Vice Principal - Island School (Hong Kong)

Island School

New Territories, OSS


Deputy / Assistant Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 November 2021


We are looking for a talented and knowledgeable individual to join our team of Vice Principals supports the Principal in providing educational leadership in the school and community by promoting and implementing the school’s mission and aims.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>Island School is a highly successful IB school located in the heart of Hong Kong. 1200 students aged 11 to 18 study an innovative and exciting curriculum combining our self-designed courses, the MYP, IGCSE, IB Diploma and BTEC programs. Currently based in temporary facilities in Sha Tin until August 2022 we will be returning to a brand new campus in the middle of the Hong Kong central business district. Here, facilities will include a world-class sports centre, maker spaces, open classrooms and a black box theatre. </p><p>We are looking for a talented and knowledgeable individual to join our team of Vice Principals supports the Principal in providing educational leadership in the school and community by promoting and implementing the school’s mission and aims. </p><p>Their prime responsibility is leading and motivating staff in those specific areas of school management which have been delegated by the Principal. Strategic planning, team-building, and monitoring and evaluation, and operational effectiveness are key elements in the role, ensuring high quality educational outcomes. The position will be a full-time two years renewable contract starting August 2022. </p><p>The team of Vice Principals supports the Principal in providing educational leadership in the school and community by promoting and implementing the school’s mission and aims. Their prime responsibility is leading and motivating staff in those specific areas of school management which have been delegated by the Principal. Strategic planning, team-building, monitoring and evaluation, and operational effectiveness are key elements in the role, ensuring high quality educational outcomes. </p><p><b>Key accountabilities </b></p><p>All Vice Principals are expected to further the aims and values of Island School fulfilling the following leadership responsibilities:- </p><ul><li>Developing and articulating a shared vision and strategic development plan for the school and leading colleagues in achieving this. </li><li>Creating an atmosphere of mutual trust where collaboration, discussion, debate and teamwork are promoted within the school. </li><li>Modeling exemplary professional practice. </li><li>Contributing to the creation of a learning community, fostering a spirit of inquiry, innovation, professional learning and reflection. </li><li>Promoting high standards and expectations through supporting performance management, mentoring and professional development opportunities. </li><li>Leading on aspects of teaching and learning across the school, in collaboration with other Vice Principals, Heads of Curriculum Areas and Heads of Houses, to include the development and implementation of school policy; monitoring and evaluation the quality of teaching and learning; the use of assessment data; sharing good practice between staff and departments; the promotion of independent learning; research skills and student – centred learning. </li><li>Developing and promoting the unique aspects that give Island School its unique and distinctive personality including the central importance of the House system, curriculum initiatives such as Island Futures and Island Time, all aspects of co-curricular life and an educational ethos that promotes academic excellence, student responsibility, individuality and fun. </li><li>Promoting the image of the school as part of the ESF community. </li><li>Contribution across the Foundation which enriches the learning community, measured by involvement in innovation networks and initiatives. </li><li>Accountable to the Principal and the School Council. </li></ul><p>The key roles of the Vice Principals are shared among the Senior Leadership Team. The distribution of these roles may change from time to time, and so any Vice Principal needs to be able to take on any combination of them. </p><p>In broad terms this team provides leadership and support in all areas of school life including teaching and learning, educational planning, guidance, student services, budgets, community life, co-curricular programmes and day to day running of the school. Each Vice Principal will be linked to a House and to a Curriculum area. </p><p><b>Person specification (for all Vice Principal positions) </b></p><ul><li>A good teacher with very good interpersonal relationships with students and staff. </li><li>Committed to the highest expectations of students and their learning. </li><li>Previous school leadership experience. </li><li>Articulates a vision of what education should be for students in an international context in the twenty first century. </li><li>Able to inspire and motivate staff. </li><li>Committed to school improvement and to the processes of school self-review. </li><li>Holds a strategic view of how to effect and manage change. </li><li>High personal standards of meeting expectations and enormous drive and enthusiasm. </li><li>Able to communicate effectively. </li><li>Able to use data appropriately. </li><li>Able to develop coherent, well-motivated, effective and efficient teams. </li><li>Able to do the hard thing when necessary. </li><li>Able to coach colleagues. </li><li>Committed to CPD. </li><li>Able to work with colleagues in a variety of team situations to develop collaborative solutions. </li></ul><p>Full Job Description is available <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGcaMM6fEO3gosC7ybpBiSScDHleVato/edit?usp&#61;sharing&amp;ouid&#61;113081286455234890165&amp;rtpof&#61;true&amp;sd&#61;true" rel="nofollow">Here</a>. Please visit <a href="https://island.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Our Website</a> to learn more about the Island School. </p><p><b>Teaching in Hong Kong </b></p><p>We offer a very attractive salary and benefits package to ensure that ESF recruits and retains the highest calibre teachers. Our teachers need well-developed information and communication technology skills and will be expected to play a full role in pastoral work as well as to be totally committed to supporting the extra-curricular activities offered by their school. </p><p>Details on our Teacher’s Remuneration Package is at ESF Website <a href="https://www.esf.edu.hk/terms-and-conditions/" rel="nofollow">Here</a> . </p><p>Closing Date: 14 Nov 2021 </p><p>For enquiries, please contact Hilary Hu at &#43;852 2524 7135 or <a href="http://school&#64;online.island.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">school&#64;online.island.edu.hk</a> </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 the Team</b><br /></p><p>At Island School we do something different. Our focus is on igniting a passion for learning in every student. Teaching students facts and figures is no longer enough for them to succeed once they enter higher education and the workforce. We encourage students to problem solve, question and think creatively with new concepts and ideas. Students are encouraged to become resourceful, adaptable and confident learners. </p><p>Our academic record is excellent with students going on to many of the foremost universities and colleges in the world. You will find details of the curriculum and qualifications on offer on our website. In the senior years students can choose to study IB Diploma, IB Careers and BTEC courses. Island School prepares students for these qualifications with a broad-based middle school curriculum including IGCSEs and a wide range of exciting options in our unique Futures curriculum. Our aim is to help students develop a passion for learning in a range of areas, whether it be law or robotics and coding or music production. </p><p><a href="http://island.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">http://island.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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