Lower Primary Class Teacher

Wellington College China

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Hangzhou | Academic | Huili School Hangzhou

JOB TITLE
Lower Primary Class Teacher
DEPARTMENT
Academic
SUPERVISOR
Year Group Lead
Assistant Head of Lower Primary
Head of Early Years and Lower Primary
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Huili School Hangzhou is looking for an experienced candidate to cover the position of
Lower Primary Class Teacher. We are looking for candidates who understand
collaboration and the importance of meaningful relationships as a means of striving for
excellence in both their own professional development and for first class provision for
all of our children. Successful candidates will have the energy, experience, and passion
to help realise their own and our aspirations.
At Huili School Hangzhou our educators are recognised as role models within, between
and beyond our school, building a strong sense of community, whilst being responsive
to our children, families, and partners.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute to a setting that is underpinned by an image of a strong and capable child.
Demonstrate an interest and ability in using the Chinese primary school curriculum
and the English national curriculum. Build on the interests of children through
listening and reflecting within a co-teaching partnership.
Use the Key Learning Objectives (KLOs) in the key subjects for planning, assessment,
and moderation purposes. Use technology with children as a tool for learning,
organising ideas and sharing with the wider community. Encourage children to
develop a love of learning, of exploring ideas and of discovering the world about
them.
Use a range of assessment strategies and data to inform process and progress, which
aids to planning, and reporting of student progress and to design appropriate
intervention and support.
Use a strength-based approach in assessment and reporting to encourage the highest
levels of wellbeing and involvement. Document the experiences of all children by
making learning visible through project documentation, reflective journals,
transcribing pupil’s work, observations, and narratives.
Report progress and areas where the pupil needs more support in their learning at
pupil progress meetings and parent teacher conferences.
Adhere to child-to-adult ratios throughout the day.
CARE AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
Ensure each child has a sense of belonging within their classroom and learning
environment.
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.
FAMILIES
Understand the importance of building authentic relationships with families, knowing
such understandings can lead to greater learning outcomes for children.
Value families as important partners in the work of the school by maintaining frequent
contact and working with them in the classroom and school.
Communicate with families and the wider community about the program, including
presentations and workshops through online platforms and parent meetings.
ENVIRONMENT
Plan an inspiring learning environment that fosters independence, inquiry and
progression in learning. Maintain respect for the learning environment and resources,
both indoors and outdoors.
Order resources to support and extend learning in the classroom, learning spaces
and community.
PROFESSIONALISM
Model and promote Huili values: kindness, courage, integrity, respect and
responsibility in the aim of enabling the Huili Identity: inspired, intellectual,
independent, individual and inclusive.
Commit to regularly collaborating with peers to understand and extend children’s
theories, thoughts, ideas and questions. Attend all team meetings and committees as
necessary and take on portfolio responsibilities within the team.
Confident in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint) and database systems.
EXPERIENCE
At least two years’ experience in a primary school setting, with a proven
pedagogy to a reflective and responsive learning environment. Experience
working cross culturally an advantage.
Familiarity with inquiry-based learning approaches.
QUALIFICATIONS OR TRAINING
Education: Bachelor’s degree and relevant teaching qualifications and certificates
Major: Primary Education
Language: English / Chinese
PERSONAL QUALITIES & ATTRIBUTES
A spirit of collaboration, stamina, drive, a sense of humour, a passion for children,
positive nature, and a love of professional and lifelong learning from our
fundamentals.
Embraces every aspect of childhood and have an openness and willingness to
learn about pedagogical practices that may be unfamiliar.
Strong ability to embrace change and to work to tight timelines.
Strong mind-set for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations.
Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to
download from www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to
jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege.cn. Please note that any application with missing
materials will not be considered.
Wellington College China schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children. Assessment and testing of applicants’ suitability to work with children is an integral part
of the selection process.

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