Assistant Teacher - DUCKS

Far East, China

Dulwich College - Shanghai Puxi

Dulwich College - Shanghai Puxi


DCSPuxi believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and that contributions should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary responsibilities but not limit the employee nor DCS to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the school, that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization

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DUCKS Assistant Teacher

Current level of Classification


Reporting to

Classroom Teacher, Head of Year, Head of Primary

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To support in a class as decided by the Head of DUCKS
  • To support the development of Dual Language in DUCKS
  • To plan and teach Mandarin to the children in Foundation Stage and KS1
  • To attend parents evenings and meetings pertaining to FS and KS1 Mandarin
  • To complete all assessment tasks and write reports for FS and KS1 Mandarin
  • To support the class teacher in the learning of each child
  • To work alongside the class teacher to create an environment in which the children’s learning flourishes
  • To be responsible, with the class teacher, for the pastoral care of the children in their class and to be involved in the pastoral care of all children in the DUCKS
  • To take part in the planning and preparation for learning both inside and outside the classroom as led by the class teacher
  • To take responsibility for the management of classroom resources, the replenishment of materials, setting up of the classroom and ensuring the safety of the teaching environment
  • To be aware of, and take part in, the schools performance management framework and participate in training and development activities as required
  • To play a lead role in the College Chinese New Year celebrations and other important Chinese festivals
  • To facilitate the learning of individual children or small group of children, guided by the class teacher and in consultation with the class teacher
  • To manage behaviour positively, as agreed and set out in the school policy
  • To attend staff meetings and professional development activities as required
  • To participate in the extra-curricular life of the children by leading, organising or being involved in extra-curricular activities within the school day at DUCKS
  • To undertake supervisory duties in the dining hall and playground as directed by the Head of DUCKS
  • To act as a role model, showing awareness of individual needs and responding to them
  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, welfare, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting any concerns to the appropriate person
  • To carry out other duties, as may be reasonably requested by Head of DUCKS and the Headmaster of Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi


  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an early years setting
  • Have Chinese Teaching Certificate
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting children’s learning in a stimulating learning environment
  • Demonstrated experience in using educational ICT to promote learning, or a willingness to do so
  • Knowledge of the early years curriculum pedagogy
  • Awareness of the importance of using a variety of assessments and observation to assess children’s learning
  • Commitment to supporting all aspects of our programme including extra-curricular activities and contribution to the school community
  • Previous experience in an international school and familiarity with the British education system would be desirable

Develop supportive and safe learning environments

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, and successful references.

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