Class Teacher (Preparatory School)

The British International School in Hong Kong

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Class Teacher (Preparatory School)

Hong Kong
Kellett School - The British International School in Hong Kong
Full Time
Kellett payscale
19th November 2020
Start Date
16th August 2021
7th December 2020 08:00 AM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
16th August 2021
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Job ID: 1122197

Applications are invited from well qualified and highly motivated colleagues with a minimum of two years full time teaching experience (KS1 and/or KS2) in a high achieving school who can demonstrate a proven record of outstanding teaching and learning.


Preparatory classes are mixed ability and rarely exceed 23 pupils. Class teachers, line managed by their Phase Leader, are responsible for their pupils academic and personal progress. Class teachers are responsible for the teaching of Maths, English, Humanities, Science and PHSE. They are the first point of contact for parents. Colleagues provide specialist teaching for Mandarin, French, PE, Music, Library and Art; the class teacher works alongside specialist teachers for ICT and Games.



Kellett School has its own salary scale.


Additional benefits include:

  • 22% end of contract gratuity (less employers MPF contributions)

  • Comprehensive medical scheme; currently provided by Globalheath Asia.

  • Relocation package including one month’s room only accommodation

  • Interest free loan on arrival, equivalent to one month’s salary; repayable in ten equal installments to cover initial expenses

  • Interest free loan to cover rental deposit; repayable from gratuity

  • School fee remission (at the level agreed currently) for eligible appointees

  • A comprehensive school induction programme is offered to all new colleagues, extending to a Hong Kong familiarisation for those joining from overseas.


The post is normally offered on a two year initial contract, renewable thereafter on an annual basis by mutual agreement and subject to performance. Full employment terms, conditions and job descriptions will be sent to all shortlisted candidates.

After submitting your application, you may receive an email invitation to complete an online video interview.  Simply complete your interview at a time and place that suits you, within the timeframe provided.  Video interviews give us more flexibility in our initial recruitment process and offer you the opportunity to provide a more personal impression of yourself.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate:-

  • An innovative and creative approach to providing an outstanding education beyond the National Curriculum

  • The ability to inspire, challenge, support and empower students and colleagues towards excellence

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish good working relationships across the school community

  • Excellent communication in English (written and spoken) and presentation skills

  • Commitment to a Foundation to Year 13 school philosophy with the highest levels of pastoral care

  • An understanding of the importance of continuing and enhancing the strong links already in place with Preparatory/Senior colleagues to ensure a seamless curriculum and transition from Preparatory to Senior.

  • The ability to respond positively and proactively to the challenges of a rapidly developing school

  • Recent UK experience and knowledge of UK independent sector schools is desirable but not essential.

  • Applicants will have strong ICT skills and a proven ability to use technology to support learning.

Please address how you meet our requirements in your Covering Letter. You should also outline your vision, strengths and the special contribution you can make to our school. Your statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4.


Please note we require the name and contact details of three referees, one of whom must be your current Head.  Referees will be contacted prior to interview. 

Applications close: 7 December 2020 - Kellett School reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process


Applicants, who have not been contacted by 31 December 2020, can assume that on this occasion they have been unsuccessful and are sincerely thanked by the Association for their interest.


Kellett School is committed to safeguarding the students in our care and their welfare is our top priority.  All adults in the school community are expected to follow our Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.


Kellett School is an qual opportunity employer and as such treats all job applicants and staff with equal respect from from unjustifiable discrimination.


Personal data is being collected for Human Resources purposes, including assessing your suitability for the post for which you are applying. The data will be used by Kellett School and the Board of Governors. If you wish to access any personal data held by Kellett School, please contact the HR Manager. If your application is unsuccessful the personal data you supply will be retained for one year, at the end of which time it will be destroyed.


Safeguarding Statement:

Kellett School - The British International School in Hong Kong is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Kellett School - The British International School in Hong Kong

Kellett School - The British International School in Hong Kong