Deputy Curriculum Leader (Languages and Culture) - Teacher of English

Prince of Wales Island International SchoolBalik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia

We are seeking a Deputy Curriculum Leader and English teacher for our Language and Culture Faculty, to join our restructured team for August 2021.

In addition to English, the Faculty teaches Mandarin, Spanish, French, Bahasa Malaysia and Japanese.

The curriculum leadership team will comprise the Curriculum Leader, the Deputy Curriculum Leader and two Assistant Curriculum Leaders. Between them they will share responsibility for all aspects of the  Faculty from assessment to curriculum mapping, and from internationalism to community links. This opportunity would suit either an experienced or aspiring middle leader, who is an open-minded team player, with a flexible, collaborative approach. The role carries a reduced teaching load of 41/56 lessons over 2 weeks and attracts a POWIIS Grade B allowance.

The exact scope of the role will be finalised once the team is in place, but will involve both driving forward new initiatives and more mundane administrative tasks. As such, knowing how to bring the team with you, as well as an eye for detail and the ability to hit deadlines are key. Over time the successful candidate would be expected to develop some autonomy in their role, whilst always remaining a team player.

Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant academic reputation with excellent results.   Our student body is predominantly Malaysian, with international students from over 20 countries.  Entry to the school is by test and interview, and the curriculum is based on the English system, with students sitting IGCSEs and AS/A2 examinations.

POWIIS is a boarding school and consequently all teachers are expected to contribute to the wider aspects of boarding school life including occasional evening/weekend involvement on a rota basis. Experience of boarding education and independent schools is an advantage, but by no means essential.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common in the school. The staff are predominantly British, with a significant number of colleagues from around the world and a small number of high quality Malaysian teachers.  Our facilities and resources are excellent and there is low staff turnover; a feature of the school widely acknowledged and highly valued by our parents.

POWIIS is committed to the safety and well-being of all of its students. Those appointed will be subject to a thorough background check and must be able to provide up to date and full police checks/child protection certificates/criminal records disclosures covering all countries in which they have lived and/or worked for at least the last 10 years.

We do our best to acknowledge applications and to keep applicants informed, but the large number of applications sometimes makes this impossible, for which we apologise.

Applicants are requested to complete the TES online application AND to submit a current CV with details of 3 professional referees.

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