Forest School (Level 3) / Outdoor Education Leader, Hong Kong

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Malvern College Hong KongHong Kong

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Start date: 12 August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The appointed Forest School /Outdoor Education Leader will provide leadership in developing and implementing the Forest School curriculum in lower primary. The appointed person will lead Forest School sessions, along with supporting staff. The ability and interest to support the development of outdoor education in upper primary and senior years would be an advantage.  The appointed person will also be required to support other aspects of school life depending on the areas of expertise of the successful applicant.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and lead in preparing a challenging, innovative and exciting Forest School curriculum for children which will enable them to flourish and achieve their potential.  Forest School is currently a core part of the curriculum in Years 1 and 2;
  • Design, prepare and deliver inspiring and challenging Forest School lessons to suit the individual needs of all pupils;
  • Promote the enjoyment of learning in the outdoors;
  • Complete risk assessments;
  • Nurture meaningful relationships with children and provide the individual attention they need;
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme and participate in school activities such as assemblies, parent evening events, conferences, workshops and duties- any other roles as identified by the leadership team;
  • Adhere to and promote Malvern College’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Educational and Professional Requirements 

  • A qualified teacher and holder of a university degree
  • Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification
  • Current Outdoor First Aid Qualification
  • Native Level English speaker
  • Minimum 2 years' Forest School experience
  • Curriculum development knowledge and experience in Forest School Education
  • Experience in teaching second language learners
  • Enjoys being outdoors and working with children
  • Awareness of Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and other related policies
  • Evidence of on-going professional learning and development

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, integrity, strength of character and perseverance
  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age, and ethnic background
  • Shows a strong work ethic
  • Articulate and effective communicator and well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in outdoor education
  • Collaborative and can work as part of a team
  • Integrity
  • Sense of humour
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning
  • Can work and lead independently

Benefit Package

For international teachers, we provide the following beneift package according to our policy:

  • Gratuity
  • Housing Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Flight Allowance
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Provident Fund

Job location

More about Malvern College Hong Kong
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: Fo Chun Road, Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po, Hong Kong
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