Teacher of English & EAL-Aug 2024

Merchiston International School

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The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of English & EAL to further their career at an innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Planning, Teaching, and Class Management

Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through;

Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation, and challenge;

Ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills, and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

Mark and monitor students’ work and set targets for progress;

Undertake assessments of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures;

Undertake assessments of students and participate in the school’s system reporting to parents.

Pastoral Duties

Be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students, (some of the following apply if called upon as tutor);

Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor Group as a whole;

Register students, accompany them to assemblies, and encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.

Other Professional Requirements

Always operate within the stated policies and practices of the school;

Take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents Evenings, Review days, etc.;

Co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the school, department, and students;

Prepare Termly Personal Teaching and Work Report as requested.

This job description may be reviewed at the end of the academic year or earlier if necessary. In addition, it may be amended at any time after consultation with you.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who meet the following requirements:

• A qualified teacher with a UK PGCE or other globally recognised teaching qualification (such as QTS).

• A minimum of 2 years’ qualified full-time teaching experience.

• A reflective practitioner, with a positive, resilient personality and problem-solving skill-set.

• Recent and consistent experience of Co-Curricular Activities


For MIS, the safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. Before we can consider an appointment we must be in receipt of:

• Acceptable police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin and from all countries in which you have worked

• Appropriate three references from your current and previous employer, one of whom should be the Director/Head of School/Principal, corroborated by phone calls made to each referee

We welcome applicants with experience of working within boarding schools or applicants with a keen interest to participate, live and work within a boarding community. We appreciate that all applicants may not have such experience at present but we welcome applicants with the right approach to a unique part of the MIS experience.

The initial contract will be for a period of three years.

Merchiston International School (MIS)

MIS is a British Boarding School located in Longhua District, Shenzhen, South of China. We are a thriving community that challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.

We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and A-level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school, Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create an innovative learning space in which an effective 21st-century education can flourish and inspire.

All MIS teachers are expected to participate fully in the school’s life beyond the classroom by contributing to the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme and boarding house life.

If you are interested in joining us, to teach inquisitive and talented children, in a community that seeks to provide professional development opportunities, then please apply…we want to hear from you!

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through the TES careers portal.

Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 55th or subsequent birthdays take place between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024.

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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 2 Jobs
  • Location Shenzhen
  • Full Address Merchiston International School, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • Homepage URL www.merchiston.cn
  • School Type Private School