Head of English

Posted 311 days ago ·

  • Work Location
    Chengdu( 成都 ),
    Chinese Required
    Experience Required
    2 Years
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
    Salary (Monthly CNY)
    Contract Type
    Full Time
  • Job Functions
    Education, Management, Teaching

We are looking for a Head of EAL/Department of English for an International School based in Chengdu. This is a full-time position starting from the upcoming academic year in August 2023.


About the school

International school based in Chengdu has both day and boarding options for Chinese nationals and is backed by its UK college. The Chengdu campus offers pre-school, primary and secondary and can accommodate 1200 students.


About the role

We are seeking a passionate and skilled English Teacher to assume the leadership role in the Department of English/EAL. The ideal candidate will inspire and guide a team of dedicated professionals, delivering exceptional teaching to students. They will play a crucial role in elevating the importance of English within the school, while fostering the growth and progress of English/EAL as a core subject in the curriculum. The successful applicants will actively contribute to shaping the College's vision and upholding its values. Your main responsibilities include:

  • Provide high-quality EAL teaching to students in Years 7-13, covering IGCSE, AS, and A level
  • Effectively manage classes, employing appropriate approaches to inspire, motivate, and challenge students
  • Utilize various observation, assessment, monitoring, and recording strategies to set ambitious learning objectives for students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and dispositions
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Adhere to established communication policies within the school and effectively engage with parents when necessary
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of schemes of work, marking and assessment policies, and procedures in the relevant curriculum area
  • Be an integral member of the departmental team
  • Fully participate in the school community through teaching, supervisory duties, pastoral responsibilities, and co-curricular activities, including involvement in boarding life
  • Support the school's pastoral efforts by assuming the role of a Tutor
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development



  • Bachelor's Degree with a major in English and a recognized teaching qualification
  • Preferably, experience in teaching EAL students in an international or bilingual school
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment
  • Experience in strategic leadership and teamwork
  • Minimum two years of experience as a Head of Department in the relevant subject area


Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salary package and great career development opportunities commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.