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Music Teacher

Wellington College China
Hangzhou, China
Housing Allowance for expat contracts
Annual Home Leave Flight Allowance for self plus family for expat contracts
2 years
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Music
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Fluent English speaker
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in teaching Music
  • Knowledge of Music teaching


Preferred aptitudes

  • Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments
  • Be able to develop curriculum
  • Open, proactive, patient and caring
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • International and bilingual school working experience is preferred
  • Cross-cultural working experience is preferred

The Wellington College overseas package includes health insurance, provided by a reputable health care scheme, enabling the recipient and his/her dependants, if any, to take advantage of the good hospitals and medical facilities available in Tianjin, or if required Beijing. The overseas package also contains annual flights home for each member of staff and his or her dependants. Two school-age children of each overseas member of staff will be entitled to full remission of tuition fees at the College. There will be other benefits attached to the overseas contract, in line with other international schools in China. Once again further details of all benefits will be given to candidates invited for an interview.

About Us

Wellington College Hangzhou is committed to providing world-class educational opportunities in the city of Hangzhou. We seek to recruit and develop staff members who are fully engaged with the stated vision of the school – [to] “aspire to create a caring, international community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive within an ever-changing global society” and who are guided in their professional and personal conduct by the core Wellington values – courage, respect, integrity, kindness and responsibility. In this way, the post holder should regard the following outline of the job description not as a checklist of things to achieve, but as a starting point for their growth in the role.
Huili School Hangzhou offers a world-class bilingual education for children aged from 2 to 18, which begins in Huili Nursery Hangzhou with the Early Years Foundation Stage supported by the Early Years statements taken from the Zhejiang Curriculum. In Primary School and Junior High we follow the Chinese National Curriculum (with reference to Zhejiang Province guidelines), which is complimented with a wide-range of international teaching resources and materials. Pupils then study the IGCSE and either A-Levels or the IB Diploma Programme in our Senior High. Huili School Hangzhou uses the unique Wellington approach to holistic education coupled with the Huili Values and Identities to ensure our well-rounded pupils will be ready for acceptance into the best universities around the world, leaving Wellington College Hangzhou prepared with the 21st century skills required for the future.
Our campus covers over 74,000 square meters and hosts a range of custom built, state-of-the-art facilities that provide pupils with access to the very best academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Basic Information

  • Department: Academic
  • Supervisor: Head of Music
  • Objectives: Huili School Hangzhou is seeking an experienced Music Teacher. The School Music Teacher works to provide education to the pupils based on the Wellington College philosophy and ethos. The Teacher must support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils.


Main purpose

To assume responsibility for teaching Music in the School, under the direction of the Head of Music and by following the Wellington College curriculum.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Music and Performing Arts at Huili School Hangzhou. The School is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of establishing the subject in a fairly new school.

The Music Teacher will have the responsibility for the planning and teaching of the subject to the designated class, the content of each lesson being determined by the school curriculum. The teacher will ensure that the subject is delivered in a way that provides coverage, progression and continuity. The teacher will also be required to carry out other such duties as the Head of Primary/Junior High School may reasonably direct from time to time. He/she is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The teacher must ensure that an excellent learning environment is provided for the learning of Music, and that the students develop a positive attitude to the subject within the College. The teacher must present lessons in a structured and coordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the students and the curriculum targets of the year group.

Essential Subject Skills

  • Experience in delivering Music
  • Familiarity with the British National Curriculum for Music.
  • Experienced in the use of ICT within the music curriculum and a willingness to keep up to date with developments in this area.
  • Good keyboard skills.
  • Experience working in an international school.
  • Willingness to contribute to the teaching of instrumental music.
  • Some experience in leading musical activities.

College Rules and Standards

  • Apply consistently and diligently the rules of the School in order to maintain discipline, standards of dress and to safeguard the happiness, safety and well being of all students. Also, ensure that students know, understand and follow the College rules.
  • Set high standards with regard to punctuality and to insist on the same from the students. To encourage good timekeeping amongst the students, monitor lateness within the class and provide remedies, both individual and general, to rectify its occurrence.
  • Ensure attendance in School between stipulated hours and to attend all meetings/functions deemed to be directed time.
  • Request approval from the Executive Master, via the Head of Primary or Junior High for any absence from the School and to give the notice to appropriate people. Wherever possible, to make medical appointments outside normal directed working time.
  • Maintain smart and professional standards of appearance.

Learning and Teaching

  • Contribute to the holistic well being of all pupils and specifically to those assigned to your individual care
  • Make all students aware of the Wellington College Mission Statement, values and Identity base including the model of education, their values, aims, and display them in an innovative and informative fashion in the classroom and adjacent corridors.
  • Complete teach ing plans on time and to a high standard
  • Assess regularly the students’ work by means of formative and formal termly/half termly assessments, as directed by the Head of Primary or Junior High. Communicate with them regarding any student whose progress or behaviour gives cause for concern.
  • Oversee and implement the School Homework policy for Music classes.
  • Ensure that the examples of the students’ work are displayed and presented to a high standard in the classroom, and, where appropriate, throughout the School, to ensure that these displays are changed regularly.
  • Monitor and evaluate constantly the effectiveness of your own 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 Music.
  • Be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring all School policies regarding Music, and to assist in the necessary documentation pertaining to the subject, where required by the Head of Music
  • Provide opportunities for the community to be involved in pupils’ and setting success

Home-School communication

  • Make parents feel welcome and build good relationship with parents.
  • Use any IT applications to communicate to parents as stipulated by school policies.
  • Introduce information regarding the Music curriculum.
  • Collect information on pupils’ interests and growth from parents.
  • Stimulate pupils’ study by making use of parents’ strength s
  • Provide consultations and support to parents’ enquiries.
  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by the Head of Music .
  • Attend Parents’ Meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information regarding the progress of individuals in Music
  • Report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when additionally required by the Head of Music

Professional Integrity

  • Be positive and build a good relationship with colleagues.
  • Complete tasks on time.
  • Provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by the Head of Music
  • Play a full role in the weekly extracurricular activities programme. The programme will take place outside of the prescribed teaching hours, as directed by the Head of Music
  • Make a significant contribution to School assemblies and newsletters, and by so doing highlight the work carried out by students in the subject.
  • Promote an ethos of equality and equal opportunities for all pupils within the setting
  • Protect the privacy of pupils, pupils’ families and colleagues.
  • Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all times
  • Emphasize the importance of safety and of safe methods of working in the classroom, and indeed in all areas of the School and the curriculum. Communicate to the students that they must take a responsible attitude to equipment and materials, with which they have been provided, and that they will be punished and possibly charged for damage inflicted upon School property.
  • Carry out duties in the School as required and timetabled. This will include playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and after school supervision.
  • Maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in and out of the classroom. Act always in a way that conforms to the School ethos and values, and is in the best interests of the students.
  • Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of pupils and your personal performance
  • Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of School events, in whatever way possible.

Professional Development

  • Be familiar with the recent development of teaching theory and practice relating to Music
  • Improve yourself through continuous study and be willing to try new ideas.
  • Be willing to accept others’ good ideas and share your opinions.
  • Frequently reflect on your work and share your experience with the international teaching partner and other colleagues.
  • Support the School Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to Music and Performing Arts events.
  • Attend and participate fully in Wellington College Staff Development and INSET programmes.
  • Attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required

Wellington College International Hangzhou is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualifications checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment

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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.   

Wellington College International Shanghai

Huili School Shanghai

Huili Nursery Shanghai

Wellington College International Hangzhou

Huili School Hangzhou

Huili Nursery Hangzhou

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