Tenby Schools Ipoh

HOD of English

South East Asia, Malaysia

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You
Tenby Schools Ipoh was established in 1960 by British expatriates who wanted their children to receive high-quality education based on the British system. The school started as an expatriate kindergarten that became an international school, Tenby International School (TIS), Ipoh, which later expanded to include a private Malaysian school, Sekolah Tenby.  

Tenby Schools Ipoh Campus is located on a lush, green purpose built 13 acre site with excellent facilities. The school provides opportunities for students to join either Tenby International School (National Curriculum for England leading to IGCSE and A-levels) or Sekolah Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum) and caters for children from 2 years of age to 18 years of age. 

We offer a rich, quality education with affordable fees. The school caters for the children of expatriates working and living in Malaysia and for those Malaysian children who wish to attend an International school. The student population is approximately 1,300, comprising of 29 different nationalities. Our teaching staff are both expatriate and Malaysian. 

Our approach is individual – we strive for every student to stretch themselves beyond their potential and in doing so we reflect our Vision of ‘A united world at peace... through education’.

The school is currently about to embark on the long process of gaining Council of International Schools (CIS) membership with a view to move into accreditation. This will be done in tandem with gaining reaccreditation to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  

Memberships & Affiliations
We are a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), and are authorised to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme. We are also approved to deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). 

School Location
Ipoh is the most centrally-located city in Malaysia. It takes less than two hours to travel to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Island, Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. The city is surrounded by some of the most impressive limestone hills in South-East Asia.

Known for its rich heritage, with a population of 650,000 people spread over some 650 square kilometres, Ipoh does not have many high rise buildings, with housing development mainly in the suburbs. The population density is therefore low and traffic jams are almost non-existent. Ipoh provides a relaxed and peaceful style of life, relatively free of pollution and the usual stress of city life. However it also provides the essentials of contemporary living with modern shopping malls, good sports facilities and restaurants.

The Role

We invite suitably qualified candidates to join our School as Head of English.  Candidates should be enthusiastic, adaptable and highly committed to contributing to the development of the English department and the school as a whole, and to ensure the quality of teaching and learning of English across the whole school. An understanding of the National Curriculum for England is essential, as well as experience of teaching up to A Level. You should have a degree, QTS or equivalent and teaching experience, particularly in the areas of child-centred teaching and learning. 

You will lead a team of four (4) English teachers overseeing the delivery of English from Key Stage 3 – A Level.

If you are committed to developing excited, articulate learners, with a deep rooted desire to help every child reach their potential and are interested in helping shape the future development of an international school we would be delighted to hear from you.

•    To uphold and be driven by the School’s Vision, Mission and Core Values
•    To lead, plan and teach English across the Secondary section of the School up to IGCSE. The ability to teach A Level 
•    To lead a team of staff
•    To possess excellent knowledge and experience of assessment and tracking to inform student progress, including the use of standardised tests
•    To deliver INSET/training to staff as part of the CPD programme
•    To assist the School with developing greater ‘impact on learning’ practices.
•    To raise the profile of English across the School
•    To have sound knowledge and practice of the National Curriculum for England, curriculum development and current educational thinking.
•    To be able to manage a budget effectively
•    To be an excellent practitioner
•    To demonstrate excellent leadership skills
•    To be a self-starter
•    To be a team player
•    To possess excellent time management, communication and people skills
•    To contribute to the wider School Community

The Package 
This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end.  Benefits include:

Competitive salary
Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
Overseas allowance
Fee reduction for children of employees
Medical insurance  
Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract

Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Final interviews will be carried out face-to-face whenever possible.

How to Apply

The closing date is Sunday 31st May 2019 but interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.  

Further information and details of other positions are available on our website: www.tenby.edu.my

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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Start Date: 05-08-2019

Apply By: 31-05-2019