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English Teacher (potential for Head of Department)

Mzuzu International AcademyMalawi

Mzuzu International Academy is a non-profit co-educational day and boarding school situated on the outskirts of Mzuzu, the third largest city in Malawi. The school is set within a spacious and developing campus overlooking the beautiful Kaningina hills and offers both primary and secondary education to a largely Malawian student body. The curriculum for Early Years, Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 follows the English National Curriculum with some adaptations to the local context, whilst Key Stage 4 students work towards their IGCSE examinations. The student body is relatively small with a total of 358 students (191 in Primary and 167 in Secondary). Boarding is available only for secondary students and there are currently a total of 95 boarding students. Mzuzu International Academy is the leading international school in Northern Malawi but aims to become one of the top international schools in the country.

The ideal candidate will be: 

• An outstanding teacher with excellent subject knowledge and experience teaching the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus.

• Motivated to develop the subject through a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies and intervention programmes.

• A team player, keen to work collaboratively and share good practice, resources and ideas. 

• Committed to raising students’ achievement as well as the overall standards of the department.

• Resilient and treat challenges as opportunities.

• Willing to adapt to the challenges of working in Malawi

Above all, you will share our passion and belief that our children’s welfare and their learning are at the heart of all decisions. We are a caring and dedicated community who are ambitious for the future. If you possess the vision to inspire students and staff, and the leadership skills to realise this vision we would welcome your application.  

Applicants should hold a relevant degree and professional teaching qualification (PGCE with QTS; B. ED or equivalent) and have experience of the National Curriculum for England whether that is in the UK or in an international setting. Applicants must also have an Enhanced Disclosure/DBS/ACRO Police Check or equivalent. 

To be considered for this position you will need to meet our qualifications and experience requirements.


The closing date is 14th May 2021 but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Candidates are invited to complete the TES application and include reasons for applying to Mzuzu International Academy in your supporting statement. You must also attach a comprehensive CV with a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of two referees (one of which must be from your current or most recent school).

All appointments are subject to an interview, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Interviews will take place via Skype / Zoom.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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