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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.

Head of Business Studies - TLR 3 (Starting Aug 2020)

You will be leading a team of four Business teachers work creatively to deliver programmes that benefit from our context in Hong Kong as a major international trading hub. From age 11-14 the Business team contribute to integrated humanities and designing learning that draws on key business concepts. From ages 14-16, students can choose iGCSE Business Studies and we currently have 6 teaching groups across this phase. Students can then progress into IBDP Business or Btec Level 3 Business depending on their chosen pathway.

The popularity of the subject within the school is matched by the success of our students who consistently attain above expectations. Business Studies is the first choice for the majority in future career and university applications.

Working within the Individual & Societies Faculty you will be able to teach Business across the age and ability range including iGCSE, IB Standard and Higher Level. Btec experience would be a distinct advantage. 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. It would be helpful but not essential if you can teach Economics to at least iGCSE level.


• 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 for at least two years
• Commitment to inclusion
• Evidence of leading or contributing to an extra-curricular programme of events
• Proven experience as a leader or evidence of your potential to lead
• 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 Alex Murchie at +852 +852 2819 1962 or
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