Sias International School of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou

Early Years ESL Teacher

31k-35k/Month Zhengzhou, Henan, China 2 positions available Starting date in 2021-08-09

About The School

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Job Description

Sias International School is the first international school in Henan Province, China offering a western
accredited international education to students of foreign and Chinese origin. As a start-up school, we are
seeking flexible, creative and open-minded individuals, qualified and experienced teachers who are willing
to merge the philosophies and cultures of East and West to educate and inspire their students’ learning at
Sias International School.
The Sias International School Teacher manifests excellence in education by ensuring that each student
under his or her responsibility demonstrates progression in:
approaching their learning creatively, critically and reflectively
listening, reading, writing and speaking effectively
developing interpersonal effectiveness in communicating and collaborating
being persistent and proactive when obstacles are encountered
using the design thinking approach to seek answers and to solve problems
developing future-oriented skills that balance traditional and innovative learning
understanding and respecting cultures and achievements of East and West
taking responsibility for contributing to a sustainable and harmonious world

Scope of Responsibilities
The Sias International School Teacher is responsible for:
1. demonstrating sincere care for the personal and academic welfare of SIS students.
2. encouraging and modelling intercultural awareness and understanding with all members of the SIS
community.Revised February 2021 2
3. demonstrating self-motivation and willingness to assume responsibility and expend effort and energy
beyond the typical school day, including:
contributing to the after-school activities program;
meeting with parents and colleagues for parent/teacher/student conferences and other purposes
participating in professional learning workshops;
assisting in unplanned circumstances as required.
4. providing competence in curriculum and instructional development by:
demonstrating accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter;
establishing long-range curriculum and learning goals and the instructional objectives and
strategies to attain those goals;
ensuring that taught curriculum aligns with the SIS mission, vision and values;
continually documenting curriculum as it is being developed and implemented;
reflecting on and revising curriculum activities and related learning assessment post
implementation with the aim to improve opportunities for student learning;
planning collaboratively with other teachers in the Sias IS faculty to improve school-wide
horizontal and vertical articulation of curriculum and to enhance interdisciplinary and
transdisciplinary links.
5. practising a wide variety of classroom and teaching strategies that:
effectively meet the learning needs of ALL students, including EAL and those with special
learning needs;
communicate learning outcomes and assessment criteria to students in a clear, logical and
sequential manner;
create and utilize appropriate materials for instructional purposes and adjust the classroom
setting to provide for a variety of learning styles;
draw from a variety of instructional resources to enhance lessons and ensure that lesson
instruction and content is not driven by a textbook-based approach;
encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, and manage disruptive
behavior constructively;
allow for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives and keeping
students focussed on the learning task;
skillfully use verbal and non-verbal communications;
use classroom humour appropriately, refraining absolutely from the use of sarcasm.
6. inspiring the best efforts and work by students by continually monitoring their work and:
setting high expectation standards that are appropriate for each student’s ability level;
motivating students to achieve beyond previous performance levels;
returning submitted work for assessment promptly;
providing individual and group formative feedback on all assignments with that gives the students
suggestions for improving learning and encouragement for further learning;Revised February 2021 3
consistently maintaining updated student performance assessment and assignment records that
are accessible by the students and their parents.
7. displaying competence in the use of information and communications technology and school-based
software and hardware for the purposes of:
enhancing learning and skill development with the use of appropriate computer and mobile device
software applications and peripherals, including, where applicable, AR, VR and AI;
communicating appropriately, effectively and in a timely manner with others in the Sias IS
community, including students, parents, and school faculty and staff;
seeking ongoing professional development in the use of technology for teaching and learning.
8. promoting good rapport with students, staff, parents and community by:
demonstrating active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences;
taking advantage of opportunities to learn from others;
respecting the confidentiality of student and staff concerns;
keeping parents informed of their children’s progress continuously through pre-established
mechanisms as approved by the Head of School, and especially so that no parent is ever
surprised by their child’s learning progress, grades or anecdotal reports presented at the end of
the periodic reporting cycles.
9. using Sias IS’s performance appraisal system as a means to improve student learning by focusing on
one’s own professional development.
10. maintaining superior work attendance, including arriving at school prior to the start of the school day
to be present with the students as they arrive each morning and remaining at the school at the end of
each afternoon to be available to them for individual or group consultations as necessary.
11. being prepared to undertake any other duties requested by the HOS – e.g. instructional coaching and
mentoring; teacher induction, etc.


minimum of a Bachelor degree appropriate to the grade level and/or subject area;
recognised education degree or equivalent from an accredited university or equivalent teacher
training institute;
teaching licence (certificate) issued by an accredited governing body for teachers or an
equivalent qualification as determined by the HOS;
teaching experience in accredited schools offering inquiry-based programmes will be considered
a strong asset.


  • Salaries:24k-27k/month after tax  (School pay local fees, any other home country taxes are the responsibility of the employee)
  • Free nice apartment on campus
  • $500 settling in allowance
  • $3000 travel allowance
  • $1200 PD allowance
  • Paid holidays
  • Worldwide insurance
  • 190 working days

Post date: 2021-08-02
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