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Teacher of English

Island School - ESFHong Kong

Island School     Website:  

Island School is a highly successful IB school located in the heart of Hong Kong. 1200 students aged 11 to 18 study an innovative and exciting curriculum combining our self-designed courses, the MYP, IGCSE, IB Diploma and BTEC programs. Currently based in temporary facilities in Sha Tin until September 2022 we will be returning to a brand new campus in the middle of the Hong Kong central business district. Here, facilities will include a world-class sports centre, maker spaces, open classrooms and a black box theatre.

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 (MYP, IGCSE, IB Diploma). 

Classroom 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 classroom teacher's contribution to the school goes beyond the classroom.  They participate in the development of the school policies and programmes and assist in the implementation of school priorities.  All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their teaching duties.  


Minimum typical education

Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in any subject with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent. All applicants are expected to have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the teaching of the EAL pedagogy and current global best practice in this teaching area.

Minimum typical experience 

1-3 years’ teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation. 

Full Job Description is available HERE.  P lease visit OUR WEBSITE to learn m ore about the Island School.

For enquiries, please contact Betty Tsu at +852 2524-7135 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. 

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

At Island School we do something different. Our focus is on igniting a passion for learning in every student. Teaching students facts and figures is no longer enough for them to succeed once they enter higher education and the workforce. We encourage students to problem solve, question and think creatively with new concepts and ideas. Students are encouraged to become resourceful, adaptable and confident learners.

Our academic record is excellent with students going on to many of the foremost universities and colleges in the world. You will find details of the curriculum and qualifications on offer on our website. In the senior years students can choose to study IB Diploma, IB Careers and BTEC courses. Island School prepares students for these qualifications with a broad-based middle school curriculum including IGCSEs and a wide range of exciting options in our unique Futures curriculum. Our aim is to help students develop a passion for learning in a range of areas, whether it be law or robotics and coding or music production.