Teacher of Early Years

Yuhang District, Hangzhou
Up to £45,000 starting salary, plus housing, flights and medical insurance
17 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou is one of two new school development projects in China initiated through a partnership between the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon and the highly successful Chinese education management group, Dipont Education. A third partner for the Hangzhou project is The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (RDFZ), one of China’s leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,100 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

About the School

The School is located on a lakeside site in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou. Facilities are world-class, with the space designed as a place that responds to its local context and a global education culture.  An exceptional teaching and leadership team for all sections of the school has been appointed and student admission levels are excellent.

Hangzhou, with a population of over 9 million people, is the capital of Zhejiang Province and an important city in China, recognised for its history, prosperity and beautiful natural scenery. It recently hosted the G-20 summit and will stage the Asian Games in 2022. Shanghai can be accessed within 1 hour by high-speed train.

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Kindergarten, the successful applicant will join the school as soon as November 2018, however, a later start could be arranged. The Kindergarten caters for students aged 3 to 6 and operates a bilingual curriculum based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage integrated with elements of the Chinese curriculum. There is a shared pedagogical approach throughout the campus, enabling Chinese and expatriate students to benefit enormously from the cross-cultural exposure. 

The Kindergarten offers an open, fluid learning environment where lessons and activities are held both inside and outside of the classroom. Classes operate in pairs for each age group and are staffed by one Chinese teacher and one expatriate teacher with additional assistant support. This allows teachers to support each other in planning, delivery of the curricula and the development of each child’s English and Chinese language skills.

This exciting and challenging role commands a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including high-quality housing; flights for employee and dependents and medical insurance for employee and dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for any successful applicant with school-age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter.

Applications are invited from candidates with:

  • Experience in early years education and a passion for the opportunities a bilingual programme provides for children
  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school 

Application process

To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: oliver.knapman@dipont.com or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred. 

School Website: http://www.rkcshz.cn 


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