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Shrewsbury International School Guangzhou

Teacher of English Additional Language (EAL)

Negotiable Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 1 position available Starting date in 2023-08-01

About The School

Our top-quality British international school opens for selected year groups in September 2022. Learn more about this school

Job Description

Shrewsbury International School Guangzhou seeks to appoint appropriately qualified teachers to the founding team of our premium British brand school, opening in September 2023.

Individuals joining us will be attracted to the pioneering opportunity of shaping a new school in its founding years.

The school has capacity to enrol 2,200 students from Kindergarten through Year 1 to Year 13 of the British (English National) curriculum. There will be 1,000 boarding places in the Senior School. The medium of instruction will be English, combining with a strong programme of Chinese Language and Culture. The planning for the founding year includes provision for selected year groups in the Junior and Senior Schools.

Shrewsbury Guangzhou is a purpose-built world class campus, located on a stunning riverfront site in the Nansha District. The school is in the geographic centre of the dynamic Greater Bay Area.

Shrewsbury Guangzhou belongs to the Shrewsbury Family, which includes Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, and Shrewsbury School in the United Kingdom.

Department: Academic
Years of Work Experience: 3+ years related experience
Education Degree:Bachelor’s degree and higher
Qualification: QTS or equivalent recognised certificate from other countries.Ability to teach in English and assess student attainment according to the standards of the British (English National) curriculum.


Position Summary:

The Teacher of EAL is expected to be highly motivated and experienced and will teach in both the Junior and Senior Schools. The candidate’s work ethic must be exemplary. The candidate should be a reflective practitioner contributing to the enhancement of teaching and learning in the school, and particularly the acquisition by students of English language competency for academic purposes. The Teacher of EAL will work both with teachers and students.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate exhibits the following characteristics:

  •   A well-qualified and experienced EAL specialist.

  •   A dedicated, highly motivated teacher, capable

    of guiding teachers and inspiring students.

  •   Experience of the English National Curriculum and an ability and aspiration to attain the highest standards.

  •   A flexible approach to working within the school curriculum and structures.

  •   An appreciation of the value of the extra- curricular dimension in developing the potential of students.

  •   Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive approach to professional development, particularly in the areas of EAL and ICT.

  •   Internationally minded.

  •   Interested in and respectful of Chinese culture,

    language, and society.

  •   The ability to work within and apply all school policies.

Child Safeguarding:

Shrewsbury International School is committed to Safeguarding and Child Protection promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to:
  •   Attend in-house Child Safeguarding programmes.

  •   Promote and safeguard the welfare of all students in the school.

  •   Report to the Child Protection Officer any concerns they have for the welfare of a student. This may include unsafe practices witnessed within the school as outlined in the school’s Speak Out (Whistleblowing) Policy.

  •   Keep professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained.

  •   Seek advice from a Line Manager or Child Protection Officer with issues or concerns related to Child Safeguarding.


  • Police clearance and International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).

  •   Formal proof of identity with photo ID (Original Driving License / Passport).

  •   2 signed, confidential references (one of which must be from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of contract.

  •   Verification of original qualifications.


An internationally competitive package of remuneration and benefits is offered under the terms of a two-year contract.

Post date: 2022-09-14
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