Pingxiang Experimental School currently has a total number of 12,000 students (age 3-18), 650 teachers and 350 support staff. Over the years Pingxiang Experimental School has made outstanding achievements in both academic subjects and extra-curricular activities. Pingxiang Experimental School have come on top for many years in the Pingxiang City standardised examinations, and have been consecutively ranked first in the Pingxiang City Regional Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.
Every year the school holds a variety of events such as International Day, the Voice of Pingxiang, Food, Art and Science Festivals, Parents-and-Children Sports Games, 10K Cross Country and Basketball Competitions, Triathlon, School Guinness Record, Christmas and Halloween Parties.
The British Experimental Academy of Pingxiang established in 2015 is the latest addition to Pingxiang Experimental School, committed to nurturing international talents for Pingxiang and China. The international division has four phases including preschool (ages 3-6), primary (age 6-12), junior secondary (age 12-15) and senior secondary (age 15-18).
It currently has a total number of 350 students (age 3-18) and over 70 teachers. Its intake is mainly local Chinese students and we offer them a bilingual education system based on the very best of both the Chinese and English education systems. Students in Grades 1-8 study the compulsory Chinese national curriculum subjects as well as subjects with British school curriculum features. Students in Grades 9-12 study GCSE and A-level subjects, and the school is an accredited centre for Cambridge International Examinations, Oxford International AQA Examinations, Edexcel Examinations. The school is working with Juniper Education in the UK to draw on the best practices and resources from the UK. We provide a good environment for personalised learning with small class teaching and self-challenging courses. We emphasize on holistic education and students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The school operates a House System so that students of different grades and ages can learn to connect and help each other. We provide a wide variety of clubs and opportunities for international study visits.
The British Experimental Academy of Pingxiang is situated on a new campus built in 2015 covering 99000 square meters of land and 76000 square meters of building area. All classrooms and dormitories are elevator accessible and equipped with state of the art facilities. The campus houses a 600-seat concert hall, 600 square meter English language centre, 120 square meter café, football pitches, baseball, tennis and basketball courts, golf training ground, 1200 meter bicycle lanes, heated indoor swimming pool, 2200 square meter indoor stadium, 600 square meter gym, 400 meter standard track sports field etc. Another brand new school building dedicated to the international division was added in 2018.
The British Experimental Academy of Pingxiang has a living area dedicated to international teachers which are fitted with western style apartments and modern facilities so the teachers can enjoy the comfort of free accommodation, food and as well as numerous other benefits provided by the school. The school can also rent apartment in Pingxiang city centre and cover the majority of rent cost if any international teacher prefers to live off-campus in downtown area.
Quote from Gerry Doyle, our English Teacher from Ireland: “This is my second year in the school. I have been teaching here since August 2017. The school itself is on a large campus with many facilities. This year a new school building has been completed for the international school. Moving to a new country can always have its challenges and it does take a little time to adapt to the culture and traditions in China. The students here are very friendly and motivated. They always say hello and are warm and welcoming. Here you may teach a wide age range which can be challenging but is also diverse and rewarding. My colleagues in the Primary and Middle schools have been extremely helpful, friendly and encouraging. The people in Pingxiang are very friendly and helpful. The language barrier can be an obstacle to communication but with a few Chinese lessons you will navigate your way around China with no problems. I live on campus in a comfortable studio apartment. There is also an extra communal kitchen, dining area and laundry room. ”
Quote from Hari Hayre, our PE Teacher from the UK: “I have worked here for two years. The school is friendly and constantly developing. The students and staff are very friendly. Pingxiang is a quiet city but Changsha is only 30 minutes away by train and is a good city for nightlife, shopping etc. Everywhere in China and Asia is easily reached from here, either by train or plane. Living conditions are a studio flat but there are plans to improve this in 2019. ”
Quote from Anu Vangari, our Art Teacher from India: “I have been working here for 6 months. The students and staff (Teaching and Non-Teaching) are friendly and helpful. The school campus is very large with all required facilities. I stay on campus accommodation provided with comfortable studio flat. To communicate with people Google Translate is a great help in whole China. Pingxiang city is walkable distance away from school campus with good shopping complex and banks. Transport facility is comfortable provided with DIDI CABS and Taxi. The school is developing new buildings with good infrastructure for the international school which is asset for school growth. ”
We are looking for international teachers to bring to our dynamic and friendly staff team a passion to deliver high quality education to our motivated students. The successful candidates will be rewarded with a comprehensive remuneration package and invaluable opportunities for personal and professional development and fulfilment.
Your working hours will be 8 hours a day between the hours of 08:20 -17:20 subject to timetable arrangement, Monday to Friday over a maximum of 40 weeks per year. This will include teaching up to 25 lessons per week (based on 40 minutes per lesson).
In addition you will work such additional hours as may be needed to enable you to discharge effectively your professional duties, including in particular, the marking of pupils' work, the writing of reports on pupils and the preparation of lessons, teaching materials and teaching programmes. The amount of time required for this purpose beyond the specified hours above shall depend upon the work needed to discharge your professional duties.
According to Chinese official national public holiday schedule, you may have to work on some weekend days as adjusted official working days.
Salary and benefits
Gratuity: one month salary bonus before tax will be awarded upon successful completion of the initial two-year contract; staff renewing contract for the third year or more receive an extra one month salary per year.
Free accommodation and food on campus for the teacher. The school has a comfortable living area on campus dedicated to international teachers with western style apartments. The school can also rent apartment in Pingxiang city centre and cover the majority of rent cost if any international teacher prefers to live off-campus in downtown area.
Medical: commercial health insurance cover arranged and paid for the teacher, according to “Foreign Experts Medicare Scheme” under the Pingxiang City Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs.
Visa, work permit and resident permit arranged and paid. Staff will be working in a fully legal and secure framework. The school will reimburse work permit and visa related costs (police check, health check, legalisation of documents required, visa application) when the teacher arrive at the post (receipts needed for reimbursement).
Flights: one annual return international flight and airport transport to home residence for the teacher (receipts needed for reimbursement).
Arriving at the post: the school will book your flight to China, arrange arrival airport pickup and welcome.
Relocation allowance: 5000 RMB allowance before tax each way at the start and end of employment to help towards excess baggage.
Training: induction and in-service training including free Mandarin Chinese lessons.
Holiday: You are entitled to paid school holidays, Chinese public holidays and 7 fixed days over the Christmas period.
Chinese culture sightseeing allowance: 5000RMB after tax at the beginning of each school year.
Tuition waiver at the school for eligible dependent children. Job opportunities for eligible dependent spouse.
A minimum of two years teaching experience in the relevant subject (will require proof of work from previous employer).
Fluent English speaking teacher (from major English speaking countries is preferred) with excellent communication skills, and the flexibility to work with EFL learners.
Successful experience of teaching the English National Curriculum; the role will be to teach the listed subject based on the English National Curriculum, and make suitable modifications to meet the needs of Chinese students.
Successful candidate would be expected to teach across the full age ranges; experience of teaching in both primary and secondary settings are desirable.
Strong classroom and behavioural management skills and be able to teach mixed-ability classes.
Display the highest standards of professionalism and demonstrate excellence in the classroom, a passion for maximising students’ learning and skills development, a commitment to taking a full and active role in the school.
Good organisation skills; has had some or aspire for managerial experience.
Mature, adaptable and resilient; good health and energetic.
Open-minded and able to work collaboratively as a team player in an international setting; experience of working in an international setting or travelling within different cultures is preferable.
Hold a current DBS enhanced disclosure or equivalent criminal record check clearance from your country of nationality or your current country of residence (a minimum of 1 year regular stay); please note if you have lived in other countries in the last 5 years, we will also check your previous certificate of good conduct from those countries; no harmful habits.
Compliance with visa requirements for working in China (please note the age limit for China work visa is 60).
How to apply
Application forms will be considered upon receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview either online or face-to-face (which can take place in Chelmsford UK or Pingxiang China).
To help us make a fair and balanced assessment of you as a candidate, please provide us with all the information needed. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references, background and criminal record checks, and other necessary pre-employment checks including medical as part of China work visa requirement.
Closing date: this job posting is valid till the vacancy is filled.