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Head of Science (Physics Specialist)

Head of Science (Physics Specialist)

Headstart International School Phuket


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
29 January 2018

Job overview

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.

Head of Science (Physics Specialist Only) –

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, well qualified and inspirational teacher with excellent subject knowledge to lead a small science faculty comprising five teachers. The ability to teach A-Level Physics is essential. 

This post would be suitable for someone with strong leadership, organisational and managerial skills and proven track record in improving student attainment in a middle-management position.

The candidate will be expected to continue the development of this faculty in terms of the curriculum and coordinate the development of schemes of work within all three sciences in the faculty. 

Requirements / Application Details – 

Essential Requirements:

· Good Knowledge of the UK based curriculum and experience of teaching KS3 / KS4

· Sound understanding of the assessment requirements for IGCSE Science and A Level Physics

· Previous experience in a middle leadership role

· 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):

· Previous experience in an International School environment or experience of teaching second language learners

· Experience of the Cambridge International Examinations 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

· Accommodation on arrival

· 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 Monday 12th 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.

About Headstart International School Phuket

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+66 661 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 2 to 18 and has approximately 1150 pupils enrolled across two campuses on the island.

Headstart International School Phuket was founded in 2005 and, over the years, it has become one of Phuket’s leading international school. It’s the only school in Phuket that offers Cambridge IGCSEs, A levels and BTECs. In 2014, the school passed the CfBT Educational Trust accreditation process for its International School Quality Mark.  In 2021 the latest inspection rated the school as Good and commented on a number of outstanding features.


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Visions and value

The school’s main mission is to inspire a love of learning for every student. They work hard to hire a dedicated team of teachers to help them provide a high quality education for its pupils at a school that boasts stellar facilities. They strive to create a safe and caring atmosphere so that everyone feels valued in a multicultural environment.

The curriculum used is a blend of the English National Curriculum and the Cambridge International curriculum for Primary and Secondary, offering IGCSEs,  A Levels and BTEC qualifications at KS4 and KS5. It emphasises the importance of maths, English and science but also offers subjects such as Thai, Mandarin, computing, design technology and P.E.

The dedicated and committed teachers working at this school all have British, Australian, US or similar internationally recognised qualifications of Bachelor and Master degrees or doctorates. HeadStart International School Phuket only accepts applicants who hold a full teaching qualification such as a PGCE or a BEd. and have previous experience working in the UK or an accredited international school.

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