Secondary English Teacher

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | English | Huili School Shanghai

JOB TITLE
Secondary English Teacher
DEPARTMENT
Academic
SUPERVISOR
Department Head, Head of School
OBJECTIVES
The Huili Secondary English programme is designed to engage students in English language and literature and to develop not only the knowledge and skills of students but also to build more independent learners across the wider curriculum. In junior high (grades 6-8), we have created a tailor-made curriculum for our pupils to ensure language development and an understanding of literature while fostering a love of English language learning. We do this by engaging students in various texts that include fiction, non-fiction and poetry in each grade. In our bourgeoning high school, the vast majority of our students study IGCSE English as a First Language and English Literature. The two-year IGCSE course enables students to better prepare for the IBDP programme. We also ensure that, for both IGCSE and IBDP, we offer CPD to help develop further develop our teachers.
As well as preparing for IGCSE and IBDP, the English department also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for the students where English language lies at the centre. These primarily centre around different forms of debate, and we see them as an opportunity to further enhance our students’ experience at Huili.
The Huili English department’s purpose is not only to develop the language and understanding of our pupils but to better prepare them for a world beyond Huili. We believe that through English, different cultures can be presented from different perspectives, broadening our students’ minds. As a bilingual school, we understand the importance of language and culture in our student’s futures.
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 2 years of teaching experience within the subject specialism at secondary school level
EXPERTISE
Excellent subject knowledge
Knowledge and experience of subject specialism at IGCSE and IB DP is an advantage
PREFERRED APTITUDES
Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments
Be able to develop curriculum
Open, proactive, patient and caring
International and bilingual school work experience is an advantage

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