Academic staff are expected to teach to the highest possible professional standards and support and uphold the ethos, aims and objectives of the school. All teachers must familiarise themselves with, and adhere to, the many and various policies and systems by which the school is managed and students are cared for.
Teachers at the school are expected to be expert classroom practitioners who are able to enthuse their students and draw out of them the finest examination performances. Staff are to be in sympathy with the ethos of the school, assisting with supervisory duties and also contributing to the broader cultural and/or sporting life of the school. Most teachers will also take on the role of Personal Tutor.
The successful candidate will be expected to combine the ethos and culture of Concord College, UK within the framework of the Chinese education system. This will require an awareness of and sensitivity towards cultural differences. Experience of teaching overseas students is therefore an advantage.
The Teacher of IT will report to Principal, although as the school increases in size it is intended to appoint a Head of IT, at which point the line of management will alter accordingly.
The postholder will initially work independently, but within the Maths department. The IT department is expected to grow in size considerably as student numbers increase and become a department in its own right. He/she will be responsible for the development of that subject at all levels throughout the school. He/she needs to possess good organisational skills and also be an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative teacher who can lead by example, who is committed to flexible and varied styles of teaching and in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the school.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
• reviewing curriculum needs and, in consultation with other staff and the Senior Management, choose courses that are appropriate to the needs of our students;
• initiating, overseeing and regularly updating the development of agreed schemes of work for all courses;
• developing and managing coursework and practical assessments in line with exam board specifications, including preparation of such and supervision of students during such assessments;
• Participating in discussions on curriculum planning, student progress, and teaching and learning needs and sharing good practice;
• managing physical resources effectively and advising the Principal of subject requirements;
• managing and implementing the schools Health and Safety policy, including the development and updating of all relevant risk assessments;
• establishing and monitoring departmental targets and producing a self-assessment report each year;
• working with other subject leaders to develop departmental policies and to ensure that existing policies are implemented effectively;
• liaising with Senior Management, as appropriate, to ensure that departmental documentation is up-to-date and fit for purpose (for instance, subject descriptions for the GCSE and A level booklets);
• ensuring that students hoping to study IT at university have an additional programme of study that will prepare them for university interviews and pre-tests;
• ensuring that able students are entered for external subject-related competitions as appropriate to the subject;
• enriching the curriculum in the subject – this might mean inviting speakers to the school or taking students to university lectures;
• recommending students for subject prizes to the Senior Management at the requisite times of year;
• liaising with the Principal and Senior Management as appropriate, over issues of mutual interest.
• thorough planning, preparation and clear presentation of lessons;
• initiating, facilitating and moderating classroom discussions;
• evaluating and grading students’ work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of students’ progress and development;
• researching new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devising and writing new curriculum materials;
• selecting and using a range of different learning resources and equipment;
• preparing students for qualifications, including external examinations and as required;
• managing student behaviour in the classroom and on school premises;
• participating in regular meetings, INSET, school training events, observation and professional review in order to maximise the quality of teaching;
• acting as personal tutor to a group of students as directed by the Principal and Senior Management
• responsibility for effective use of the school recording system to monitor student performance in the subject
• writing regular, informative and individual reports on students;
• promoting the general well-being of students and communicating with the personal tutor responsible;
• participating in and organising extracurricular activities as appropriate and as required by the Senior Management;
• complying with policies and procedures, including those relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection, Health and Safety, Welfare, Smoking in the Workplace, Security, Confidentiality and Data Protection, and reporting any concerns.
This list is not intended to be exhaustive. The nature of teaching and of education is that change is likely, either externally prompted (for instance a government or exam board reform) or as a result of Shanghai Concord-based initiatives. The IT teacher should therefore expect to undertake any other reasonable duties for the further development of the subject within the school and of the school’s academic ethos in general.
• a high quality degrees;
• a formal teaching qualification may be an advantage;
• an interest in further training and development.
Skills and Experience:
• the capability of teaching IT expertly and confidently to all age groups 11-18, being up-to-date in his/her subject;
• a willingness to accommodate the needs of students from a variety of linguistic backgrounds is essential;
• confidence in IT and good IT skills, being able to pick up new procedures and routines quickly; particularly in respect of the SIMS data base system and the anticipated development of the VLE;
• effective and efficient administrative skills;
• the ability to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school is essential;
• relevant experience in teaching, examining or in the commercial sector will be taken into account.
The successful applicant should:
• be a passionate advocate of his/her subject;
• have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to work as part of a team and lead a team of teachers;
• be generous in spirit – the role is likely to require hard work and a professional attitude to the commitment required in a developing school;
• be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English;
• demonstrate foresight and good judgement in the execution of managerial tasks;
• be confident in handling students at both ends of the Concord academic spectrum;
• be flexible in outlook and amenable to change.
Shanghai Concord Bilingual School
- Company type:
- Recruiter Type: Employer
- Industry type: Education/Training/Universities and Colleges
Shanghai Concord Bilingual School (SCBS) is the first bilingual private school in Huangpu District. Shanghai Concord enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the Huangpu District Education Bureau, but within an internationalised context.
SCBS opened its doors in September 2017 to students aged 11 and 15, but will quickly expand with a Primary school planned to open on the same site in September 2018.
The school is located in the Huangpu District in the heart of Shanghai, in one of the most thriving, international and cultural areas of the city.
It is our intention to provide an outstanding education for both local and international students, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow, confident and honest, socially engaged and creative,
SCBS is proud of its association with Concord College UK and intends to emulate its longstanding tradition in holistic education, not only producing outstanding academic results, but also enabling the students to unlock their full potential in a social context. Concord alumni have gained entrance to the finest universities around the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and London School of Economics. SCBS mirrors the educational beliefs and practices of Concord College UK and is aiming to obtain similar outstanding results. It also embraces its core values of harmony, trust and decency and intends to build a community based on these values.
- Current Location: Shanghai China
- Address: No 53 Runan Street,Huangpu District