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PE Teacher - Shanghai HD Bilingual School - China

HD Shanghai is located in the City’s Songjiang district, widely regarded as the cultural root of the city of Shanghai itself.  The School opened in August 2015, and will eventually grow to accommodate 1800 students aged 3-18.  Work is currently under way on a new development phase, which will see the introduction of specialist upper-secondary teaching spaces and facilities, as well as boarding houses.  Established on an impressive and imaginative campus, the School offers an outstanding bilingual education that blends the best of British with the best of Chinese. The curriculum allows students to access a broad and balanced learning experience – one in which tradition meets creativity, and East meets West.

HD Shanghai not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China (HD Ningbo, HD Beijing & HD Qingdao), but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our partner school in the UK.  HD Shanghai  draws on Hurtwood’s experience and expertise at providing an all-round education.  Children not only achieve excellent academic results but also develop interests and skills to prepare them for the challenges of life beyond school.  With this in mind, the curriculum at HD Shanghai offers a broad range of opportunities designed to develop intellectual growth, physical and emotional health, artistic endeavours, creativity and service to others.

The School is committed to fostering genuinely bilingual and bicultural students, enabling them to gain competency in Mandarin and English, as well as preparing them culturally for life in an increasingly interconnected world.  The curriculum is taught using a dual-language immersion approach – students benefit from lessons delivered by native speakers of English and Chinese.  As well as supporting students to become bilingual, the low pupil to teacher ratio enables HD Shanghai to deliver a highly personalised approach to learning.  Further details of the unique HD Schools ethos are provided in the supporting document attached.

The role of PE Teacher represents an outstanding opportunity to become part of a team that will establish HD Shanghai as a School that provides the best possible all-round education and care for every child.  Strong emphasis is placed on children’s involvement in sporting activity, and the PE Teacher will play an important part in delivering that emphasis.

Teaching and Learning

  • To plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for all pupils
  • To prepare the teaching environment, whether inside or outside a classroom, for meaningful class activities
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and resources
  • To ensure that the teaching equipment and resources are well managed
  • To have a thorough understanding of the purpose and aims of the HD Shanghai School’s educational ethos
  • To establish and communicate clearly the learning intentions for all activities
  • To use all relevant technology to support understanding and development
  • To identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet the pupils’ varying needs
  • To evaluate learning experiences and outcomes for children’s continual improvement
  • To assign and grade any class work, homework, tests and assessments in line with HD Shanghai’s policies
  • To develop the best combination of British and Chinese approaches to deliver a personalised bi-lingual curriculum
  • To ensure that an acceptable standard of pupils’ behaviour is clearly stated and consistently maintained
  • To ensure that all pupils are treated with respect – fairly and equally
  • To ensure outstanding pastoral care in line with HD Shanghai’s policies and expectations

Communication and Co-operation

  • To work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff
  • To share information, ideas and resources with colleagues
  • To develop supportive and productive relationships with parents
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of children’s development
  • To participate in departmental, school-based and parental meetings
  • To share assessment data and ensure that it is appropriately archived
  • To prepare required reports on children and their activities
  • To participate in the co-curricular life of the school
  • To participate in the supervisory duties shared by all members of staff
  • To play a full part in the corporate life of the School
  • To support the School’s image and profile in the community
Posted: December 2017
This is a Direct to School Job
Shanghai , China
August 2018
2 Years
Licensed Teacher

Qualifications & Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Bachelor
2 Years
  • A good degree from an established university
  • PGCE or QTS

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to inspire pupils with a love of learning
  • Ability to stretch and develop the most able pupils, whilst also ensuring that the PE curriculum remains accessible to all
  • Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
  • Strong personal-relations and team-working skills
  • Ability to use ICT to enhance learning
  • Good administrative and organisational abilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community
  • Rigorous can-do attitude
  • Positive team player with a sense of humour