Lead Learner - Class Based, Hong Kong

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Kowloon Junior School - ESFHong Kong

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 55,600 to GBP 90,200 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Kowloon Junior School 

Website: http://www.kjs.edu.hkKowloon Junior School (KJS) is a 5 form entry primary school with 900 students.

Lead Learner - Class Based (TLR 3)


Kowloon Junior School is seeking to appoint a Lead Learner (Class Based). This position will be a full-time two years finite contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3) starting August 2019, renewable by mutual consent.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Kowloon Junior School (KJS), Hong Kong for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar classroom teacher to join us as one of our Lead Learners. In addition to your own class teaching obligations, you will also have responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school.

KJS is a well-established and highly reputed 5 form entry primary school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6 and is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in Hong Kong. KJS is a CIS Accredited and IB World School utilising the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework. Teaching and learning at KJS is underpinned by an inquiry approach.

A Lead Learner’s main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. The Lead Learner is a middle leadership post attracting an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team. You will work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help us realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”.


For further details of the role, please refer to the attached job description and the following application criteria:

Essential Criteria
• Qualified teacher status
• Exemplary classroom practitioner
• Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
• Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
• Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
• Ability to mentor / coach staff
• Minimum 3 years teaching experience
• Evidence of ongoing professional development
• Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria
• Experience in similar role
• Experience of more than one curriculum model
• International and home teaching experience

You will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate will be employed on a two years contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3), renewable by mutual consent.

Please complete the online application form via the ESF website (www.esf.edu.hk) and do not send CVs or letters of application directly to the school.

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2018

For enquiries, please contact Astor Gibbons at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk
Step 1: Go to the Registration tab and register. You will then receive an email with an activation link.
Step 2: When your account has been activated, login to the system and click "Job Listing"
Step 3: Check the box next to the job(s) that you wish to apply for and click "Apply & Continue".

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More about Kowloon Junior School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State
Address: 20 Perth Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2394 0687
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