Teacher of Film and Media, Hong Kong

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West Island School - ESFHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ranges from GBP 44470 to GBP 77800 per year.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

West Island School 

Website: http://www.wis.edu.hk 

West Island School is a member of the English  Schools Foundation. The School was established in 1991 and is  celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As an international  secondary school offering iGCSE and IB programmes, we occupy award  winning buildings in the Western district of Hong Kong. We serve a  stable and established community in the Pokfulam district, with over  1200 students on roll. Our school mission of strength from diversity  reflects the considerable achievements of our learners from over 40  different nationalities. Our students progress to the universities of  their choice because they achieve highly, are well equipped and are  leaders of the future

We are seeking a  full time Teacher of Film and Media. The position will be a full-time  two years renewable contract starting August 2018.

Film Studies within Creative Arts Faculty

Film  Studies is a thriving subject within the school and we have two iGCSE  (AQA) groups in both Year 10 and 11 as well as two IB groups in both  Year 12 and 13 working at either standard or higher level. The  popularity of the subject within the school is matched by the success of  our students who consistently attain above expectations and who achieve  highly year on year. Film Studies is one of the most popular subject  choices within the Arts Faculty and a significant number of students  will choose this for their future careers.

You will be able to  teach your specialist subject of film across the age and ability range  (Year 10-13) including iGCSE and IB Standard and Higher Level. Previous  experience of teaching IB is not a requirement, however, post 16  experience teaching in a comparable qualification such as A level would  be an advantage.

Working with the Head of Film and also as part  of a larger Creative Arts Faculty, you will need to be: enthusiastic, a  team player, willing to work collaboratively to make things happen and  be passionate about the role and meaning of Film in young people’s  lives. The preferred candidate will be willing to offer opportunities  beyond the classroom in film and media for students at WIS.

As  well as being inspired by the work ethic and sense of enjoyment our  students have for learning, you will also be able to teach using the  very latest film technology. The department is supported by a full-time  technician. Students can use a vast range of resources including Canon  DSLR, Camcorders, sound recorders, audio recorders, lighting, Finalcut  Prox and Motion software to create graphic special effects. Our latest  drone technology is proving very intriguing for learners.

You may  be asked to contribute to the teaching of another area from time to  time and you should mention all subjects that you are qualified to teach  in your application.

All teachers at West Island School are tutors to a group of approximately 15 students within a particular year group.

Working at West Island School

West  Island School is a rewarding environment to pursue your career as a  teacher. We prioritise professional development and are engaged in  appreciative inquiry developing our own practice as a community of  teachers who learn from each other.

You will find your colleagues  to be pro-active, passionate about our students, adaptable and  supportive of you in both the school and Hong Kong. It is indeed, an  exciting place to live and work.

Our students are well motivated,  ambitious for themselves and for the whole school community. Our  distinction is the diversity of backgrounds which creates an inspiring  community of learners that motivates us as teachers.

Please refer to the ESF recruitment website as well as our own school  based website for further information. Do not hesitate to contact us if  you require anything further. 

Closing Date: 26 November 2017 

For enquiries, please contact Andrew Tranent at andrew.tranent@wis.edu.hk

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

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  immediately 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.

Job location

More about West Island School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 28191962
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