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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, Part-time

This is a part-time parent funded position (term time only) based on approximately 17.5 hours split over 3 days per week. Contracts end on the 30 June 2021, and are renewable on a mutually agreeable basis.

a) To support students with a range of learning difficulties and special educational needs.

b) To support the students by working either with an individual or groups of students on specified tasks both within the school environment or around the community under the direction of the teachers.

c) To support the teachers by liaising and giving feedback about student progress.

d) To support the school by working as a team in promoting the aims, ethos and policies of the School at all times.

e) To support professional development opportunities by attending courses and training days whenever possible.


The academic background to support students with special educational needs in mainstream classes and the ability to support in all aspects of Physical Education, Design Technology and BTEC courses would be advantageous.

A caring, committed and flexible approach to young people is essential.

Good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

Organised and has initiative.

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

Closing Date: 06 Aug 2020
For enquiries, please contact Margaret Lau at +852 2819 1962 or

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