Secondary Chinese language and literature Teacher

Wellington College China

Job Overview

Shanghai | Academic | Huili School Shanghai

Secondary Chinese language and literature teacher
Head of School
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.
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
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.
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
Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of school events, in whatever way
Professional Development
Be familiar with recent developments in pedagogy and within your area of subject
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.
Holder of Bachelor Degree related to subject specialism
Teaching certificate (such as PGCE)
Native level English speaker
Support for Huili Values and vision
A minimum of 4 years working experience in teaching Chinese language and literature
Knowledge of Chinese language and literature teaching
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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