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Individual Needs Teacher

Bradbury School - ESFHong Kong

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Bradbury School is looking for an Individual Needs Teacher to start in August 2021.The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2021, renewable by mutual consent. See ESF Terms and Condition  for further details of the package.

Job Summary

The main role of the IN 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 IN teacher engages in critical reflection in order to improve their knowledge and skills to better engage students and improve their learning.

IN teachers assume roles beyond the classroom in endeavouring to maximise students’ learning.  These roles include working collaboratively with colleagues and other members of the school community, and communicating with parents and care-givers.

The IN teachers participate in the development of the school policies and programmes and assist in the implementation of school priorities.  They may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their teaching duties.

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:

  • To support the IN students within the mainstream classroom setting.
  • Plan lessons and sequence of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression.
  • Use a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management.
  • Use flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line with the IBO philosophy.
  • Developing, writing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Maintain a well organised and stimulating learning environment.
  • Use learning technologies to enhance learning.
  • Use information about prior attainment to set expectations for students.
  • Use a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes.
  • Provide clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers.

Wider professional roles:

  • Plan and engage in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities.
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and use the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning.
  • Make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.
  • Ensure administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently.
  • Collaborate with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with or manage an aspect of daily school management.
  • Assist Year Level Co-ordinators, Curriculum Co-ordinators, Student Management Co-ordinators, Principal and Vice Principal with the performance of specific functions.
  • Assist with or manage a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps co-ordination.
  • Supervise a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes.
  • Develop a school transition programme and facilitate the associated orientation programme.
  • Lead the development of curriculum policies and programmes.
  • Contribute to the Foundation-wide professional development programme.


  • Bachelor Degree in Education, or
  • Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • 1-3 years teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation

For enquiries, please contact Alan Tang at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.

By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. 

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF's Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

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.

About Us

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.

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.

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. 

About the Team

ESF Bradbury School offers a safe, caring and fun environment, providing children with an all-round education of the very highest quality. We pride ourselve on The calibre of all of our staff and the positive, encouraging approach in our classrooms produce outstanding results. We encourage our children to become independent thinkers who care about the world around them – through an active sustainability approach – and to develop the skills required to become lifelong learners and leaders. We place a high importance on partnership with parents and see this as a cornerstone of how we operate on a daily basis. Our Parent Teacher Association is active and hardworking, contributing much to the life of our school. We are governed by a knowledgeable School Council. 

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