Teacher of English - West Island School

West Island School

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong 

Middle School Teacher

Teaching Subject: English

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 9 December 2022

West Island School is looking for a Teacher of English to join the community this August 2023. The successful candidate educates the students on the principles of the English language and improves students' reading and communication skills.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>West Island School is seeking a Teacher of English to start in August 2023. (Full Time Two Years contract, renewable by mutual agreement). </p><p>English is taught as part of the IB Middle Years Programme from age 11-14 using inquiry approaches and promoting conceptual understanding. At the beginning of Year 10, students commence their iGCSE in English Language and iGCSE World Literature. Post 16 students select an English course as part of their IB Diploma at either standard or higher level. </p><p>It is not essential to have prior experience of the IB curriculum framework as full training will be given and you will enjoy the wealth of experience provided by your Head of Faculty. Applications are welcome from those with experience of equivalent post 16 programmes such as A level or Senior Secondary Curriculum. Your specialist knowledge of English, 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. </p><p>Finally, there is 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 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 organisation of our size. </p><p>Please refer to the ESF recruitment website as well as our own school-based website for further information. If we have missed anything in the details that follow, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information about the school or living in Hong Kong. </p><p><b>Principal - Chris Sammons</b><a href="http://chris.sammons&#64;wis.edu.hk" rel="nofollow"> chris.sammons&#64;wis.edu.hk</a> </p><p><b>Head of English – Fiona Mulholland</b> <a href="http://fiona.mulholland&#64;wis.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">fiona.mulholland&#64;wis.edu.hk</a> </p><p>See <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1968/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow">ESF Terms and Conditions</a> for further details of the conditions of service. </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 </li><li>Experience of teaching the subject across the full age and ability range up to and including Year 13 (IB Higher or equivalent) </li><li>Previous full-time teaching experience for at least two years </li><li>Commitment to inclusion </li><li>Evidence of leading or contributing to an extra-curricular programme of events </li><li>Proven experience as a leader or evidence of your potential to lead </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><b>Closing Date:</b> 9 December 2022 </p><p><b>To apply, please click <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1968/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow">here</a>. </b></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>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, 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. </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>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></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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