Teacher of Psychology (A Level)

Job Title:                     Teacher of Psychology (A Level)

Employment Type:      Full Time

Start Date:                   1st August 2023

WELCOME TO SCIE – STRIVING TO BE THE BEST:

  • A Level Psychology
  • Enjoy teaching students who want to learn at the highest level 
  • Quality of life matters – teaching load only 55% timetable so you don’t need to take work home
  • Fully CIS & WASC accredited school

Position Profile:

  • Direct UK teaching experiences preferred
  • Minimum 2 years AS/AL/IGCSE (and EPQ) teaching experience in the relevant area
  • Ability to teach high achieving students
  • Degree in area of expertise for teaching
  • Teaching qualification (PGCE, MEd or equivalent)

Brief Description of SCIE:

UK curriculum high school (Cambridge International AS/AL & IGCSE) for Chinese students preparing for overseas universities.

The mission of the College is to educate Students in a Challenging, International Environment leading to academic achievement at the highest level, and to develop Social responsibility, Creativity, Independence and Enthusiasm, providing each student with the best preparation for future opportunities.

  • Highly selective – English and Mathematics admissions tests
  • Medium of instruction & communication – English, with students functioning at first language level
  • 2000 students, High school only – UK Key Stages 4 & 5
  • Accreditation – Fully accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS) & WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges in US) and regional members of FOBISIA & EARCOS
  • Examinations – AS/AL, IGCSE (Cambridge International), (I)GCSE (Edexcel) – English, Japanese, Drama & EPQ
  • Day & boarding school – teachers are not involved in boarding facility nor have evening or night duties
  • Founded in 2003

Specific Responsibilities:

At our new campus, Humanities and Social Sciences department currently has 31 teachers. Psychology is optional with over quarter of the cohort to studying AS level. We are looking for a hardworking teacher who has a passion for the subject and able to deliver engaging lessons which develop students’ intellectual curiosity. Many students go on to study Psychology at leading universities include Oxbridge and Ivy league and a willingness to offer extracurricular support would be desirable. In addition to the curriculum offer at A Level student also have the chance to have a taster in Psychology at G level during enrichment classes. If you have the ability to offer an additional humanities subject please indicate on your application.

Students:

  • Highly motivated academic students
  • Average international exam results, grade A/A* across school
  • 31 Oxbridge offers and over 80% students applying to UK achieve offers from top 10 universities in 2022 cohort.
  • US university offers including Stanford, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell & Wellesley
  • Students achieve success across range of subjects including Arts, Humanities as well as Commerce, Science and Mathematics
  • Class size maximum 26 at IGCSE and 24 at AS/A Level
  • Huge range of ECAs with over 200 clubs both staff led and student led

Teaching positions:

  • Working week: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:30 (with 07:30 start Mondays and early finish 15:00 Fridays)
  • Normal contact teaching time – 24 x 40-minute periods per week (approx 55% timetable)
  • Personal time – 6 periods per week fixed in timetable when do not need to be at work.
  • Extra-Curricular Activity – 1 hour per week ECA after school (16:30 – 17:30)
  • CPD – large range of professional development available both online and face-to-face.
  • Holidays – 1 week for October China National Day holiday, 2 weeks Christmas holiday, 3 weeks Chinese New Year holiday, Chinese public holidays, mid-June to early August Summer holiday.

Pastoral:

  • Form tutor role – most teachers will take on a form group of 20 students with daily mentoring time on the timetable as well as teaching weekly additional period of PSHE. This role attracts an additional allowance
  • Pastoral CPD – mandatory safeguarding training as well as other pastoral CPD available

Benefits:

  • Published fixed salary scale (reviewed annually) based on years of teaching experience and annual progression at SCIE
  • School provided accommodation (Expat apartments adjacent to campus)
  • Full international medical cover (self + dependent)
  • Annual flight allowance (self + spouse)
  • Staff Well-being program
  • Dedicated staff gym in campus

Application Process:

Apply by letter with CV to jobs@scie.com.cn

Application deadline by December 31st 2022 for the 1st Round of recruitment, and online interview by December/January.

References will be taken up including direct contact with your current, or most recent employer for a safeguarding reference check and to confirm clearance from contract commitment.

Please find more information for our school on the official website:

https://www.scie.com.cn

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