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Job Description

Closing date: 31st March 2023

Elementary Art Teacher

Dehong International School, Shanghai

About Role

Elementary Subject Teacher - Academic Expat The Dehong elementary school teacher creates a warm, flexible, language-rich environment to promote high-quality learning, student agency, and independence. He/she develops positive and caring relationships with students, parents, and all school staff. The teacher motivates students to love learning and knows how to build knowledge and skills, leading to deeper conceptual understanding. The teacher understands how to support student well-being and the development of strong and positive character attributes essential to leading a successful and purposeful life. He/she works in close collaboration with others across the grade level and school to develop the Dehong curriculum and to plan and deliver exciting, academically challenging, inquiry-based units, which are carefully designed to ensure the development of each student’s language competencies. The teacher believes strongly in action research and uses best practices to inform his/her planning, classroom practice, and assessment strategies. A clear understanding of Dehong’s vision, mission, and learning principles is essential. 


Our School

Students come first at Dehong Schools.  We take a holistic approach to every child’s learning and school experience, aiming to develop students’ character, their social skills and to enable them to fulfill their academic potential. Dehong Schools provide a dynamic and innovative integrated education programme encompassing the Chinese compulsory curriculum, Dulwich College International Schools’ educational philosophy and pedagogies, and the IB Diploma Programme, as well as world-class facilities and outstanding faculty from China and around the world. Dehong teachers are committed to providing a variety of stimulating, challenging, and fun learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.


Our Teacher Profile

At Dehong, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious, and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Academic Chinese Teachers to Live Worldwide.


Our Vision of Teachers

Our Worldwise Teachers:

  • Display self-control and flexibility and nurture these skills in learners

  • Promote a love of learning and student wellbeing

  • Show professional initiative and perseverance

  • Get on with others and have highly developed communication skills

  • Are committed to internationalism and equity

  • Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

  • Promote academic rigor and holistic learning

A Worldwise Teacher values:

  • Evidence-based pedagogy and personalised student learning

  • A compassionate approach to complex problem-solving

  • High levels of student motivation and engagement

  • Professional collaboration and collective efficacy

A Worldwise Teacher's practice:

  • Lifelong learning and reflective practice

  • Reveals the complex and inter-disciplinary nature of learning content

  • Nurtures supportive and dynamic learning environments

  • Maximises every student’s opportunity to learn

  • Activates hard thinking processes and skills

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience

  • At least two years post-qualification experience and specific qualifications to support

  • Bachelor's or above degree is required 

  • PGCE or QTS, Teaching License from non-UK countries are required 


How to Apply

Dehong is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dehong Schools. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate. To apply for this position, you will need to include:

  • Applications should be submitted through our online application system by clicking the ‘Apply button on this page

  • For further information please see our website at


Safe at School

Dehong is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.

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