About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 68 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.
Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
About Our School – Nord Anglia School, Jiaxing
Opening in September 2020, Nord Anglia School Jiaxing (NAS Jiaxing) will provide a state of the art, world-class learning and teaching environment with a total student capacity of 1,728 and a boarding capacity of 864 for students aged 6-18. Providing a unique blended learning experience, NAS Jiaxing will offer students the best of Eastern and Western education resources and philosophies. The bilingual programme will follow a progressive blend of core elements of the Chinese National Curriculum with other renowned international curricula taught through the medium of Mandarin Chinese and English.
As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, it shares resources and knowledge with 66 other schools around the world. The Global Campus will connect NAS Jiaxing students with other Nord Anglia Education schools based in 29 different countries worldwide. Students will be able to extend their international experience through opportunities to learn abroad, to connect with more than 64,000 students through the innovative online platform and to take advantage of exciting experiences and expeditions.
Through our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, we embrace innovation to ensure students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future.
For more information about our school, please visit www.jiaxing.nacis.cn
About the City - Jiaxing
Jiaxing, situated in northeast Zhejiang Province, the hinterland of Hangjiahu Plain of Yangtze River Delta (YRD), is one of the major cities in the YRD. Bordering the East China Sea in the east, the Qiantang River in the south, the Taihu Lake in the north and the Tianmuhu Lake in the west, Jiaxing, with the Grand Canal passing through, lies at the junction of rivers, lakes and the sea as the passage of Southern Taihu Corridor. The distance between Jiaxing and Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou or Huzhou is less than 100 kilometres.
Jiaxing, a prosperous land known as Land of Rice and Fish and Home of Silk, has the characteristics of Jiangnan waterside towns. With the area of 4,275 square kilometres, it governs 2 districts (Nanhu, Xiuzhou), 3 country-level cities (Haining, Tongxiang and Pinghu) and 2 counties (Jiashan, Hiayan). It had a permanent population of 4.73 million at the end of 2018, including urban population of 3.12 million, with an urbanization rate of 66.0%.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 68 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
Global academic results for the 2019/20 academic year
The 19/20 academic year was the strongest for Nord Anglia ever in terms of A-levels, IBDP and GCSE
Our IB diploma pass rate was 96.9%
Global point average of 34.4
Six perfect 45 scores (from ICS Madrid, NAS Dubai, BIS Ho Chi Minh City and three from Oakridge in India)
14 Nord Anglia schools had a perfect 100% pass rate
1,386 IB candidates in total – 15.8% achieved 40 points and above
44% A*-A grades, an increase of 5% from last year
Global pass rate of 98.5%, up from 97.5% in the previous year
All but two of our schools offering the A-level curriculum achieved a pass rate of 100%.
94% A*-C grades
55.6% A*-A grades
About the role
We’ll look to you to promote high expectations for our students, designing learning activities that are aligned to our school’s curriculum and creating a learning culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved. You will foster an environment of respect within the classroom, facilitating learning through questioning and discussion.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will possess a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of achievement.
Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for China.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer unparalleled career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our world-renowned collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture that is fair and consultative
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is 30 April 2021. Due to global travel restrictions, all interviews will be conducted via MS Teams or online video calls. There will be three stages of interview, including a panel interview.
Employment Contract Start Date: 1st August 2021
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.