Primary Classroom Teacher - Discovery College

Discovery College

Discovery Bay, HONG_KONG 


Primary Teacher

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 29 May 2022


Discovery College is looking for a Primary Classroom Teacher to join the community. Successful candidate strategically plans lessons and ensures the delivery of high-quality teaching to meet each student's individual learning needs.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>Discovery College is looking for an experienced educator to fill the position of Class Teacher in the Primary School to start in August 2022. It is a mainscale teaching position for a suitable candidate who has an understanding of the IB PYP curriculum framework. </p><p>Discovery College is an all-through school located in Discovery Bay, Lantau Island. </p><p><b>Job Summary </b></p><p>The main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of the curriculum to meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes. Teachers teach a range of student abilities and classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their curriculum. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection in order to improve their knowledge and skills to better engage students and improve their learning. </p><p><b>Main Accountabilities </b></p><p><b>Teaching and Assessment </b></p><ul><li>Use own professional role to ensure that the College is able to deliver on the 5 DC Outcomes for every student </li><li>Plan lessons and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs and to ensure students’ progression </li><li>Use a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management </li><li>Use 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>Use learning technologies to enhance learning </li><li>Use information about prior attainment to set expectations for students </li><li>Use a range of assessment and reporting methods that make students’ achievement visible in relation to learning outcomes </li><li>Provide clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers </li></ul><p><b>Wider professional roles </b></p><ul><li>Plan and engage in professional learning activities that support College and systemic priorities </li><li>Take responsibility for own professional development and use the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning </li><li>Make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the College </li><li>Ensure administration of classroom procedures is completed efficiently </li><li>Collaborate positively with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning </li><li>Participate in Quality Assurance and School Improvement in order to ensure high standards of professional practice and student outcomes </li><li>Utilise the Professional Reflection and Development process to ensure own professional development and support for organisational priorities </li></ul><p><b>Additional responsibilities may include </b></p><ul><li>Manage a year level or subject area </li><li>Assist with or managing an aspect of daily school management </li><li>Assist year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions </li><li>Assist with or managing a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps coordination </li><li>Supervise a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes </li></ul><p><b>Core Capabilities/ Competencies Required </b></p><ul><li>Adaptability </li><li>Analysis / problem solving </li><li>Collaboration </li><li>Communication </li><li>Team work </li></ul><p><b>Minimum Typical Education </b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent </li></ul><p><b>Minimum Typical Experience </b></p><ul><li>An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of the curriculum frameworks is essential </li></ul><p><b>NOTE: 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">Please click here for more information about the position</a> </p><p><b>Teaching in Hong Kong </b></p><p>Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teacher. ESF Teachers enjoy a lucrative salary package and a 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> 29 May 2022 </p><p><b>To apply, please click<a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1522/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow"> here</a>. </b></p><p>For enquiries, please contact Clement Tam at <a href="http://clement.tam&#64;dc.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">clement.tam&#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>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>
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