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Kowloon Junior School      Website:
KJS is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a very large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6, and is an IB World School. Teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice.

At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”. We are committed to achieving our vision by:

● Being internationally minded.
● Our commitment to developing a community of learners.
● Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence.
● Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor.
● Treating others as we would like to be treated.
● Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others.
● Encouraging creativity and innovation.
● Having high expectations of ourselves and others.
● Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community.
● Demonstrating our values through responsible action.

Lead Learner - Class Based (TLR 3)

Kowloon Junior School is seeking to appoint a Lead Learner (Class Based). This position will be a full-time two years finite contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3) starting August 2020, renewable by mutual consent. See ESF Terms and Condition for further details of the package.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Kowloon Junior School (KJS), Hong Kong for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar classroom teacher to join us as one of our Lead Learners. In addition to your own class teaching obligations, you will also have responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school.

A Lead Learner’s main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. The Lead Learner is a middle leadership post attracting an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team. You will work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help us realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”.


For further details of the role, please refer to the attached job description and the following application criteria:

Essential Criteria
• Qualified teacher status
• Exemplary classroom practitioner
• Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
• Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
• Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
• Ability to mentor / coach staff
• Minimum 3 years teaching experience
• Evidence of ongoing professional development
• Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria
• Experience in similar role
• Experience of more than one curriculum model
• International and home teaching experience

You will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate will be employed on a two years contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3), renewable by mutual consent.

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.

Please complete the online application form via the ESF website ( and do not send CVs or letters of application directly to the school.

Closing Date: 02 Feb 2020
For enquiries, please contact Astor Gibbons at
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By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF.

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