Secondary Science (Chemistry) 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:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This is a well-respected school in Suzhou, China, looking for a well-qualified and experienced Secondary Chemistry IGCSE and A Level Teacher join them in August 2022.

Applicants should also have at least 3 years relevant teaching experience in a British-system school, either in the UK or internationally. They should be a Graduate qualified teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area (Master’s degree an advantage). Successful experience in working with students in the age group you are teaching, demonstrated experience in inspiring students in a stimulating learning environment and demonstrated experience of using ICT to promote learning is sought, as is the ability to analyse student data to support student achievement, demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting challenging targets, strong commitment to supporting all aspects of the school programme, especially through participating actively in the extra-curricular activities and contributing to the life of the school community.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate that includes annual flights, accommodation, domestic allowance, shipping and medical cover.

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. For more information on China please see

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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:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
3 years post qualification teaching exp required, Younger than 60
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