Head of Economics (TLR3), Hong Kong

Closing date:

West Island School - ESFHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ranges from GBP 44470 to GBP 77800 per year.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

West Island School 

Website: http://www.wis.edu.hk 

West Island School is a member of the English  Schools Foundation. The School was established in 1991 and is  celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As an international  secondary school offering iGCSE and IB programmes, we occupy award  winning buildings in the Western district of Hong Kong. We serve a  stable and established community in the Pokfulam district, with over  1200 students on roll. Our school mission of strength from diversity  reflects the considerable achievements of our learners from over 40  different nationalities. Our students progress to the universities of  their choice because they achieve highly, are well equipped and are  leaders of the future

Head of Economics (TLR3) - Starting Aug 2018 

We are seeking a  full time Head of Economics. The position will be a full-time two years  renewable contract starting August 2018.

Economics within Individual and Societies

Economics  is a thriving subject within the school and we have three iGCSE groups  in both Year 10 and 11 as well as three IB groups in both Year 12 and  Year 13 working at either standard or higher level. The popularity of  the subject within the school is matched by the success of our students  who consistently attain above expectations and who achieve highly year  on year. Economics and Business Studies is both a leading subject area  and the first choice for the majority of students in their future  careers.

You will be able to teach your specialist subject of  economics across the age and ability range (Year 10-13) including iGCSE  and IB Standard and Higher Level. Previous experience of teaching IB is  not a requirement, however, significant post 16 experience teaching in a  comparable qualification such as A level would be an advantage.

You  will also possess or be able to demonstrate strong leadership  potential, reporting to the Head of Individual and Societies Faculty.  Overall, the Head of Faculty works with subject leaders for Economics,  Business Studies, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Geography  and Psychology.   You will be a key player amongst these leaders who are  committed to high quality teaching throughout the wider team of  teachers. You will also be responsible for another teacher of Economics  developing teaching plans, learning resources and assessment practice to  sustain the excellent progress of learners.

It is rare that you  will be asked to contribute to the teaching of another area dues to the  high demand for Economics courses but this may happen from time to time  due to timetabling. Experience in teaching of Business Studies would  therefore be an advantage.

All teachers at West Island School are tutors to a group of approximately 15 students within a particular year group.

Working at West Island School

West  Island School is a rewarding environment to pursue your career as a  teacher. We prioritise professional development and are engaged in  appreciative inquiry developing our own practice as a community of  teachers who learn from each other.

You will find your colleagues  to be pro-active, passionate about our students, adaptable and  supportive of you in both the school and Hong Kong. It is indeed, an  exciting place to live and work.

Please refer to the ESF recruitment website as well as our own school  based website for further information. Do not hesitate to contact us if  you require anything further. 

Closing Date: 22 Oct 2017 

For enquiries, please contact Aniket Gocoldas at Aniket.gocoldas@wis.edu.hk

Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk
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ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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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.

Job location

More about West Island School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 28191962
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