Head of Chinese Department - Renaissance College (Hong Kong)

Renaissance College

New Territories, OSS


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Chinese

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 November 2021


Our secondary school requires a Head of Chinese Department. The position will be a full-time two years renewable contract starting August 2022.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>Our secondary school requires a Head of Chinese Department. The position will be a full-time two years renewable contract starting August 2022. </p><p><b>Key Functions: </b></p><p><b>TEACHING, LEARNING &amp; CURRICULUM </b></p><ul><li>leading the department in developing and improving teaching and learning </li><li>monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning within the department in line IB &amp; College policy and procedures </li><li>establishing priorities and goals for the department that integrate with and support the College Mission and Vision, the Bedrock Principles, and the College Strategic &amp; Development Plans </li><li>planning curriculum including developing and maintaining curriculum documentation in consultation with colleagues within the department and across the school and in line with the requirements of IB policies and procedures </li><li>ensuring curriculum documentation is updated regularly on Phi &amp; Managebac </li><li>maintaining and developing assessment practices including oral assessment, standardization and moderation strategies in line with IB &amp; RCHK policies and procedures </li><li>analyzing and evaluating examination and student performance data and reporting results to the Senior Secondary Leadership Team (SSLT) </li><li>liaising with colleagues in the relevant ESF curriculum group and in partner schools and representing the department at ESF curriculum committee meetings and other groups as necessary </li><li>recommending appropriate professional development for department teachers within the subject area. </li><li>This position will require Chinese teaching at MYP/DP level. </li></ul><p><b>STAFF </b></p><ul><li>planning and implementing the induction of new teachers within the department </li><li>supporting and guiding departmental colleagues in their interactions with students, parents and other colleagues </li><li>identifying staffing needs in consultation with the Head of Secondary and being active in the recruitment of new staff </li><li>conducting lesson observations of teachers within the department and providing feedback to further their professional development. </li></ul><p><b>MANAGEMENT &amp; ADMINISTRATION </b></p><ul><li>chairing department meetings, providing agendas and making the minutes of these meetings accessible to department staff, SSLT and other HOD </li><li>liaising with IB MYP and IB DP Coordinators with regard to examination entries and related matters </li><li>liaising with the Head of Secondary responsible for timetabling with regard to the deployment of staff </li><li>managing departmental budget and resources, including up-dating of departmental inventories, textbooks and other student learning resources </li><li>contributing to various College publications, including periodicals, handbooks, Phi, and website informing parents and students of departmental programmes </li><li>maintaining teaching and display areas in the department hub or other teaching spaces </li><li>assisting with the management of cover work for absent colleagues in the department </li><li>liaising and collaborating with other Heads of Department as appropriate. </li></ul><p><b>STUDENTS </b></p><ul><li>overseeing students&#39; academic progress within the department </li><li>setting up, operating, monitoring and standardizing departmental marking and assessment procedures in line with IB &amp; RCHK policies and procedures </li><li>coordinating and overseeing the production and quality of department reports </li><li>establishing a common approach to homework, adhering to the school policies and procedures. </li><li>NOTE: The jobs specifications listed above are in addition to all school duties outlined in the job description for Renaissance College teachers. As the lead teacher within the department, it is expected that the Head of Department would be a role model in carrying out the regular duties of an RCHK teacher. </li></ul><p><b>Requirements: </b></p><p><b>Education: </b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or </li><li>Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent </li></ul><p>Closing Date: 5 Nov 2021 </p><p>For enquiries, please contact Alice Har, email address: <a href="http://haro1&#64;rchk.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">haro1&#64;rchk.edu.hk</a> </p><p><i>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date. </i></p><p><i>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </i></p><p><i>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer </i></p><p><i>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. </i></p><p><i>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. </i></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 Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is a world-class coeducational independent school and an IB World School. It was the first school in Asia to offer all four of the IB programmes: PYP, MYP, DP and CP. </p><p>Students are educated from Year 1 to Year 13 on one site, guided and encouraged by a team of experienced international educators. Our student body comprises 40 nationalities, with 20 languages represented. English is the medium of instruction, with Mandarin taught at every level. Technology is integrated college-wide throughout the curriculum. </p><p>Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is integral to college life. Students participate in a myriad of artistic, musical, sporting and service activities conducted on-site and off-campus. </p><p>Renaissance College encourages young people to be curious and caring global citizens. Our aim is to prepare well-educated young people to lead future generations, to seek and create an environment of intercultural understanding and respect for others. </p><p><a href="https://www.rchk.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">https://www.rchk.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><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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