Mainscale Class Teacher (Starting Aug 2024) – Sha Tin Junior School

March 18, 2024

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sha Tin Junior School is looking for a Mainscale Teacher starting from August 2024. The position will be a full-time 2-year contract, renewable by mutual consent. See ESF Terms and Conditions for further details of the package.

The main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes. Teachers teach a range of student abilities and classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programmes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection in order to improve their knowledge and skills to better engage students and improve their learning. 

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:

  • Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression
  • Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management
  • Use flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high-quality lessons in line with the IBO philosophy
  • Maintain a well-organised and stimulating learning environment
  • Use technology to effectively enhance learning
  • Using information about prior attainment to set expectations for students.
  • Using a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes
  • Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers

Wider professional roles:

  • Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities
  • Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning
  • Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school
  • Ensuring administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently
  • Collaborating with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with or managing an aspect of daily school management
  • Assisting year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions
  • Assisting with or managing a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps co-ordination
  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation

Closing date: 4 May 2024

To apply, please click here.

For enquiries, please contact Rehana Shanks at +852 2692 2721 or info@sjs.esf.edu.hk.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.

By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities (senior-level roles, head of department, etc.) within ESF.

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF’s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

Aligned with 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.

ABOUT US

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.

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ABOUT THE TEAM

ESF Sha Tin Junior School’s vision – “Learning for Life” – is underpinned by four core values. In order to aspire towards a life of learning, we encourage our students to focus on:

  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusivity
  • Flexible minds
  • Making a difference

We offer a balanced programme ensuring learners have the opportunity to develop academically, mentally, socially and physically. Our programme is guided by the philosophy of Positive Education and is inquiry based in outlook. Individual needs are catered for through an inclusive approach, implementing a range of teaching and learning approaches.

All stakeholders are encouraged to develop resilience, use a growth mindset and a “can do” attitude. We empower learners to take meaningful action and realise the impact each and every one of us can have in reaching the 2030 Global Goals.