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Lucton School Shanghai

Secondary Biology Teacher

¥25K-30K/Month Shanghai, China 1 position available Starting date in 2020-08-01

About The School

The first full British style boarding school in the city. Learn more about this school

Job Description


Learning & Teaching

1.  To manage student learning through effective teaching in accordance with Lucton School Shanghai’s schemes of work and policies.

2.   To ensure continuity, progression and cohesiveness in all teaching.

3.   To use a variety of methods and approaches (including challenging our students) to match curricular objectives to the range of student needs, and ensure equal opportunity for all students.

4.  To set homework regularly, (in accordance with the school homework policy), to consolidate and extend learning, and to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.

5.  To work with ESL staff and support staff (including prior discussion and joint planning), in order to benefit from their specialist knowledge and to maximise their effectiveness within lessons.

6.   To work effectively as a member of Lucton Shanghai Learning Community to improve the quality of learning and teaching.

7.   To set high expectations for all students, to deepen their knowledge and understanding, and to maximise their achievement.

8.   To use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect, which allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.

9.   To consider the needs of all students within lessons (and to implement specialist advice) especially those who:

·       have SEN;

·       are high attainers;

·       are not yet fluent in English.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting, and Accountability

1.  To be immediately responsible for the processes of identification, assessment, recording and reporting for the students in their charge, in line with the whole school policy.

2. To contribute towards the implementation of learning plans, as detailed in the current Code of Practice, particularly the planning and recording of appropriate actions and outcomes related to set targets.

3.  To assess students’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.

4.  To be familiar with statutory assessment and reporting procedures and to prepare and present informative, helpful and accurate reports to parents.

5.   To keep an accurate register of students for each lesson.

Subject Knowledge & Understanding

1.  To have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the exam board’s programmes of study, level descriptors and specifications for examination courses.

2.  To keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and the subject area.


Professional Standards & Development

1.  To be a role model to students through personal presentation and professional conduct.

2.  To arrive in class, on or before the start of the lesson, and to begin and end lessons on time.

3.  To cover for absent colleagues as is reasonable, fair and equitable.

4.  To co-operate with the employer in all matters concerning Health and Safety and specifically to take reasonable care of their own Health & Safety, and that of any other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

5.  To be familiar with the School and Learning Community handbooks, and support all the school’s policies.

6.  To establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff.

7.  To strive for personal and professional development through active involvement in the school’s performance appraisal process.

8.  To liaise effectively with parents/carers and with other agencies with responsibility for students’ education and welfare.

9.  To undertake any reasonable task, as agreed with the Deputy Head Academic.

10. To be familiar with the school’s ESL Code of Practice.

11. To carry out any reasonable professional duties, as directed by the Headteacher.

N.B:  Every subject teacher will be expected to have pastoral responsibilities.



  • Essential: Graduate with relevant subject degree; At least two years teaching experience.
  • IG and A Level experience essential
  • Previous experience teaching Chinese/EAL students an advantage.

Knowledge, Understanding & Skills

  • Essential:

Knowledge of a range of approaches to cater for different learner needs and ensure that all students are challenged and engaged.

Knowledge and understanding of strategies for promoting positive relationships with students and effective behaviour management techniques.

Personal Attributes

  • Essential:

Self-motivated with an ability to use own initiative.

Effective interpersonal and social skills.

Self-reflective and willing to scrutinise own practice. 

Full commitment to safeguarding children and young people. 

  • Desirable:


Potential for promotion.


1. Salary: ¥25-30K/Month;

2. 2 year contract (flight allowance, housing and medical cover)
3. Full paid winter and summer vacation.

Post date: 2020-02-17
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