Classroom Teacher | Primary | Changzhou, Jiangsu Province
Please remember to include this job requisition number (SJCZ2056Pr) in the application form.

About Us:

Our international boarding colleges are a new generation of international schools in China, open to both Chinese and foreign students at our gorgeous Changzhou Campus.

Built on the foundations of the internationally recognised British education, we emphasize continuous care for the holistic needs of students, compelling them to live up to their greatest potential.

Individual attention from teachers and small class sizes ensure that each student receives the support necessary to do well academically. A well rounded extracurricular programme with personalised supervision means that each child develops broadly as well. The top quality facilities and resources create an engaging and supportive environment preparing them well for overseas studies.

We offer full boarding, where our students feel at home. We provide a warm and caring atmosphere where the students are fully engaged, physically and intellectually, outside school hours.

Teamwork, leadership, creativity and independence thrive at at our school. With expert care for individual needs, and multiple opportunities for personal development, our students are laying the foundations for a successful and fruitful career, and life.

Knowledgeable, adaptable young people with an international mindset and a sense of responsibility will be marked for high achievements in all walks of life. We take great pride in helping create today the success stories of China's future.

Job Summary:

The Primary Teacher will predominantly be working with one or two classes as the main classroom teacher, as well as teaching English as an additional language. Specialist Chinese
teachers will be responsible for teaching Maths, Chinese and some other subjects. Specialty
in teaching a subject such as Art, PE, Music or Drama would be an advantage. The students are a healthy mixture of Chinese and other nationalities. Our teaching and assessment is planned around a blended British and Chinese national curriculum.

About You:

*Your effective leadership is defined by integrity, clear and open
communication, high standards, and an understanding of the needs and interests of students and parents, and staff.
*Your personal profile enables you to act as an ambassador for the school. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and relate positively to students, staff and parents, inspiring them with confidence in the school.
*You have a good understanding of, and interest in developing academic best practices in the context of a primary, cross-cultural institution.

English Teacher (Primary) Job Description

*You have the ability to analyse problems, reach sound conclusions and resolve issues effectively.
*You have a proven capacity to respond to changing needs with vision, and to translate vision into practical reality.
*You have a strong commitment to quality and sharing best practices in learning and
*You have a mature understanding of the need for a pastoral infrastructure which supports both academic progress and the development of life skills in young people.
*You have a working knowledge and understanding of planning and reporting and using information and communication technology to enhance teaching and learning, leadership and management.
*You have an interest in and willingness to engage Chinese contemporary culture; knowledge of Mandarin is a plus. You enjoy working under pressure in a fast paced environment.
*You are optimistic, resilient, and has a well-developed sense of proportion and humour.

Other Responsibilities

*Represents the school to the student and parent community and plays a key role in marketing the schools and programmes, including educational events.
*Organises and participates in visits, excursions and enrichment activities outside the classroom.
*Contributes to events within the school community.
*Other duties, as may reasonably be required by a line manager in agreement with the Headteacher.

The post-holder will fulfill the following criteria:


*The delivery of ELA to primary aged students.
*Teaching in a mixed-ability classroom.
*Familiarity with the British National Curriculum
*Knowledge of recent developments in teaching and learning
*A proven track-record of success in the classroom and in the performing arts area.

Qualifications or Training:
*Qualified Teacher Status
*Two years teaching the British National Curriculum is preferred

Practical Skills:

*The delivery of English predominantly to non-native speakers.
*The management of resources.
*Ability to teach other subjects may be an advantage.
*Ability to organise after-school and extra-curricular activities
*Ability to motivate students who come from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
*Ability to simplify instructions and commands in English, and to allow students time to reflect (in English) on their own performance.

Personal Qualities & Attributes:

*A commitment to challenging students to reach the highest possible standards.
*You should be an active learner and a reflective practitioner.
*Good communication skills.
*An effective team player.
*Able to learn from other staff members, as well as being able to share your own best practice with other team members.
*Experience of living and working in a foreign country would be an advantage.
*Well-organised and administratively efficient.
*Professional, well-spoken and smartly-dressed.


*Bachelor's degree or higher
*Native speaker of English, preferably from the UK. Native speakers from Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will also be considered.
*In good physical and mental health
*A clean criminal record
*TEFL/TESOL or a CELTA is preferred
*Must be able to arrive in China no later than August 15, 2015
*Must be able to commit to a two-year contract

Benefits Package: Besides airfare allowance, relocation fee and housing allowance for teachers, we also provide the following:

*A base salary starting at CNY 16,000 - 20,000/month (gross) - commensurate with qualifications and experience.
*Opportunities to study Chinese language and culture;
*An opportunity to live and work in China;
*A pleasant teaching environment with highly motivated students and colleagues.
*Access to the shared resources of our group of schools;
*Planning time before the start of the academic year to prepare schemes of work, classroom display and resources;
*Medical insurance as detailed in your Employment Contract;
*A laptop computer to use during your employment term;
*Flight reimbursement as detailed in Employment Contract;
*Airport pickup and accommodation and assistance to find accommodation in China for your first trip to China;
*Tuition fee discounted education for up to 2 children as detailed in Employment contract.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, we kindly request you prepare the following materials:

*Covering Letter CV
*A recent photograph
*Scan copy of your passport information page
*Scan copies of your university degree and relevant certificates
*Your current location and preferred start date
*Two reference letters from your most recent employers (if possible)

Due to the volume of applications received, please understand it may not be possible for the company to contact each candidate individually. A recruitment professional will be in contact with you if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy further.

Thank you again for your interest in this position and for choosing ESL Suite to assist you with your job search in China!


The Recruitment Team at ESL Suite
Please remember to include this job requisition number (SJCZ2056Pr) in the application form.