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HD Beijing School

Teacher of Design Thinking

¥20k-30k/month Beijing, China Several Starting date in 2018-07-31

About The School

HD is a renowned international school in China, based on British education system. Learn more about this school

Job Description

HD Beijing is being built on a beautiful site next to Dongba Park, surrounded by idyllic, green space. Uniquely, the campus makes use of several ancient imperial architectural features such as covered walks, sky wells, and pointed roofs. These features are being combined with modern design concepts (such as rooftop play-grounds and doubleskin walls) to create a truly inspiring learning environment.

The role of Teacher of Design Thinking represents an outstanding opportunity to become part of a team that will establish HD Beijing as a School that provides the best possible all-round education and care for every child.   Strong emphasis is placed on children’s involvement in the Creative Arts.  

The Teacher of Design Thinking will play a crucial part in helping to shape this emphasis.

Role And Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

    • to plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for all children
    • to prepare the classroom environment for meaningful class activities
    • to provide a variety of learning materials and resources
    • to ensure that the classroom is an attractive orderly place where equipment and resources are well managed
    • to have a thorough understanding of the purpose and aims of the HD Beijing School’s educational ethos
    • to always set high expectations, which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
    • to establish and communicate clearly the learning intentions for all activities
    • to use all relevant technology to support understanding and development
    • to identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet the children’s varying needs
    • to evaluate learning experiences and outcomes for children’s continual improvement
    • to assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assessments in line with HD Beijing’s policies
    • to develop the best combination of British and Chinese approaches to deliver a personalised bi-lingual curriculum
    • to ensure that an acceptable standard of children’s behaviour is clearly stated and consistently maintained
    • to ensure that all children are treated with respect – fairly and equally
    • to ensure outstanding pastoral care in line with HD Beijing’s policies and expectations

Communication and Co-operation

    • to work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff
    • to share information, ideas and resources with colleagues
    • to develop supportive and productive relationships with parents
    • to maintain accurate and complete records of children’s development
    • to participate in departmental, school-based and parental meetings
    • to share assessment data and ensure that it is appropriately archived
    • to prepare required reports on children and their activities
    • to participate in the supervisory duties shared by all members of staff
    • to participate in the co-curricular life of the school
    • to play a full part in the corporate life of the School
    • to support the School’s image and profile in the community


Person Specification


    • A good degree from an established university
    • PGCE or QTS

Personal Qualities

    • Ability to inspire children with a love of learning
    • Ability to stretch the most able children, whilst also ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all
    • Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
    • Strong personal-relations and teamworking skills
    • Ability to use ICT to enhance learning
    • Good administrative and organisational abilities
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community
    • Rigorous can-do attitude
    • A Positive team player with a sense of   humour


The successful candidate will receive excellent salary and benefits commensurate with their experience.

This will include:
  • Competitive, low tax salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Start and end of contract flights for employee and immediate family members
  • Relocation allowance
  • Excess baggage allowance
  • Medical insurance for employee and immediate family members
  • Annual flight allowance for employee and immediate family members
  • 100% Tuition fees contribution for up to two children
  • Annual bonus
  • Contract renewal bonus
  • Visa and legal documents sponsorship for employee and immediate family members

We recognise that the success of HD Beijing depends on the quality, wellbeing, and motivation of our staff. In addition to the salary and package structure outlined above, therefore, staff can also expect:

  • a commitment to professional development
  • a dedicated and passionate human resources and support team, committed to making life in China as comfortable as possible
  • outstanding career progression opportunities that arise from being part of a rapidly expanding education group in a dynamic market

Post date: 2018-06-11
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