UK Actively Engages in China’s Intl K-12 Teachers Training
Haijia International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) announced its launch of the “Professional Development Center” in Shanghai to train teachers for Chinese international schools. Haijia established in 2006 under the authorization of the “Cambridge University International Examination Center”, with campuses in Beijing, Tianjin and Guiyang. The booming international K-12 sector has attracted teachers from two backgrounds: those who are qualified in China’s domestic schools are shifting to international schools / programs through further training and returnees who are looking to enter a teaching career. At the end of 2019, Buckingham University also announced its specially designed Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) program targeting teachers from Beijing and Shanghai. In TopSchool’s “international school teachers’ salary survey”, it was revealed that the monthly salary range of Chinese nationals teaching in five major areas (GCSE, AP, A-Level, IDBP & ESL) is between RMB8,000 to 13,000 (USD1,150-1,860), approx. half of what foreign nationals would earn in an equivalent position. This still remains very attractive in a tough job market.