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IB PYP Drama Teacher

Beijing Huijia Private School
Beijing, China
US 2800 - 3925 a month
A free well-equipped single apartment or a double bedroom apartment for staff members with a family
Yearly airfare reimbursement of up to 1,400 USD  (10,000 CNY)
1 year
  • All Levels
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Other Certification

Required Qualifications/skills

The position of PYP teacher requires that the successful candidate:

  • is a hardworking team-player;
  • is a patient individual who enjoys working and communicating with children;
  • demonstrates qualities describes in the IB learner profile and believes in the importance of cultivating in pupils these same qualities
  • has excellent classroom organization and management skills
  • possesses a recognized teaching qualification (PGCE, Masters in Education, National Teaching License etc.)
  • has a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • has at least two years of full-time teaching experience
  • high proficiency in both spoken and written English
  • is capable of facilitating transdisciplinary inquiry learning of the single subject
  • is capable of teaching the single subject he/she applies for at the primary school level (PE; Arts and Craft; General Music; Drama; ICT etc.)


Desired qualifications/skills

The position of PYP teacher caters for students entering the IB PYP programme. It is hoped that the successful candidate:

  • has prior experience at teaching the PYP
  • has received PYP focused professional development
  • is cognizant of, and his/her teaching philosophy should reflect that of, the IB PYP programme.
  • Has excellent communication skills and is able to harness support and cooperation from stakeholders especially parents and colleagues
  • A free well-equipped single apartment or a double bedroom apartment for staff members with a family
  • Yearly airfare reimbursement of up to 1,400 USD  (10,000 CNY)
  • Professional development
  • Direct-billing health insurance
  • Meal allowance
  • Flight ticket reimbursement
  • Free gym and Olympic size swimming pool

Job Description of PYP Teacher (International Specialist)

PYP Teachers are supervised by the head of the primary school. They are ultimately responsible to the principal. As well as the requirements outlined in his/her individual appointment terms and conditions of service, each PYP Teacher has the following specific responsibilities. In addition, he/she is expected to undertake any other reasonable task assigned by the head of the primary school or the principal.


Minimum Teaching Load:

The minimum teaching load of a teacher is the number of full 40-minute lessons conducted by a teacher over a period of one calendar month.

The teaching load for each teacher varies according to his or her job title.

  • 96 periods per month for Primary Single-Subject Specialist Teacher including, but not limited to ESL/PE/Arts/Music/Dance/Drama

The school will prioritize the allocation of each teacher’s core subjects first before assigning him or her with non-core or other subjects such as SDL, Clubs, School Team, Substitute Teaching or Remedial Lessons to fulfill the required teaching load.



Each PYP Teacher is accountable for:

  • maintaining a personal and professional commitment to the school's core values, as expressed in its statement of philosophy 
  • maintaining professional ethical standards in all areas, particularly confidentiality 
  • assisting the principal of the primary school and the PYP coordinator in effectively communicating to parents the information relating to curricular matters in the primary school
  • ensuring consistent implementation of school policies and procedures relating to the curriculum
  • meeting at various times outside regular school hours in order to develop and improve the school's curriculum
  • supporting the school's implementation of appropriate practice in the primary years of education 
  • compiling accurate reports for all students at specified times in the academic year
  • Supervising learners, before, during or after school lessons as appropriate and as requested
  • Participate in and carry out any administrative and organizational tasks that are deemed appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships
  • Communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate 
  • Communicate and co-operate with relevant external bodies
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Espouse the traits of the IB learner profile 
  • Maintain ongoing data which gives evidence for report grading.
  • Ensure that daily practice represents the high standards of research supported instruction


Each PYP Teacher is accountable for: 

  • planning collaboratively for student learning 
  • planning which is based on agreed student learning outcomes, in the context of the school-wide programme 
  • involving students in planning for their own learning and assessment 
  • planning work which builds on students' prior knowledge and experience 
  • planning significant units of inquiry, to be explored in-depth
  • addressing assessment issues through the planning process 
  • planning work which emphasizes connections between and among curriculum areas 
  • planning work which accommodates a range of ability levels 


Each PYP Teacher is accountable for: 

  • using a range and balance of teaching strategies 
  • creating a stimulating classroom environment 
  • grouping strategies using a variety of different learning situations 
  • viewing students as thinkers with their own emerging theories 
  • building on what students bring to the learning experience in the way of prior understanding, knowledge and skills 
  • using a variety of resources representing multiple perspectives 
  • empowering students to feel responsible and to take action 
  • involving students actively in their own learning 
  • pursuing open-ended inquiry and real life investigations 
  • maintaining constant awareness of the needs of the children to whom English is a second language 
  • addressing the individual needs of students with different levels and types of abilities 
  • devoting extra time to students who may be struggling academically or who may need further challenging 
  • ensuring that children with learning differences are provided with appropriate programmes 
  • delivering the curriculum as relevant to the age and subject/s that you teach 
  • the attainment, progress and outcomes of students taught 
  • being aware of students’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and planning teaching and differentiation as appropriate 
  • demonstrating an understanding of and taking responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy
  • ensuring the documentation of curricula units and lesson plans on ManageBac and within the timelines set forth by the administration 
  • use the learner profile to guide the appropriate student development of internal control and self-confidence. 


Each PYP Teacher is accountable for: 

  • viewing planning, teaching and assessing as interconnected processes 
  • using an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for students and monitoring students’ progress and levels of attainment 
  • making accurate and productive use of assessment to secure students’ progress 
  • giving pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage students to respond to 
the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study 
  • using relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons 
  • setting homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired as appropriate 
  • maintaining students' individual records of achievement 
  • involving students, parents and colleagues in the assessment process 
  • involving students in shared reflection during and at the end of each unit of inquiry 
  • evaluating the programme collaboratively, using approved, flexible systems 
  • enabling students to see assessment as a means of describing their learning 
  • assessing the levels of students' current experience and understanding before embarking on new learning 

Professional Appraisal and Development

Each PYP Teacher is accountable for: 

  • active participation in constructive professional appraisal based directly on the points in this job description, thus continually working to improve learning for students 
  • reading good professional literature on a regular basis 
  • utilizing any professional development allowances granted, in order to grow and develop professionally 
  • actively seeking professional development in any of the above points which are considered by either the teacher or the administration as being factors in need of strengthening

Behaviour and Safety

  • Establishing a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
  • Managing classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils 
  • Maintaining good relationships with students and exercising appropriate authority
  • Being a positive role model and demonstrating consistently the IB learner profile traits and attitudes
  • Having high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all learners 
  • Carrying out west gate, playground and other duties as directed 
  • Being responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures 

Team Work and Collaboration 

  • Participating in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies
  • Working as a team member and identifying opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them 
  • Contributing to the selection and professional development of other teachers and support staff including the induction and assessment of new teachers 
  • Ensuring that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfill 
  • Taking part as required in the review, development and management of the activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school 
  • Covering for absent colleagues.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

It is a pleasure to briefly introduce to you Beijing Huijia Private School. Established in 1993, Huijia Private School is an internationally focused private boarding school serving students in grades Kindergarten through 12. The school has always been at the forefront in China of educational thought and cutting-edge instructional strategies. The school implements the latest and best educational practices while utilizing modern facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a challenging and motivating IB (International Baccalaureate) academic curriculum, and a highly trained team of foreign and Chinese administrators, teachers and staff.

Huijia is a member school of the Beijing Club of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and was the first private school in China to be approved to admit foreign students. Huijia was awarded the title of “An Advanced Private School” by the Beijing Municipal Government while also being approved by the Central Educational Science Institute of the Ministry of Education as a model school utilizing the latest techniques and best practices in education. Huijia has gained a reputation for being one of the best private schools in China.

The core values of Huijia’s educational program include: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, and Globalization. The school’s mission is to fully utilize the unique geographic, economic and social advantages of Beijing to provide an international and multi-cultural learning environment based on the standards of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The school seeks to blend the best of Western and Chinese educational thought into a comprehensive educational program that encourages students to cultivate their creative and exploratory skills while mastering a rigorous academic curriculum designed to produce globally-minded citizens and life-long learners.

Presently the main campus of the school serves more than 2200 students in its Primary, Middle and High School divisions. A vocational college is located on an adjacent part of the campus and serves an additional 5000 students. As the largest private school in Beijing, the school also operates 42 kindergarten programs located throughout the city serving another 6000 students. In addition to our Chinese teachers and staff, there are over 75 foreign teachers on our main campus.

The School is located in Changping District, a northern suburb of Beijing, about 45 minutes from downtown via subway. Our more rural location makes for a wonderfully pleasant and secure place to live. The air quality is generally significantly better than downtown Beijing and the smaller, more rural atmosphere and local villages allow wonderful opportunities to experience more of the traditional way of life in China. However, the benefits and attractions a large city environment provides are nearby and easily accessible.

Primary School Introduction

The PYP Primary School is a bilingual and bi-cultural primary school aiming to provide an environment where excellence in education can occur for children aged from 5 to 12. IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Year Programme) framework is used to organize our teaching and learning. Through each unit of inquiry, students will inquire, make connections, develop conceptual understanding, think critically, work collaboratively, consider multiple perspectives, construct meaning. In our curriculum, a balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking of responsible action.

It is also recognized that educating students in a set of isolated subject areas, while necessary, but not sufficient. Of equal importance is the need to acquire skills in context, and to explore content that is relevant to students, and transcends the boundaries of the traditional subjects. Therefore, our curriculum is organized around six transdisciplinary theme of global significance intended to help children engage with their world and the world around them.

Junior High School Introduction

Huijia’s Middle School Division continues to reinforce the English language development of students through a rigorous and comprehensive bilingual educational curriculum, utilizing the Middle Years Programme (MYP) offered by all IB World Schools. The Middle School Division is currently in the candidate stage for formal approval of its academic program. The advantages of bilingual teaching and the integration of different subjects and cultures enable Huijia students to receive an internationally focused education and a solid academic foundation that prepares them for further study abroad.

The mission of Huijia’s Middle School Division is to empower and prepare students to be bilingual lifelong learners, globally-minded citizens and tomorrow’s leaders. A challenging, caring, and holistic MYP curriculum and school environment actively engages students in the learning process, encourages individual creativity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and promotes personal responsibility and integrity. Huijia’s Middle School Program prepares students for success in life.

In addition to its strong academic program the Middle School Division affirms the importance of extra-curricular activities by arranging and promoting a wide variety of clubs and activities to stimulate the developing creativity of students.

Senior High School Introduction

Huijia School joined the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in the year1997, is one of the earliest schools to offer IBDP curriculum in China, and is also at present the IB school having the largest scale, the highest teaching quality, the largest number of graduates in mainland, China.

Huijia School IB Division has a team of international professional teachers with high qualifications. At present, the foreign teachers account for more than 55% of the total number of teachers, with at least 8 teachers having doctoral degree and 80 teachers having master degree. All the teachers must take the training organized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Huijia School, on the basis of Chinese students' characteristics with the situation at the School, according to the IBO requirements, has offered the courses as following: Chinese A1, Chinese B、Korean A1、English B, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, philosophy, economics, commercial management and arts; Except Chinese A1, the other subjects are all taught in English. Chinese A1are mainly literary appreciation and comments, its level is also far above that of traditional senior high school. Every year, during the winter and summer vacation, the School organizes IB students to go to the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore to conduct cultural exchange activities, to cultivate the students' comprehensive ability, unfold rich and colorful English activities and participate in foreign exchange activities.

Life in Beijing

Living in China and in Beijing is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone as there are many rich cultural and historical traditions to be experienced such as The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, the Lama Temple, and many more. There are also an endless number of beautiful and amazing places to visit throughout China during holiday and vacation times.

Having the opportunity to experience Chinese culture, the many varied and delicious foods, and just normal daily life is rewarding. However, by far the most wonderful aspect of living in China is the genuine warmth and friendship offered by the Chinese people from all walks of life to overseas visitors.

Beijing city also offers all of the benefits of a large, metropolitan city including outstanding cultural events, concerts, shopping, theatre, gourmet restaurants, and entertainment. Beijing is one of the most developed cities in China with a population of over 20 million people and site of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Beijing is one of the largest hubs in China’s railway network (including high speed train), and has an extensive and convenient subway system, bus system and a large international airport (the second busiest in the world).

Huijia School is located in Changping District, a northern suburb of Beijing, about 45 minutes from downtown via subway. Our more rural location makes for a wonderfully pleasant and secure place to live. The air quality is generally significantly better than downtown Beijing and the smaller, more rural atmosphere and local villages allow wonderful opportunities to experience more of the traditional way of life in China.

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