News: International School Openings in Shunyi - Dec 3, 2018
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International School Openings in Shunyi

The British School Beijing Shunyi (BSB Shunyi), new to Search Associates, is at an exciting stage of its development, having grown significantly since its inception in 2008. BSB Shunyi students, now representing 52 nationalities, thrive academically and are committed to developing into global citizens within the school’s culture of respect, opportunity, and personal development. Highly supportive parents engage fully in their children’s education and the school community. The school is housed in the safe and family-friendly suburb of Shunyi, 20 kilometers from the center of Beijing, one of the most exciting and culturally rich world capitals.

BSB Shunyi delivers the British national curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Examinations, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Its teaching staff of 100 includes 70 from North America and the U.K. and six from China. The school is fully accredited by British Schools Overseas as well as the Council of British International Schools, and it is a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia and Cambridge Assessment International Education. Over one-third of the 1,000 pre-K–12 students are from North America and the U.K., and one quarter are Chinese.

BSB Shunyi’s purpose-built campus supports many academic and extracurricular opportunities for students. Assemblies, concerts, plays, and other classroom productions are held at its 230-seat Duke of York Theatre, which also happens to be the chosen Shunyi venue for The Beijing Playhouse, a leading English theatre company in Beijing! A multi-use sports hall includes cardio fitness and weight rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor basketball courts, an outdoor running track, and a full-size football (soccer) pitch. The Sports Dome, a temperature-controlled indoor space featuring a powerful air handling and filtration system, creates a safe and spacious play area for year-round use.

The school takes pride in its science labs, music facilities, design technology workshops, cookery kitchen, art studio, photography dark room, and two drama studios. IB students enjoy the privilege of study spaces designed just for them. BSB Shunyi’s primary and secondary libraries offer not only a wide range of printed reading and study materials, but also an extensive collection of digital books. Students can check out titles—for ages three and up—at home, even on weekends or during school holidays, and the digital titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.

Information Computer Technology is a core subject starting from Year One, classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors, banks of computers, and Apple TVs. Computer labs in the secondary school and a portable laptop trolley for primary school classrooms enable each student to explore different technology platforms. Students also have access to the latest hardware and software, like the school’s 3D printer and the LEGO Robotics Lab!

BSB Shunyi is interested in hiring singles and couples, including those with a non-teaching spouse. They will also consider outstanding, newly-certified teachers. Candidates need not hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. While China issues work visas up to the age of 60, teachers from countries other than Australia, the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S., and South Africa may find it difficult to secure one.

The benefits package includes a competitive salary, housing accommodation, and free tuition for up to two children. BSB Shunyi provides a one-way economy flight for each teacher, his or her spouse, and up to two school-aged children at the beginning and the end of a two-year contract. Moreover, each teacher receives one economy roundtrip flight for the summer holiday. In addition to the school bringing in appropriate experts for staff training, and staff attending external courses as and when appropriate, BSB Shunyi has access to Nord Anglia University, a comprehensive online professional learning tool. Staff may also attend the Nord Anglia Middle and Senior Leaders Programs, which bring staff from schools within a region together for professional training and dialogue. Other bonuses include daily lunch and school buses. Finally, Worldwide health insurance—except for the U.S. —is fully covered and includes emergency evacuation. These benefits add up to some excellent savings or the chance for a family of four to live on one salary.

To gain access to British School Beijing Shunyi’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of all open positions, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.