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Seeking Mandarin Teacher at British Prep Gangnam

26 Mar 2021
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Job Title:  Mandarin Teacher

Reports To:   Principal

Overall Role:

A contracted permanent teacher makes a full contribution to the provision of a quality educational programme in the school


Specific Tasks:


  • Complete curriculum planning for all classes

  • Implementation of an assessment system for Mandarin

  • Analysis of  assessment data in order to monitor progress of individual and groups

  • Advice and guidance on resourcing for Mandarin

  • Management of Mandarin budget

  • Reporting on progress to SLT and parents as required

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undertakes a full schedule of teaching according to the timetable

  • Contributes to the development of pupils’ English and ICT skills through active demonstration of such skills as part of the formal teaching day  (according to their developmental level.)

  • Carries out such other related duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be requested by the Principal within the limitations of the teacher’s contract

Classroom Environment

  • Creates a positive and stimulating academic and social environment and ensures that classrooms, furnishings, resources and equipment are respected and looked after by pupils

  • Ensure that pupils’ work is a focal point for displays within the classroom and that individual and group learning is highlighted

Planning and Organisation

  • Selects and reviews as necessary personal teaching strategies and programmes of study in line with the school’s curriculum and its objectives

  • Keeps a full record of all lessons in such a form that they can easily be understood by the Principal and Directors, any of whom have the right to ask to see the record

  • Organising and conducting school events eg. Chinese Lunar New Year

Professional Commitment

  • Takes part in regular departmental or team meetings to discuss programmes of study, teaching methods, assessment, equipment and materials

  • Carries out teaching-related tasks as requested by senior managers

  • Participates in year-level or subject/theme-based field trips that are relevant and add meaning to current learning foci

  • Supports fellow staff in a professional and collegial manner in order to further develop high quality teaching and learning that focuses on children

Curriculum Development

  • Advises and cooperates with colleagues in determining year-level programmes in consultation with the Principal

  • Contributes to the development of educational programmes in particular the extension of gifted and talented pupils or those with special learning needs

  • Prepares teaching resources in response to changes in the curriculum and/or its assessment

  • Contributes subject expertise to the development of cross-curricular activities. (e.g. Art, Music, Drama..)

  • Set classroom tasks that endeavor to develop child centered teaching and learning in all subjects 

Professional Development

  • Contributes to and participates in formal performance review and appraisal

  • Takes part in professional development activities as and when requested by the Principal

  • Take part in self-evaluation, and target setting as an integral part of your own professional development

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current pedagogy in early childhood education 

  • Attend conferences and subject workshops as directed by the school in furtherance of our curriculum programme and your own professional development

  • Share and disseminate all information and planning with colleagues after attending such conferences

Documenting Student Progress

  • Assesses pupils and prepare lessons to extend and challenge pupils at appropriate levels

  • Consults with parents regarding their children’s progress, attending parent-teacher conferences as and when requested

  • Maintains student portfolios that contain annotated learning stories or narrative assessments, dated art work, class newsletters that celebrate group and individual learning and development

  • Disseminates regular student progress cards according to the dates stated in the school calendar

Pastoral Care

  • Forms part of a caring community which provides the necessary pastoral care and support for all pupils

  • Acts as a role model for pupils by upholding positive guidance in the academic work environment.

Positive Guidance

  • Ensures the safety of assigned classes and groups at all times of the day and in all situations. In this informal sense staff are always on duty, and are expected to take the initiative and keep or restore order whenever and wherever this is needed

  • Endeavors to provide motivation to pupils to reduce the likelihood of disciplinary problems  

Supervisory Duties

  • Undertakes school duties as defined by the Principal, attending punctually and actively fulfilling the assigned role 

  • Disseminate Student Progress Reports as appropriate

  • Place orders as necessary with immediate line manager within the year group budget for resources needed to support the emergent curriculum 

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Monitors student attendance at school and class and reports significant patterns to the Principal

  • Plays a full part in ensuring that families and pupils pay attention to official communications from the school 

  • Ensure that pupils wear the correct school uniform


  • Helps to fulfil the school’s aims as expressed in its Mission Statement and Philosophy and Objectives  

  • Positively supports all aspects of school policy as laid down by the school and the Principal

  • Participates in weekly staff meetings as and when requested

  • Ensure any relevant information is also passed on to class teachers, or the Principal

Personal Conduct

  • Provides a good personal example to pupils in terms of attitudes, dress, comportment, manners and punctuality

  • Helps create a united and effective professional team by exhibiting qualities of loyalty, tact, confidentiality, reliability, enthusiasm, efficiency and hard work

  • Promotes respect for others

Working Hours

  • The work of a full-time teacher cannot be confined to a rigid timetable or quantified by the number of hours worked.  In addition to their formal timetable, the teacher will spend whatever hours are necessary to fulfill their professional obligations and make a valid and worthwhile contribution to the total life of the school.

  • In general, full-time teachers should expect to have a timetabled commitment in the region of 20-25 hours per week. In addition, they may be asked to cover for absent colleagues provided that the teaching is during working hours.

  • The normal working day runs from 8.00 a.m.- 4.45 p.m with After School Clubs from 3.30-4.30pm. All full-time members of staff should be available on campus throughout the working day unless they have been given specific permission otherwise by the Principal and are engaged in some official activity or are ill. 

  • Full-time members of staff are expected to support special school events.

  • Full-time teachers will be expected to be available for meetings and consultations for up to one week before the beginning of the academic year. They will also be expected to complete any necessary school business after the end of each term.

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