Primary Class Teacher, Tenby Schools, Ipoh

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Tenby International School (Ipoh)Tenby Schools, Ipoh

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Tenby Schools Ipoh was established in 1960 by British expatriates who wanted their children to receive high-quality education based on the British system. The school started as an expatriate kindergarten that became an international school, Tenby International School (TIS), Ipoh, which later expanded to include a private Malaysian school, Sekolah Tenby. The school offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment to work. We are also part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) a leading International Educational company based in London with 45 schools across the world. As such, we are part of a worldwide family with sister schools in, amongst others, Spain, UK, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and UAE.

The international primary school (Key Stage 1 and 2) follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) using a thematic approach in teaching and learning activities.  In the international secondary school (Key Stage 3 and 4), the National Curriculum for England, leading to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination is taught.  The Cambridge International A Level Programme is offered in the Sixth Form.

Tenby Schools Ipoh moved to its new campus at Bandar Meru Raya in September 2013 where both the international and local Malaysian curriculum school is encompassed on one campus. It is located on a green 13-acre site with excellent facilities that include an off-site Boarding Facility. The School caters for the children of expatriates working and living in Malaysia and for those Malaysian children who qualify to attend an international school. The student population is approximately 1200 (2 – 4 form entry), comprising approximately 20+ different nationalities. Our teaching staff are mostly Malaysian with some expatriates. 

We are a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and authorised to deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). We are in the process of becoming a CIS member school with a view to progress into joint CIS/WASC accreditation within the next 2 – 3 years.

General Information

Ipoh is the most centrally-located city in Malaysia. It takes less than two hours to travel to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Island, Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. The city is surrounded by some of the most impressive limestone hills in South-East Asia.

Known for its rich heritage, with a population of 650,000 people spread over some 650 square kilometres, Ipoh does not have many high rise buildings, with housing development mainly in the suburbs. The population density is therefore low and traffic jams are almost non-existent. Ipoh provides a relaxed and peaceful style of life, relatively free of pollution and the usual stress of city life. However it also provides the essentials of contemporary living with modern shopping malls, good sports facilities and restaurants.

The Role & Expectations

  • To uphold the School’s Vision, Mission and Core Values.
  • To lead, plan and teach across the primary section of the School. 
  • To possess excellent knowledge and experience of assessment and tracking to inform student progress, including the use of standardised tests. 
  • To assist the School with developing greater ‘impact on learning’ practices.
  • To raise the profile of the subject across the School.
  • To have sound knowledge and practice of the National Curriculum for England, curriculum development and current educational thinking.
  • To be an excellent practitioner.
  • To be able to lead.
  • To be a self-starter.
  • To be a team player.
  • To possess excellent time management, communication and people skills.
  • To contribute to the wider School Community.

N.B. A leadership position (curriculum or year group) maybe on offer to suitable candidates.

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)
  • Overseas 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. Final interviews will be carried out face-to-face whenever possible.

How to Apply

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:

Early application is encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date 31 March 2020.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references and criminal record checks.

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

More about Tenby International School (Ipoh)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: No.16 Persiaran Meru Utama, Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh, Perak, 30020, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 5 525 2628
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Established in 1960, the TENBY SCHOOLS GROUP operates international and private schools in Malaysia; currently in Tropicana Aman, Shah Alam, Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, and Semenyih. Each campus provides for both primary and secondary international sc...