Discovery College

Head of Design MYP/DP

Far East, Hong Kong

Discovery College is a part of the English Schools Foundation. The College opened in 2008 in new, purpose-built campus in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong in August 2008. The College is now a full Years 1-13 (K-12) school with over 1,350 primary and secondary students offering the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes. Our school community is diverse and represents a group of highly motivated staff and students from over 40 home countries.

The College's Vision Statement of Grow. Discover. Dream., recognises the need for students to be independent, critical and creative thinkers, equipped with the skills, attitudes and values to contribute positively in this complex world we live.

Head of Design MYP/DP

Responsibilities
We are searching for an exceptional educator to lead our Design Department. 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.

Opportunities
• 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
• Building strong working relationships with students in order to make learning effective
• Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs and to ensure students’ progression
• Using flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line with the IB philosophy

Work collaboratively with dept members to
• Set goals and targets for the department and individuals in line with whole school foci and individuals’ professional direction
• Manage, review and develop current programmes in your subject area
• Create and manage a department budget
• Communicate with parents and community on department-related issues
• Contribute to and support whole-school events where appropriate (including, but not restricted to, Camps, Sports Days, Concerts, Productions, Book Week etc)

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

Requirements
Minimum Typical Education
Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree similar with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent in specialist area.

Minimum Typical Experience
5 years of post qualification teaching experience.
An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnnings of its curriculum frameworks is essential.

Closing Date: 07 Apr 2019
For enquiries, please contact Joyce Kwok at +852 39691000 or joyce.kwok@dc.edu.hk
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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 07-04-2019