Secondary PE Director of Sports- Chengdu, China - August 2021

Country:
China
Region:
School - Far East / East Asia
Curriculum:
Other, United Kingdom
Level:
Primary-Upper (8-11), Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2021
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This is a brand new international school opening in September 2021 in Chengdu, China. It will be the flagship international branch of an elite British school and there are plans to open another 5 schools over the next 9 years. Their ethos is strongly linked to that of their London school and they will be a highly academic school offering a bilingual education to around 2000 Chinese and foreign students between the ages of 1 and 18 (Nursery and Kindergarten to pre-university level). The Kindergarten Curriculum will be based on the EYFS and then the Chinese National Curriculum will be offered in Primary Years 1-6. At Secondary level, students will study for IGCSE and A Levels. Boarding facilities are available from age 9 upwards and there is boarding for all from the age of 12. The school will be brand new, purpose built and offering state of the art facilities and resources.

They are looking for an experienced Director of Sport to join them in August 2021. Candidates should have outstanding knowledge of English, and a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area, a formal teaching qualification, such as PGCE or the equivalent approved by the authoritative department of education, a high level of English proficiency with outstanding written and spoken English, and teaching experience in IGCSE and A-Level English (they will also consider relevant teaching experience with CAIE lower secondary / IB MYP). Candidates must have a commitment to continuing professional development as a reflective practitioner, a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of pupils, a firm belief in the ethos of the school and its defining pedagogy and willingness to embrace the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new school and its community. All candidates should be open and flexible team players with experience in leading and managing a group. Ideally they should also have extensive experience in leading an English department in the daily operation of the schools, an understanding of the China National Curriculum with extensive
experience in working with bilingual teachers, subject curriculum development background in the integrated system and the ability to work with other subject heads (or coordinators) in
interdisciplinary curriculum development.

The school offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes flights, accommodation, medical insurance and tuition for up to two dependent children attending the school.

The school is located in the city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in South-West China. Despite being China's fifth most populous city (with a population of about 13 million), Chengdu manages to retain some of its traditional charm and offer a balance of being both modern and lively and traditional and relaxed. It is perhaps best known for its Giant Panda habitat, though it is also home to many world cultural and historical heritages and natural beauty attractions that bring in thousands of tourists annually. For more information please contact your Edvectus consultant.
Number Of Students:
2000
Student Make Up:
Chinese and foreign students
Regional Info:
Chengdu, is the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. Despite being China's fifth most populous city (with a population of about 13 million), Chengdu manages to retain some of its traditional charm and offer a balance of being both modern and lively and traditional and relaxed. 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. This is Chengdu (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmlVZNeEg3Y China: Top 10 Things to See in Chengdu! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqQIiNirVWA Amazing Sichuan - Official Travel Introduction Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92lw0OJnkOY
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Benefits:
Bonus payment -other, Flights- every 2 years, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - not typical
Minimum Years Experience:
5.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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