Child Protection

Innova Academy is committed to child protection to ensure our students are safe and to protect them from harm. In keeping with the expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment, those applying for a position at the Academy must be willing to undergo employment background checks and screening appropriate to the post.

Who We are

Innova is a new international school located in the Yizhuang district of Beijing. We are thrilled that our Early Years Center campus has been completed, is fully staffed for this year and will open on October 30th  2017.   A foundation pre-operational team is working hard on the Grade 1-12 Origins curriculum and other aspects to support the opening of Innova Academy in August 2018.

Strong experienced leadership is in place with John McBryde,  Director of Origins Education, Karen O’Connell as the Founding Head of School, Innova Academy and Casey Bucheler as the Principal, Early Years Center.  Our PYP, MYP and Diploma Coordinators have been hired.  Other members of the  senior leadership team are currently being appointed and will be announced shortly.  All have worked internationally (IB schools) for many years and in a variety of countries.

Join Our Outstanding Team

Innova Academy is dedicated to becoming a leading school in Beijing. We are more than a school – we are a learning community that focuses on promoting learning, creating and sharing. Learning inspires us; it captures our hearts and our minds, fueling passion, creativity and innovation.  We work hard and play hard and our school becomes a second home for everyone in our community.

We need teachers who will genuinely buy into our Mission, Values and Spirit and will relate to our culture in a real way. We are looking for teachers with the integrity, quality and potential to thrive in our environment.

As we grow we will continue to search for enthusiastic professionals to join our team who demonstrate strong leadership, dedication and collaboration and bring a diversity to our environment.

What is required

Relevant qualifications and experience and a coherent employment record are required. We are looking for potential as much as proven experience: we do not need every colleague to be an extremely experienced teacher. We need balance in the teaching staff and are particularly keen to appoint diverse, enthusiastic and high potential teachers, people who will learn from the experience of being in a new school and become outstanding practitioners.

Requirements according to Chinese labour regulations:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years experience depending on the position

We request a clearance of criminal records and successful background check for all staff working with our students. Please be prepared to submit such documents from your country of origin and/or the country of your current residence, if different.

How to Apply

Teaching vacancies are advertised with SEARCH Associates, Schrole, Teach Away and on our ‘Employment’ page.

We invite all potential teachers and staff to browse our website and learn more about us prior to applying.

Please apply through one of the recruitment agencies or forward your Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae to HR@innovaedu.cnINNOVA Early Years Center


Innova Early Years Center – Yi Zhuang Campus

(February Start)

  • Foreign Teacher (2-5 year olds)

Innova Early Years Center – Fan Hai Campus

(January Start)

  • Principal
  • Teachers (2-5 year olds)

(August Start)

  • Teachers (2-5 year olds)