Discovery College

Head of Chinese, Primary (TLR 3)

Far East, Hong Kong

Discovery College is searching for an experienced educator to fill the position of Head of Chinese Department (TLR3) in the Primary School. A willingness and ability to collaborate with high-functioning peers, a genuine love for working with students and absolute commitment to their all-round care are necessities at our school.

The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2019, renewable by mutual consent.


  • Ability to access high quality professional leadership development opportunities through ESF and across Asia-Pacific
  • To help lead a professional learning model aimed at personalising learning pathways for staff
  • To support the implementation of Positive Education as a foundation for wellbeing

Main Accountabilities

  • Teaching and Assessment
  • Leadership of the primary Mandarin team, including performance management, planning, and delivery and assessment.
  • The coordination and promotion of the Mandarin programme and activities
  • The coordination and management of the Primary Mandarin budget
  • Coordinating the Mandarin team in the development of the Mandarin curriculum
  • Transition/linking of PYP and MYP
  • Liaison with the PYP coordinator, primary team leaders and ESF Mandarin advisor/s
  • The management of primary Mandarin resources
  • Representing the Primary Mandarin Team at Team Leaders weekly meetings

Wider professional roles

  • Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities
  • Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school
  • Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities

TLR 3 Responsibilities

  • Leadership of major whole-school initiatives as cited in the school Development Plan
  • Oversight of standards of achievement for the area of responsibility
  • Leading and supervising the Performance Management of a group of teachers and/ or Educational Assistants.


Minimum Typical Education
Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree similar with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education)

Minimum Typical Experience
An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of its curriculum frameworks is essential.

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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 05-01-2019