Teacher of Physical Education, Hong Kong

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Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong (SHK)Hong Kong

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Following the success of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside where 1700 students study in one of Southeast Asia’s finest schools,Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong opened in 2018. A primary school, we provide almost 1,000 places for children aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Operating within a world-class and purpose built facility, students and teachers enjoy wide access to our sports hall, swimming pools, gymnastics centre and rooftop football pitch. These spaces, among others, have been designed bespoke for primary aged children.

The school enjoys an advantageous setting in Tseung Kwan O - easily accessible by road and MTR, it also benefits from the strongest of partnerships with Shrewsbury School in the UK (www.shrewsbury.org.uk).

Salary:

An excellent and internationally competitive package of benefits is offered under the terms of a two year contract.

Responsibilities:

The Teacher of Physical Education will:

  • Report to the Head of Physical Education who will be his / her Line Manager and who will conduct his / her Performance Management
  • Plan, develop, implement and review excellent Schemes of Work relating to the PE and swimming curriculum
  • Support school teams and develop school participation in in competitions and events
  • Develop a team spirit across all sports
  • Help to develop and promote opportunities for all school teams and individuals

Tasks:

The Teacher of Physical Education will: 

  • Hold a full teaching timetable for PE, including Swimming, equivalent to that of a class teacher
  • Be familiar with the pedagogy of the active learning Early Years programme and the inclusion of PE within that provision
  • Support students in their preparations for individual and team events and competitions
  • Represent the views of the PE department at School meetings and other meetings as required
  • Be directly involvement in the Performance Management of assigned Visiting coaches
  • Liaise as frequently as possible with Visiting coaches and help to keep track of School pupil development in these areas
  • Plan and implement opportunities for children to lead healthy active lifestyles
  • Work to maintain a professional, healthy and conflict-free atmosphere within the department/school

Professional Expectations:

The Teacher of Physical Education will: 

  • Be an accomplished sports person in his or her own right
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience
  • Be passionate about the development of young people and fostering a love of PE, including swimming, and a healthy lifestyle in all members of the school community
  • Be able to nurture and stretch the most able whilst also making PE accessible and enjoyable for all
  • Have a full understanding of the English National Curriculum with regard to PE objectives and expectations and have the ability to interpret these creatively
  • Have a full understanding of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway
  • Have an understanding or experience of competitive swimming
  • Be an exemplar teacher in respect of planning, preparation of the learning environment, lesson delivery, including EAL strategies and differentiation, assessment, marking and reporting
  • Support the development of effective systems for planning, assessment and record keeping across the PE department
  • Will have a track record of exceptional pastoral care and be able to prioritise the happiness and wellbeing of all students
  • Have excellent communication skills with all constituencies within the school
  • Enjoy working as part of a talented and experienced team
  • Manage his / her own time effectively - particularly in relation to balancing the demands made by teaching, subject management and involvement in school development

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will: 

  • Bring an innovative approach, passion and a love of physical education to all students across the school
  • Be experienced in developing a broad, rich and engaging curriculum
  • Demonstrate an exemplary work ethic
  • Prove to be a reflective practitioner

Child Safeguarding:

Shrewsbury International School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Attend in-house Child Safeguarding programmes
  • Promote and safeguarding the welfare of all students in the school
  • Report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead any concerns they have for the welfare of a student - this may include unsafe practices witnessed within the school as outlined in the school’s Whistleblowing Policy
  • Keep professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained
  • Seek advice from a Line Manager or the Designated Safeguarding Lead with issues or concerns related to Child Safeguarding

Requirements:

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) prior to the start of contract
  • Formal proof of identity with photo ID (Original Driving License / Passport)
  • 3 signed, confidential references (one of which will be from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of contract
  • Verification of original qualifications

How to Apply:

Applications will be only be accepted through the full completion of a Teacher Online Application Form at: http://www.shrewsbury.hk/Current-Vacancies

Further Details:

Full details of the school are available on our website at http://www.shrewsbury.hk.

Any queries should be forwarded to our HR Officer, Ms Momoko Law at: vacancies@shrewsbury.hk



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More about Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong (SHK)
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2480 1500