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Primary Teacher of English as an additional language (EAL) in Guangzhou, China

Posted By: Nord Anglia Education <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, 7 November 2017, at 12:10 p.m.

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities

The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou is at the forefront of international education in China. Established in 2005 for students aged 1-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to strong A-Level results and entry to top universities worldwide. Our facilities are designed to nurture talent, and include a wide range of performing arts and sports amenities to develop the whole child and foster a love of learning amongst our students. To learn more about our school, please visit

The Role: Primary EAL Teacher

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience of teaching English as an additional language and have the ability to deliver a high quality language experience to our students. Candidates should specify their preferred age range as part of the application process.

We are specifically looking for someone who will:

• Use teaching methods which will engage students through careful planning, effective questioning, good use of resources and a style of delivery that promotes a love of learning;
• Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a positive approach to behaviour management through well focused teaching and productive relationships in accordance with the behaviour policy of the school;
• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, structures and sequences of lessons appropriate to the educational needs of the pupils in his/her class;
• Set appropriate, realistic yet challenging expectations for pupils’ learning, building on prior attainment/knowledge;
• Prepare and present informative reports to parents in a professional manner in line with the school’s agreed assessment and monitoring procedures;
• Work with classroom teachers to provide exceptional language provision for all EAL students through use of co-teaching and intervention classes
• Take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy as relevant to their own department and mainstream departments;
• Interact on a professional level with colleagues and seek to establish and maintain productive relationships in order to promote mutual understanding of the school curriculum with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school;
• Support the EAL department by contributing to school improvement planning;
• Understand the importance of being a role model for learning within the school and throughout the wider community in line with our core values;
• Develop the extra-curricular games provision for our students;
• An EAL/ESL qualification (CELTA or higher is preferred);
• A working knowledge of the UK national curriculum in chosen age range;
• An understanding of EAL in the mainstream philosophy and practice;

For more information about the role, please contact our Head of Primary EAL, Shane Leaning at [email protected].


The successful candidate will benefit from the career and development opportunities that come with being part of the world’s leading premium schools organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online forum 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 all teachers can maintain their skills and expertise and develop their educational thinking.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive, local-hire salary in line with colleagues in Shanghai and Beijing, including comprehensive health insurance. Please note, this package does not include housing and flight allowance. You will have the opportunity to live in and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Guangzhou is only 2 hours from the international hub of Hong Kong, which provides our teachers with opportunities for a weekend of shopping, hiking, socialising or relaxing. Due to the comparatively low cost of living in Guangzhou the majority of our staff are able to travel widely across Asia and, are still able to, save over 50% of their salary.

Selection Process

First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or in person at the school. Successful applicants may then be invited to a second interview.

Start date: November 2017
Contact details: Shane Leaning (Head of Primary EAL), [email protected]

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe and happy environment for our children and young people to thrive and learn in. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders 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 Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

Primary Teacher of English as an additional language (EAL)
Job Description
LOCATION Guangzhou, China
JOB TITLE Primary Teacher of English as an Additional Language (EAL)
JOB PURPOSE To support students on the EAL programme to confidently and independently access life at the British School of Guangzhou.
REPORTING TO Head of Department, Phase Leadership teams
OTHER KEY RELATIONSHIPS Students; Parents; Class teachers/tutors
PACKAGE Competitive salary dependent upon years of experience and qualifications
Teaching and learning
* To plan, prepare and deliver schemes of work in accordance with the EAL programs (extraction and in-class) set out by the curriculum and the school;
* To plan and deliver effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom;
* To positively target and support individual learning needs;
* To maintain high levels of behaviour and discipline;
* To use modern technology to enhance learning opportunities;
* To work cooperatively with mainstream curriculum teachers to plan and deliver support to EAL and other students within the mainstream;
* To maintain a working knowledge of the EAL Curriculum;
* To maintain records of pupils’ progress including:
* To write reports to parents as and when required and conduct termly interviews with parents to discuss and explain their child’s performance and progress in school;
* To monitor and record students’ learning to ensure they remain on track to achieve challenging targets;
* Report on progress to Head of EAL and other appropriate stakeholders;
* To make effective use of formative and summative assessment to plan challenging learning opportunities for all students;
* To effectively use homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities;
* To provide and maintain an attractive and stimulating environment in which to foster effective teaching and learning in line with the school’s display policy;
* To monitor progress and effectiveness of lessons and to evaluate and modify as necessary;
* To be an active part of the EAL team that ensures communication between and consistency across year groups.
* To establish a purposeful and safe learning environment for all students;
* To be aware of the physical and emotional well-being of pupils and the need to respond to particular situations;
* To liaise with other agencies e.g. school nurse, SEN Co, educational psychologist as required.
* To contribute to the preparation of action plans and other support mechanisms;
* To alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved;
* To communicate effectively with parents of students, liaising with other staff as appropriate;
* To contribute to PSHE according to school policy.
* Secondary EAL teachers will have a tutor group responsibility or a designated pastoral role.
Administrative/additional duties to understand and implement:
* Regulations and correct procedures:
* Emergency and evacuation procedures;
* Health and Safety policies;
* Child Protection policy;
* All curriculum or organizational policies or agreed procedures;
* To conduct standardized or other tests when required and document pupils performance;
* To attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and also on other occasions when required (e.g. team planning meetings), support the decisions taken at those meetings, and respect the confidentiality of the matters discussed;
* To attend and participate in training days;
* To supervise playtimes, lunchtimes and provide ASAs as required;
* To register students and take on responsibilities of a form tutor as required;
* To supervise after-school matches or concerts when required;
* To supervise pupils in assemblies and lead a class assembly as required;
* To supervise and lead: Teaching Assistants, Students, Voluntary Helpers;
* To liaise with colleagues enabling smooth transfers of children within school and to/from others.
Extra-Curricular Activities
* Support the life of the school beyond the classroom;
* Lead one or more agreed after school activities each week;
* Participate in residential weeks and other trips as appropriate;
* Contribute to whole school learning or pastoral initiatives during term.
Personal Development
* To take a proactive approach towards continuous professional development;
* Contribute positively to the morale and community spirit in the school;
* Work effectively in different teams;
* Assist in whole school marketing initiatives and contribute to the growth of the school;
* Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school;
* Maintain an up to date knowledge of good practice in teaching techniques;
* Maintain subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching;
* Keep knowledge of wider curriculum developments up to date;
* Undertake professional development to enhance teaching and students' learning, and apply outcomes and identify impact and share outcomes with colleagues.
* To manage effective personal development as part of the company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation.
* To meet statutory responsibilities and company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
* To promote and adhere to the stated Mission and Core Values of the British School of Guangzhou. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of learning amongst our students.
* To act as a role model in promoting our core values of responsibility, integrity, respect and commitment.
* To do everything possible to ensure that our students leave us as confident global citizens able to enter the best universities and make a positive contribution in the wider world.
* Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Principal.

Minimum working hours for full time teachers shall be Monday to Thursday from 7:30 till 4.00pm. It is generally accepted that staff will leave at 3.00pm on a Friday as long as all responsibilities are accounted for but contractually they are employed until 4pm.

Dress should be professional at all times the school is in session. Smart tailored skirts or trousers may be worn (not leggings) with an appropriate shirt or top, or a tailored dress. Clothes made from denim, lycra, corduroy or other casual materials are unlikely to be appropriate, and tops with thin straps or casual t-shirts with prominent logos or should be avoided. Shoes should be formal. Uggs, flip flops etc are not to be worn, and stiletto heels are not suitable for the demands of the school day. Staff may wear makeup and jewellery appropriate for a formal business environment. Tattoos should be covered.

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