Kindergarten Class Teacher - Beijing HD Bilingual School - China
No experience required
1st September 2017
Applications close in -104 days
Class teachers in early years have responsibility for delivering the majority of the curriculum to their assigned class. Each year group will operate as a tight-knit unit, ensuring that all students receive the same opportunities and that all class teachers feel supported by a strong team. The early years class teacher roles available at HD Schools present an outstanding opportunity to join a team that is fast establishing the school as a world-class educational institution that provides the best possible all-round education and care for every child.
We are seeking class teachers who will articulate and develop the vision, ethos, and values of HD Beijing School by inspiring and empowering students and their parents within the community
Teaching and Learning
plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for classes as designated by the Principal;
prepare classroom environment for meaningful class activities;
establish and communicate clear learning intentions for all activities;
provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;
use all relevant technology to support instruction, understanding & development;
identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’varying needs;
regularly evaluate learning experiences and outcomes for students’ continual improvement;
assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in line with HD Schools’ approaches;
ensure that tasks are within the capabilities of all students and stretch students;
cater for individual differences and provide for a variety of learning models and groupings, including PBL, flipped learning, integrated approaches;
develop the best combination of International and Chinese approaches to deliver a personalised bi-lingual curriculum;
participate fully in the HD School co-curricular and school activity programme.
Effective Teaching Strategies
have a thorough understanding of the purpose and aims of the HD Bilingual Schools Curriculum;
ensure that teaching and learning is aligned with the School’s current Scope, Sequences and value added measures;
establish a classroom environment where students feel secure and are comfortable to take risks;
ensure that classroom/school resources are well managed;
ensure that standards of acceptable behavior are clearly stated and consistently fairly applied;
ensure that all students are treated with respect; fairly and equally;
ensure that the classroom is an attractive orderly place where equipment resources are well managed.
Connections with Students
perform pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement;
create an effective and challenging learning environment for each student;
acknowledge each student’s improvement and effort;
provide appropriate and timely feedback on work;
encourage and monitor the progress of individual students;
lead and participate in school activities outside of the classroom, helping to deliver a broad curriculum and build a strong sense of school community;
establish a rapport which enhances learning.
Communication and Co-operation
work co-operatively and supportively with all staff;
share information, ideas and resources with colleagues;
develop supportive and productive relationships with parents;
communicate regularly with families through the Homework Diary and/or electronically.
fulfil the administrative functions of the class, eg. attendance, check Homework Diary/emails, involvement with the School House system etc.;
develop schemes of work and lesson plans;
maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development;
participate in department, school, and parent meetings;
share assessment data and ensure it is archived;
communicate with parents/caregivers in a timely fashion regarding student progress;
prepare required reports on students and activities.
Contribution to the School Community
play a full part in the corporate life of the school;
support the School’s image in the community;
play an active part in the Boarding life of the school (as appropriate) & pastoral support duties (extended day initiatives);
support policies and procedures currently in place.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required CertificatesTeaching Credential/License
Minimum Teaching Experience2 Years
Teacher Qualifications and Skills
A valid teaching certificate is required
A minimum of two years relevant teaching experience is desirable, but not a requirement
Excellent working knowledge of Montessori pedagogy is preferred
High levels of subject knowledge
Training in phonics and experience teaching of phonics is desirable
Experience working with children who have English as a Second Language is desirable
Experience working in the independent school sector is desirable, but not a requirement
Ability to stretch the most able, whilst also ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all.
Ability to inspire children with a love of learning.
Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community.
Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life.
Strong personal-relations and team-working skills.
Ability to use ICT to enhance leaning.
Energy, charisma and dynamism with the vision and drive to create productive learning environments and excellent outcomes for all children.
Ability to work with and apply all school policies.
Rigorous can-do attitude, positive team player with a sense of humour.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The successful candidate will receive excellent salary and benefits commensurate with their experience. This will include:
Competitive, low tax salary
Start and end of contract flights for employee and immediate family members
Excess baggage allowance
Medical insurance for employee and immediate family members
Annual flight allowance for employee and immediate family members
100% Tuition fees contribution for up to two children
Visa and legal documents sponsorship for employee and immediate family members