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SEN Lead Teacher, TLR3

The Jockey Club Sarah Roe School - ESFHong Kong

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Jockey Club Sarah Roe School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) and is the only special school in Hong Kong delivering a curriculum in English.  We have an enrollment of 70 students aged between five to nineteen years with additional learning needs including Autism Spectrum diagnosis and complex needs.

We are looking for self-motivated and committed SEN leader to join our team.

We are seeking to appoint a school middle leader to support ongoing development of the provision for JCSRS students. The Lead Teacher will work alongside the school leadership team to assist other staff in achieving the school vision of every student to be the best that they can be. They will be instrumental to the school improvement process.

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The successful candidate must:

  • Hold Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • Hold formal qualifications in SEN provision
  • Have a proven record of working in the SEN setting and have a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of special education
  • Have a proven minimum 3-5 years track record of excellent classroom and pedagogical practice.
  • Have knowledge and expertise in ICT and learning technologies
  • Be able to engage, motivate and support children, staff and parents.
  • Be a reflective practitioner with the ability to think creatively and innovate.
  • Be a positive and enthusiastic member of staff.
  • Flexibility and excellent communication skills are vital.
  • Previous demonstrated leadership experience and skills will be an asset.

The position will be a full-time two years’ contract starting August 2021, renewable by mutual consent. (January 2022 start will also be considered for the right candidate.) See ESF Terms and Condition  for further details of the package.

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.

Closing Date: 25 April 2021

For enquiries, please contact Anna Smakowska, Principal at +852 2761 9893 or

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.

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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 Jockey Club Sarah Roe School (JCSRS) is the only English-medium school in Hong Kong that caters for children with individual needs. The school supports students with a wide range of needs including moderate and severe or complex learning disabilities and students with autism. The age range is from 5 to 19 years. The school strives to empower children and young people to maximise their potential and where appropriate, make their transition into mainstream education through collaborative inclusion programmes.

Teachers are highly qualified and experienced. Every child has an Individual Educational Plan which includes literacy, numeracy, communication, personal and social education, and behaviour targets to which the school’s multidisciplinary team of therapists contribute as required. All students leaving the school at the end of their educational career do so with a record of achievement and a portfolio of work that is accredited by ASDAN, an awarding body that is recognised by institutes of further education, commerce and industry.

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