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Dulwich College, Suzhou

Junior School Art Teacher

Negotiable Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 1 position available Starting date in 2023-08-01

About The School

Dulwich group comprises ten schools in seven cities and four countries in Asia. Learn more about this school

Job Description

All teachers are subject to the conditions of employment set out in their Teaching Contract. This details the professional and particular duties required of teachers, together with benefits provided by the College.

The duties of a JS Art Teacher at Dulwich College Suzhou are as follows:

  • Ensure that safeguarding, health and safety, and all other College policies are known, understood and embedded into practice;

  • To be responsible for planning and delivering creative and engaging lessons to Junior School students, in a highly inclusive environment;

  • To be able to use formative assessment to inform planning and deliver

    a personalised curriculum for each child;

  • To develop a nurturing and safe environment in which children thrive in

    their learning;

  • To develop an environment of inquiry, where students’ questions are

    valued and lead the learning journey;

  • To develop excellent relationships with parents and the wider

    community, through regular and effective communication;

  • To have a wide range of techniques to support children who are

    learning English as a second language;

  • To challenge each student to be the best they can be, supporting them

    to reach their full potential;

  • To demonstrate a secure knowledge of KS2 English National Curriculum,

    as well as being able to draw from best practice in other currciulas such

    as IPC or PYP;

  • To understand what 21stst Century learning skills are, developing these

    in pupils by creating a stimulating learning environment where they can learn independently, challenge their own thinking, think creatively and solve problems;

  • Ensure that the classroom is a place of full inclusivity, differentiating lessons to support individual needs;

  • Take part in termly pupil progress meetings, showing clear understanding of children’s progress in learning, and demonstrating a proactive way of supporting them where barriers are found;

  • Effectively support each student’s personal, social and emotional development

  • Participate fully in the life of the school, including any co-curricular activities;

  • Engage in positive behaviour management to ensure a caring and respectful environment;

    Professional Development

Engage in effective self- review of professional practice through termly Looking for Learning, as well as in the use of Engaging Spaces


  • Show an awareness of current pedagogy and curriculum development

    in the UK and internationally;

  • Always aim to push the professional limits and to try something new;

  • Show accountability by setting performance management targets

    according to the developmental needs of the school and college,

    identifying appropriate personal professional development targets;

  • Contribute to the identification and sharing of best practice across DCI



A degree and recognised teaching qualification, postgraduate Diploma/Higher degree in education is preferred

  • Evidence of relevant continual professional development

  • A minimum of 3 years classroom experience

Skills and Experience

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the curriculum

  • Awareness of current pedagogy and curriculum development

  • An ability to promote each student’s learning through constant

    formative assessment within the classroom

  • Effective use of ICT in all aspects of learning and teaching

  • Understanding and commitment to safeguarding students

  • Involvement in co curricular programmes

  • Experience of working in an international school is preferred

  • Experience of teaching inquiry, and having a good understanding of

    what this means/ looks like in the classroom is preferred

Personal Quality

  • Passionate about working with children and an ability to engage them in the process of learning

  • Ability to listen to others (children, parents and colleagues) always showing respect for their ideas

  • An understanding and excitement about working with people from all around the world

  • Patience and flexibility in the work place, always showing willing to try new things

  • Ability to proactively solve issues that arise

  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with everyone in the

    school community

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.


  • Competitive salary scales, depending on the experience and academic background 

  • Housing is on a scale from single to family :76k to 108k

  • Airfare is about 12k per adult, children percentage of that by age.

  • International insurance.

  • Up to 2 children's education 

  • Generous bonus 

Post date: 2022-09-09
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