Teacher of Physical Education, Hong Kong

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

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Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong opened in 2018. A primary school, we provide almost 1,000 places for children aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Operating within a world-class and purpose built facility, students enjoy wide access to our swimming pools, sports hall, dance studio, gymnastics centre, auditorium and recital suite. These spaces, among others, have been designed bespoke for primary aged children.

The school enjoys an advantageous setting in Tseung Kwan O – easily accessible by road and MTR, it also benefits from the strongest of partnerships with Shrewsbury School in the UK (www.shrewsbury.org.uk).


An excellent and internationally competitive package of benefits is offered under the terms of a two year contract.


The Teacher of Physical Education will:

  • Report to the Head of Physical Education who will be his / her Line Manager and who will conduct his / her Performance Management
  • Plan, develop, implement and review excellent Schemes of Work relating to the PE and swimming curriculum
  • Be familiar with the pedagogy of the active learning Early Years programme and the inclusion of PE within that provision
  • Hold a full teaching timetable for PE, including Swimming, equivalent to that of a class teacher
  • Support students in their preparations for individual and team events and competitions
  • Support school teams and develop school participation in competitions and events
  • Develop a team spirit across all sports
  • Help to develop and promote opportunities for all school teams and individuals
  • Represent the views of the PE department at School meetings and other meetings as required
  • Be directly involvement in the Performance Management of assigned Visiting coaches
  • Liaise as frequently as possible with Visiting coaches and help to keep track of School pupil development in these areas
  • Plan and implement opportunities for children to lead healthy active lifestyles
  • Work to maintain a professional, healthy and conflict-free atmosphere within the department/school

Professional Expectations:

The Teacher of Physical Education will:

  • Be an accomplished sports person in his or her own right
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience
  • Be passionate about the development of young people and fostering a love of PE, including swimming, and a healthy lifestyle in all members of the school community
  • Be experienced in developing a broad, rich and engaging curriculum
  • Have a full understanding of the English National Curriculum with regard to PE objectives and expectations and have the ability to interpret these creatively
  • Have a full understanding of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway
  • Have an understanding or experience of competitive swimming
  • Be able to nurture and stretch the most able whilst also making PE accessible and enjoyable for all
  • Be an exemplary teacher in respect of planning, preparation of the learning environment, lesson delivery, including EAL strategies and differentiation, assessment, marking and reporting
  • Support the development of effective systems for planning, assessment and record keeping across the PE department
  • Bring an innovative approach, passion and a love of physical education to all students across the school
  • Will have a track record of exceptional pastoral care and be able to prioritise the happiness and wellbeing of all students
  • Manage his / her own time effectively – particularly in relation to balancing the demands made by teaching, subject management and involvement in school development
  • Prove to be a reflective practitioner
  • Demonstrate an exemplary work ethic
  • Have excellent communication skills with all constituencies within the school
  • Enjoy working as part of a talented and experienced team

Child Safeguarding:

Shrewsbury International School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Attend regular in-house child protection and safeguarding programmes and sign a Code of Conduct
  • Play a leading role in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all students in the school
  • Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any concerns they have for the welfare of a student
  • Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any unsafe practices witnessed within the school as outlined in The School’s Speak Out Policy
  • Keep professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained


  • International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) prior to the start of contract
  • Formal proof of identity with photo ID (Original Driving License / Passport)
  • 3 signed, confidential references (one of which will be from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of contract
  • Verification of original qualifications

Further Details:

Full details of the school are available on our website at http://www.shrewsbury.edu.hk.

Any queries should be forwarded to our HR Assistant Manager, Ms Angie Wong at: vacancies@shrewsbury.hk

Teachers at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong receive a minimum volume of 15% non-contact time each week. 

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