Description of School:

Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, coeducational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.

VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years

Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.

VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.

VSA has approximately 2,046 students and a total faculty size of 195. In Secondary, there are 93 faculty members, more than half of whom are expatriate staff.

VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk

Description of Position:

VSA is now recruiting an enthusiastic and committed teacher for the above position for the school year beginning August 2022. The ideal candidate will have / be:

  • An undergraduate degree in English and a recognized teaching qualification with an emphasis on teaching English as an additional language

  • A CELTA or equivalent TEFL qualification

  • Experience in working with students for whom English is an additional language

  • Familiarity with and ideally experience teaching IB (MYP and DP)

  • Familiarity with alternative EAL proficiency standards

  • A commitment to student centred inquiry based learning

  • Enthusiasm for pastoral care and building strong relationships with students; this includes homeroom teacher and PSHE responsibilities

  • A growth-mindset looking to continually improve

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a new cultural environment

Application for Position:

Applicants please download and complete the application form on the schools website and email it along with a statement of your educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal with the address: ssrecruit@vsa.edu.hk and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as EAL Teacher - Secondary School in the subject line of your mail.

At VSA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out to ensure children have the right to protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition.

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.

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