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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.

Educational Assistant - EAP


Multilingual students form approximately 63% of WIS student population from years 7-13. The EAP Faculty needs to provide both in-class curricular support and administrative support to subjects across the curriculum as well as discrete groups of students. The Educational Assistant attached to this faculty is required to provide this support on an ongoing basis.

• To support students requiring ‘intensive’ or ‘frequent’ support on the EAP register. Students must be supported in the development of key skills in discrete groups.
• To support the reading skills of Pre-16 students to provide guidance according to the department’s Reading Program and in conjunction with requests by English teachers in class support.
• To support IGCSE/ GCSE students in their coursework and homework requirements as followed up in EAL /EAP lessons and lunchtime help clubs.
• To follow up students in language intensive subject areas – mainstream subject classrooms.
• To maintain records of In-class support on prescribed shared proformas provided by the faculty.
• To attend all collaboration sessions and faculty meetings to provide formal feedback from subject classrooms and inform EAP teachers of student need and progress.
• To provide differentiated assistance as required by EAP and subject teachers. E.g. the creation or search for support resources as relevant.
• To provide administrative support for filing, record keeping, transfer of data, testing, stock taking and display as required.
• The Educational Assistant is required to perform other duties and assume accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.

• Head of Faculty EAP
• Vice Principal in charge of EAP & Inclusion


• Graduate qualifications from a reputed University. Preferred but not essential, post-graduate qualifications related to education or prior teaching / support experience at secondary school.
• Some experience of international schools and a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multicultural classroom.
• Familiarity with the language & curricular demands of secondary schools.

• A sound knowledge of the use of basic ICT skills – Microsoft Office, Google docs, Google sheets and Google slides. Familiarity with Windows.
• Strong English language speaking skills and ability to clarify language for students. Familiarity with literature in English is an advantage.
• Ability to work in different subject areas and to pick up the required competencies to support students, on the job.
• Willingness to participate in professional development on designated CPD days: internal (at WIS) and external (ESF).
• Willingness to collaborate with subject teachers and Heads of Year as relevant.

• A working knowledge of English Grammar, academic vocabulary and reading & writing for specific purposes.
• An understanding of student’s academic language needs as noted in the EAP & IN registers.
• An understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Educational Assistant in the classroom including Child Protection practices in the school ( this information will be provided)
• Willingness to create support resources and supplementary work for students where necessary to assist the class teacher or EAP teacher.
• Ability to work in a collaborative team with teachers and other EAs.
• A flexible approach with difficult students and the ability to foster positive relationships and trust with students being supported.
• Strong communication and organisational skills.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Willingness to be involved in EAP lunchtime activities with students as required.

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 26 Mar 2019
For enquiries, please contact Margaret Lau at +852 2819 1962 or

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