Head of History, Hong Kong

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Creative Secondary SchoolHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package
Contract term: Fixed Term

Creative Secondary School (http://www.css.edu.hk) is a co-educational day school  located in Hong Kong. The school began its operation in September 2006.

CSS is the first state-funded local school in Hong Kong to become an IB
World School. It was authorised in Feb 2009 to offer the IB Middle Years
Programme and in April 2010 to offer the IB Diploma (IBDP), alongside the
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). IBDP average score over  the past 6 years is around 34-5 pts. Well over 90% of students continue to tertiary education. The school is proud of its value-added track record, given that it is open to students of all abilities and backgrounds, subject only to their ability to access the curriculum delivered through the medium of English.

We wish to appoint a Head of History for August 2019, to coordinate the
planning and delivery of senior form History as well as junior form
Individuals & Societies courses.

Background information about the CSS Individuals & Societies Faculty

The Faculty teaches MYP Individuals & Societies (I&S) to Forms 1-3 and
offers senior form History, Geography, Business, Economics and Environmental Systems and Societies electives to students in the senior forms (4-6). MYP and Form 4 classes have a maximum size of 25 students and Form 5-6 Diploma classes have a maximum size of 18, although they are usually somewhat smaller than this.

At present there are 14 teachers working within the I&S Faculty. All teachers in I&S are expected to teach the MYP and most will have Diploma-level teaching too. Typically, teachers will gain experience of both Diplomas during their time with the school. The IBDP and HKDSE classes are taught separately due to differences in syllabus content and assessment requirements, although the pedagogical approach to the two Diplomas is very similar, drawing heavily on extensive practical programmes and an inquiry-based approach. The team cultivates an ethos of working collaboratively and has succeeded in building a very supportive environment in which each individual is encouraged to share their expertise, identify their strengths and develop new capacity.

The Individuals & Societies Faculty actively encourages the pursuit of
learning outside of the classroom and engages in a number of
History-specific and faculty-wide experiential learning opportunities both
locally and internationally.

About the position

CSS is looking for an experienced and motivated team player to join the
Individuals & Societies faculty as a Head of History.

An ideal candidate should have:

  • A minimum of three years experience delivering the IBDP History
  • A bachelor degree in History and a recognised teaching
    qualification i.e. PGDE or equivalent
  • Evidence of past track record successfully leading a team within a
  • Experience adapting lessons to cater for learning diversity and
    second language learners
  • Experience with MYP Individuals & Societies/junior form Integrated

As Head of History you will:

  • Lead, manage and develop the study of history at CSS
  • Be responsible for student progress and development within History
  • Analyze and manage data to foster learning and teaching
  • Develop and enhance teaching and learning within History
  • Work closely with the Head of Faculty to ensure the provision of an
    appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for
    students studying History
  • Work with the Head of Faculty to manage and deploy teaching staff,
    financial and physical resources within the subject effectively to support
    the faculty development plan
  • Take a proactive role in the development of Interdisciplinary Units
    and the implementation of new units of study

How to apply

Please send your letter of application, CV and the email details of 2 professional referees to the Principal, Mr. S.M. Cheung by email (jobs@css.edu.hk) to Creative Secondary School, 3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, N.T. Hong Kong.

Application deadline

Friday 22 March 2019

Job location

More about Creative Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Address: 3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, N.T., Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2336 0233
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