SUIS – Shangyin is an International Primary School operating under the ownership of Shanghai United International School (Xiehe Education Group). SUIS Shangyin International Primary Campus is located in the Minhang District of Shanghai, China. We can be found on Google Maps at 185 Long Ming Lu. Our building is a school within a school, with an International Campus of 720 students in Grades K-5. Our campus is also home to about 920 domestic Chinese students but we share a common bond in seeking to understand the many diverse cultures of the world.
Although we are a large school we have the feel of a small community school and we pride ourselves in our warm, caring philosophy, where all members of the community – students, teachers, and parents – are learning, growing and participating in the educational process.
We are a learning focused school, with a mission is to facilitate an ‘East Meets West’ approach to education that prepares young people for the challenges of modern, global society.
The International Stream follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), together with the Shanghai Math and Chinese Curriculums. The IPC was introduced in 2015 and we are in the early stages of gaining accreditation for this. Presently, our school has a dedicated team of 40 Western teachers and 44 Eastern teachers. Our current staff come from seven different countries and we value the different experiences and knowledge that this brings.
Our school is currently seeking applications from qualified applicants for the 2019-20 School Year.
Applicants must hold a current teaching certificate meeting all of the visa requirements set out by the HR department at SUIS. In addition to this, they must be native English speakers (English as their first language) and hold a passport from the following countries: U.K., U.S., Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be willing to work within an East meets West philosophy, be well-organized, I.T. literate (be able to use smartboards as well), and student-centered.
Primary Homeroom Teacher – Candidates must be able to work in any area of primary, K-5 (UK Yr. 1 – 6).
Music (1) – Candidates will ideally have experience in developing Music at a whole school level, orchestras and choirs and be able to teach any age of primary, (UK Yr. 1- 6).
Art (1) – Candidates will ideally have experience in developing Art at a whole school level and be able to teach any age of primary, (UK Yr. 1 – 6).
The positions will include, but not be limited to,
Effective classroom management skills, including meeting with parents as needed
Daily supervision of students
Attendance at weekly meetings with whole staff and Grade Coordinators
Report Card Production
Understanding of Assessment & Evaluation
Co-teaching/support of Math, I.T. and IPC with an Eastern teacher
ECA – willing to teach an extra skill or talent one block per week in addition to regular class teaching
Applicants are requested to attach teaching (practicum) reports as part of the application if they have been out of university for less than 3 years (QTS certification if from the UK). Note: Applicants must have worked in education, or a related field, for a two year period following their first undergraduate degree to qualify for a working visa in China. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Experience in an international school will be an asset.
Shanghai United International School is a progressive employer offering a competitive compensation package including medical benefits and a housing allowance.
We anticipate that we will need at least 10 positions for the coming school year.
Applications, complete with CV and reference check information, are to be sent to
email@example.com(Western teachers’ applications)
Jeanj@suis.com.cn(Eastern teachers’ applications)