Teacher of Computer Science, Hong Kong

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King George V School - ESFHong Kong

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Start date: August 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

King George V School      Website: http://www.kgv.edu.hk

‘Be your own remarkable…’

King George V School is an inclusive Y7-Y13 Secondary School in Homantin, Kowloon with 1800 students from many different nationalities. The school is part of the English Schools Foundation. As a school we offer MYP for years 7-9, I/GCSE for years 10-11 and IBDP and BTEC for Y12-13. Our school vision is to create a ‘school for one’. A place where each and every person engages in remarkable learning to achieve at high levels and be the best they can be. As an agile school, we collaborate and innovate to make a difference in the communities we serve and lead.

Teacher of Computer Science

At King George V School (KGV), our purpose is based on our belief that each and every student can ‘be their own remarkable…’ This drives our vision to create a ‘school for one’, a place where each and every person engages in remarkable learning to achieve at high levels and be the best they can be.

Our school is also about continual improvement. As an agile school, we collaborate and innovate to make a difference in the communities we serve and lead. KGV is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our school delivers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in years 7 to 9, the (I)GCSE in years 10 and 11, after which our students progress to study either the IB Diploma Program or the more vocationally oriented BTEC applied learning program in years 12 and 13.

At KGV School, all our staff are leaders and we shape our culture by:

• Modelling and maximising learning through building capacity in others and participating as a learner;

• Contributing to our collaborative and professional environment by enacting our four elements of trust – compassion, competence, communication and consistency;

• Accepting personal accountability for our behaviours and the quality of our outcomes.

The position will be a full-time two year finite contract from August 2020 to August 2022 with the possibility of renewal. See ESF Terms and Condition for further details of the package.


• Bachelor Degree with relevance to Computer Science plus a recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification, or equivalent;

• Teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation;

• Teaching experience and/or capacity in a range of Computer Science courses at all levels. Courses covered at KGV are MYP Design, (I)GCSE Computer Science and IB Diploma Computer Science;

• These courses require expertise in Java and Python. Web science at IB Diploma level also requires PHP and JavaScript. Experience in teaching these areas is advantageous.

• Experience and ability to use data on student learning to modify curriculum, teaching and assessment provision;

• Effective interpersonal skills and ability to form positive relationships with students, staff and parents;

• Contribute strongly to the Computer Science / IT Department Professional Learning Teams collaboration which is focused on improving student learning;

• Monitor the impact of teaching strategies though collaborative enquiry and data informed conversations;

• Ability to lead or support extra-curricular activities as part of the whole-school CAS programme and attend school functions as a representative of the school leadership team;

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: 17 Feb 2020

For enquiries, please contact Betty Ko at +852 2760-6611 or betty.ko@kgv.edu.hk.

Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk

Step 1: Go to the Registration tab and register. You will then receive an email with an activation link.

Step 2: When your account has been activated, login to the system and click "Job Listing"

Step 3: Check the box next to the job(s) that you wish to apply for and click "Apply & Continue".

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.

More about King George V School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +852 2711 3029
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