Homeroom Teacher

Beijing Huijia Private School - More Info

PYP Primary-School Homeroom Teacher

Reports to: Head of Primary-School

Maximum Class Size: 24

Job Description 

Teaching and Learning:

  • Work together with the Chinese co-teacher and the Teacher Aide (if any) to provide a warm educational environment for the students.
  • Follow the teaching philosophy of the school and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.
  • Plan and teach considering students varied levels, interests, backgrounds (differentiated instruction).
  • Integrate different subjects with the units of study (such integration must be documented).
  • Teach using a variety of tools and strategies to actively and creatively engage students in learning.
  • Plan the units of study with Areas of Interaction
  • Prepare and submit bi-weekly lesson plans for unit of study in approved formats
  • Prepare and submit Unit Plans in an approved format
  • Maintain an updated “Teaching Records” portfolio with evidence of student work
  • Help organize and carry out school curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Organize class field trips (one per unit)
  • Prepare Unit of study reflection assemblies and exhibitions
  • Use reflection tools as required by PYP
  • Participate in annual reviews of the curriculum
  • Develop Student portfolios and prepare students for Student Personal Projects
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Student Learning Support program 


  • Create authentic assessment activities
  • Prepare and submit unit assessment semester progress reports in an approved format
  • Keep clear and appropriate records of student learning progress and assessment, evaluating homework/assignments in an orderly fashion
  • Participate in Parent-teacher conferences and provide useful and constructive feedback to parents
  • Organize unit and assessment mornings and engage parents in the units and assessment process 

Student Development:

  • Keep updated records of student attendance with evidence of MCs, sick notes, permission requests, etc
  • Promote academic excellence
  • Maintain a supportive and positive classroom climate
  • Attend to extra administration related duties
  • Promote positive behavior as per our discipline plan
  • Maintain updated records of student house points as per our discipline plan
  • Maintain a safe, tidy and attractive classroom (with elements of PYP classroom displays)
  • Maintain a safe and orderly out-of-the classroom environment
  • Assume responsibility for all students within the school, beyond those specifically assigned 

Parents Relation:

  • Maintain a harmonious and professional relationship with all parents
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with parents through weekly letters
  • Organize unit and assessment mornings to keep parents regularly informed about the Units of Study
  • Respond to parent communications (emails/letters) in a timely and appropriate fashion (within 24 hours).
  • Participate in Parent-teacher conferences when requested by parents
  • Encourage parents to engage in school activities  


  • Maintain a harmonious, professional and supportive relationship with staff, students, colleagues and parents
  • Convey a positive image of the school to parents, students and the public in general
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development/training sessions
  • Participate in semester work reviews
  • Submit required documentation punctually
  • Demonstrate respect and care for school materials/equipment
  • Follow the School procedures for leave application, facility/materials request
  • Follow the School staff dress code and code of conduct
  • Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment as assigned by Head/Principal/Coordinator (i.e. teacher substitutions, writing journals, etc)


Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
November 2018
1 year at least
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate, ESL Instructor
Elementary, Middle School
USD 2500 - 5000

Job Benefits

  • Basic salary
  • Weekends off
  • Full paid summer/winter/Chrismas holiday
  • 10000 RMB Flight reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Legal work visa provided with resident permit
  • Free accommodation provided
  • Meals allowance each day

Qualifications and Requirements

Other Certification
Elementary education


  • Education: Bachelor in Education or Early Childhood
  • Native English speaker
  • PYP background preferred
  • Drama, dance, or PE experiences preferred

About China

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