Job ID 1489
In September 2019, the King’s School, Canterbury, dating back to 597 and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, opened its first overseas branch, a Kindergarten/Pre-Prep department (ages 2-6) in Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing city. This year, we have added Grade 1 (UK Year 2) Primary students and number around 200. In September we shall add Grade 2 (UK Year 3) and increase our numbers to around 300. Our new Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools will open fully on a new site next year to create a flagship school in the region offering a modern, creative education underpinned by the highest standards of pastoral care. King’s in Shenzhen offers a blended bi-cultural and bilingual pedagogy and it has already been successful and gaining an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching, its focus on the well-being of children, and its inclusive approach.
We are now seeking to add to our outstanding team of Early Years classroom teachers. This should be a very attractive opportunity to join this fast-developing school. Shenzhen is a very exciting place to be; it is China’s fourth largest and fastest growing city, the home of some of China’s leading technology companies, and the hub of the Greater Bay Area. The Pre-Prep / Kindergarten has already gained a very good reputation thanks to the quality of its teaching and relationships throughout the school, as well as its fine location and excellent resources.
Applications should be submitted by 09:00 (China time) Monday 15 February, though applications will be dealt with as they arrive, even during the Chinese New Year holiday. The application process is as follows:
1. Complete EITHER the TES application form obtainable through the TES advertisement OR forward you own detailed cv, with your career fully itemised in chronological order, to email@example.com.
2. Your application should also contain a Personal Statement . The statement should clearly deal with the following aspects in this order:
a) your teaching specialisms including your preferred age-groups
b) your personal educational philosophy
c) why moving to The King’s School (Canterbury) in Shenzhen is the right move for you at this time
d) how your academic and teaching qualifications/experience support this move
e) your other interests and skills and how you could use them in the school’s co-curriculum programme
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and criminal records.
The King’s School Shenzhen International is an equal opportunities employer.