Secondary English EAL Head of Department - Chengdu, China - August 2024

School - Far East / East Asia
United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced English Teacher to lead a high-performing team of the Department of English/EAL providing students with high quality teaching, raising the profile of English throughout the school and driving the development of English/EAL as a curriculum subject.

Candidates should meet the following key requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree with major in English and a recognized teacher qualification
• Experience in teaching EAL student in international school or bi-lingual school is preferrable
• Experience in curriculum development and assessment
• Experience in strategic leadership and teamwork
• Experience of working as a Head of Department position in this subject area for at least two years

This K-12 day and boarding school opened in 2015 to provide a quality education, beginning with a bilingual Pre-Prep program using the Reggio Emilia, a Primary programme that combines key elements from the IPC, Singapore and Hong Kong curriculum, and a senior school that offers IGCSE and A-Level qualifications, enabling students to apply to top universities in the UK, USA, Australia, and Canada. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities to support the development of each student's leadership, social skills, and personal interests.

Successful candidates will join a supportive and social staff network, teach motivated and engaging students, have opportunity for career and professional development, access opportunities in a growing school and receive a competitive salary and benefits package that includes a housing allowance or free apartment, flight reimbursement, medical insurance, contract completion bonus, tuition-free seats to staff children, staff Professional Development Programme and paid utility bills during term time.

The school is located in Chengdu which is a lively city with a friendly and vibrant local and expat community. Please ask Edvectus for the full job description and for details on how to apply.
Number Of Students:
1200 at capacity
Student Make Up:
Chinese nationals
Regional Info:
Chengdu, is the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China and home to the Giant Panda and spicy Sichuan cuisine. Despite being China's fourth most populous city (with a population of over 20 million), Chengdu manages to retain much of its traditional charm and offers a balance of being both a modern, lively and cosmopolitan city and a relaxed, historical and cultural city with outdoor activities in nature to enjoy as well. Northwest Chengdu is bordered by the high and steep Longmen Mountain and in the west by the Qionglai Mountains. The western mountainous area is home to a large forest home to a Giant Panda habitat. Chengdu is also home to many world cultural and historical heritages and natural beauty attractions such as Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt Emei, Jiuzhaigou, Dujiang Dam, Qingcheng Mountain and the region attracts tens of thousands of domestic and international tourists each year. Chengdu has four distinct seasons,abundant rainfall, warm summers and mild winters. Chengdu, China’s New Blueprint MEGACITY Amazing Things to Do in Chengdu & Top Chengdu Attractions Top 10 Chengdu Tourist Attractions, China | Travel Video | Travel Guide | SKY Travel
Tax Rate:
Tax Free
2 bedroom, Allowance on top of salary
Flights - allowance, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants, Utilities paid
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - yes typical, Infrastructure - Highly developed
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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