Teacher of EAL and Drama (Senior School)

Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Apply by:
2 April 2024

Malvern College Chengdu (MCC), fast developing K12 school in China, is looking to appoint enthusiastic and experienced teachers of EAL and Drama with competitive salary package and possible management career development opportunity here in MCC. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of the College’s vision and values. 

  • Contract Type: Full time, Two Years
  • Start Date: August 2024
  • Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Staff Benefits: competitive salary pacakge, housing allowance or free apartment, flight reimbursement, medical insurance, academic holiday with full payment, contract completion bonus, tuition-free seats to staff children, staff Professional Development Programme, holiday gifts, staff activities and etc.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated English and Drama curriculum for students 
  • Teach the English and Drama throughout Malvern College Chengdu (Years 7 – 13), KS3, KS4, KS5. 
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience, which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential 
  • Contribute to raising standards of student attainment 
  • Share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth 
  • Provide students with high quality teaching of EAL/English and Drama curriculum throughout the school 
  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge students 
  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment 
  • Support the Head of EAL/English to develop and refine the EAL/English and Drama curriculum to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives, is relevant to the needs of students and examining and awarding bodies 
  • Support the Head of EAL/English with the assessment of students’ standards 
  • Deliver some humanities courses when necessary 
  • Play a part in the broader school life through different extra-curricular activities and events; participate in the running of a successful international boarding school.

Key Requirements 

  • English Native Level Speaker
  • Educated to degree level and hold qualified teacher status 
  • Experience of successful teaching of IGCSE
  • Experience of successful teaching of ALEVEL or native level speaking level is preferred
  • Experience of working in a teaching position in this subject area for at least two years 
  • Experience in and a willingness to teach humanities courses is preferred 
  • Previous experience of teaching in Asia 
  • Knowledge of the particular difficulties faced by EAL and Drama students 
  • Experience of using ICT to enhance and support teaching and learning 
  • Experience of curricular innovation and development 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Operate as an effective team member 
  • Clear and confident communication skills, able to liaise at all levels and with all members of the school community 
  • The ability to work in settings of a newly opened school 
  • The ability to adjust to a new cultural environment 
  • The ability to work with international staff and be passionate and ambitious about the success of Malvern College Chengdu 
  • Be resilient and able to work well under pressure and manage time effectively 
  • Effective and influential communication skills, especially with those from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds 
  • High cultural intellect: sensitivity to cultural differences 
  • The ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people including students, parents, and colleagues 
  • Organised and committed to the job role 
  • Confidence, drive and creativity 
  • Flexibility and adaptability

All applications should be submitted online via the TES online application. You are required to complete your online profile and supporting statement and upload your CV. You are also required to provide details of three referees. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview via Skype. Candidates may be contacted at any stage after submitting their applications.

Malvern College Chengdu is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

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