Deputy Head of Primary, Thailand

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Headstart International School PhuketThailand

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

School Details – 

At HeadStart we aim to stimulate students’ minds, as well as to encourage them to push beyond perceived traditional academic boundaries. It is our intention that through employing dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring teachers, we will enthuse all our students to reach their potential and exceed expectations. We deliver a well-rounded personalised educational experience. We pride ourselves in being a community school, emphasising individual learning.

HeadStart is based in the centre of Phuket Island and gained ‘International School’ status in 2010. We are now a fully accredited International School with The Education Development Trust, having been awarded the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM). The most recent accreditation showed the school to be a ‘Good School with Outstanding Features’.

We have been offering Cambridge qualifications throughout all Key Stages and iGCSEs for many years. The school now has over 650 students on roll and is oversubscribed in most year groups.

In August 2015 the school entered the latest phase in its exciting and rapid development when we moved into to a new state of the art campus. As part of the move to the new school, we also opened our Sixth-Form and had the first cohort completing their A Level examinations in 2017. Some of these students have been with HeadStart since the very beginning and have now graduated to worldwide universities.

In August 2018, the school will be expanding to three-form entry up to Year 8 and for this reason a number of new job vacancies have become available.

Deputy Head of Primary –

Due to the promotion of the existing post-holder to the role of ‘Head of Foundation and Primary’, we are looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational educational leader to the position of Deputy Head of Primary.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills in order to fulfil their role of working with the Head of Foundation and Primary in the day-to-day running of the Primary section of the school. This role will involve extensive pastoral responsibility for all students within Primary.  This post also involves working closely with phase-coordinators and subject leaders to support the academic aims of Primary. 

We are looking for a highly committed team player with drive, energy and passion, who will inspire a love of learning within their students.  A good sense of humour and an excellent work ethic are essential. 

Requirements / Application Details – 

Essential Requirements:

· Good Knowledge of the UK based curriculum at KS1 and KS2

· Ability to motivate and inspire staff and to drive school improvement

· A significant number of years in teaching and significant pastoral experience

· Previous experience in a leadership role

· Proven track record in driving school improvement

· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognised university

· A recognised teaching qualification, BEd. PGCE, iPGCSE or Equivalent

· Fluent English speaker

Desirable Requirements (not essential):`

· An understanding of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum

· Previous experience in an International School environment including  second language learners

· Experience of teaching the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum

Remuneration Package:

(Full details of salary package and terms and conditions will be sent to short-listed candidates)

· Private medical insurance 

· 2 year renewable contract

· Short-Term Accommodation on arrival to help the settling process

· Free lunch and beverages during the school day

· Additional payment for extra curricula activities

· Significant end of contract bonuses.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should complete the HeadStart Application form which is attached to this post (or available to download from our School Website) and submit this along with their CV and Covering Letter to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th February 2018; however, we encourage early applications and reserve the right to make an appointment to the ideal candidate before this date.

PLEASE NOTE: HeadStart International School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Shortlisted candidates will be sent full salary details and be invited for interview (via Skype).

For further details please visit our school website at: 


We do not except applications from candidates with only a TEFL or equivalent qualification.

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More about Headstart International School Phuket
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 39/99 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Road, Soi Na Seau 1, T.Vichit, A.Muang, 83000,, Thailand
Telephone: +66 7661 2875
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Headstart International School Phuket is a mixed, mainstream, all-through with sixth form, international school in Phuket, Thailand. It caters to students aged 3 to 18 and has approximately 650 pupils enrolled.  

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