Chinese (Mandarin) is a popular and well-established subject at St Andrews and we are looking for an experienced teacher to join the team. Class sizes are small and the students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to the subject through a wide range of teaching and learning techniques and speaking and listening, reading and writing tasks. The ideal candidate will convey enthusiasm for the subject and contribute collaboratively in the continued development of the curriculum from Year 3 to Year 13.
Students from Year 3 onwards choose to study French, Mandarin or Spanish as a MFL. Students continue with their chosen language until the end of Year 9, when they can then opt to study Languages at IGCSE. The High School Senior Studies programme for Years 12 and 13 has the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme as its academic backbone, in which all students have to study two Language or Literature subjects. Students who have studied a language at IGCSE can choose to study it as a Language B, while those students who have not studied a language at IGCSE, or who have studied Thai, can choose to study French, Spanish or Mandarin Ab Initio.
At St Andrews, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, and have an excellent reputation for supporting children with special educational needs. Experience of teaching children with dyslexia, mild autism, ADHD etc. would be very good prior experience for a teacher wishing to join our team. Our Mission Statement commits us to meeting ‘all the needs of the individual learner’, and this applies equally to those students targeting the very highest grades at both IGCSE and IB.
All classrooms have data projectors and access to the internet, and there is a strong commitment to integrating the teaching and use of ICT skills into all areas of the curriculum, where appropriate, with laptop carts, iPads and ICT labs bookable when required.
As well as their teaching, all teachers are also expected to contribute positively to both the school’s pastoral systems and the extra-curricular programme, offering an Extra-Curricular Activity that either supports or extends the students’ learning in their subject area, or from another area of personal interest.
St Andrews is committed to ensuring the safety of all our students, and expects all staff to share the same commitment (see our Child Protection Code of Conduct). No teacher will be appointed without at least two references, including one from the most recent employer, a ten year criminal record check and relevant regional Prohibition Order/DBS checks.
If you would like to apply for a position at our school please complete the application process through Jobtrain, accessible via the Nord Anglia Education website.
If you require any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2018, with applications being reviewed as they are received.