Secondary Art & Graphic Design Trainee Teacher - Suzhou, China - August 2022

School - Far East / East Asia
United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2022
Initial Contract Length:
1 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
Become a fully qualified international teacher, highly attractive to schools around the world! This is a well-respected school in Suzhou, China, offering an amazing opportunity for a trainee Secondary Art and Graphic Design Teacher to join them in August 2022 (or sooner). Subject to performance, the initial one-year appointment can be extended to include full sponsorship of a recognised PGCE or PGCEi qualification along with intensive mentoring. A fast-track programme is available for people with existing ESL/EAL or other teaching experience.

Applicants should also have a related degree, excellent communication skills, a demonstrable ability to work in a team, caring and empathic nature, excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently, proactively and with initiative.

• Exceptional work environment with our collegiate faculty in our modern, purpose-built campus
• Professional Learning, training, and intensive mentoring
• En-suite private room or accommodation allowance
• Meal allowance in the school dining room / coffee shop during term-time
• Salary / living allowance in line with experience, significantly increasing following completion of PGCE(i)
• Return flight between home country and Suzhou
• Visa expenses & premium medical coverage

This is a selective, English-medium, co-educational high school (that opened in September 2012) offering three and four year preparation courses for Chinese High School students to prepare for admission to overseas universities. They take IGCSE and A Level examinations and there is also a range of extra-curricular activities to participate in. Class sizes are kept small and students are hard-working and motivated meaning it is a delight to teach them. This year, class sizes averaged 17; the upper limit for class sizes is generally 30. As almost all students are ESL, every teacher is an English teacher! The school is well equipped including interactive technology in classrooms. Staff are expected to supervise / mentor at least one extra curricular activity each week – many staff do much more than this. They are a selective school and student behaviour is very good, so teachers can focus on learning rather than behaviour issues.

The school is in Suzhou which is dubbed as the Venice of China and considered one of the richest cities of the country, Suzhou is one of China's top tourist attractions, located on the Taihu Lake Plain 100 kilometres to the west of Shanghai and 200 kilometres east of Nanjing in the Easter part of the country. Please contact Edvectus for more information!
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
Chinese Nationals
Regional Info:
Dubbed as the Venice of China and considered one of the richest cities of the country, Suzhou is one of China's top tourist attractions, located on the Taihu Lake Plain 100 kilometres to the west of Shanghai and 200 kilometres east of Nanjing in the easter part of the country. The city embraces a rich abundance of history and its classical gardens have been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site list. With a very Chinese population of almost 11 million people, Suzhou is one of China's most vibrant cities and a hub for technological innovation. Residents enjoy a four season climatic cycle, comprised of monsoon influenced hot and humid summers and cool and damp winters with some snowfall; temperatures vary between 0C and 35C. Attractions include everything that is culturally Chinese but specifically the city gardens, temples and canals. Shanghai is only 29 minutes away by high speed train and the city enjoys a wide variety of public transport including metro, bus, taxis, pedicabs and the usual array of water transport. The city is clean, modern, spacious and green. Many teachers will join the school thinking that they will be in Shanghai every weekend, but they actually find that Suzhou has all they need. Suzhou is cleaner and more laid-back than Shanghai with friendly people and good infrastructure such as bike lanes, public transport and parks.Enjoy! For more information on China please see
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Flights - allowance, Flights -yearly, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Highly developed, Urban, Westernised - highly, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
3 years post qualification teaching exp required, Younger than 60
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