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ISA International School Wuhan

Secondary Music Teacher

Negotiable Wuhan, Hubei, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-01

About The School

A new model of education is emerging and ISA is one of the schools at the forefront of this change. Learn more about this school

Job Description

ISA Wuhan is a member of the rapidly growing educational not-for-profit organization, ISA Education Group. Our campus will open in August 2022 and will be the largest educational project in central China with a RMB 1.6 billion (£180 million) investment. Located in the beautiful city of Wuhan, our campus is laid out on 28 acres of prime land beside the famous Yangtze River. The campus will comprise two separate K-12 schools, one being the International School for foreign personnel and the other the Foreign Language School. This will enhance a broad education enabling students not only to have a truly international educational experience but also to receive a rich Chinese language and culture education. The site will boast state-of-the-art facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool and two athletics tracks. The campus will also enjoy a multi-purpose sport building, outdoor pitches, tennis courts, a dedicated Performing and Visual Arts Centre, auditorium and lecture theatres. ISA prides itself in creating world-class accommodation facilities that will be used to full effect to ensure every boarder receives a meaningful holistic education. Students’ boarding facilities will be finished off to the highest standards. Teachers, if they choose, may stay in the apartments arranged by the school. 

We promote international and bilingual/foreign language education, personalized learning and the holistic development of each student. Our aim is to enable students to become compassionate and caring leaders, equipped with the skill-set to make a significant, lasting and positive impact in their community anywhere in the world. They will be able to face and overcome challenges of the future confidently through effective collaboration and creative thinking. The international school for foreign passport holders will be an IB world school. Our Kindergarten will complement the IB curriculum with Reggio Emilia inspired education. Through our balanced and well-rounded approach to education, our graduates will be admitted into the leading universities around the world and lead rewarding careers enjoying contented lives.

Wuhan has a rich culture of Chinese heritage and history. Its central location connects it effectively with the four corners of China, which lends itself well for travelling around this diverse and fascinating country. Wuhan is the common disembarkation point in the world-renowned ‘Three Gorges’ river cruise. Recently, this central city has developed a fine tradition for technological and industrial advancement (for example, with foreign automotive manufacturers committing vast resources to the area). The education sector has an enviable reputation for being one of the leading centres of academic excellence both in primary/secondary schools and universities. Consequently, Wuhan has often been compared to Chinese Tier 1 cities in terms of its innovation and ambitious plans to take the economy and infrastructure to the next level. Known as the ‘Chicago of China’, Wuhan certainly lives up to its sobriquet with excellent amenities and a first-rate health system. 

The economic zone in which the school is located, awards unique benefits to expats not available in many other cities in China. For example, long-term visas (up to 5 years) and multiple real estate property purchases, including apartments and villas at affordable prices, are just two of the many advantages of living and working in the area. The surrounding area is being transformed into a high-tech zone with a vast array of super-shopping malls with a wide range of brand names and a multitude of restaurants visible, adventure parks for hiking and boating, golf courses, a professional motor racing circuit et al. The new metro station sits outside school and takes passengers straight into the heart of the city on the express line affording them wonderful views of the Yangtze en route. In addition, with its low cost of living, renowned cuisine, vibrant entertainment scene and high quality of life, Wuhan is fast becoming the city of choice for people to work and live in.

ISA Wuhan will open her doors in August 2022. We seek qualified and experienced leaders and educators, who are passionate about developing young people to join our Founding Team. Successful candidates will support our team to ensure ISA Wuhan lays solid foundations for the school launch.

Candidates are requested to provide three referees for pre-employment reference check from current and previous employers. The referees must be the Head of School, Principal or the direct supervisor from the school leadership team. References will only be requested at the confirmation of the candidate to do so.

ISA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and appropriate background check.


Responsible to: Head of Department
Job purpose: In addition to the duties of a class teacher, to be responsible for the planning, teaching and learning within the year groups taught; to be accountable for high standards across these year groups; to liaise with other teachers in the same department where necessary; to ensure continuity and progression throughout the curriculum.
The Post-holder is:
To support the Secondary Leadership Team (SLT) in providing a clear educational vision, ethos and direction for the school, which promotes excellent teaching and learning, including the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
  To follow the school policy of attendance at the campus during scheduled working hours as laid down in the Staff Handbook. In addition to school days, all SUIS staff are expected to attend the equivalent of 5 In- Service Training (InSeT) days annually as and when these are organised.
  To attend the requisite staff meetings punctually and play an active part in them.
  To attend relevant Parents’ Consultation meetings.
  To promote your subject and its activities/achievements, when required, through school publications e.g.
newsletter, Year Book, website etc...
  To adhere to a high standard of learning and teaching of the specific subject/s the teacher has been tasked to teach.
  To follow the expectations of the school curriculum in terms of objectives, skills and content as well as liaising effectively with colleagues.
  To complete detailed and relevant Schemes of Learning in line with school policy and upload them onto public shared areas and other easily accessible locations.
  To ensure continuity with the Primary / Secondary curriculum where appropriate.
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  To encourage cross-curricular approaches with other subjects, where appropriate.
  To maximise opportunities to develop and enhance the curriculum by encouraging opportunities inside and
outside the school by having e.g. visiting speakers, undertaking field trips etc...
  To ensure the appropriate provision of text-books and teaching resources.
  To establish and monitor clear homework expectations.
  To display students’ work in the classroom and in the school generally, as required.
  To provide appropriate information to parents about your subject.
  To lead, when requested, seminars for parents about your subject.
  Where appropriate, to include activities to do with your subject(s) in the Co-Curricular Activity programme.
  To undertake any other activity, which promotes the teaching of your subject in the school.
  To liaise and share ideas to enhance education with teachers of your subject in your department / team
and other schools.
  To have a working knowledge of the school curriculum and to assess your pupils accordingly and appropriately.
  To mark pupils’ work regularly according to the School Assessment Policy.
  To follow the marking criteria as per school policy.
  To keep a detailed mark-book tracking students' progress easily accessible to the Secondary Leadership
Team (SLT).
  To ensure that internal examinations are set, conducted and marked in line with school expectations/policy.
  To write a comprehensible school report each semester for each student articulating their achievements
and developments areas in the subject(s) you teach them.
  To maintain the standards of students’ behaviour and dress.
  To undertake school supervision duties.
  To cover classes, as requested by the school.
  To develop a knowledge of the pupils and to foster a highly positive working relationship with them.
  To help students assume responsibility for their own behaviour.
  To show an interest in what the students do and achieve.
  To be approachable for students to talk to.
  To address any academic, social and behavioural problems appropriately.
  To monitor academic and pastoral progress.
  To help integrate new students into the group.
  To liaise, meet with parents and other teachers where necessary.
  To support school policies e.g. conduct, uniform, routines etc.
  To write a comprehensible school report before each published deadline as per school policy for each
student articulating their achievements and development areas in the subject(s) you teach them ensuring
the highest standards in professionalism are applied consistently for all reports of your charges.
  To proofread the writing/production of individual student reports in your department where appropriate.
  To attend assemblies and meetings as required.
  To support House activities and events. To complete all other relevant administrative tasks efficiently and
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If a Form Tutor:
  To follow the PSHCE programme where applicable.
  To encourage and support pupils in their participation of the Co-Curricular Activity Programme as well as
extra-curricular activities.
  To arrive punctually to registration.
  To mark the attendance register accurately.
  To check and sign the Student Planners.
  To hand out notices and, when appropriate, collect and distribute appropriately, the returns.
  To support and monitor the school rewards and sanctions policy in your allocated tutor group.
  To mentor and coach students to achieve the best that they can and lead fulfilling lives.
To suggest orders of the necessary resources for your subject(s) to the appropriate Budget Holder.
  To participate positively in your own appraisal.
  To participate in school and organisation-wide InSeT and other professional development events.
  To provide InSeT in your subject area, if requested.
  To be pro-active in furthering your own development/career opportunities.
  To keep the SLT informed about their Subject needs and development.
  To ensure continuity, progression and assessment in your subject.
  To initiate both in-phase and cross-phase liaison where appropriate.
  To maintain the school’s status as a Healthy School.
  To support and monitor any teachers as required in pedagogical practice.
  To conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times including meeting deadlines punctually, behaving
in a polite and understanding way towards colleagues during meetings and all other times.
  To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal in conjunction with the senior
leadership of the school.


Full expatriate package for international candidates.

Full Time, Fixed Term

Post date: 2021-10-21
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