Secondary Chinese language and literature teacher

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Huili School Shanghai

 

JOB TITLE
Secondary Chinese language and literature teacher
DEPARTMENT
Academic
SUPERVISOR
Head of School
OBJECTIVES
The secondary teacher works collaboratively with an international team to provide education to
secondary pupils based on the Huili School philosophy and ethos. All teachers must support
each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Huili pupils to be
inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an
understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high
standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of their pupils.
To assume responsibility for teaching Chinese language and literature in the secondary school,
under the direction of the Head of School and by following the Huili School curriculum.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Chinese language and
literature at Huili School. The school is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of
continuing to establishing the subject in a new school.
The Chinese language and literature teacher will have the responsibility for the planning and
teaching of the subject to the designated class. The teacher will ensure that the subject is
delivered in a way that provides coverage, progression and continuity by effectively working
within a bilingual setting. The teacher will also be required to carry out other such duties as the
Head of School may reasonably direct from time to time. He/she is expected to display the
highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with
colleagues and parents.
The teacher must ensure that an excellent learning environment is provided for the learning of
Chinese language and literature, and that the pupils develop a positive attitude towards the
subject. The teacher must present lessons in a structured and coordinated manner with due
regard to the ability of the pupils and the curriculum targets of the particular year group.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching and Learning
Set consistently high expectations and standards for all pupils.
Contribute to the holistic wellbeing of all pupils and specifically to those assigned
to your individual care.
Demonstrate and make all pupils aware of
the Huili School vision statement, values and identity. 
Plan and deliver creative, engaging and well-planned lessons and units of work.
Assess and report on pupil progress as per the school’s reporting calendar.
Provide intervention, support and challenge to pupils in your care and liaise with
department leads as required.
Participate in curriculum meetings and pastoral meetings with international and
Chinese teachers. Contribute ideas during discussions.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your own teaching, maintaining good
standards of practice and ensuring progression.
Participate fully in the staff appraisal system, with classroom observation of
colleagues and a willingness to be personally observed within the classroom.
Be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring all school policies.
Provide opportunities for the community to be involved in pupils’ success.
Home-School communication
Build and maintain positive and constructive relationships with parents.
Present and share information regarding the curriculum.
Share pupil information provided by parents with other teachers as required.
Communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by
the department head and the head of school.
Attend parent meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information
regarding the progress of individuals and how they can develop event further.
Professional Integrity
Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all
times.
Remain positive, professional and build good relationship with colleagues.
Complete tasks on time.
Provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by
the head of school.
Play a full role in the weekly co-curricular activities programme.
Make a significant contribution to school assemblies, WeChat articles and
newsletters, and by so doing highlight the work carried out by pupils in the subject.
Promote an ethos of equality and equal opportunities for all pupils within the
setting.
Protect the privacy of pupils, pupils’ families and colleagues.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in and
out of the classroom. Act always in a way that conforms to the school ethos and
values and is in the best interest of the pupils.
Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of pupils and your
personal performance.
Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of school events, in
whatever way possible.
Professional Development
Be familiar with recent developments in pedagogy and within your area of subject
expertise.
Approach task with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to take risks and try our
new ideas and approaches
Be willing to accept others’ good ideas and share your opinions.
Support the School Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to own
area of expertise.
Attend and participate fully in school staff development activities offered by the
school and the Wellington College China group.
BASIC QUALIFICATION
Holder of Bachelor Degree related to subject specialism
Teaching certificate (such as PGCE)
Native level English speaker
Support for Huili Values and vision
EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 4 years working experience in teaching Chinese language and literature
EXPERTISE
Knowledge of Chinese language and literature teaching
PREFERRED APTITUDES
Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments
Be able to develop curriculum
Open, proactive, patient and caring
Proficient in Microsoft Office
International and bilingual school work experience is preferred
Cross-cultural working experience is preferred
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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