Mainscale Class Teacher (One Year Finite Contract) - Kowloon Junior School

Kowloon Junior School

Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Primary Teacher

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 April 2023

Kowloon Junior School is looking for a Mainscale Class 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>Kowloon Junior School is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplary classroom teacher to join our team in middle primary classes from mid August 2023. This position will be a full-time one year teaching contract. See the <a href="" rel="nofollow">School Website</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow">ESF Terms and Conditions</a> for further details of the school and remuneration package.<br /></p><p>While our goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”, the main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which 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 programmes. 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><u>Key Responsibilities </u></b></p><p><b>Teaching and Assessment: </b></p><ul><li>Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression </li><li>Using 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 technology to effectively 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 student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes </li><li>Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers </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>Additional responsibilities may include:</b></p><ul><li>Assisting with or managing an aspect of daily school management </li><li>Assisting year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions </li><li>Assisting with or managing a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps co-ordination </li><li>Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes </li></ul><p><b><u>Requirements </u></b></p><p><b>Essential Criteria:</b></p><ul><li>Qualified teacher status </li><li>Exemplary classroom practitioner </li><li>Experience of working within an inquiry based setting </li><li>Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices </li><li>Committed to supporting children’s individual needs </li></ul><p><b>Desirable Criteria:</b></p><ul><li>Experience in similar role </li><li>Experience of more than one curriculum model </li><li>Experience in PYP IB framework will be an advantage </li><li>International and home teaching experience </li></ul><p><b>Other Requirements:</b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or </li><li>Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent </li><li>Relevant teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation </li></ul><p>For further details of the role, please refer to this<a href="" rel="nofollow"> generic job description</a>.</p><p><b>Closing Date: </b>14 April 2023</p><p><b>To apply, please click <a href=";jobshare" rel="nofollow">here</a>. </b></p><p>Please do not send CVs or letters of application directly to the school.</p><p><b>Enquiries </b></p><p>For any questions, please email the school at <a href="http://jobs&#64;" rel="nofollow">jobs&#64;</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 (senior-level roles, head of department, etc.) 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="" rel="nofollow"></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><ul><li>Being internationally minded. </li><li>Our commitment to developing a community of learners. </li><li>Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence. </li><li>Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor. </li><li>Treating others as we would like to be treated. </li><li>Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others. </li><li>Encouraging creativity and innovation. </li><li>Having high expectations of ourselves and others. </li><li>Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community. </li><li>Demonstrating our values through responsible action. </li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></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>
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