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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.

Teacher of Design (Starting Aug 2020)

We are seeking a Teacher of Design to teach across the full age and ability range. The successful candidate should have proven abilities regarding personal organisation and a range of design processes that embrace contemporary practice. The ability to teach across a range of design disciplines is an advantage. Please refer to the curriculum areas you are able to offers as part of your application.
As part of a dynamic team whose mission is to help every learner achieve their personal best, you will develop curriculum and teach using the MYP framework for students aged 11-14. During Year 10, students choose a range of iGCSEs they wish to complete and you will also be teaching iGCSE Design. Students can progress into IBDP Design and you will be making a substantial contribution to developing our post 16 course. Your passion and subject knowledge is more important than having direct experience of teaching IB. Applications are welcome from those with experience of equivalent post 16 programmes such as A level or Senior Secondary Curriculum.


• 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)
• Previous full-time teaching experience
• 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 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.

Closing Date: 20 Oct 2019
For enquiries, please contact James Playford at +852 +852 2819 1962 or
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