Teaching at Yew Chung International School

Senior Leadership Team

Yew Chung Education Foundation is based in Hong Kong and is governed by an Executive Board operating under the leadership of our CEO and School Supervisor, Dr Betty Chan.

A common Mission and Vision Statement, along with a Foundation-wide Strategic Plan, guide all areas of activity and establishes the key direction, core values, and overarching policies covering the many areas of Foundation activity. This includes a growing number of Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools, and programmes throughout China and in other countries, including the UK and the US.

Each school, while operating under the auspice of the Executive Board, is encouraged to develop its own unique character, learning programmes, facilities and personnel, and to respond to the local needs of its community, in keeping with the Foundation’s Mission and Vision. The responsibility for the school management l rests with a Senior Leadership Team which it is directly accountable to the Executive Board. Generally, the Senior Leadership Team consists of the Chinese and Western Co-Principals, and the School Business Manager.

While the Co-Principals’ primary focus is on the learning programmes, student welfare, the leadership of the academic staff, and the School Business Manager’s oversight of non-academic areas; all three functions unify as a team with overall responsibilities for all areas of school operation.

Teaching Staff

Our strong team of highly qualified teaching staff is the backbone of Yew Chung International School (YCIS)’s international education.

The integration of the Eastern and the Western cultures is achieved through YCIS’s unique model of Co-Principals and Co-Teaching. Qualified and experienced Western teachers are recruited from the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and North America, etc. Equally qualified Chinese teachers come with extensive experience in education.

Whether they are Westerners or Chinese, our teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, dedicated to the goals of Yew Chung, and committed to preparing students for the multicultural society of the 21st century.

YCIS encourages staff members to participate in staff development opportunities, including graduate-level programs and courses, educational conferences, subject/topic specific training, and professional growth opportunities offered within YCIS schools.

YCIS recognizes the importance for all teachers to keep up to date with current world-wide research and trends in teaching and learning, and to seek continual improvement in their teaching and leadership practices.

YCIS recognizes that professional development may take a variety of forms including externally provided courses and programs; educational conferences and training; targeted classroom observations; visits to other schools and internal professional growth activities designed to meet the needs of staff, students, and the school.

YCIS supports opportunities for educators to develop knowledge and skills related to personal development, teaching and learning, school-wide initiatives, and research-based best practices in education.

Besides training opportunities assigned by the schools to achieve school-wide professional development needs and initiatives, individual professional development needs shall be identified through the staff appraisal process. Specific professional development targets will be established for each teacher based on his/her professional growth and career goals, YCIS targets and initiatives, school-wide annual goals, and research-based best practices in education.