Mainscale Class Teacher, Hong Kong

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Sha Tin Junior School - ESFHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: Aug 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 57,800 to GBP 94,100 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sha Tin Junior School      Website: 

Sha Tin Junior School (SJS) is a 5 – 11 primary school and is one of 23 schools which make up the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. The school is 5-form entry with 900 students on roll. The school serves a residential zone which comprises the majority of the New Territories in Hong Kong. The student population is international in nature with a large proportion of HK Permanent Residents. Parent expectations and student attainment are high.

SJS follows the inquiry-based international curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and is a fully authorised IBO World School.

Mainscale Class Teacher

Sha Tin Junior School is looking for a Mainscale Class Teacher. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2020, renewable by mutual consent. See ESF Terms and Condition  for further details of the package.

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

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:

• Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression.

• Using 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

• Maintain a well organised and stimulating learning environment

• Use technology to effectively enhance learning

• Using information about prior attainment to set expectations for students.

• Using a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes.

• Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers.

Wider professional roles:

• Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities.

• Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning.

• Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.

• Ensuring administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently

• Collaborating with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning.

Additional responsibilities may include:

• Assisting with or managing an aspect of daily school management.

• Assisting year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions.

• Assisting with or managing a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps co-ordination.

• Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes.


• 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

Teaching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall, in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful.

This is a Re-advertisement -Previous Applicants Need Not Apply.

Closing Date: 05 April 2020

For enquiries, please contact Kari Yeung at +852 26922721 or .

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More about Sha Tin Junior School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: 3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +852 2692 2721
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