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Secondary Teacher of English as an additional language (EAL) - Guangzhou, Guang Dong, China

Posted By: The British School of Guangzhou <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018, at 10:28 a.m.

Nord Anglia Education

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 Secondary School

The Secondary School is dynamic, ambitious and rapidly growing! We currently have 350 students housed in a newly constructed building situated in a beautiful lakeside setting. Being personally, academically and socially ambitious, our students are an absolute delight and have a thirst for learning. They are taught by highly-skilled specialist teachers, as well having access to an incredible range of enrichment opportunities. As a consequence, our students flourish and excel on every level, from sporting and artistic achievement to stunning examination success:
A Level – first four cohorts have all achieved 50%+ A*/A.
‘Best in China’ awards from CIE for last three years.
‘Best in NAE’ award 2016 & 2017.

IGCSE – first four cohorts have achieved an average 60% A*/A.
Eight ‘Best in China’ awards from CIE.
2017 – Top IGCSE student in the world.

Beyond academic success, our students are happy and enjoy coming to school. Student voice is highly valued through the 100+ leadership positions available to all members of the student body. You can find our latest student survey at:

The Role: Secondary EAL Teacher

The EAL Department is one of the most successful within the school. At Key Stage 3, EAL students follow a challenging programme of study, which includes 6.5 hours of language teaching per week. This prepares them for a full mainstream curriculum.
At IGCSE, there is the option to study IGCSE ESL.
There are currently four members of the Secondary EAL Department and the team share a dedicated office with the Primary EAL Team

Email - [email protected]

About you (see full Job description)
● A degree in a relevant subject.
● A recognised teaching qualification.
● Considerable relevant teaching experience.
● Receptive to feedback.
● Ready to embrace change.
● Willingness to share good practice.
● Strong communication skills.
● Energetic and optimistic.
● Ability to mentor Middle Leaders.
● Be collaborative.
● Ambitious for our school.


Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform that 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 at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London. Alongside great training, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

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: August 2018
Contact details: Donal Crawford (Head of Secondary 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.

Secondary Teacher of English as an additional language (Job Description)

LOCATION: British School of Guangzhou
JOB TITLE: Secondary EAL Teacher
JOB PURPOSE: To promote the Mission and Core Values of the British School of Guangzhou. Ensure that planning, preparation, teaching, recording, assessment and reports meet the expectations of the school. To actively contribute to wider school development and growth. Demonstrate thorough curriculum knowledge. Demonstrate a proactive approach towards professional development.
REPORTING TO: Head of Secondary
DIRECT REPORTS: Head of Department/Head of Year

Teaching and Learning
● Ensure effective teaching and management of classes, groups and individuals so that objectives are met, progress and challenge are maintained and the best use is made of teaching time.
● Use teaching methods, which will engage stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity, including the use of effective questioning, clear presentation and effective use of resources.
● Set high expectations for students’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behaviour management in accordance with the rules and behaviour policy of the school.
Planning Expectations
● Identify clear teaching objectives, content, structures and sequences of lessons appropriate to the educational needs of the students.
● Set appropriate, yet challenging expectations for students’ learning, building on prior attainment.
● Identify students who may require additional support and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support.
Assessment and Evaluation
● To assess student’s achievements and progress in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.
● Implement formative assessment to evaluate how well learning objectives are/have been achieved and adapt future teaching and learning accordingly.
● Mark and monitor students’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback.
Relations with Parents and the wider community
● Prepare and present informative reports to parents in a professional manner.
● Facilitate parental engagement by ensuring homework details how parents can assist their children.
Managing and Developing Relations within the School
● Interact on with academic and administrative colleagues to establish productive working relationships.
● To contribute to meetings, discussions and systems to facilitate the smooth running of the school.
● Supervise of the work of teaching assistants and participate in their professional development.
Managing Resources
● Select appropriate resources to support learners in achieving teaching objectives.
● Ensure resources are managed appropriately both within classrooms and shared resource areas.
Managing own Performance and Development
● Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development.
● Keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy as relevant to their curriculum area.
● Reflect on their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.

Pastoral Duties
● Be a form tutor to an assigned group of students.
● Promote the general progress and well-being of students and of the Form Tutor Group as a whole.
● Liaise with the Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school's pastoral system.
● Register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.
● Contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports.
● Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
● Communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students and persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff.
● Contribute to PSHE and Form Time Programmes according to school policy.
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 initiatives.
Other Professional Requirements
● Have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties as specified in the school’s handbook.
● Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.
● Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues.
● Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom engage and motivate students.
● Contribute to the development and / or implementation of school policies, especially the schools four priorities and the Secondary School’s priorities.
● Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school.
Promote and embodies The CORE 7 Leadership Capabilities:
1. Accountable – Establishes a high performing culture and accepts accountability for organisational performance.
2. Strategic – Leads opportunity and is committed to continuous improvement aligned with the organisational vision and direction
3. Collaborative – Works collaboratively with others to achieve organisational outcomes
4. Entrepreneurial – Creates organisational value for diverse stakeholders and achieves commercial success
5. Enabling – Drives excellence through valuing and developing others
6. Agile – Achieves personal and organisational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment
7. Resilient – Demonstrates personal resilience within a demanding environment of high expectations
● Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
● A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students.
● Willingness to undertake appropriate child protection training when required.
● Any other duties assigned by the Head of Secondary.

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