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Salary: Competitive salary and various professional growth and development opportunities

Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term

Start date: August 1st 2024

Apply by: 30 June 2024

Job overview

Fettes College is one of the UK’s foremost independent co-educational boarding and day schools. Situated in Edinburgh, a city rich in history, learning and culture, Fettes College is a centre of educational excellence, a reputation it has held for one hundred and fifty years.

Fettes College Guangzhou (FCG), opened in September 2020, as the first overseas campus of Fettes College. The new school is closely linked to Fettes College and shares its ethos and vision: to provide the highest quality holistic, and broad-based education that will stretch and challenge its students, equipping them with the qualifications, skills and personal qualities that enable them to flourish and succeed at school and beyond.

Fettes College Guangzhou is located on a spacious, world-class campus in Zengcheng, bordered by forests and hills, and yet is within one hour’s drive of Guangzhou city centre and Baiyun International Airport. The campus has been designed with flair and imagination to capture the unique character and features of Fettes’ Edinburgh campus.

Job Description:

  • To be responsible for planning and facilitating creative and engaging learning, in a highly inclusive environment;
  • To be able to use formative assessment to inform planning and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child;
  • To develop a nurturing and safe environment in which children thrive in their learning;
  • To develop an environment of inquiry, where students’ questions are valued and lead their learning journey;
  • To develop excellent relationships with parents and the wider community, through regular and effective communication;
  • To have and develop further a range of techniques to cater for English Language Learners;
  • To deliver appropriately-planned lessons, learning encounters, sequences of lessons and programmes of study;
  • To have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of examination board assessment and syllabus requirements;
  • To offer regular and constructive feedback to help students close the gap between where they are now, and where they wish to be;
  • To challenge each student to be the best they can be, supporting them to reach their full potential;
  • To be committed to the ongoing development of a holistic, child-centred curriculum, drawing on best practice from around the world;
  • Have a keen focus the approaches to learning taken by students, creating an engaging learning environment where they can learn independently, challenge their own thinking, think creatively and solve problems;
  • Ensure that the learning environment is a place of full inclusivity, differentiating learning to support individual needs;
  • Maintain marking and assessment records and have a clear understanding of students’ progress in learning;
  • Demonstrate proactive and positive ways of supporting students where barriers are found;
  • Effectively support each student’s personal, social and emotional development;
  • Take an active role as a Personal Tutor to a group of tutees within a school Grade;
  • Participate fully in the life of the school, including actively supporting cocurricular activities (Enrichment), duties such as supervision, evening prep, guided reading and Boarding House life;
  • Engage in positive behaviour management to ensure a caring and respectful environment;
  • To teach as required across the full age range of Middle and Senior School(Grades 6-12) including assisting with Primary School subject teaching on occasion.


  • A degree and recognised teaching qualification, postgraduate Diploma/Higher degree in education is desirable.
  • Possession of relevant education certifications or teaching qualifications such as PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) certificates.
  • A minimum of 2 years classroom experience.
  • Experience of teaching MYP/IGCSE in chosen subject, with experience of A Level and IBDP an advantage.
  • Cross-cultural teaching experience and adaptability to establish positive relationships with students and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds, fostering cultural exchange and understanding.

Application Process

All applications must consist of the following completed documents:

• Completed teacher application form (available on TES Online).

• Letter of application (maximum one and a half sides, Garamond 12) addressed to . Please state clearly in your letter your teaching experience, together with details of your co-curricular strengths and contributions. This should be attached to your electronic application.

• CV (maximum four sides) naming two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. This should be attached to your electronic application.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered and Fettes College Guangzhou reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the process:

Applications will be considered upon receipt and selected candidates will be invited to interview in the coming weeks.


Candidates selected for interview will be invited to interview with the Head of College or other senior leaders to discuss their experience and interest in the role. Depending on your location, interviews will be conducted in the following cities or via video conference:

• Guangzhou, China


Fettes College Guangzhou 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 practice, and all appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references as well as identity and criminal record checks.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Source: Secondary School EAL Teacher, Guangdong – Tes Jobs