Design Thinking Teacher - HD Ningbo School - China

Design Thinking Teacher - HD Ningbo School - China

The role of Teacher of Design Thinking represents an outstanding opportunity to become part of a team that is establishing HD Ningbo as a school that provides the best possible all-round education and care for every child.   Strong emphasis is placed on children’s involvement in the Creative Arts.  The Teacher of Design Thinking will play a crucial part in helping to shape this emphasis.

Role and Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

  • To plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for all pupils
  • To prepare the teaching environment, whether inside or outside a classroom, for meaningful class activities
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and resources
  • To ensure that the teaching equipment and resources are well managed
  • To have a thorough understanding of the purpose and aims of the HD Ningbo School’s educational ethos
  • To establish and communicate clearly the learning intentions for all activities
  • To use all relevant technology to support understanding and development
  • To identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet the pupils’ varying needs
  • To evaluate learning experiences and outcomes for children’s continual improvement
  • To assign and grade any class work, homework, tests and assessments in line with HD Ningbo School’s policies
  • To develop the best combination of British and Chinese approaches to deliver a personalised bi-lingual curriculum
  • To ensure that an acceptable standard of pupils’ behaviour is clearly stated and consistently maintained
  • To ensure that all pupils are treated with respect – fairly and equally

Communication and Co-operation

  • To work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff
  • To share information, ideas and resources with colleagues
  • To develop supportive and productive relationships with parents
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of children’s development
  • To participate in departmental, school-based and parental meetings
  • To share assessment data and ensure that it is appropriately archive
  • To participate in the supervisory duties shared by all members of staff
  • To participate in the co-curricular life of the School
  • To play a full part in the corporate life of the School
  • To support the School’s image and profile in the community


We recognise that the success of HD Ningbo depends on the quality, wellbeing, and motivation of our staff.  In addition to the salary and package structure outlined above, therefore, staff can also expect

  • A commitment to professional development
  • A dedicated and passionate human resources and support team, committed to making life in China as comfortable as possible
  • Outstanding career progression opportunities that arise from being part of a rapidly expanding education group in a dynamic market


Posted: February 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Ningbo , China
February 2018
Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5, Gr. 6

Job Benefits

    The successful candidate will receive excellent salary and benefits commensurate with their experience.  This will include:

    • Competitive, low tax salary
    • Accommodation allowance
    • Start and end of contract flights for employee and immediate family members
    • Relocation allowance
    • Excess baggage allowance
    • Medical insurance for employee and immediate family members
    • Annual flight allowance for employee and immediate family members
    • 100% tuition fees contribution for up to two children
    • Annual bonus
    • Contract renewal bonus
    • Visa and legal documents sponsorship for employee and immediate family members

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • A good degree from an established university
    • PGCE or QTS

    Personal Qualities

    • Ability to inspire pupils with a love of learning
    • Ability to stretch and develop the most able pupils, whilst also ensuring that the Design curriculum remains accessible to all
    • Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
    • Strong personal-relations and team-working skills
    • Ability to use ICT to enhance learning
    • Good administrative and organisational abilities
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community
    • Rigorous can-do attitude
    • A positive team player with a sense of humour

    About China

    One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

    Standard Chinese
    Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
    Buddhism, Taoism
    Varied: wet/dry seasons
    Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)