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Published 2021-06-11 10:20 2021-06-11 10:20:00 2021-07-11 10:20:00
Primary Teacher
  • Fulltime in Shanghai | Office
  • Salary: Unknown
  • Candidate Location: Only applicants currently in China

Job Description

Britannica International School, Shanghai is seeking primary teachers across early years, KS1 and KS2. The school provides small classes, good collegiality with staff colleagues and a supportive induction programme for new teachers.

Roles are due to start from August 2021.

Teaching posts are initially offered as a two-year contract, with the possibility of renewal of contract at the end of this period.


A remuneration package that includes a basic salary in excess of that offered in the UK, with low taxation, along with annual flights, a housing allowance, full medical cover and a relocation allowance to assist in settling in the city.

A bonus is provided for very year taught along with annual remuneration increases based on performance reviews. The teaching year consists of 180 days, with good holidays spread throughout the academic year allowing staff to make the most of their time in Asia.


  • Experience in a UK school or an international school teaching the English curriculum
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree from a reputable university
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • English as a first language
  • Native level English preferred
  • Passionate about education
  • Flexible and has a sense of humor

The ideal candidate is expected to be flexible, creative and child-centred who will contribute to the extra-curricular life of Britannica. They should be able to create a warm and safe community and should enjoy being part of a British owned and managed group of schools.


Britannica International School, Shanghai is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ARCO (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. Prior to employment employees will also be required to present original and notarised copies of their professional qualifications.

How to apply

Your application should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Britannica International School

Located in the heart of the city, Britannica International School, Shanghai offers a full British curriculum, adapted and extended to meet the needs of international students. We are British-owned, and have British trained teachers delivering the English National Curriculum (including IGCSE and A Level qualifications) to students from 2 to 18 years of age.

Office Address:

1988 Gubei Road


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