Trainee Teacher

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Wellington College International Shanghai

JOB TITLE
Trainee teacher
DEPARTMENT
Prep School
SUPERVISOR
Head of Dual Language
OBJECTIVES
To enable pupils to make excellent levels of progress by implementing learning activities within a
selective, mainstream setting, under the guidance of a teacher. This may involve planning,
preparing, delivering learning activities, monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting on student
progress and development for whole classes, small groups and/or individuals.
The role of a trainee teacher is to raise attainment and achievement, by working innovatively and
collaboratively with the class teachers. The intention is for Wellington Shanghai trainee teacher
programme is to follow a pathway of professional development leading towards bilingual teacher
status.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and Learning:
Promote and support the learning and development of all pupils, under the guidance of a
teacher. This includes the preparation or teaching resources to meet student needs.
Support learners in the classroom through small group or 1:1 support, as directed and
required.
Assist the teacher to plan and differentiate materials to suit learner needs.
Build and maintain successful relationships with students and staff, communicating
effectively sensitively and empathetically to motivate and support their learning.Use behaviour management strategies in line with the ethos of the College to promote
purposeful learning environments.
Use ICT and new technologies effectively to support learning and develop students’
competence and independence.
Record progress and achievement in lessons or interventions and provide evidence of
progress and attainment that can be used to assist with future planning and target reviews.
Follow a structured plan to be trained as a bilingual teacher with increasing teaching
responsibilities.
Professional and other responsibilities:
Undertake ongoing training and development e.g. for pupils who are within the English as
an Additional (EAL) curriculum or who receive support for special educational needs
(SEN).
Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting
high expectations.
Improve own practice through observation, evaluation and discussion with colleagues.
Participate in whole staff performance management process.
Adhere to professional and staff codes of conduct at all times.
Ensure complete commitment and compliance with safeguarding policies and procedures
and promote the welfare of children and young people.
Organise and manage safely the learning activities, the learning environment and resources
for which they are given responsibility.
To support with creating and updating classroom and corridor displays.
Adhere to the school behaviour management policy.
Participate in duties rota and meetings for staff where requested but within working time.
Support the School’s Strategic Development so far as it relates to the subjects taught and
the continuing improvement of the learning environment.
Assist and offer where required an activity or activities (CCAs) to enrich the College
experience for the pupils.Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor degree or above, graduate from top 100 universities globally, 985 project
universities or six normal universities directly under MOE in China.
Major in English, Chinese, Maths, Science or other education related majors
Native Chinese speaker and fluent in English
With Teaching certificate
Open, proactive, creative, patient and caring
Proficiency in Microsoft office suites
Cross-cultural work experience is preferred
Commitment to developing towards gaining a full teaching post.
Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to download from
www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to jobs.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn.
Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.
Wellington College International Shanghai is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of
children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to
enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks,
qualifications checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment.

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