Early Years / Early Childhood Education Teachers Required for Hong Kong to start in August 2020
Our partner has been a leader in early childhood education in Hong Kong since its establishment in 1965. Through its effective one-teacher-one-language co-teaching approach, native-speaking teachers work as a team to provide a total immersion language environment. The organization strives to keep its curriculum and teaching approach in line with educational research, as well as the changing needs of the community. It works with Columbia University in implementing the TCRWP, which places a focus on enhancing the skills and outcomes of students in early literacy and is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Schools offer the IB PYP
Additionally our partners have pioneered a research initiative with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to understand how maker-centred learning can provide a framework in early childhood education to develop skills and knowledge within and beyond the STEAM disciplines. Maker-centred learning aims to encourage, nurture, and inspire young children’s creativity and empathy, and in the process, help them build skills such as observation, problem-solving, and collaboration.
This framework allows their students to further develop their critical and creative thinking skills as part of their inquiry-based learning, encouraging them to notice the world around them, and take steps to make it a better world for everyone.
An English class teacher typically shares a class with one or two Chinese teachers depending on the class size. The nursery curriculum is developed in alignment with the IB curriculum and the local culture and needs of our students so lesson must reflect this. Most children attend half-day classes, either in the morning or in the afternoon, although full-day classes are also available at a few of their campuses. Their students usually hail from supportive potential socioeconomic households. Many are talented quality achievers whose parental expectations are high.
The responsibilities for the teacher include the following points but this is not a comprehensive list:
- To create innovative learning and teaching environments that foster excellence in education and enable children to reach their full potential.
- To provide our young students with a safe and richly stimulating learning environment
- To provide our young students with a nurturing and caring learning atmosphere
- To provide our young students with a wide variety of learning opportunities
- To provide our young students with a good example of manners and proper social skills
We have two types of positions to offer Kindergarten teachers for children age 2-6 Playgroup teachers for children age 8 months to 3 years old.
Ideally candidates must have a PGCE/PGDE or BEd in Early Years Education or a recognised Early Childhood
- Education degree in the UK and also have at least two years of teaching experience.
- We are only able to recruit Teachers who have qualified from the UK and who have experience of working in either a British Early Childhood Education setting or ideally who have experience of teaching EY through the PYP curriculum.
- Early Years/ Early Childhood Education professionals who have qualified in America, Canada , Australia or New Zealand and who have international experience preferably in a PYP setting or a British International school
- Teachers will be offered a two year contract
- A competitive salary based on qualifications and experience and accommodation allowance with opportunity for promotion
- An end of contract gratuity ( at the school's discretion)
- A Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) is provided for those teachers who do not have their own pension fund.
- Visa assistance and application
- Flights and baggage allowance
- asic Medical and Life Insurance
If you are interested in the role above, please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter to hr @ intergreat.com.