Teacher of Chinese

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Chinese | Wellington College International Shanghai

JOB TITLE
Teacher of Chinese
DEPARTMENT
Chinese Department
SUPERVISOR
Director of Chinese Studies
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:
To complement delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of the Chinese Department, pupils and school policies and strategies.
To work collaboratively with all Chinese Department staff and assist subject leaders in the whole planning cycle and the preparation of resources.
To provide support for pupils, colleagues and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all, by utilizing advanced levels of knowledge and skills when carrying out planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage pupils to become independent learners.
MAIN DUTIES
Mainly teach Chinese to pupils from Yr1 to Yr6 first language Chinese, but has the ability to teach second language Chinese and foreign language Chinese
Display a high standard of professionalism in teaching
Teach Chinese to students as set out in Chinese curriculum
Keep up to date with curriculum development
Take responsibility for curriculum delivery in line with school and departmental policies and procedures
Participate in compiling textbooks and curriculum development
Record pupils’ learning experience
Maintain an ongoing formative assessment program related to Progress of Studies and associated learning objectives
Write reports on pupil performance in accurate English
Promote positive communication with parents and the community
Plan activities both inside and outside the classroom
Attend departmental meetings, Parents’ Evenings and staff meetings as required
Participate in school events
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor Degree (or above) graduate
Teacher Certificate of Teaching Chinese
Teaching experience in an international school
Minimum of two years of successful teaching experience ideal
Ideally with experience of teaching Chinese to pupils of first language
Good command of English in listening, speaking, reading and writing
Be highly motivated, creative and collaborative
The following are general expectations and duties required of all Wellington staff:
DIRECTED TIME: To ensure attendance in College between stipulated hours and to attend all meetings/functions deemed to be directed time.
PUNCTUALITY: To set high standards with regard to punctuality and to insist on the same from the pupils. To encourage good time-keeping amongst the pupils, monitor lateness within the class and provide remedies, both individual and general, to rectify its occurrence.
COLLEGE RULES: To apply consistently and diligently the rules of the College in order to maintain discipline, standards of dress and to safeguard the happiness, safety and well-being of all pupils. To ensure that pupils know, understand and follow the College rules.
STANDARDS: To maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in and out of the classroom. To act always in a way that conforms to the College ethos and values and is in the best interests of the pupils.
SAFETY: To emphasise the importance of safety and of safe methods of working in the classroom, and indeed in all areas of the College and the curriculum. To communicate to the pupils that they must take a responsible attitude to equipment and materials, with which they have been provided, and that they will be punished and possibly charged for damage inflicted upon College property.
DRESS: To maintain smart and professional standards of appearance.
MONITORING: To monitor and evaluate constantly the effectiveness of your own teaching, maintaining good standards of practice and ensuring progression. To participate fully in the staff appraisal system, with classroom observation of colleagues and a willingness to be personally observed within the classroom. To submit books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues.
COMMUNICATION: To communicate with housemasters on a regular basis and, if appropriate, parents, as directed by the Head of School and the Principal. To attend parents’ meetings as required and to provide accurate, honest information regarding the progress of individuals at these meetings. To report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when may be additionally required by the Principal and the Head of School.
RECORD KEEPING: To maintain all the relevant College records, and ensure they are provided/delivered at the stipulated time. To keep all records relating to the pupils’ academic progress, and to ensure that these records are shared with colleagues and are available for inspection by the Head of Humanities, the Head of School and the Principal.CURRICULUM POLICY: To be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring all College policies regarding courses taught, and to assist in the necessary documentation pertaining to the subject, where required by the Head of Humanities.
DISPLAY: To ensure that the examples of the pupils’ work are displayed and presented to a high standard in the classroom, and, where appropriate, throughout the Senior and Prep Schools. To ensure that these displays are changed regularly.
CLASSROOM APPEARANCE: To ensure that the classroom and adjacent corridors etc. are kept suitably tidy for prospective parents, to welcome the latter into the classroom and be prepared to give a short explanation of lesson content and displays etc.
HOMEWORK: To oversee and implement Homework policies for all classes taught.
DUTIES: To carry out duties in the Senior or Prep school as required and timetabled by the Head of School and the Principal. This will include playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and after-school supervision.
COVER: To provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by the Head of School.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT: To attend and participate fully in Wellington College Staff Development and CPD programmes. To attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required by the Head of Department.
MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES: To assist with the resourcing of History and to work with the Head of Humanities in drawing up the annual order.
COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT: To support the College Development Plan generally
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: To play a full role in the weekly extra-curricular activities programme. The programme will take place outside of the prescribed teaching hours, as directed by the Principal and the Head of School.
ASSEMBLIES: To make a significant contribution to College assemblies, and newsletters, and by so doing highlight developments in teaching and learning
COLLEGE EVENTS To contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of College events, in whatever way possible.
Further information about this post can be obtained from the Director of Chinese Studies: helena.hicks@wellingtoncollege.cn

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