Primary Music Head of Department - Shanghai, China - August 2024

School - Far East / East Asia
United Kingdom
Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11)
Start Date:
01 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This prestigious international school opened in August 2016 in the popular Puxi area and they are looking for a Head of Primary Music from August 2024.

Applicants should meet the following key requirements:
University educated with an honours degree
Recognised teaching qualification
High standard of musicianship, demonstrable at interview
Evidence of ongoing personal development
Standard repertoire for Junior ensembles
Music examination boards and entry requirements
Effective leadership and management strategies
Strategies to raise standards for all groups of learners and securing high levels of student achievement
Proven track record as an excellent Primary School music practitioner
Leading ensembles
creating performance calendars
Planning trips and residential learning opportunities
A clear focus on learning
Proven organisational skills

The school caters for students aged 2 – 18 year old age range with the first IB cohort having just qualified this year. The school is co-educational and academically selective. In terms of curriculum, they offer the EYFS and enhanced English National Curriculum. Secondary pupils take IGCSE exams and the IB Diploma.

The position offers an attractive expatriate salary and employment package including western style housing, medical insurance, flights, partial allowances for dependent flights, shipping allowances, utility bill allowances and a gratuity payment for the completion contract. Contracts are for 3 years.

This is an exciting opportunity to divert the development of your flourishing professional career within a working environment that is challenging and equally rewarding embracing a culture and country that will unveil so many hidden treasures and delights. Contact your local Edvectus advisor for more information about this career role and other wonderful options.
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
30+ nationalities (see notes tab for split)
Regional Info:
Shanghai is the largest city (by population) in China - and the world - with 24 million inhabitants. Located in the East of China at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is a major economic and transport hub and a popular tourist destination. Shanghai is easily accessible by road, rail and air, and the airport is one of the busiest in Asia offering local and international flights. With a lively expat community and bars, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and culture to rival any large cosmopolitan city, Shanghai also enjoys four distinct seasons with cold winters (down to about 1 degrees in January) and warm summers (enjoying an average high of about 31 degrees in July). Shanghai truly does offer something for everyone! For more information about China, please see the following: Edvectus Shanghai Video: Shanghai (China) Vacation Travel Video Guide Shanghai Travel Guide, Top 10 Shanghai Shanghai Travel Video Guide
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Flights -yearly, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - yes typical, Urban, Westernised - highly, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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