Hangzhou Foreign Languages School is a new bilingual school located in Hangzhou, China. It follows the Chinese National Curriculum through middle school with all students participating in a dual language, international based curriculum at the secondary level. The language of instruction at the secondary level for the majority of courses is English. Our commitment to quality education, curriculum development, and positive expectations in an English language college-preparatory program, along with a variety of co-curricular activities that support the academic mission of HFLS prepare a highly motivated student population for success in universities abroad. We invite you to join our team, which can best be described as reflective, creative and student centered. Teachers are encouraged to convey written curriculum in constructive and innovative ways in order to both challenge and engage students holistically in the learning process. We, at HFLS, prepare students for an exceptional life through personal and academic excellence and strong teacher-student relationships. Hangzhou Foreign Languages School strives to be a preeminent school where students achieve their maximum potential in a culture of continuous improvement.
“Embracing multiculturalism by celebrating diversity” is at the center of our educational philosophy. Our goal is to become the benchmark by which bilingual education in China is judged producing our nation’s top students and leaders. In order to achieve this, our curriculum integrates the essence of both, traditional Chinese and international education to provide a highly diversified educational model delivered with world class resources. Our balanced approach encompasses athleticism, familial devotion, patriotic fervor, critical thinking and international mindedness.
We will be providing bilingual education with a focus on Chinese and international courses through primary and middle school. We will be implementing an international curriculum in high school taught primarily in English. Our commitment to high quality education, curriculum development, and positive expectations in our preparatory courses for western universities, along with a variety of co-curricular activities on offer, will help our students to be fully prepared for the world’s top universities.
We sincerely invite you to join us, a team of self-reflective, creative and student-centered professional educators. As a member of HFLS, you will be encouraged to teach in a constructive and innovative manner in order to challenge our students and to engage them fully in the learning process. We will be providing our learning community with superb facilities in order for all to enjoy an exceptional journey through education. This will be achieved through individualized teaching and learning, profound academic rigor and harmonious teacher-student relationships.
HFLS is looking for outstanding education professionals. All the following vacancies are open for July 2017:
High School Teachers:
English Language and Literature: 2 positions
Art and Design: 1 position
Biology: 1 position
Physics: 1 position
Chemistry: 1 position
Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics combined) : 3 positions
Mathematics: 1 position
Math/Science combined: 1 position
Spanish: 1 position
French: 1 position
Computer Science: 1 position
Computer Science/Design Technology Combined: 1 position
Music: 1 position
Dance: 1 position
Drama: 1 position
Physical Education: 1 position
History: 1 position
Sociology/Psychology: 1 position
Geography: 1 position
Business / Economics: 1 position
Middle School Teachers:
English: 2 positions
Music: 1 position
Art: 1 position
Physical Education: 2 positions
Primary School Teachers:
English: 3 positions
Science: 1 position
Music: 1 position
Art: 1 position
Physical Education: 2 positions
According to our educational philosophy and position requirements, we are looking for the ideal candidate meeting the following:
1. Basic requirements:
Be fond of China as well as Chinese culture and tradition;
Be proficient in teaching IGCSE and A-Level (or IBDP) with at least two years of teaching experience;
Possess an undergraduate degree and subject area teacher certification/licensure from home country;
Be an enthusiastic and ambitious individual able to adapt to a different culture.
Graduate degree: Masters or above;
Prior overseas experience.
50 (particularly outstanding individuals over 50 will be considered).
In line with our ethos, individuals from all nationalities are welcome to apply.
A comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package will be given, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The package will include:
Local health insurance provided;
School accommodation or housing allowance provided;
Tuition waiver for staff children, one student per staff member, maximum of two students for working couples.
Visa and visa related costs covered;
End of employment gratuity as per the Chinese regulations;
One round-trip ticket to the home of record will be provided per year after being employed for one academic school year (maximum limit for ticket allowance is 10,000RMB);
Competitive salary (paid in easily convertible Chinese RMB);
Professional Development opportunities;
Two year contract (renewable on mutual agreement).
1. To teach students in their assigned group according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and elsewhere.
2. To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of assigned students and keep such records as required by the school’s systems.
3. To ensure an effective, high quality learning experience for all of our students, through the application of a variety of delivery and assessment methods that are appropriate to students’ learning styles and the varying demands of curriculum.
To keep up-to-date with the developments in the teaching of the subject(s) through attendance at department meetings, mandatory and/or assigned training activities.
To provide a positive, conducive and safe learning environment, encouraging high standards in punctuality, presentation of work and relationships.
To communicate effectively with parents and with other individuals or bodies outside the school who are concerned with the welfare of students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.
To actively engage in performance management.
To play a full part in the life of our school community, and support its ethos.
To follow and actively promote the school’s policies.
To actively pursue own personal and professional development.
To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students.
To foster a learning environment in which provides each student with the opportunities to fulfill their individual potential.
To actively engage in the development of the school curriculum, courses of study, extracurricular activities, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment and their review.
These duties will be varied at the reasonable discretion of the administration, to meet the changing needs of the school.
How to apply…
If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies, please send your CV with a recent photograph, copy of educational qualifications (certification/licensure), a cover letter explaining your desire and qualification for the position including your philosophy of education, letters of reference, as well as contact details (address, telephone, email and Skype) of your three professional referees to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with CC to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line.
Recruitment & Selection Process
1. At HFLS, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect that all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safe recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police or equivalent background checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether you worked in those countries).
2. Three employment references will be required of all shortlisted applicants. Reference requests will specifically ask:
1)About the referee’s relationship with the candidate;
2)Whether the referee is satisfied that the candidate has the ability and is suitable to undertake the job in question.
3)Candidate's ability to work in a collegial manner in an environment that focuses upon consensus.
Referees will also be asked to confirm details of:
Applicant’s current post, salary and attendance record;
Performance history, conduct and any disciplinary issues.
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