Early Years Assistant

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Wellington College International Shanghai

Opened in August 2014 and located in the New Bund area, Wellington Shanghai is a fully
co-educational day school with over 1500 pupils, aged 2 to 18 years old. Consistent with
the ethos of its prestigious partner in the UK, the College seeks to develop the Wellington
Identity in every child whilst upholding the Wellington Values. Boasting a state-of-the-art
campus, Wellington has built a vibrant community where all pupils strive to achieve
academic excellence and engage in a comprehensive range of opportunities in science,
music, performing arts and sports.
The College is divided into three schools starting with Early Years (Pre-Nursery to
Reception) housed at the Early Years Centre, with Prep School (Pre-Prep to Year 8)
and Senior School (Years 9 to 13) on the main campus. Following the Early Years Foundation
Stage curriculum through the English National and International Primary Curriculum,
Wellington’s pupils are then prepared to go on to study a range of IGCSE subjects in years
10 and 11 to then embark on the rigorous IB Diploma Programme in years 12 and 13.
Wellington College in England was founded by Queen Victoria in 1859 as a national
monument to Britain’s most renowned military figure, the Duke of Wellington, Field
Marshal Arthur Wellesley, a statesman and soldier who also served the country with
distinction twice as Prime Minister. Over 160 years later, the College is one of the most
respected schools in the United Kingdom and one of its greatest educational institutions,
pioneering, innovating and transforming education for girls and boys.
In partnership with Wellington College in England, Wellington College China (WCC)
opened its inaugural school, Wellington College International Tianjin, in August 2011.
Wellington College China continued to grow with the opening of Wellington College
International Shanghai in 2014 and the creation of WCC Huili to promote bicultural
education. This resulted in the opening of Huili Nursery Shanghai in 2016. Further schools
followed with Huili School Shanghai, Huili Nursery Hangzhou, Huili School Hangzhou and
Wellington College International Hangzhou all opening in August 2018. Then, in 2022, Huili
School Nantong, Wellington College China’s flagship boarding school, opened in
September 2022.
Wellington international schools teach a curriculum based on the English National
Curriculum, while Huili schools combine the best of the British and Chinese education
systems for Chinese pupils aged 2–18.
Today, the Wellington College Family has schools in England, Thailand, Indian and China.
Wellington College China continues to flourish and plans to take its bicultural education
model overseas within the next few years.
Early Years Assistant
Classroom Teacher/Head of Early Years
The Early Years Assistant will assist teaching staff in as required during the day,
maintaining a high-quality environment at all times. This may include support with
general administration of the classroom, cleaning and offering partial supervision to
specified pupils. To support each individual pupil’s growth and development, providing
a safe environment indoors and outdoors.
Have knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning expectations in the
class you serve
Assist in some aspects of educational and social development of pupils under the
direction and guidance of the class teacher
Provide support for individual or small group pupils as directed by the class
teacher; e.g. carrying out interventions, cleaning and 1:1 supervision
Support the class teacher in establishing clear expectations of pupils’ behaviour
and contribute in securing appropriate standards of discipline
Play a role in the safe supervision of pupils at breaks, lunchtimes and movement
around the nurseryHelp to create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment
for children to learn in; this will include maintaining a tidy and clean learning
Communicate clearly and effectively with the class teacher and teaching assistant
To work with the class teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that the pupils’
work is displayed and presented to the very highest standard in the classroom
and throughout the nursery
To participate where required in staff development and to attend staff meetings
and briefings
Produce high quality resources and materials to support pupils’ learning
To assist where required activity or activities to enrich the experience for the
Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all times by
upholding the 3Ps: Protection, Provision and Participation as outlined in UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child.
Demonstrating practice that represents the five core values of Wellington College
at all times (courage, integrity, kindness, respect and responsibility)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate
effectively with different types of people and in cross-culture environment
Personal Integrity, accountability and credibility
Strong mind-set for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations
Education High School Certificate Early Years Education Certificate
Major Early years education
Language Good level of spoken Chinese Good level of spoken English
Working Experience 2 years and above of relevant early years’ education experiencePlease submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to
download from www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to
Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.
Wellington College International Shanghai 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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