Teacher of English
English Schools Foundation
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

West Island School Website : West Island School is a member of the English Schools Foundation and was established in 1991.

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.

Teacher of English (TLR3 leading IBDP Phase)

Working with the Head of Faculty, you will be responsible for leading learning at IB Diploma level.

This position would suit somebody with experience of Post-16 learning and looking to develop in a leadership role with support and guidance.

English is taught as part of the IB Middle Years Programme from age 11-14 using inquiry approaches and promoting conceptual understanding.

At the beginning of Year 10 students commence their iGCSE in English Language and iGCSE World Literature. Post 16 students select an English course as part of their IB Diploma at either standard or higher level.

It is not essential to have prior experience of the IB curriculum framework as full training will be given. Applications are welcome from those with experience of equivalent programmes such as A level or Senior Secondary Curriculum.

Your specialist knowledge of English, ability to engage other members of the team, passion and willingness to work collaboratively in developing teaching units is more critical.

You will also have experience and interest in engaging post 16 learners.

The position will be a full-time two year finite contract from August 2020 to August 2022 with the possibility of renewal.

See for further details of the package.


  • Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in the subject with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching the subject across the full age and ability range up to and including Year 13 (IB Higher or equivalent)
  • Experience and interest in engaging post 16 learners with an understanding of challenges and opportunities learners face
  • Leading excellence in teaching and learning within the post 16 age range
  • Experience of designing post 16 courses with the potential to engage and lead others in collaborative working
  • Coordinating effective approaches to assessment and moderation
  • Collaborating with other leadership post holders in the faculty to provide collective leadership of results
  • Commitment to inclusion
  • Evidence of leading or contributing to an extra-curricular programme of events
  • Pro-active, adaptable and passionate team player able to share responsibility for the development of curriculum and pedagogy
  • 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 and SIS 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.

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