ENGLISH TEACHER - MYP AND DP


CLOSING DATE: 8 JANUARY 2021 STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2021



Description of School:


Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co educational 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 1,965 students and a total faculty size of 188. 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 2021. The ideal candidate will have:


  • An undergraduate degree in English and a recognized teaching qualification Relevant experience teaching English Literature and English Language & Literature to senior secondary level students

  • A qualification and experience in working with students for whom English is an additional language is an advantage

  • Experience teaching IB (MYP and DP) with an emphasis on DP English Literature 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 and email along with a statement of educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal (ssrecruit@vsa.edu.hk). Please add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as English Teacher - MYP and DP in the subject of your email.


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.


(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only)


www.vsa.edu.hk

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