CP Coordinator - Discovery College

Discovery College

Discovery Bay, Hong Kong 


Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 23 January 2022

Discovery College is looking for a CP Coordinator to join the community. Successful candidate leads the implementation of the IB programme and ensures all programme specific IB Standards and Practices are being developed and met.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p><b>Job Summary </b></p><p>The role of the Programme Coordinator is vital in ensuring the highest quality of learning and teaching across the IB continuum. Programme Coordinators work closely with the Director of Curriculum as well as with the Deputy Head of Sector and Head of Sector roles. The Programme Coordinator leads the implementation of their designated IB programme and contributes substantially to planning, learning and teaching, and the development of people, professional learning and organisational culture around the IB programmes. </p><p>As a member of the College’s middle leadership, Programme Coordinators share in the responsibility of implementing the College’s strategic plans and supporting key developmental agendas. Programme Coordinators are responsible for upholding, developing and implementing the IB Standards and Practices and serve as the College’s direct connection to the IB. </p><p>Programme Coordinators assume roles beyond the classroom in endeavouring to maximise students’ learning. These roles include working collaboratively with colleagues and other members of the school community. Additionally, Programme Coordinators participate in the development of school policies and programmes. It is likely that Programme Coordinators will have some teaching responsibilities. </p><p>The appointee to this role is likely to make a substantial contribution to the refinement of the vertical and horizontal articulation of the curriculum Years 1 to 13 under the guidance of the Director of Curriculum. </p><p><b>Main Accountabilities </b></p><p><b>General Accountabilities - CP COORDINATOR </b></p><ul><li>Promote the ethos of the IBO throughout all aspects of school life </li><li>Conduct all relevant correspondence with the IBO and ensures all fees are paid </li><li>Direct the implementation of the IB programme, ensuring all programme specific IB Standards and Practices are being developed and met </li><li>Responsible for resourcing, receipt, dissemination and despatch of all IB programme information and materials </li><li>Advise Principal/Head of School of all developments and progress within the IB programme both internally and externally </li><li>Understand and promote the Programme Resource Centre and any other developments within the IB </li><li>Ensure teachers comply with IB programme requirements and that appropriate records are kept for moderation </li><li>Organise and provide IB programme specific PD to develop understanding and implementation of programme pedagogies, in collaboration with the Director of Pedagogy and Director of Curriculum </li><li>Liaise with IB programme coordinators in other schools and participate in the wider coordinator network </li><li>Work closely with the other IB programme coordinators at DC and the Director of Curriculum to ensure horizontal and vertical curriculum articulation </li><li>Establish effective communication with all stakeholders </li><li>Help induct new staff into the IB programme </li><li>Liaise with other key stakeholders to track student progress </li><li>Use assessment outcomes to inform curriculum development and implementation </li><li>Develop and oversee the calendar of events in order to meet programme requirements </li><li>Liaise with the Director of Curriculum to develop, follow and update improvement priorities </li><li>Liaise with the Director of Curriculum to ensure the planning and articulation of the curriculum builds on skills to enable a coherent Year 1-13 experience for all students </li></ul><p><b>Role Specific Accountabilities </b></p><ul><li>Lead the development and building understanding of the CP programme across the DC community </li><li>Lead the process for students entering the CP, including engaging with all relevant stakeholders </li><li>Ensure candidates meet programme and examination requirements and fulfill IB CP requirements </li><li>Liaise with ESF and External agencies to maintain existing vocational opportunities and explore areas for further development </li><li>Liaise with the HE team to ensure clear and effective pathways for progression into university and/or careers </li><li>Lead the planning and delivery of the IBCP core programme that includes approaches to learning, community and service, language development and the reflective project </li></ul><p><b>General Accountabilities - TEACHER </b></p><ul><li>Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs and to ensure students’ progression </li><li>Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management </li><li>Using flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line with the IBO philosophy </li><li>Maintain a well organised and stimulating learning environment </li><li>Using learning technologies to enhance learning </li><li>Using information about prior attainment to set expectations for students </li><li>Using a range of assessment and reporting methods that show students’ achieve in relation to learning outcomes </li><li>Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers </li><li>Additionally, the successful candidate will also be expected to have a significant impact on the College’s extra-curricular programme, and one opportunity to do this is in relation to sports. A wide range of sports are played at the College, both competitively and for leisure, including badminton, basketball, cross-country, cricket, football, golf, netball, rugby, swimming and volleyball. Further details of the Cobra Sports programme can be found on the <a href="https://www.discovery.edu.hk/school-life/cobra-sports/" rel="nofollow">College’s sport website</a>.</li></ul><p><b>Wider Professional roles </b></p><ul><li>Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities </li><li>Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning </li><li>Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school </li><li>Ensuring administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently </li><li>Collaborating with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning </li></ul><p><b>Minimum Typical Education </b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in a general subject plus PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) or similar, leading to qualification as a teacher. </li></ul><p><b>Minimum Typical Experience </b></p><ul><li>5 years of post qualification teaching experience. </li><li>An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of its curriculum frameworks is an advantage </li></ul><p><b>Note: </b></p><p><b>Two Years Finite Contract </b></p><ul><li>Contribute to the school extra curricular programme throughout the year </li><li>Participate in key school and PTA events on identified evenings and weekends </li><li>Contribute to the Education outside the Classroom Programme, including by leading residential excursions in urban or rural locations, in Hong Kong or overseas, as required </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.discovery.edu.hk/contact-us/job-vacancies/" rel="nofollow">Click here for more details about the role</a> </p><p>For enquiries, please contact Joyce Kwok at <a href="http://joyce.kwok&#64;dc.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">joyce.kwok&#64;dc.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><b>To apply, please click <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1213/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>. </b></p><p> </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></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>Grow. Discover. Dream. This vision statement, created by the College community when the school was founded in 2007, recognizes Discovery College’s belief that students should be independent, critical and creative thinkers equipped with the skills, attitudes and values to contribute positively in this complex world in which we live. </p><p>The College strongly supports all subject areas with a robust academic curriculum, including the performing and creative arts, design and ICT. Technology is embedded across the curriculum, supported by a number of digital literacy staff and a 1:1 laptop programme from Year 6 onwards. </p><p>The College’s facilities are second to none, with an award-winning design that incorporates an exceptional performing arts centre, gymnasium spaces, 25m rooftop heated swimming pool, library, science labs and design technology rooms. </p><p><a href="http://www.discovery.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.discovery.edu.hk</a> </p><p><br /></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><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> </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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