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Deputy Head Primary for Key Stage 2

Deputy Head Primary for Key Stage 2

Tenby International School (Kuala Lumpur)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
Jan 2018, or sooner if available

Job overview

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Tenby International School Kuala Lumpur campus is located on a green 20-acre site with excellent facilities and offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating place to work.  

The campus is home to Tenby International School, which consists of a Primary, and Secondary School (IPC, National Curriculum for England, CIE IGCSE and A Level) and a Malaysian Private School, Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum). The campus welcomes over 2000 students, aged from 3 to 18 years and from 38 nationalities; with 1450 attending the international school, 700 of which are in the primary school.

The International school offers a rich, quality education with affordable fees and caters for the children of expatriates working and living in Malaysia, as well as Malaysian children. Our highly qualified teaching staff are expatriate and local, and are dedicated to developing students academically and socially by driving a co-curricular programme of more than 165 activities.

We are an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), authorised to deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), an Eco School Silver Award holder and a Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Associate.

Tenby International School, Kuala Lumpur is a member of the Tenby Schools Group, a rapidly growing group of six – soon to be seven – schools in Malaysia.  The group recently won Best Brand in International Education at the prestigious Brandlaureate Awards in Kuala Lumpur. The award recognises Tenby Schools’ reputation for providing world-class international education across Malaysia.

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 Role

An opportunity has arisen for an existing Deputy Head or an outstanding middle leader in our International Primary school. We are looking for a dynamic, fun and knowledgeable practitioner who will be overseeing our Key Stage 2 department. The post is non-class based with a teaching commitment (to be assigned at a later date) which will to provide support, boosting and cover.  We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who has had experience in upper Key Stage 2.

We need a reflective and supportive team member who will be able to lead on INSETS and have the drive to build on policies already in place, cementing practise. You will be expected to oversee KS2 and each year group has up to 5 classes. We are looking for an approachable leader who wants to make a real difference and support the staff in the school as they embrace different teaching styles and expectations. A positive outlook and a sense of humour are desirable and we will fully support this role going forward with PLT meetings where we discuss and reflect on the direction of the school. 

  • You must have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Will monitor and evaluate the data within your year groups
  • Will lead planning meetings, monitor planning and conduct book walks
  • Lead INSETS and drive forward consistency
  • Have the confidence to have difficult conversations with team members who may be underperforming
  • Drive forward standards and bring a consistent, fun approach to life here at Tenby
  • Be an active part of an inclusive leadership team, attend and contribute to leadership meetings
  • Have an understanding of CAT4 and GL Assessment
  • Genuinely want to make a difference and drive standards
  • Embrace new things in a ‘have a go’ way.

For more information about the school visit:

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)
  • Medical cover
  • Overseas allowance
  • Relocation 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 or face-to-face interview depending on location of candidate.

How to Apply

We welcome early applications from all interested candidates, including previous applicants.

Further information and details of other positions are available on our website:

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school) to:

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.

(Please check your Junk Folder for emails and add to your safe senders list. We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

About Tenby International School (Kuala Lumpur)

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+60 03 3342 1535

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Tenby Schools is a rapidly expanding group of international and Malaysian private schools in Malaysia. Having started in Ipoh, there are now also Tenby Schools in Penang, Setia Eco Park in Shah Alam, Miri in Sarawak and Setia Eco Gardens in Johor Bahru. All Tenby Schools campuses are housed in purposed-built modern facilities to meet the needs for learning and teaching in the 21st century.

Building on the values and tradition from the first Tenby Schools in Ipoh, established in the 1960s, we promote international mindedness through the academic, as well as extracurricular programmes at our schools. The programmes at Tenby Schools are meant to be awesome, focusing on not only the curricula but also learning beyond the classrooms.

Our vision is “A United World At Peace – Through Education” and is shared by all our schools. We are dedicated to bring together students from different cultures and nationalities and educate them to become the global citizens of the future - young people with respect for one another, confidence in themselves and the determination to become outstanding achievers.

Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park started in 2008 and was the first purpose built school of Tenby Schools Malaysia, housing both the national private school and the international school on the same campus. We have welcomed students aged 3 to 18 years from around the world. Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park has many wonderful qualities. With many dedicated, creative and hard-working students and staff, and a very supportive parent body, united as a team, we have a ‘blueprint’ for great success.

We would like to invite you to join the world of Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park and to share in the noble vision of our Founder : A United World At Peace – Through Education.

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