers to be qualified with a degree and relevant teaching license such as a PGCE.

Package: School Housing Provided (employees are, however, responsible for utility bills); Free education for two employee's Children, substantial discounts for 3rd of 4th child; Allianz worldwide medical care; Flights (UK - Shanghai or equivalent) are provided at the beginning and end of the two-year contract for the employee & dependents, plus a return flight for the employee only (value up to RMB8000) mid-contract; The salary range is from 27,000 RMB to 33,000RMB per month depending on qualifications and experience, with a tax rate of approximately 15%. There are additional allowances for positions of responsibility.


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