Teacher of Spanish - West Island School

West Island School

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong 


Middle School Teacher

Teaching Subject: Spanish

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 October 2022


West Island School is seeking a Teacher of Spanish across the age and ability range 11-18. You will also be able to teach a second language, ideally French, however, we will consider all applications. Starting January 2023, the position will be a full-time two-year contract, renewable by mutual consent.

<p><b>Job Description:</b></p><p>Spanish is a thriving subject within the school, including iGCSE groups and three IBDP groups spanning Ab Initio, Standard, and Higher levels. The popularity of the subject within the school is matched by the success of our students who attain high.</p><p>You will be teaching within a large faculty team of 12 committed linguists who teach Spanish, French, and Chinese. Our team of teachers is supported by four native-speaking educational assistants. Your timetable will be teaching mostly Spanish, across the full age and ability range, including IB Standard and Higher Level. Ideally, you will also be able to teach French to at least iGCSE.</p><p>Spanish is taught as part of the MYP framework for students between the ages of 11-14 using inquiry approaches and promoting conceptual understanding. At the beginning of Year 10, students commence their iGCSE studies and can choose to continue in their Spanish learning. Post 16 students select a language acquisition course as part of their IB Diploma and can choose either Ab Initio, Standard, or Higher level.</p><p>It is not essential to have prior experience with the IB curriculum framework, as full training will be given and you will enjoy learning from the wealth of experience provided by your faculty team. Applications are welcome from those with experience of equivalent post 16 programmes such as A level or Senior Secondary Curriculum. Your specialist knowledge of Spanish, ability to work with other members of a team, passion, and willingness to work collaboratively in developing teaching units is more critical.</p><p>All teachers at West Island School are tutors to a group of approximately 15 students within a particular year group and you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the holistic development of young people through pastoral work. Finally, there are a range of extra-curricular events and activities to which every teacher is expected to contribute to. Many activities are based on the teacher’s own interests or in support of students who are leading activities. It is essential that you are willing and able to contribute to the wider life of our school.</p><p>In return for your passion and delivering a quality education, we offer a highly competitive salary, gratuity, housing allowance, passage, healthcare and subsidized school places for your children. Our strength as part of the English Schools Foundation means that we offer security and the opportunities that are inherent in an established organization of our size.</p><p>Please refer to the ESF recruitment website as well as our own <a href="https://www.wis.edu.hk/working-with-us/" rel="nofollow">school-based website</a> for further information. If I have missed anything in the details that follow, don’t hesitate to contact me for further information about the school or living in Hong Kong.</p><p>Principal - Chris Sammons <a href="chris.sammons&#64;wis.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">chris.sammons&#64;wis.edu.hk </a></p><p><br /></p><p>See ESF Terms and Condition for further details of the conditions of service <a href="https://www.esf.edu.hk/terms-and-conditions/" rel="nofollow">here</a></p><p><br /></p><p><b>Requirements:</b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in the subject with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent<br /></li><li>Previous full-time teaching experience of Spanish across the full age and ability range</li><li>Ability and experience to teach advanced-level Spanish courses such as IB Higher (or their equivalent)</li><li>Relevant recent teaching experience of MYP, IGCSE, and IB (or equivalents)</li><li>Commitment to inclusion</li><li>Excellent writing and speaking skills in English</li><li>Evidence of leading or contributing to an extra-curricular programme of events</li><li>Pro-active, adaptable, and passionate team player able to share responsibility for the development of curriculum and pedagogy</li></ul><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C6s0Px6XUls-ZOcZv1Q1obidU4VXwh9b/view?hl&#61;en" rel="nofollow">Introduction to WIS 2022-23</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l4pdQxi8d_EMA8c4CLm_yRHfdHE5d8Hw/view?hl&#61;en" rel="nofollow">WIS Profile 2022-23</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v&#61;k6dA3GrEQeY" rel="nofollow">Visuals of West Island School </a></p><p><a href="http://web.wis.edu.hk/public_html/WISINTHENEWS/mobile/index.html" rel="nofollow">Flipbook (WIS in the NEWS)</a></p><p><br /></p><p><b>To apply, click <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1837/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow">here</a>. </b>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.</p><p><br /></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><b><br /></b>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="www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a></p><p><b>About the Team</b></p><p>West Island School is a world class co-educational IB World School with a leading reputation in Hong Kong. Our school motto “Strength from Diversity” reflects that the school caters for students from over 40 nationalities. The school has a strong focus on developing responsible global citizenship teaching through the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Courage, compassion and service beyond the classroom define our students. We have a reputation for academic excellence and the vast majority of students graduate to a range of leading worldwide universities after completing the IBDP or IBCP programme. In 2020, our average score for the IB Diploma was 37, and 29% of students achieved 40 points or more. Extracurricular activities are offered termly through an extensive CAS programme (Community, Activity and Service). We have a strong focus on pastoral care to support the whole development of young people. </p><p><a href="http://www.wis.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">http://www.wis.edu.hk</a><br /></p>