Primary Classroom Teacher (Starting Aug 2024) – Discovery College

April 4, 2024

Job Description


Discovery College is searching for an experienced educator to fill the full-time Primary Classroom Teacher position (starting Aug 2024). 

Job Summary

The main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of the curriculum to 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 curriculum. 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

  • Use own professional role to ensure that the College is able to deliver on the 5 DC Outcomes for every student
  • Plan lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning need and to ensure student’s progression
  • Use 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 learning technologies to enhance learning
  • Use information about prior attainment to set expectations for students
  • Use a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes
  • Provide clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers 

Wider professional roles

  • Plan and engage in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and use the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning
  • Make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school
  • Collaborate positively with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning
  • Ensure administration of classroom procedures is completed efficiently

Minimum Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or Bachelor’s Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent 

Minimum Typical Experience

  • An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of the curriculum frameworks is essential


Two year finite contract

All teachers are expected to:

  1. Contribute to the school extra-curricular programme throughout the year
  2. Participate in key school and PTA events on identified evenings and weekends
  3. Contribute to the Education Outside the Classroom Programme, including by leading residential excursions in urban or rural locations, in Hong Kong or overseas, as required

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Closing Date: 15 April 2024

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For enquiries, please contact Clement Tam at

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.


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.


Grow. Discover. Dream. This vision statement, created by the College community when the school was founded in 2007, recognizes Discovery College’s belief that students should be independent, critical and creative thinkers equipped with the skills, attitudes and values to contribute positively in this complex world in which we live.

The College strongly supports all subject areas with a robust academic curriculum, including the performing and creative arts, design and ICT. Technology is embedded across the curriculum, supported by a number of digital literacy staff and a 1:1 laptop programme from Year 6 onwards.

The College’s facilities are second to none, with an award-winning design that incorporates an exceptional performing arts centre, gymnasium spaces, 25m rooftop heated swimming pool, library, science labs and design technology rooms.