CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2022
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:
Ideally a postgraduate qualification in working with students with special needs and gifted and talented students
A recognized teaching qualification
A commitment to the philosophy of inclusion
Experience in supporting children with Special Educational Needs
Ability to work collaboratively with specialist subject teachers to improve the learning outcomes of these students
Ability to track the progress of individual students, set improvement targets, maintain up-to-date records and design appropriate interventions to help these students in reducing the achievement gap
Ability to work in collaboration with parents and caregivers
Familiarity with and ideally experience teaching IB MYP
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
Although the primary responsibility of this role is working with SEN students, there could be other teaching responsibilities, including homeroom teacher
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as Learning Enhancement Teacher 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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