Teacher of Psychology – All Secondary Schools (Expressions of Interest)

English Schools Foundation (see more jobs from this school)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: Psychology

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 8 July 2023

ESF is now inviting candidates to register their interest for the following position in advance of our annual recruitment campaign. If you are eager to learn more about any similar opportunities in one of our schools, we recommend that you apply to be kept up to date with the latest openings!

<p><b>Job Description</b></p><p>ESF is now inviting candidates to register their interest for the following position in advance of our annual recruitment campaign. If you are eager to learn more about any similar opportunities in one of our schools, we recommend that you apply to be kept up to date with the latest openings!</p><p>We teach Psychology as part of the I.B. Diploma, taking Social and Dysfunctional Psychology as our options. However, the successful applicant will be free to adjust the curriculum as is appropriate in consultation with the Head of Department.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Key responsibilities</b></p><ul><li>Leading the ongoing development of the Psychology curriculum.</li><li>Keeping fully aware of IB Psychology curriculum development and subject pedagogy and communicating this effectively to Psychology teachers and the wider faculty.</li><li>Understand the development of IB assessment requirements and communicate effectively to teachers. This includes working closely with the exams office and IB Coordinators.</li><li>Maintaining standards of planning of the written curriculum in line with IBDP coordinator and faculty expectations to ensure student progress, including horizontal and vertical planning of ATL skills, subject content and concepts.</li><li>Monitoring/evaluating the development of teaching and learning in the programme and the standards of achievement in Psychology.</li><li>Supporting staff teaching Psychology and planning their professional development with them.</li><li>Planning and managing resources. Efficiently managing delegated spending according to school policies.</li><li>Designing and maintaining online curriculum resources for the department including course information and resources on the school website and internal department pages.</li><li>Running effective meetings and providing agendas and minutes of these meetings.</li><li>Attending whole school, phase team, faculty, and subject meetings as required.</li><li>Creating and reviewing subject development plans and targets to ensure alignment of department with faculty and school development plans.</li><li>Implementing all agreed school policies and actively promoting a whole school vision.</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Key accountabilities</b></p><ul><li>High quality teaching and learning consistently achieved in Psychology.</li><li>All I.B. Diploma prescribed requirements.</li><li>Resources for learning match needs of the students.</li><li>Achievement of all students relative to their ability.</li><li>Contributes actively to other subject areas, including the MYP and Futures Curriculums.</li><li>All staff are performing at a high level and/or underperformance is addressed.</li><li>Contributing to the Foundation wide Subject Coordinator groups.</li><li>Accountable to the Principal, IBDP Curriculum Coordinator, and Head of Faculty.</li><li>Person Specification</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>The successful candidate should have:</b></p><ul><li>a degree in psychology and a postgraduate teaching qualification.</li><li>a commitment to inclusion of all students from across the ability range.</li><li>the ability to teach the subject to I.B. Diploma.</li><li>Enthusiasm to teach at least two other humanities subjects including an integrated humanities program in Year 7 &amp;8.</li><li>a drive and enthusiasm for the subject.</li><li>a conscientious teamplayer with the ability to adapt to new situations and work flexibly.</li><li>an awareness of current educational developments in psychology education.</li><li>a commitment to pastoral care within the school.</li><li>a commitment to extracurricular activities.</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Our Secondary Schools:</b></p><p><u>Kowloon:<br /></u></p><p><a href="https://www.kgv.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">King George V School</a></p><p><u>New Territories:</u></p><p><a href="https://shatincollege.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Sha Tin College</a></p><p><a href="https://www.rchk.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Renaissance College</a></p><p><u>Island:</u></p><p><a href="https://island.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Island School</a></p><p><a href="https://www.sis.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">South Island School </a></p><p><a href="https://www.wis.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">West Island School </a></p><p><u>Outlying Islands:</u></p><p><a href="https://www.discovery.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Discovery College</a></p><p><br /></p><p><i>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.</i></p><p><i>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </i></p><p><i>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer</i></p><p><i>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations.</i></p><p><i>Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF&#39;s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.</i></p><p><i>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.</i><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><b>About Us</b></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><br /></p><p><a href="www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a></p><p><br /></p><p><b>About the Team</b></p><p>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is a modern, well-managed educational organisation, committed to offering an international education to students drawn from over 70 countries. We are proud to be at the forefront of the educational hub in Hong Kong. We actively take advantage of the opportunities that Hong Kong offers as Asia’s world city and the principal gate-way to China.</p><p>The curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate, is adapted to Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific region. ESF’s 1,100 teachers are highly qualified bringing with them experience from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the UK and many other international school systems. All schools offer a broad range of out-of-school activities in Hong Kong and overseas.</p><p>ESF has over 18,000 students. Our culture is one of joy in learning and pride in achievement. The great majority of our students study for the IB Diploma and gain entry to universities all over the world. ESF has a long-standing commitment to children with individual needs and is the principal provider for English-speaking children with special educational needs in Hong Kong. For further details about ESF, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.esf.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">http://www.esf.edu.hk/</a>.</p>