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Early Years Coordinator (Reception) - HD Beijing School - China

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching workload as determined by Principal
  • Make use of professional knowledge and understanding to create a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning environment that promotes student success

Curriculum Development and Delivery

  • Make use of professional knowledge to improve the existing English curriculum, and build co-curriculum bridges to link with other subjects
  • Broaden and improve the methods of teaching and learning and stimulate students’ English learning through designing different English activities. Develop high quality, creative English activities
  • Assist in sourcing and provision of resources/materials for the International programmes
  • Ensure vertical and horizontal articulation of the curriculum

Professional Leadership

  • Coordinate with Principal and English teachers on planning and set up learning intentions according to the Subject Syllabi. Adjust teaching and learning content and strategies to meet students’ needs. Promote teachers’ professional development through weekly teacher trainings, class explanation, observation and feedback
  • Attend and participate in weekly Year Group planning sessions
  • Take the lead in exploring new ideas and teaching methods for HD Beijing School. Plan ahead for the academic year and semester with well-grounded goals and prioritize some areas. Organise reflection with all delegated subject teachers and take the lead in appraisal of delegated teachers
  • Set a good example as reflective learner. Continue learning and developing teaching practice under theoretical guidelines, so as to become a pioneering teacher in the subject group, and continuously create an academic atmosphere of learning and exploration
  • Mentor junior English teachers in curriculum planning and classroom instruction to ensure student learning outcomes
  • Check unit and planners and year overviews and weekly planning newsletters
  • Check teacher’s feedback to students and homework
  • Oversee moderation sessions to look at work within and across year groups
  • From time to time provide reports on teaching and student attainment in English

Relationship management

  • Work closely with members of the English team to discuss/consult/report to Principal
  • Help new teachers to develop particular teaching skills in teaching English, so they can gain a thorough understanding of implementing and reviewing the Subject Scope and Sequences and organize effective assessment

Administrative Function

  • Work closely with the Principal to supervise and manage the English team, including: budget management, resource purchasing and management
  • Lead the set-up of both formative and summative assessments, the moderation of marking, and the recording of assessment data in PASS
  • Implement and oversee standardised assessments
  • Have oversight of all English assessment data and identify students who need support or extension.  Work with relevant teachers to provide support of extension
  • Attend and participate in Parent Information Evenings
  • Develop an English Teaching Handbook to reflect the HDBJ way of teaching English including all relevant policies and procedures
  • Contribute and help plan Parents as Learners sessions
  • Contribute to the planning of Student Interview sessions
  • Contribute to the development of new policies, ensuring alignment with the school mission and vision

Contribution to the School Community

  • Play a full part in the corporate life of the school, including taking part in the after-school extra-curricular activities, weekend events (PD, Admissions, Testing, etc.), school organised social activities and parent information sessions
  • Support the school’s image in the community
  • Support policies and procedures currently in place, including those in the Staff Handbook
Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
July 2018
2 Years
Licensed Teacher
Early Childhood, Elementary
USD 3000 - 6000

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 and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
  • M. A. degree in Education (or equivalent) is desired
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant teaching experience desired
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant leadership experience
  • Knowledge of English National Curriculum
  • Knowledge of International Primary Curriculum (IPC) desired
  • High levels of subject knowledge
  • Experience working with children who have English as a Second Language
  • Experience working in the independent school sector is desirable, but not a requirement