Vice Principal - Quarry Bay School

Quarry Bay School

Braemar Hill, OSS


Deputy / Assistant Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 2 November 2021


Quarry Bay School is looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join our highly talented and enthusiastic and collaborative teaching team and contribute to a culture of continual improvement at the school. Opportunities for creativity and innovation within the curriculum are a priority area within the school’s existing three year strategic plan.

<p>Quarry Bay School (QBS) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, situated in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island. The school is proud to be part of the English Schools Foundation, (ESF) a significant leader of education in the region. At QBS our vision is to foster and empower learners to make a difference. At QBS students come first, they are central to all decisions and are our most important people. Standards and expectations are high at QBS. We value the role of the community and forge strong partnerships with all stakeholders. We are a vibrant and inclusive learning community where effort is valued, learning is engaging and creativity is fostered. We celebrate our cultural diversity, appreciate our place in Hong Kong and believe in the importance of Chinese language and culture in the holistic education of our students. This combined with quality staff, enables learners to flourish whilst also being challenged and motivated to be the best they can be.<br /></p><p>We are looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join our highly talented and enthusiastic and collaborative teaching team and contribute to a culture of continual improvement at the school. Quarry Bay School is an IB world school with a strong stance of inquiry across the subject disciplines. Opportunities for creativity and innovation within the curriculum are a priority area within the school’s existing three year strategic plan and we seek someone who is able to contribute to this aspect of the school’s development. </p><p>The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2022, renewable by mutual consent. See <a href="https://www.esf.edu.hk/terms-and-conditions/" rel="nofollow">ESF Terms and Condition</a> for further details of the package. </p><p><b>The ideal candidate will be: </b></p><ul><li>Student-centred; </li><li>A model of exemplary practice; </li><li>An outstanding educational leader who is passionate about learning, teaching and setting high expectations for every student; </li><li>A champion of the school’s mission - ‘empowering learners to make a difference’; </li><li>A passionate, knowledgeable and proactive leader within the IB Primary Years Programme context or equivalent; </li><li>A proven leader of curriculum and pedagogy who is committed to leading a culture of continual improvement; </li><li>Internationally-minded; someone who will thrive living and working in a diverse, cross-cultural context; </li><li>Committed to fostering a culture of high professional practice, mutual trust, collegial and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning; </li><li>Highly visible, approachable and able to communicate confidently with stakeholders, building a strong sense of trust and partnership; </li><li>Adept at leading and developing curriculum, pedagogy, professional learning and reflection horizontally and vertically </li></ul><p><b>Requirements </b></p><ul><li>A proven track record as a leader in a school with experience in leading and developing curriculum and pedagogy (preferably in PYP) </li><li>A desire to contribute in a challenging and rewarding environment </li><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or </li><li>Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent </li><li>Recent school senior leadership / Vice Principal experience essential </li><li>In addition, evidence of further professional study would be a benefit. </li></ul><p><b>Teaching in Hong Kong </b></p><p>Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall, in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful. </p><p><b>Closing Date:</b> 2 Nov 2021 (11:59 PM, Hong Kong Time)</p><p><b>For enquiries, please contact Doris Wong via <a href="http://doris.wong&#64;qbs.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">doris.wong&#64;qbs.edu.hk</a>. </b></p><p>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date. </p><p>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </p><p>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer </p><p>Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF&#39;s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request. </p><p>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. </p><p><b>About Us</b><br /></p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p><a href="http://www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a> </p><p><b>About the Team </b></p><p>ESF Quarry Bay School aims to encourage a love of learning by providing learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that help to develop confident, happy and successful learners who are curious about the world. We have 40 different nationalities represented in our school contributing to a rich and diverse learning environment. </p><p>We feel that all children have talents which can be developed and that all children can succeed. Providing equality of opportunity irrespective of race, gender, religion or disability for all children, is a vital aspect of our personal and social education policy which permeates all aspects of life in school. We encourage our students to care for each other and to develop as responsible, global citizens who can make a difference. </p><p>QBS prides itself on its quality relationships; students and adults work collaboratively and support each other enabling all to reach their full potential. Children with a range of learning needs are effectively supported by the school’s Individual Needs team. The school makes provision for children with moderate learning difficulties through the support of a specialist Learning Support teacher. </p><p><a href="http://www.qbs.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">http://www.qbs.edu.hk</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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