School Information
Mount Kelly School Hong Kong opened in September 2017 as Hong Kong’s first British Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 5-14. We are proud of our strong links with Mount Kelly School, a leading independent school in England and we share in their tradition of high standards and the core values that they embody. The ethos of the school is one of excellence within a supportive and family orientated environment. Mount Kelly provides academic success together with opportunities in music, art, drama, and sport to provide an all-round education.

Mount Kelly School Hong Kong follows the English National Curriculum and all classes are taught by British teachers. We offer Chinese and French as additional languages and both are taught by native speakers. For students whom English is an additional language, we provide an intensive but supportive programme to enable students to develop their English language skills in order to access all aspects of the curriculum.

We are committed to providing strong academic standards, combined with an outstanding range of extra-curricular activities and superb pastoral care. We firmly believe in offering children every opportunity to benefit from a genuinely well-rounded education. Each child is encouraged to fulfil his or her own potential in both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

We invite you to visit our website to find out more about our school.
https://www.mountkellyprep.edu.hk/

Due to the continued growth of the school and the opening of new year groups, we are seeking experienced and dedicated teaching professionals to join our team for the 2021-22 academic year. We offer an attractive package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, flights and medical insurance.

Teaching Assistant

Purpose of Job
To provide support and assist teachers in the development and education of pupils in our school, by undertaking teaching and non-teaching tasks related to classroom activities and providing basic supervision and care skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities

A. Supporting the pupil

  1. To listen to children read, read to them or tell them stories
  2. To help children to complete tasks, by:
    • Clarifying and explaining instructions
    • Ensuring the pupil is able to use necessary equipment
    • Motivating and encouraging the pupil/s
    • Assisting in areas of specific weakness
    • Helping pupil/s to concentrate on and finish work set
    • Assisting in the management of pupils’ social interactions and behaviour
  3. To look after children who are upset or have had accidents
  4. To take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety in the classroom and other relevant areas within and outside the school premises
  5. To supervise group activities, including outings and sports events

 

B. Supporting the Class Teacher/Specialist Teachers

  1. To help teachers to plan learning activities that match pupils’ development needs and complete records
  2. To prepare the classroom for lessons and clearing away afterwards
  3. To provide feedback about pupils’ difficulties and/or progress to the Class Teacher
  4. To assist in all specialist lessons where required
  5. To help teachers manage class behaviour
  6. To assist the Class Teacher with classroom displays

 

C. Supporting the school

  1. To lead regular extra-curricular activities for pupils according to the requirements of the school
  2. To undertake regular breaktime and lunchtime duties in accordance with timetables provided
  3. To attend Open Days and special events where required
  4. To contribute to parent/teacher meetings, as appropriate
  5. To participate in relevant professional development
  6. To be aware of / follow school policies and procedures
  7. To maintain confidentiality about home-school/pupil-teacher/school work matters
  8. To complete any other task as directed by the Head of School or Principal 

 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities

  • The ability to build good relationships with children, teachers and parents
  • Organisational, planning and IT skills
  • The ability to manage children and cope with challenging behaviour
  • Creativity to design materials and activities
  • Experience and expertise as teaching assistant
  • A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children
  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background
  • Previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language
  • A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life
  • Acceptable police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin and from all other countries in which the applicant has worked and no question regarding suitability to work with children
  • Appropriate references from current and previous employer, corroborated by personal phone calls made to each referee

 

Aptitude or experience in the following areas would be an advantage

  • Commitment to dialogical feedback and ensuring learners benefit from a wide range of feedback
  • Willingness to analyse learning outcomes during and after learning episodes and use this to plan differentiated inputs to lessons
  • Ability to identify individuals in need of support and a commitment to offering significant extra support outside of lesson time to ensure all students reach their potential
  • Willingness to share practice with colleagues and take an active approach to developing professionally by learning from other colleagues
  • Experience of using creative approaches in the classroom, including the use of new technologies to support learning
  • Willingness to take part in subject-related extracurricular activities

First round interviews will be conducted via Skype. The school reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, therefore early applicants will be prioritised.

 

Start date: 1st August 2021

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.

***(Completed application form is a MUST)

For regular updates and information about when we will be advertising in major educational publications, please check our website and social media.

MKSHK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening background checks as part of their pre-employment enquiries.
 
Job level Entry
Work exp 1 Year
Education
Language
Location Hong Kong
Employment type
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training (Teacher - Primary / Secondary)
Education / Training (Training & Development)
Education / Training (Tutor / Teaching Assistant)
Published On 31/03/2021
Salary (HKD) -