Teacher of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance, Drama), Hong Kong

Closing date:Expiring soon

Beacon Hill School - ESFHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 60,700 to GBP 98,800 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Beacon Hill School      Website: http://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/

Beacon Hill School (BHS) is a three-form entry school with approximately 540 students. BHS is an accredited IB World School utilising the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework. Teaching and learning at BHS is underpinned by a rigorous and student-centred approach to curriculum, pedagogy and practice.

Beacon Hill School has supportive, dedicated and committed teachers who collaborate with each other and the parent community to ensure every child is supported and challenged to be the best they can be.

Beacon Hill School is now seeking to appoint a Teacher of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance, Drama) starting August 2020. (TLR4) Leadership points may be allocated based on leadership experience. The position will be a full-time two years contract, renewable by mutual consent. See ESF Terms and Condition   for further details of the package. If you are a motivated, enthusiastic teacher who wants to make a difference to young people’s lives - please apply. We would like to hear from you.

The Teacher of Expressive Arts will be an enthusiastic and exemplary classroom practitioner with a passion for performing arts. They will lead the continued development of this dynamic and valued aspect of the curriculum. There is an opportunity for leadership points for suitable candidates who have leadership background.

Main Accountabilities - Teaching and Learning:

● Work with teachers ensuring the Expressive Arts programme has authentic links across the PYP programme of inquiry.

● Teach music skills across the school. Coordinate and prepare students for concerts/performances within the school and across the Foundation

● Coordinate curriculum documentation

● Support assembly programmes

● Coordinate school choirs and orchestra

● Add value to our talented students across the expressive arts areas

● Represent the school at the ESF Curriculum Group

● Experience in teaching children with individual needs

● Have an optimistic outlook and warm personality

● Be focussed and set high expectations in terms of music and other expressive arts outcomes and deliver on these outcomes.

● Have experience or potential to build upon the school’s image and profile in terms of expressive arts with parents and the wider community.

● Show evidence of leadership and pedagogy in expressive arts

● Can work successfully as part of a team

● Have evidence of the ability to use technology to support and enhance learning

● Have sound knowledge and understanding of assessment and be able to implement and analyse data.

Wider professional roles:

● Plan and engage in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities.

● Taking responsibility for own professional development to improve teaching and students’ learning.

● Make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.

● Collaborate with staff to cater for and support students with additional learning needs across a phase of whole school.

● Collaborate with the wider ESF community and beyond to enhance learning experiences for students.

Additional responsibilities may include:

● Assist with or manage an aspect of daily school management.

● Assist the Principal and/or Vice Principal with the performance of specific functions.

● Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular program


● Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree in any subjects with PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) or equivalent

● 2+ years teaching experience within a recognized educational organization is preferred.

● Relevant qualifications, knowledge and experience.

● An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of the curriculum framework (PYP) is highly desirable.

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: 20 Nov 2019

For enquiries, please contact Brenda Cook at brenda.cook@bhs.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".

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 Beacon Hill School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: 23 Ede Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +852 2336 5221
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