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      1. CAREER




        YK Pao School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children and expects all of staff to respect this commitment. In accordance with the recommendations of the international task force on child protection, all posts to the school are subject to rigorous and appropriate background checks.


        Who we are:

        • ?A pioneering international Chinese school that seeks to recruit and develop global talent for tomorrow’s China
        • ?A School that has been ranked as the Top International School in China by the Hurun Report twice over the last three years
        • ?A School that deeply implements its core values of Compassion, Integrity and Balance into its daily life

        We are looking for talented teachers who:

        • ?Have great enthusiasm to work with teenagers and to help them fulfil their academic and personal potential
        • ?Are able to work in a bilingual and multicultural workplace environment, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
        • ?Are ready to keep on learning and who want to succeed in a high performing international school

        If this sounds like you, this could be your opportunity to work at Pao School, a dynamic dual-language school in Shanghai!


        Watch our videos and find out why our staff love working here!

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          Primary School Campus

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          Middle School Campus

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          High School Campus


        Pao School seeks educators who engage and inspire our students, have a curiosity to learn and develop, and have a passion for working with young people. Investment in faculty development will support faculty to adjust to the school’s unique programme and pursue ongoing growth in their professional skills.

        What we look for in our educators

        • ?Solid academic qualifications and teaching credentials
        • ?Strong English language skills with bilingual skills preferred
        • ?Deep understanding of content of the relevant subject and familiarity with current trends in education
        • ?Ability to develop an instructional programme to meet the needs, interests and abilities of students with recognition of the school’s multi-cultural environment
        • ?Commitment to our students: the ability to encourage and support students in both academic and personal matters, with a focus on character development
        • ?Communication skills: the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
        • ?Dedication: Team players who will contribute to Pao School’s goals and mission

        What we offer our educators

        • ?A stimulating work environment that emphasizes teamwork, and the opportunity to develop and deliver an enriched curriculum
        • ?The opportunity to work with colleagues from both Chinese and international backgrounds
        • ?Students from local and/or international background who are intellectually curious and relish a challenging programme
        • ?Extensive professional development opportunities
        • ?A competitive compensation/benefits package, including international medical coverage
        • ?The Primary and Middle School campuses are located in the centre of Shanghai with convenient transportation; surrounded by historical Shanghai-style buildings, and within walking distance to the central business district. The High School campus is adjacent to Songjiang University Town. It is surrounded by high-quality residential areas, and only 50 minutes away from the city centre.

        If you are a qualified educator with superior teaching skills, enthusiasm and interest in bilingual education, and a demonstrated commitment to co-curricular activities and the development of the whole child, please contact us to explore teaching opportunities at Pao School.

        Featured Positions




        Apply for a vacancy

        Please send your application with your resume and other supporting documents to joinus@ykpaoschool.cn.


        Our Administrators

        What we look for in administrators

        • ?Good experience and/or understanding of working in an educational organisation
        • ?A strong ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds
        • ?Deep knowledge of their own profession and a great sense of responsibility
        • ?A desire to learn more about education and to contribute to our multi-cultural school community
        • ?Interest in developing oneself by learning from and sharing with others, as well as by participating in training programmes

        What we offer our educators 

        • ?Opportunities to work in an international environment
        • ?A harmonious and dynamic working team
        • ?Extensive training and career development opportunities
        • ?Balanced and competitive compensation

        Apply for a vacancy

        Please send your application with your resume and other supporting documents to joinus@ykpaoschool.cn.

        Professional Learning

        Our Philosophy

        As a school, we want to give all our staff a chance to develop through a range of courses, qualifications, and coaching opportunities. Our Professional Learning Centre will enhance our colleagues' career development, recognise talent, enable growth, training and be used strategically for succession planning.

        We will not be enforcing a 'one size fits all' approach to teaching and learning but introducing recipients of the courses to evidence-based best practice to enhance the repertoire of skills they should draw on in developing their own classroom practice.

        The courses will be founded on principles of the good practice. Exemplars of good practice will be used but never imposed.

        Our Aims and Objectives

        OUR AIMS:

        • ?To create internal support system and structure, serve the needs of our own teachers and students: achieve academic excellence;
        • ?To establish external customised courses offered for profit to the community: be a leading school in China.


        • ?To create a culture in YK Pao School where best practice teaching and learning is commonplace and where all staff are engaged in professional learning in an open, transparent environment where classrooms are open and all learn from one another;
        • ?To deliver a comprehensive, integrated programme of courses and qualifications to ensure excellence in all areas of educational life;
        • ?To partner with world leading Higher Education Institutes who work with Pao School to research, deliver and accredit, using YK Pao School as Laboratory School[*] and Centre of Excellence.

        [*]  A Laboratory School is a school which works closely with academic educationalists and consultants and where every aspect of teaching and learning is closely reviewed and teachers are voluntarily part of a learning community who continuously seek to improve their practice. All teachers are content to be observed and discuss their work with others, taking advice and constructive criticism, and sharing what they know and what they can do with others both in the school and outside.

        Our Expected Outcome

        RESEARCH: To research and capture best practice teaching and learning delivery from what is happening at Pao School, locally, nationally and internationally

        • ?Define best practice in

        • 1. Teaching and Learning
        • 2. Use of Educational Technology
        • 3. Leadership Management
        • 4. Bilingualism
        • 5. Boarding Pastoral Care
        • 6. Range of specific support-staff skills necessary to offer excellent service to staff, parents, and students
        • ?Action Research projects routinely undertaken in-house, and all staff equipped to be able to reflect scientifically on their practice

        • ?Post-graduation degrees undertaken
        • ?Professional Learning Library established
        • ?Online platform developed to access world-best input

        NEEDS ANALYSIS: Whilst the performance management process will continue to be handled by line-managers, the Centre will provide tools for self-, peer-, and manager evaluation of performance – with training – on how to support the development of each employee, including a training team of teaching coaches mentors who will undertake observation (often in pairs with line-managers) to support teaching.

        The Professional Management process will be changed to support an ongoing Professional Growth model.

        DELIVER: To construct and then deliver measurably effective training programmes that support the development of all our teachers in becoming even better at what they do – the courses will range from induction and initial teacher training, through to advanced best practice and leadership development. Additional structures – like Professional Learning Communities Coaching Mentoring – will also be used when necessary to achieve the learning aims of the Centre.

        Involvement in regular Professional Learning will be part of an employee’s contractual requirement and will be on-going and consistent.

        PARTNER: To work with top universities and teacher training providers around the world to create a partnership of best practice

        • ?Being a Centre of Research and key partner with world experts in

          • 1. bilingual education,
          • 2. curriculum development and
          • 3. blended East/West pedagogy

        • ?The Centre will seek to host courses run by other providers – especially from CIE, IB, EARCOS, ACAMIS, Fobisia, IACAC


        • ?The Centre will offer its own certificates and diplomas as well which are needed for internal progression and benchmarked against international standards
        • ?The Centre will offer a range of professional qualifications offered by related providers e.g. Cambridge CIE PDQs, Nottingham University PGCEi qualification, various Master degree, and relevant modules

        INNOVATION: Attached to the Professional Learning Centre will be Innovations Units to manage all innovation in the school in a formalized way to ensure ideas are properly developed and embedded.

        SHARE: To become a Centre for, and a byword in, educational excellence, offering conferences and training programmes run by our own staff and visiting professionals that will attract from all over and advertise YK Pao School. It will produce a quarterly/annual publication of its finding, host a website/blog, including a database of internally produced research, and seek to be a major thought leader in the International Education space. The Centre will host a major conference annually – The YK Pao Global Education Conference.

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