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YK Pao School

China

Accreditation

Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Curriculum

International, UK-IGCSE, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

1482

Teacher numbers

248

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Founded in 2007, YK Pao School has become one of China’s leading bilingual and international schools. In four of the last five years the school has been ranked as the top bilingual school in China by the Hurun report and in 2023 Forbes ranked us as the top international school in China. We now have just over 1600 students spread over our Primary (Y1-5), Middle (Y6-8) and High School (Y9-12) campuses. The School offers a unique Y1-12 educational programme that integrates the Chinese National Curriculum with international curricula which culminates with the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme. The vast majority of our students then go on to attend world leading universities in the US, UK and Canada.

The School is passionately committed to holistic education ensuring that we are nurturing the emotional, social, physical and intellectual aspect of each and every child.

The Primary School of some 600 students is located in Shanghai’s city centre whilst the Middle School of some 450 students is located in Hongqiao and includes a stunning new state of the art building whilst the High School provides UK/US style boarding for most of its 550 students in the attractive surroundings of Shanghai’s Songjiang district.

YK Pao School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References, background checks and criminal record checks will be required.

Number of Contract Days

First contract will be two years, renewable by mutual agreement. Working days are typically ~195.

Starting Salary Range

Annual salary (Gross, RMB): RMB 315,000-414,795.
Additional position allowances are available.
Further Degree ( Master's, Doctor's) obtained would count for one step up the scale.
The school pays salary in RMB on a monthly basis, from August of one year to July of the following year (one school year). The amount is confirmed according to the salary scale. Salary is quoted pre-tax.

Taxes

The monthly individual income tax (“IIT”) payment will be deducted from the monthly salary and be reported to the Chinese authorities by the School on the international faculty member’s behalf.

Savings Potential

1. Pension

The international faculty member receives a pension contribution of 7.5% of the previous year's annual salary as retention reward for staff who renew for one year after the contract expires. For the staff who renew two-year contract, 15% of the previous year's annual salary will be given as retention reward after contract expires. (IIT will be deducted).

2. Contract renewal bonus

1 year - RMB 10,000
2 year - RMB 25,000
3 year - RMB 30,000

Accommodation

School provides accommodation to international teachers in Songjiang. Such accommodation will be on-campus or off-campus according to the School’s needs and arrangements. In the cases that the School is not able to provide accommodation, housing allowance will be provided.

On-campus Accommodation
- Fully furnished apartments are provided to teachers who live on SJ campus.
- Reasonable usage of utilities are covered by the School. The school monitors the ulitiy usage on campus and reserves the rights to charge staff for unreasonable usage.
- At the end of employment, RMB 2,000 will be held from the last payment and will be returned after staff checking out from the apartment with satisfactory status of the apartment and the facilities.

Off-campus Accommodation: School-owned Apartments
- School owned apartments are fully furnished.
- Internet is provided by the School. Staff member needs to pay for other utilities.
- At the end of employment, RMB 2,000 will be held from the last payment and will be returned after staff checking out from the apartment with satisfactory status of the apartment and the facilities.

Flights/Transport

Expat teachers and their dependant(s) (spouse & child(ren) recognized on work permit) are entitled to airfare from/to their country of origin (the closest international airport to their permanent home address) according to the following rules.
a) Beginning of employment: The school will reimburse a one way economy class ticket from the closest international airport to the teacher's permanent address to Shanghai.
b) Middle of employment (applicable for more than one year of service): The school will arrange a round trip ticket for the teacher and dependent(s) to the closest international airport to the international faculty member’s permanent address for each completed year of service, or reimburse up to the same cash amount for travel during the same calendar year. A quotation (i.e. the limit of travel reimbursement) will be given to the international faculty member by the school.
c) End of employment: The school will provide a one way ticket for the teacher and dependant(s) to the closest international airport to the teacher's permanent address at the end of employment. A standard fair quotation will be given by the School.

Utilities

For expat teachers who live in acommodation provided by the School (on- or off-campus, the apartments are fully furnished and utilities are provided).

Furniture

For the international faculty member lives in the dorm provided by the School on campus or off campus, the apartments are fully furnished and utilities are provided.

Moving Allowance

At the beginning of employment, the school pays up to a fixed amount, according to the teacher's reimbursement application with official receipts supporting for shipping the personal effects to Shanghai.

After having completed four years of service at School, an expat teachers will also be entitled to the same amount of allowance for repatriation. Reimbursement is payable upon the teacher’s application with submission of valid tax receipts.

Dependent Opportunities

18.2 Tuition Discount at YKPS
- Each eligible child studying at YKPS receives 100% tuition fee discount.
- The tuition discount cannot be applied together with other tuition fee reduction nor with student scholarship at the same time.
- The tuition discount does not apply to any other fees, including, but not limited to: boarding fee, meals fee, school uniform fee, activities fee, etc.

Medical

International employees and their foreign-passport-holding dependants are provided with international medical insurance. Local passport holding dependants are provided with the same supplementary medical insurance as the School’s local staff.

Coverage
- Worldwide coverage excluding the USA (emergency covered in USA)
- Annual Limit up to RMB 16,000,000 per insured member, per insured per year
- Direct billing from clinic/hospital to insurance company at clinic/hospitals within the insurer’s network
- 20% co-payment in certain high-cost facilities in China Mainland and Hong Kong
- Full cover up to Annual Limit for in-patient costs upon pre-authorization
- Up to RMB 50,000 a year for out-patient consultation fees for Medical Practitioners and Specialists and prescribed medicines, Drugs and dressings
- Full cover up to Annual Limit for out-patient physical therapy (physio, Chiro and Osteo), and all outpatient surgery and oncology
- Dental accidents covered
- Maternity package provided
- Preventive care package provided

Dental

Dental accidents covered

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