Are you an inspirational teacher looking to join a well-established, supportive team in a successful school? The British International School Shanghai, Puxi Campus is looking for exceptional classroom teachers, specifically Biology teachers, to join our secondary Science team. We welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and reflective professionals. We’re looking for the right blend of energy and experience, as well as a passion for teaching that embraces change and innovation.
As a qualified teacher you will be a fluent English speaker, familiar with the UK curriculum and confident working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Our Secondary school has over 600 international students with a wide range of backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of teaching and learning, for encouraging a culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success. Science students enjoy considerable success, with experimental science preparing students to study courses at top universities around the world. You will teach Science to younger students at Key Stage 3, IGCSE Biology at Key Stage 4, and Biology to students aged 16-18 as part of the IB Diploma programme. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology: someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom.
THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SHANGHAI, PUXI
BISS Puxi is a truly international school with over 60 nationalities represented in the school community. We are a high achieving international school where the results have continued to improve year on year across every Key Stage. We are non-selective yet, in June 2019, 60% of our Year 11 students achieved 5+ A*/A or (7-9) grades. Our Year 13 IB Diploma students achieved an average of 37 points: on average, our students score 7 points above the global average in their IB diploma, as well as being offered and accepting places at the world’s top 30 universities. These outstanding results come from outstanding teaching and learning at all ages from 2 to 18. However, we are not complacent and strive for continual improvement through a collegiate and supportive environment, recognising staff and student as learners alike.
The school’s guiding philosophy is ‘Be Ambitious’. In realising this, the school has a clear and coherent development plan, focused on five pillars of: academic excellence; internationalism; MIT; Juilliard; and sport. Development across the school is consistently aimed at enhancing these aspects of our work and performance. The school has expanded the breadth of its curriculum offer whilst simultaneously improving the quality and level of the outcomes that its students achieve.
Find out more about us at www.bisspuxi.com
ABOUT NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 29 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 66 schools educate more than 64,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary/high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia Education, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, but rather they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our worldwide staff an opportunity to earn their Executive Masters in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
- A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
- An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
- A culture which is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
Start Date: August 2020
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All postholders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both their country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be made via the Nord Anglia Education recruitment website at www.jobtrain.co.uk/nordanglia and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which is your current Headteacher/Principal. Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB).
The closing date for applications is 2 December 2019. However, successful short listed candidates may be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or Skype prior to the final deadline. The appointment may also be made before the closing deadline, if you are the right teacher for our school.