Teacher of Mathematics (Prep School)

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Mathematics | Wellington College International Shanghai


To teach mathematics in an inspiring, challenging, rigorous manner to pupils in the Upper Prep School (years 6 – 8 in the UK national Curriculum) with possible teaching and support for years 5 and 9.

In the Prep School, the Maths department aims to provide an exciting and engaging mathematics curriculum that is truly preparatory for pupils’ futures. We develop highly effective approaches to teaching maths based on research and evidence; building pupils’ mathematical fluency. We aim to teach pupils to think mathematically through reasoning and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on pupils’ independence in learning so that they are able to draw on a complete set of skills and knowledge and to articulate their learning by the time they enter the Senior School.

A great many Wellington pupils are enthusiastic, dedicated young mathematicians. Parents have high expectations or outcomes in this subject and pupils actively seek out high levels of mathematical challenge from their teachers. Each year pupils take part in mathematics competitions both within school and across China, to test their skills in situations beyond the normal specifications. It is expected that the successful applicant for this post will wish to play an active role in developing the enjoyment of mathematics by pupils well beyond the classroom.

Current levels of outcome at IG and IB: 79% A*, 96% A*-A, 100% A*-B at IGCSE. 53% 6+, 86%
5+ at IB. Pupils from the first two IB cohorts have received offers from top universities
around the world to read mathematics.

The teacher will also be expected to contribute to the pastoral life of the school as a Prep
School house tutor.

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