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 including IGCSEs & A Levels for many years. In addition we now also offer BTEC and LAMDA programmes. The school has over 800 students on roll and is moving towards becoming oversubscribed in many year groups.
Head Dance Coach -
HeadStart's dance academy has grown significantly over the last five years and now has over 250 students participating in a variety of dance programmes. The current post holder who has been with us throughout this time will be returning to Europe at the end of this academic year and we are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual who can take over the reigns of this successful part of the school.
The Head Dance Coach is responsible for providing professional leadership and management of the extracurricular Headstart Dance Academy and all in-school dance events, productions.
The successful candidate will also have experience of teaching IGCSE Dance and/or BTEC Performing Arts
The Head Dance Coach will run and manage the Dance Academy under the direction of the Director of Creative and Performing Arts.
Requirements / Application Details –
· A dance teaching qualification.
· Experience of teaching IGCSE or BTEC Dance/Performing Arts qualifications to Secondary aged students.
· Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
· Knowledge of ballet technique.
· Experience of teaching and leading dance programmes for ages 2-18.
· Must be a fluent English speaker
Desirable Requirements (not essential):
· Experience of teaching in the UK or a British Curriculum/International School.
· Experience of teaching to English as an Additional Language learners
(Full details of salary package and terms and conditions will be sent to short-listed candidates)
· Private medical insurance
· 2 year renewable contract
· Accommodation on arrival
· Free lunch and beverages during the school day
· Additional payment for extra curricula activities
· Significant end of contract bonuses.
Interested candidates should complete the application form found on the school website (HeadStart Recruitment) and send to email@example.com in order to apply for the position. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
The start date of this position is August 2021. Due to Covid-19, for overseas candidates, once appointed the school will provide the necessary paperwork for you to obtain a visa and certificate of entry from the Thai embassy in the country of origin. We will also pay for the costs of the Covid-19 medical insurance which is a mandatory requirement on entry. At the time of writing (subject to change) new arrivals in Thailand must complete a quarantine in a hotel for 15nights on arrival. The school will cover the costs of this quarantine known as 'Alternative State Quarantine'. By August, it may be possible to avoid quarantine if the teacher has been vaccinated prior to arrival, we will keep successful candidates informed of the entry requirements.
Candidates who are already based in Thailand will not need to complete the above quarantine process.
The closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2021; 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 or Google Meet).
For further details please visit our school website at: www.headstartphuket.com/staff/recruitment
CANDIDATES WITHOUT A DEGREE AND A RECOGNISED DANCE QUALIFICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Headstart International School Phuket