English Schools Foundation

Learning and Teaching Adviser Early Years and Primary

Far East, Hong Kong

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is a modern, well-managed educational organisation, committed to offering an international education to students drawn from over 70 countries. We are proud to be at the forefront of the educational hub in Hong Kong. We actively take advantage of the opportunities that Hong Kong offers as Asia’s world city and the principal gate-way to China.

The curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate, is adapted to Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific region. ESF’s 1,100 teachers are highly qualified bringing with them experience from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the UK and many other international school systems. All schools offer a broad range of out-of-school activities in Hong Kong and overseas. 

ESF has over 17,000 students. Our culture is one of joy in learning and pride in achievement. The great majority of our students study for the IB Diploma and gain entry to universities all over the world. ESF has a long-standing commitment to children with additional needs and is the principal provider for English-speaking children with special educational needs in Hong Kong. For further details about ESF, please visit our website at http://www.esf.edu.hk/.

Learning and Teaching Adviser Early Years and Primary

The English Schools Foundation is looking for a Learning and Teaching Advisor to lead, challenge and support all ESF kindergarten and primary schools in the continuous development of curriculum and pedagogy. Oversee the academic and guidance programmes for all students in K1 – Year 6, support student wellbeing and inclusion whilst working closely with education team colleagues in providing support and guidance for all students. The commencement date for this position is negotiable. 

The LT Adviser KG Primary works in partnership with all Education Team Advisers and acts as a point of liaison between kindergartens, primary schools and the Director of Education to ensure;

-    standards of achievement in ESF schools and ESL Private
Independent Schools and Kindergartens are sufficiently high;
-    a culture of high expectation and challenge;
-    students of all academic abilities make good progress;
-    the leadership of schools is effective;
-    the quality of teaching and learning is excellent;
-    the K1- 6 curriculum is broad, balanced and relevant to the students and to the Hong Kong context;
-    Kindergartens and Primary Schools are supported and challenged to continually improve;
-    quality assurance procedures are rigorous in identifying the strengths and areas for development of schools and kindergartens;
-    School Councils, the Director of Education, the Foundation Management Team and the Executive Committee are informed about the quality of education provided in primary schools and the issues for development.

The incumbent reports on kindergarten and primary education matters to appropriate standing committees concerned with education.

Commitment to upholding at all times the ESF core values in; Inspiring minds, embracing individuality, leading by example, optimising our network and being accountable.

Key Duties and Responsibilities in School Improvement

These are exercised in conjunction with the Education team and in consultation with school principals as appropriate.

-    provide clear leadership on learning and teaching in the Kindergarten and primary phase; retain a focus on raising standards, improving teaching, learning and students’ rates of progress, identifying and addressing areas of underachievement and poor performance;
-    report concisely and accurately, both orally and in writing, to share judgments about a school and to aid its development;
-    support and develop school self-evaluation (SSE), within the framework of the Foundation’s SSE policy;
-    articulate a clear vision of education, which draws on the best available international practice and research;
-    provide both support and challenge to both primary schools and kindergartens, to help their development;
-    use student performance data to identify issues for school improvement;
-    help schools to keep abreast of new developments in education and to support schools in implementing such ideas as are needed to sustain continual improvement;
-    advise and support school principals, senior managers;
-    advise and support teaching and non-teaching staff on educational matters;
-    At direction of the CEO and/or DoE represent ESFC on assigned School Councils and/or committees;
-    Fulfil PRD assignments as directed by the CEO;
-    any other reasonable activity at the request of the Director of Education.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

-    establish a clear commitment to the continuous professional development of all teaching and non-teaching staff by:
-    ensuring that principles for continuous professional development are clearly communicated, shared and implemented;
-    evaluating the impact of professional development on teaching, learning, students’ rates of progress and the standards for KG and primary education;
-    work in conjunction with the Director of Education and Head of CPD to provide the best quality professional development opportunities f

- A first degree, a teaching qualification and a higher degree/ evidence of further study

- Previous experience as a member of a senior leadership team in an appropriate phase. Evidence of post of responsibility at a local or regional office linked to school improvement.


A breadth of experience to cover the full spectrum of management tasks within a management team. The ability to be hands on in dealing with details. The ability to make judgments when evaluating the quality of education.

Personal attributes

A commitment to putting students’ first
Appreciation of cultural diversity

Closing Date: 09 Jun 2019

For enquiries, please contact Paul Munder at paul.munder@esfcentre.edu.hk

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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 09-06-2019