Principal - Kowloon Junior School

Kowloon Junior School

Kowloon, OSS


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 15 November 2021


The English School Foundation (ESF) seeks an inspiring Principal, with the skills and experience to lead and manage Kowloon Junior School (KJS), a five-form entry primary school serving 900 students.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>The English School Foundation (ESF) seeks an inspiring Principal, with the skills and experience to lead and manage Kowloon Junior School (KJS), a five-form entry primary school serving 900 students. </p><p>Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the post requires a well-qualified and inspirational leader, with the experience and skills to lead and manage a large and complex primary school and with the ability to contribute to a strong and future-looking education system. </p><p>ESF Kowloon Junior School is located in Perth Street, Kowloon. The school was rebuilt and opened on its current site in 2013. The school provides high-quality facilities and resources for 900 students from Y1 to Y6. </p><p>ESF is looking for someone who is committed to ensuring continuous improvement and to nurturing a culture which supports every child to thrive and be the best they can be. As a member of ESF you will be joining a world-class education system responsible for providing education to more than 18,000 students. </p><p><b>Rewards: </b></p><ul><li>Joining a highly professional world-class education system with a strong focus on educational outcomes and on continuous professional learning and development; </li><li>Leading a team of highly motivated and successful educators; </li><li>Working in partnership with a community of highly engaged parents and partners; </li><li>Competitive salary and cash allowance; </li><li>International medical coverage; </li><li>Education allowance for up to three children; </li><li>20% gratuity upon successful completion of a two-year contract. </li></ul><p><b>Requirements: </b></p><p><b>The ideal candidate will: </b></p><ul><li>Be a dynamic, experienced educational leader with a proven track record for putting students first and for securing excellent outcomes for them; </li><li>Have a high level of personal integrity and show professional initiative and perseverance; </li><li>Embrace collegiality and display strong communication skills; </li><li>Display a positive attitude to development and growth; </li><li>Be internationally-minded and welcome being part of a diverse, international community; </li><li>Have experience and skills to manage a large, complex primary school; </li><li>Be committed to equity and inclusion; </li><li>Be highly visible in school and will promote student agency; </li><li>Be knowledgeable about the curriculum, learning and teaching; </li><li>Set high expectations and nurture a positive learning culture to maximise students&#39; opportunities for achieving success; </li><li>Be committed to fostering a dynamic culture of continuous improvement focused on holistic learning and academic rigour; and </li><li>Be responsive to the needs of the wider school community. </li></ul><p>Application Deadline Date: 15 November 2021 </p><p>The successful applicant will have a proven track record as a senior leader in a primary school and will have experience in developing an enquiry-based concept driven curriculum. </p><p>Further details can be seen in the job description including minimum and required experiences and skill; please click <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GrFesSDyWmzU8cDmkfQv7Pd-cHUCEVHZfpJwadypLn8/edit?usp&#61;sharing" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>. </p><p>For more information about the school, please visit <a href="http://www.kjs.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">http://www.kjs.edu.hk/</a> </p><p>For enquiries, please contact Kunal Mulchandani at <a href="http://Kunal.Mulchandani&#64;esfcentre.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">Kunal.Mulchandani&#64;esfcentre.edu.hk</a> </p><p>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </p><p><i>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer </i></p><p><i>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations. </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>KJS is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6, and is an IB World School. Teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice. </p><p>At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”. We are committed to achieving our vision by: </p><p>? Being internationally minded. </p><p>? Our commitment to developing a community of learners. </p><p>? Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence. </p><p>? Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor. </p><p>? Treating others as we would like to be treated. </p><p>? Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others. </p><p>? Encouraging creativity and innovation. </p><p>? Having high expectations of ourselves and others. </p><p>? Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community. </p><p>? Demonstrating our values through responsible action. </p><p><a href="http://www.kjs.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">http://www.kjs.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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