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Music/ Performing Arts Teacher

school
Wellington College China
location
Nantong, China
housing
Housing Allowance for expat contracts
airfair
Annual Home Leave Flight Allowance for self and eligible dependents
Start date
Start August 2022
2 years
1
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Music and Performing Arts

Basic Qualification

Bachelor of Education or a subject degree plus PGCE

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent

Experience

A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience

Expertise

  • In-depth knowledge of your teaching specialism

Preferred Aptitudes

  • Ability to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments
  • Ability to administer and develop a curriculum
  • Embody the Huili Values
  • Technical literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Cross-cultural work experience is preferred
  • Housing Allowance for expat contracts
  • Annual Home Leave Flight Allowance for self and eligible dependents

Teachers at Huili School Nantong educate pupils according to the Huili philosophy and ethos. They support every pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them to be Inspired, Intellectual, Independent, Individual and Inclusive. Teachers must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administrative needs of the school, achieve high academic standards and be responsive to the needs of the pupils in their care. Most teachers will also be tutors. In some case, alternative responsibilities will take the place of tutoring. Teachers are also expected to commit to our wider co-curricular programme.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

  • Contribute to the holistic wellbeing of all pupils and specifically to those assigned to your individual care
  • Undertake class management as a class teacher including discipline, standards of dress, safeguarding and ensuring that students understand and follow the school rules 
  • Teach according to departmental schemes of work
  • Complete teaching plans on time and to a high standard
  • Ensure that lessons are well prepared, efficiently resourced, and appropriate to the ability level of the pupils
  • Participate in planning and departmental meetings
  • Regularly assess the students’ work through formative and formal termly / half-termly assessments as directed by your line manager.
  • Communicate with your Head of Department regarding any student whose progress or behaviour gives cause for concern
  • Constantly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching, maintaining good standards of practice and ensuring progression
  • Participate fully in the Staff Appraisal system, with classroom observation of colleagues and a willingness to be personally observed within the classroom. Submit books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues or the Head of Department. 
  • Be involved in developing your department including the implementation and monitoring of relevant school policies and the resourcing of the department as appropriate
  • Remain mindful of cultural sensitivities
  • Develop and share teaching resources
  • Assist the Head of Department in areas such as preparing internal exams and schemes of work
  • Follow the school’s SEN policy
  • Communicate with parents as required, whether in writing, telephone calls or meetings
  • Attend Continued Professional Development (CPD) training as required (and, ideally, volunteer to lead CPD sessions occasionally)
  • Support the School’s Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to your subject 
  • Attend and participate fully in Staff Development and INSET programmes
  • Attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required
  • Keep up-to-date with school policy documents and procedures, such as fire evacuation
  • Cover lessons as required
  • Invigilate exams as required

 

Home-School communication

  • Make parents feel welcome and build a good relationship with them  
  • Familiarise the parents with the curriculum
  • Collect information on pupils’ interests, aptitudes and growth from parents
  • Stimulate pupils’ study by making use of parents’ strengths
  • Provide consultations and support to parents’ enquiries
  • Share students’ information provided by parents with co-teachers
  • Attend Parents’ Meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information regarding their child’s progress
  • Report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and also when additionally required by your Head of Department

 

Tutoring

  • Most staff are expected to be a tutor. This will involve being the child’s ‘parent away from home’. You will be their advocate and their parents’ first line of communication at the school.
  • Make sure the register is taken accurately each day
  • Inform parents of any upcoming events related to their child that are not in the school calendar
  • Help mentor, guide and support the children through their daily school life
  • Liaise with the academic, pastoral, medical and special needs teams on behalf of the children in your tutor group
  • Conduct weekly tutorial sessions
  • Deliver the school’s moral education programme
  • Attend pastoral meetings as required
  • Write reports on pupils as required (for Interims and Full Reports)
  • Assist with writing pupil references
  • Track academic performance and raise standards
  • Be mindful of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and remain vigilant of the children’s welfare
  • Help pupils achieve a satisfactory work / recreation balance and, if necessary, involve parents
  • Attend events such as plays, sporting events, concerts and social events for their year group.

 

Professional Integrity and wider responsibilities

  • Be present in school from 07:45 each morning
  • Be positive and build a good relationship with colleagues
  • Complete tasks on time
  • Provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by your Head of Department
  • Play a full role in the weekly co-curricular activities (CCA) programme, which will take place outside of the prescribed teaching hours.
  • Make a significant contribution to school assemblies and newsletters, highlighting the work being done by your students
  • Promote an ethos of equity and equal opportunities for all pupils
  • Protect the privacy of pupils, their families and your colleagues
  • Maintain high standards of conduct both within and outside of the classroom. Always act in a way that conforms to the school ethos and values and is in the best interests of the pupils.
  • Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of pupils and your personal performance.
  • Emphasise the importance of safety and of safe methods of working methods in the classroom, and in all areas of the school and the curriculum
  • Communicate to the pupils that they must take a responsible attitude toward equipment and materials they have been provided, and that they will be punished and possibly charged for damage inflicted upon school property
  • Carry out duties as required. This will include playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and after-school supervision
  • Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of School events, in whatever way possible
  • All teachers will be a member of a house and are expected to attend and support house events and meetings
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has five schools and two nurseries in China, all in exciting, international cities.   Our schools provide an outstanding education for 2,150 local and international children aged between 2 and 18 years old.

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

Our Huili Schools combine Wellington’s holistic, British approach to educating the whole child, with the enduring strengths of the Chinese curriculum and focus on learning.  We talk about giving our pupils the best of both worlds.  Half our lessons are in English and half in Chinese.  Half our teachers are English-speakers and half are Chinese.  It is our desire to imbue every pupil with our five core values: courage, integrity, respect, kindness and responsibility. We encourage and expect our Chinese pupils to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive.   

Huili School Shanghai

Huili Nursery Shanghai

Huili School Hangzhou

Huili School Nantong

Tianjin International School

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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.

Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
1,387,720,133
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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