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Primary School English Language Teacher

Harrow Hong Kong Children School Shenzhen Qianhai
Shenzhen, China
US 5500 - 8500 a month
Housing allowance
Annual return economy flight during summer break
Start date
Start August 2024
1 year
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Education; English
  • Teaching Credential/License

Education, training, and qualifications:

  • Appropriate degree, with primary education teacher training (in English Language Education) recognised in Hong Kong (or the UK), or other equivalent teaching qualification giving QTS. (If teacher training qualification was obtained during the last 3 years, please submit lesson observation records signed by the practicum Supervisor when submitting your CV.)
  • Working experience and knowledge of the English Language Curriculum issued by the CDCHK or the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum of England.
  • Proficiency in English for teaching purposes.
  • Evidence of relevant and challenging continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge and experience
  • Effective implementation of learning and teaching strategies to achieve appropriately set teaching objectives that are in line with curriculum goals.
  • Understanding of how children at the ages of primary schooling develop and learn.
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children, by all relevant safeguarding policies and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience of how to use IT effectively in promoting pupil learning.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of working with pupils for whom English is not their first language, or with pupils at secondary level, is a bonus.
  • Effective communication and engagement with parents.
  • Previous experience in teaching children is necessary, whether under teacher employment (preferred) or teacher training (for fresh graduates).

Personal qualities:

  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age, and ethnic background.
  • Passionate about teaching and a strong commitment to holistic education.
  • The ability to inspire pupils through a genuine passion for learning and a desire to lead them towards outstanding academic outcomes.
  • A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life.
  • Highly motivated, ambitious, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrate empathy, and humility and genuinely care about children, taking the time to listen and motivate them.


A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check and no question regarding suitability to work with children.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Child Tuition Benefit
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Performance Bonus
  • Visa

Job Title: Primary School English Language Teacher (1-year contract starting from Aug 2024)

Line Manager: Deputy Head, Academic Affairs

General Purpose of Job:

  • Responsible for fostering positive self-esteem and supportive relationships for all pupils, founded upon respect and mutual trust.
  • Responsible for maximizing the academic progress of the pupils they teach by delivering the very highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • Promote a positive, purposeful, and professional working atmosphere that encourages cooperation and challenge whilst valuing the contribution that individuals make to the success of the school.
  • Promote equality of opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, or gender and encourage excellence, resourcefulness, and perseverance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly in pupil progress.
  • Actively support the vision, ethos, culture, and policies of the school.
  • Inspire and motivate pupils, teachers, and other school employees.
  • Comply with the professional duties of the Harrow staff Code of Conduct.
  • Contribute to a school culture that is positive, purposeful, and professional.
  • Engage positively in the school Appraisal process and performance management arrangements.
  • Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Teaching and Learning Responsibilities as Teacher
  • Apply the curriculum aims and objectives in the Primary Education Curriculum Guide [Pilot Version] (CDCHK, 2022), and its subsidiary subject/KLA curriculum guide(s) related to this job position (English Language), in a school-based manner according to the school’s development plans, into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school’s curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment, in English.
  • Plan, prepare, and evaluate lessons, activities, and learning and teaching strategies through the maintenance of a professional teaching plan, in active collaboration with peers and individually as necessary.
  • Provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which consideration is given to the individual development of all pupils.
  • Differentiate learning and teaching and associated resources in a manner that challenges and interests the pupils and is appropriate to the needs and skill levels of pupils.
  • Take responsibility for learning and teaching and associated resources in a manner consistent with school policies and procedures, including advice and recommendations offered by the Inclusion team.
  • Apply, where appropriate, IT capability to enhance learning and teaching.
  • Be open and adaptable to changing circumstances and guidelines.
  • Contribute to and maintain consistency with internal and relevant external marking schedules and moderation procedures.
  • Engage pupils fully in the assessment and self-evaluation process.
  • Carry out a range of formative and summative assessments of pupil’s attainment for feedback to the pupil, further planning for individual, group, and class work, whole-school planning and target setting, reporting to parents and other authorized requesting external agencies, informing pupils’ transition from year to year, and writing and maintaining relevant records for individual pupil files in school.
  • As an academic staff member of a boarding school, provide biweekly late-afternoon learning support to boarders’ learning.
  • Applicants experienced and interested in boarding education are welcome to state their preference to take up a Boarding Housemaster / Housemistress role with a reduction in lesson load.

Pastoral Care and Pupil Management:

  • Accept fully the established Harrow philosophy that children should be treated in such a way that always maintains their dignity.
  • Monitor the work of class pupils, providing guidance, advice, and support, fostering self-esteem.
  • Write and maintain relevant records for individual pupil files and writing reports.
  • Motivate pupils through praise, displaying an interest in the pupils, and the presentation of well-structured stimulating lessons and activities.
  • Lead moral education sessions for small groups or the whole class as required.
  • Communicate and consult with parents regularly maintaining records as appropriate.
  • Value and promote links with charities and the community.
  • Communicate and consult with the Inclusion team to implement recommendations.
  • Actively maintain the high standards of behavior and dress of pupils in the classroom and all school locations and activities.
  • Follow policies about the health and safety of pupils both on and off the school premises when pupils are under the school’s jurisdiction.
  • Take a pastoral interest in pupils in curriculum and extra-curricular activities and around the school environs so that they feel noticed, valued, and cared for.
  • Participate in and contribute towards meetings for any of the purposes above.


  • Be respectful of the needs of colleagues and the school about cooperation, collegiality, deadlines, and team cohesion.
  • Participate positively in meetings, follow policies, and generally contribute to the effective and efficient running of the school.
  • Promote professional dialogue, share ideas about teaching and learning, and support other teachers in developing good practices and new approaches and initiatives.
  • Engage positively in, and contribute to, INSET activities offered by the school.
  • Enthusiastically contribute to cross-curricular links initiatives and extracurricular activities.
  • Be involved in new initiatives within the school as part of ongoing professional development.
  • Take an active interest in maintaining subject knowledge, learning networks, and current educational research.
  • Constructively contribute towards school developments and implement agreed whole school policies and initiatives.
  • Contribute and respond positively to the outcomes of the school’s self-evaluation reviews and inspections.
  • Behave in a manner befitting a role model for the pupils of the school and in a manner that brings only respect to colleagues and the reputation of Harrow.
  • Be proactive in maintaining and developing your IT capability in line with the Digital Learning Strategy.


Take seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and to work together with others to identify, assess, and support children who are suffering harm.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with parents through effective parent-teacher communication and home-school meetings and/or workshops as appropriate.
  • Take part in the professional planning and implementation of student admission activities.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties (including cover for classes) as requested by members of the Senior Leadership Team and any duties that the Head Master/Mistress deems necessary for the effective operation of the school. 

Education is an ever-changing service and all staff are expected to participate constructively in school activities and to adopt a flexible approach to their work. Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the line manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the line manager and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually during the appraisal process, and will be varied in the light of the business needs of the school.

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

The arrival of Harrow Hong Kong Children School Shenzhen Qianhai (‘The School’) is an immensely exciting moment for the Greater Bay Area. As the fourth Harrow-branded School within the region established by Asia International School Limited, the School will provide a world-class educational experience.

Excellence is founded upon the unique fusion of a rigorous academic program delivered through both the Hong Kong and International Baccalaureate curriculums embedded within the renowned Harrovian holistic journey forged over the past 450 years.

The School benefits from a truly 21st-century purpose-built campus in Qianhai, Shenzhen, where technology and a cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning will provide students from ages 2 to 18 with every opportunity to excel, both within and beyond the classroom.

Drawing on the significant resources in the Greater Bay Area, the school will become an educational hub focusing on STEAM, innovation, and the nurturing of bi-literate, trilingual, students (Cantonese, Mandarin, and English) who will go on to attend the world’s very best universities as International Old Harrovians. 

Harrow Hong Kong Children School Shenzhen Qianhai will open its doors in September 2023, catering to the children of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan residents, expatriates, overseas Chinese, and returning talents (working in Qianhai Cooperation Zone) aged 2 to 18.

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