Upper Primary Homeroom Teacher (Grades 3–5)

Shanghai Soong Ching Ling School

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Shanghai Soong Ching Ling School


Employer: Shanghai Soong Ching Ling School (website)

Soong Ching Ling School was founded in 2008 by the China Welfare Institute, funded and established by the Chinese Honorary President, Madame Soong Ching Ling, named after Madame Soong Ching Ling, the school is a model educational institution which integrates teaching, research and training.

Inheriting the philosophy of “Give Children the Most Valuable Things” from Madame Soong Ching Ling, SCLS has fully integrated the educational resources of China Welfare Institute for more than 80 years. The school is committed to creating a loving environment and enabling every student to learn and grow.

SCLS comprises primary, middle and high schools. Since its establishment, SCLS has adopted excellent traditional Chinese culture as its foundation, and has as well absorbed the best practice educational ideas from the West. The school has created rich, balanced and challenging courses which promote international perspectives and global competitiveness.

The school cooperates with world-renowned universities such as UCLA, a top public university in the United States, to provide teachers with communication and learning opportunities from the forefront of international education. The perfect training system will also bring teachers broad space for personal development. Soong Ching Ling School is now recruiting talented teachers from home and abroad to create a new brilliant history.


Position: Upper Primary Homeroom Teacher (Grades 3–5, one opening)

Application requirements include a cover letter, CV, and 2 contact details of recent professional references.


Job Description and Duties of a Homeroom teacher

Our students’ school lives revolve around their homeroom.All students are assigned to a homeroom at the start of the school year. Students start and finish the day in their homeroom. The relationship between the students and their homeroom teacher is intended to be close, with the adult taking an interest in all aspects of the students’ school life. Each homeroom has a Western as well as a Chinese homeroom teacher, both working together in the interests of the well-being and learning of their students. Homeroom teachers are the first point of contact between the school and the parents.

The homeroom is a kind of “micro-community” where students are empowered to develop and flourish in a well-regulated and loving environment.


Other duties of the homeroom teachers:

  • Teach up to 20 40-minute periods a week
  • Record in Engage the absences and tardiness of homeroom students before the end of the homeroom period
  • Distribute and collect any paperwork/documentation needed by the administration, including forms from the Finance Office; uniform orders;school bus-related forms or from the nurse’s office; lunch card, etc.
  • Escort their homeroom to and from Assembly, and sitting with the class for the duration of the Assembly
  • Escorting and collecting students from specialist classes
  • Provide students with avenues to develop organizational skills via planner usage, etc.


Duties of classroom teacher

Homeroom teachers plan, organize and implement an instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Teachers respond to our ESL context by planning lessons and delivering instruction that addresses the needs of students with varying levels of English language proficiency.

Our teachers participate in the community of teachers by contributing generously and in a positive manner in faculty meetings and other gatherings where good outcomes depend on productive discussion and problem-solving.


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • develop lesson plans and unit plans
  • establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • prepare classroom for class activities
  • organize and monitor students during field trips and other school activities
  • provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities so that all students are given the chance to access the intended learning
  • instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • use relevant technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate students’ performance and development
  • assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely manner
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • maintain accurate and complete records on Engage of students’ progress
  • prepare reports on students, as required
  • perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • participate in department, faculty, parent, and other meetings as required, including curriculum, grade level, and event planning
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • attend school “special events” including, but not limited to, performance rehearsals, concerts, science and other festivals, Library Week, including two evenings per semester for programs (dates to be confirmed by the Employer with prior notice). Any other regular timetabled teaching sessions above 20 sessions per week will be covered with a stipend
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  • Total Jobs 4 Jobs
  • Location Shanghai
  • Full Address Soong Ching Ling School
  • Homepage URL scls.org.cn
  • School Type Public School