Early Years Reception Teacher (4-5 Years) - Dongguan, China - August 2019

Country:
China
Region:
School - Far East / East Asia
Curriculum:
United Kingdom
Level:
Early Years (0-4)
Start Date:
01 August 2019
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
This international Pre-School and primary school in Southern China is looking for an Early Years Reception Teacher (4-5 year olds) from August 2019 to deliver a full daily programme, including English (speaking, listening, reading, writing, phonics), early Mathematics, and inquiry/ thematic studies following the Early Learning Goals of the England-Wales curriculum. The appointees will be expected to work as a team with other teachers to deliver a consistent programme for the age-group. Programme support will be provided by the Principal/Curriculum Leader, along with the Classroom Support Teacher. Applicants should have a relevant teaching degree and some experience. Although the school follows the England-Wales curriculum, applications are invited from all ‘western’ teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified teacher with some experience to work in a supportive international school environment. A full induction programme will be provided, along with ongoing classroom support.

Salary will be in line with teachers' experience and qualifications and will include a housing allowance. Other benefits include flights and medical insurance.

The school caters for pupils from age 2 - 6 years old. They follow the England-Wales curriculum and all classes are delivered in English except for a short daily Mandarin session. The curriculum also reflects the school's commitment to the Reggio-Emilia philosophy to support an ‘Inquire-Think-Learn’ approach. There are specialist teachers for Physical Education, Mandarin and ESL. The classes for 4-5 and 5-6 year-olds have interactive televisions to support learning, and there is a text book programme for the older classes. The school is well-resourced and has very attractive classroom environments and outdoor spaces. There is a very effective ‘team’ approach at the school that includes a high level of collaborative planning and preparation. The school is very popular with parents, and there is a wonderful ‘family’ atmosphere at the school.

They are located in a very attractive gated community in the affluent Dongcheng area of Dongguan. The city is very close to Shenzhen and Hong Kong. With a lively expat community and bars, restaurants, night-life, shopping and culture to rival any large cosmopolitan city,

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Number Of Students:
180+
Student Make Up:
20 (mostly Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Europe)
Regional Info:
Dongguan ( with a population of about 8 million) is situated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the ‘capitalist’ province of Guangdong, where moves by the Chinese government have attracted high levels of investment and businesses. Dongguan is well known for leather products, furniture manufacturing and information technology/electronics. Dongguan’s proximity to Hong Kong and Guangzhou international airports makes it an ideal centre for travel to South-east Asia, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and to other places in China. Dongguan has a large ex-pat population, and the local shops, restaurants and markets reflect this. Big foreign entities such as Wal-mart, Carrefour, Spar, McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks are represented, along with well-known clothing brands such as Zara and H&M. There are at least four supermarkets close to the school, and the area has a huge number of restaurants to cater for all tastes and ethnicities. Dongguan has a large ex-pat population, and the local shops, restaurants and markets reflect this. Big foreign entities such as Wal-mart, Carrefour, McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks are represented, along with well-known clothing brands. There are at least four supermarkets near the school, and the area has a huge number of restaurants of all ethnicities. The city has regular public transport and many taxis. Moving around the local area is considered to be quite safe if you take the usual precautions. The ex-pat group has established very effective support networks, and help is always at hand. Dongguan is a relatively new city with well planned parks and gardens with walking and bike tracks. Dongguan has a short, cool winter, and is warm to very hot in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Temperatures can reach 40°C in July-August with very high humidity. There are two main languages spoken in Guangdong: Cantonese, spoken by mainly locals, and Mandarin, the official language of China. There are many ‘new generation’ Chinese who can speak English, but it is not commonly spoken in shops and restaurants.
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Benefits:
Flights- every 2 years, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance
Suited To:
Climate - warmer, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Unmarried partners - suitable, Urban, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
2.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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