EAL Coordinator (Nursery - Year 8)

Title: EAL Coordinator (Nursery – Year 8)
One-year appointment. Up for review annually.
Reports to: Head of Prep and Preschool
Functional Relationships: Curriculum Coordinator, Head of Department, Preschool and
Preparatory Staff; Pupils; and parents.
Key Responsibilities: The EAL Coordinator is responsible for the assistance with and
delivery of support structures, which promote students’ English language acquisition. The
Coordinator will facilitate and organize teachers to form an EAL committee.
The essential role of the EAL coordinator is to ensure that the Mount Kelly School Hong
Kong ‘Language Policy’ and our pupil support systems are implemented with the highest
possible quality. The EAL Coordinator ensures that best practices in EAL teaching, support
ALL pupils and are implemented by ALL teachers and widely understood by the MKSHK
EAL support and strategies are the responsibility of our teachers in all subject areas and the
EAL Coordinator role is multifunctional. They are a curriculum developer, Teacher PD
provider, Teacher Evaluator and Pupil advisor.
Qualifications: The EAL Coordinator will;
• Have essential staff leadership experience
• Informed of EAL strategies, best practice and current research/readings
• Be an experienced provider of professional development in this area
• Hold a current teacher accreditation
• Have curriculum expertise in the UK National Curriculum and/or the IB
• Experience in evaluating/appraising teachers
• Experience and expertise as a class teacher
• Be informed of best practices in Early Childhood Education
The role…
Pupil Entrance and Induction:
• Consult school’s admissions information, induct and assess newly arrived students to
determine level of EAL support after entry into school.
• Identify and prioritize students requiring EAL support and develop short-term induction
program for newly arrived students and assist with placement of students in appropriate
English classes.
Ongoing Pupil Support
• Administer initial, ongoing, and year-end English language assessments to obtain formal
data on pupils’ ability and progress in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
• Provide EAL support in classes to pupils and staff (interventions, co-planning, and demo
• Ensure that all support and interventions are carried out within the classroom
environment (push in) to the fullest extent possible. Report evaluations of teachers
• Develop an appropriate and aligned EAL support program for pupils for before/after
school and homework support
• Develop partnerships with parents utilizing their support and strengths in support of
mother tongue and create understanding about language acquisition
Teacher Support and Evaluation
• Design and produce teaching materials and suggest resource purchases to the SLT to
assist with EAL programs.
• Attend planning meetings, collaborate with staff and advise all staff on the inclusive EAL
• Plan collaboratively with staff, prepare and deliver lessons for individuals and small
groups developing individual learning programs for EAL pupils.
• Organize and facilitate on going professional development for staff
• Support faculty in the development of Year appropriate language integration programming
in mainstream classes.
• Design, implement and maintain ongoing training and development of teacher assistants
as key EAL support staff.
• Provide each teacher with an EAL teaching goal for their Personal and professional
development and appraisal each term.

If you are interested in the exciting prospects of working at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong, please fill in the following Application Form together with a current curriculum vitae to recruit@mountkelly.com.hk.

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Job level Entry
Work exp 3 Years
Education Not applicable
Location Tsimshatsui
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training (Teacher - Primary / Secondary)
Published On 20/01/2018
Salary (HKD) 25,000 - 35,000