China World Academy

Middle School Music Teacher

¥30K-40K/Month Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 1 position available Starting date in 2021-08-20

About The School

Values: Respect、Mission、Passion、Excellence、Grit、Independence、Collaboration、Learning by doing Learn more about this school

Job Description

CWA Middle School teachers provide high-quality teaching, effective use of resources, and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students. Additional pastoral and extra-curricular requirements will exist in addition to their responsibilities as class teachers. Middle school teachers are responsible to the Middle School Leadership Team (Head of  & Principals) and are under their supervision. Expertise and experience in specific assigned course curriculum are assumed (i.e., IGCSE).


Have knowledge and understanding of:

ï       The school’s aims, priorities, and action plans

ï       The relationship of the subject area to the whole school curriculum

ï       The characteristics of high-quality teaching and the main strategies for improving and sustaining high standards of teaching, learning, and achievement for all students

ï       Management structure and procedures

ï       The implications of learning support needs, gifted and talented needs, ELL, differentiation, inquiry methodology and technology integration for effective teaching and learning


Planning and setting expectations:

ï       Set expectations for students and the school in relation to standards of student achievement and the quality of teaching.

ï       Collaborate with all department staff to ensure teaching is set to match with students’ needs.

ï       Contribute to, with the involvement of the relevant staff, short, medium and long term plans for the development and resourcing of the program

ï       Identify realistic and challenging targets for student improvement

ï       Clarity regarding actions to be taken, timescales, and criteria for success


Teaching and managing student learning:

ï       Curriculum coverage, continuity, and progression in all areas for all students, including those of high ability and those with learning support or proficiency needs

ï       Collaboration and reflection on teaching and learning methods are used to meet the needs of the  department and of all students

ï       Setting and marking students’ work accurately and promptly, giving additional guidance and work according to their needs.

  Ensuring he/she is fully aware of all the School’s policies relating to students and act accordingly to protect and enhance the physical and emotional welfare of the students


Assessment and evaluation:

ï       Analyse and use data to identify program weaknesses, for the purpose of strengthening these weaknesses

ï       Establish and implement clear practices for assessing, recording, and reporting on students achievement, and for using this information to recognize achievement and to assist students in setting targets for further improvement

ï       Ensure that information about students’ achievements in previous classes and schools is used effectively to secure good progress in their development

ï       Reflect on ones own teaching practices and use this analysis to identify areas for improvement and take action to improve the quality of teaching

ï       Working with the Middle School Principals and Head of Dept to be responsible for standardization of assessment, grading, and moderation of such within the  department


Relations with parents and the wider community:

ï       As the role of homeroom teacher or mentor to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with parents, students, leaders, external agencies, and the wider community


Managing own performance and development:

ï       Prioritise and manage own time effectively, particularly in relation to balancing the demands made by teaching and involvement in school development

ï       Take responsibility for his/her own professional development by utilizing professional growth planning


Managing and developing staff and other adults:

ï       Achieve constructive working relationships with students

ï       Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships among staff, including through team working and mutual support; devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks, appropriate evaluating practice and developing an acceptance of accountability

ï       In consultation with Principals and when asked, help to ensure that new teachers are appropriately trained, monitored, supported, and assessed in relation to subject area needs and administrative procedures

ï       When necessary, lead subject meetings and relevant professional development


Managing resources:

ï       Establish resource needs and advise Principals and the Head of Dept of likely priorities for expenditure, and allocate available resources with maximum efficiency to meet the objectives of the school and  department planning

ï       Ensure the effective and efficient management and organization of all learning resources


Strategic Partnership:

ï       Contribute to a climate that enables other staff to develop & maintain positive attitudes towards the subject and Middle School team & confidence in teaching within it



ï       Adhering to all other policies and procedures of the School as approved by the Board or the Head

ï       Performing other reasonable duties as instructed by the school, including but not limited to lesson

planning, preparation, and assessment, meetings, night study supervision, students’ admission

activities, students’ field trips, subject fairs, and other routine events.

ï       Taking part in the whole school event


  • Compatitave Basic salary​
  • Free accommodation
  • Flight allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Meal allowance
  • Summer vacation/Winter vacation
  • Christmas holiday more than 1 week
  • Working visa supported

Post date: 2021-06-21

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