Mainscale Class Teachers (Age 3-5) - Starting Aug 2017

Job level Middle
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Hong Kong
Employment type
Benefits 5-day week, Competitive pay, Dental plan, Education subsidies, General holidays, Gratuity, Housing allowance, Insurance plan, MPF, Maternity leave, Medical plan, Paternity leave, Staff care centre, Staff loan, Statutory holidays
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Early Child
Published On 14/10/2016
ESF International Kindergartens      
ESF International Kindergartens are operated by ESF Educational Services Limited (ESL). ESL is a subsidiary of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), a leading provider of English medium education in Asia. We are currently seeking enthusiastic, organised, highly motivated candidates for the following position based in Hong Kong.

Mainscale Class Teachers (Age 3-5) - Starting Aug 2017

Responsibilities

The English Schools Foundation currently operates five Kindergartens which deliver the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). This encourages children to learn through inquiry & play supported by a stimulating environment and nurturing relationships. The curriculum fosters the values of internationalism and mutual understanding. Chinese (Putonghua) is offered as an additional language.

We are seeking qualified and experienced teachers for the 3-5 age group for the 2017/18 school year. The positions will be full-time with two year renewable contracts commencing August 2017.

The main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and delivery of inquiry and play-based programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes. Teachers work with a range of student abilities 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. Excellent spoken and written English is essential.

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:
• Planning lessons and learning experiences to meet students individual learning needs and to ensure students progression.
• Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management.
• Use flexible groupings and play/inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line with the IB philosophy.
• Maintain a well organised, safe 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 students 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 using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning.
• Make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.
• Ensure administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently.
• Collaborate with colleagues and members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning.
• Provide supervision to all staff assigned to the classroom and meet regularly to provide information about planning and administration

Additional responsibilities may include:
• Manage a year level or curriculum area.
• Assist with or managing an aspect of daily school management.
• Assist year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions.
• Assist with or managing a specialist function such as student welfare, excursions or community activities.
• Supervise a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes.
• Develop a school transition programme and facilitating the associated orientation programme.
• Manage and supervising a team of teachers in the planning, implementation and review of teaching and learning programmes.
• Lead the development of curriculum policies and programmes.
• Contribute to the Foundation-wide professional development programme

Requirements

• Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent which includes qualification to teach the 3-5 age group
• 1-3 years teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation


* More positions will be available on http://recruit.esf.edu.hk after mid-December 2016.

Closing Date: 07 Nov 2016
For enquiries, please contact Jenny Wong at .jenny.wong@esf.org.hk
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