Primary Classroom Teacher

November 6, 2023

Job Description

Primary Classroom Teacher

Shanghai | Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi | Teaching

About Role

A Primary Classroom  School Teacher at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is an exciting role, with shared responsibility for supporting an inspirational primary curriculum, and exhibiting high standards of teaching and learning.  This person will be responsible for supporting children’s achievement and wellbeing, and engaging positively and proactively in initiatives that support children’s outcomes.  They will be an ambassador for excellence, and will be directly involved with the professional learning of classroom assistant teachers through effective performance development.  They will play a key role in the future direction of the Primary School.

As a pioneer of learning in the Primary School, you will reflect constantly on your own practice to ensure a high quality education for all students. You will be a model of excellence, and support colleagues generously to perform to the best of their ability. You will uphold the school values, and put pupils‘ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.   You will be responsible for promoting high expectations of an inclusive setting, with equality of opportunity for all, and where each child is valued and feels safe and cared for.

You may be required to carry out duties not specified as and when requested by the Primary or College Leadership Teams.


Our School

“I believe in the importance of our profession and the endless possibilities of a quality education.” David Ingram, Founding Head of College.
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi was founded in 2016. The College has quickly established itself as one of the standout international schools in the city. Known for our warm welcome and positive relationships, we live by our College values;

Aim high and work hard
Be kind and respectful
Make a difference


Our Teaching Profile (International School)



At Dulwich College International, 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 Teachers to Live Worldwise.


Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness 
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

A Worldwise Teacher’s Learning Principles:

Learning is effective when it: 
•    is relational
•    has a clear purpose
•    is adapted and applied
•    is personalised



Post-holder Qualifications, Experience



  • Graduate qualified teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area
  • Master’s degree an advantage



  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the area for which you are applying
  • Successful experience in working with students in the age group you are teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in inspiring students in a stimulating, enabling learning environment
  • Previous experience in an international school
  • Experience in teaching EAL students preferred
  • Experience of working in a high performing school
  • Demonstrated experience in using a variety of assessment and feedback techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational targets




How to Apply

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate. To apply for this post, please click the ‘Apply’ button on this page to submit your application.

To learn more about Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, please visit:

Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and we reserve the right to make an early appointment. Interviews may take place in Shanghai or online.


Safeguarding Statement

Dulwich College International 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.


Equity Diversity Inclusion Statement

Dulwich College International is committed to diversity within its team, organisational practices, policies and culture. It recognises that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and it encourages and leverages these differences to make its work more relevant and approachable. Dulwich College International will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background. Dulwich College International strives to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. It expects everyone who works with it to share this commitment and to act accordingly, as it aspires to best serve the Dulwich College International mission and its community.



Core Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence



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