Secondary Teacher of Science / Physics KS3-KS5

Bloomsbury International School HatyaiHatyai, Thailand

Bloomsbury International School Hatyai  is looking to recruit enthusiastic and qualified Science teachers  to join our secondary team for the Academic Year 2021/22.

Job starts: August 2021.

Location:  Hatyai, Thailand.

Contract Type:  Full Time

Contract Term:  2 years

About the School

Located in the city of Hatyai in southern Thailand, Bloomsbury International School, Hatyai is a co-educational independent school.  Whilst most students are Thai, we do benefit from many different nationalities being represented. The school offers both day and boarding facilities for its pupils. Bloomsbury is focused on providing an English-style education for its pupils, and therefore follows the British National Curriculum from Key Stages 1-5.   Key Stage 4 pupils sit iGCSE examinations.  Our results have been steadily improving and we want to pride ourselves on the best results in Southern Thailand.  For example, this year we are expecting a 100% iGCSE pass rate.  This great cohort is to be our first set of A-Level students next year.

When pupils progress into Key Stage 5, they will study for the A-level qualification.  Prior to this, younger students are given the typical range of subjects for a British-style school, with additional instruction in Thai language and culture, as appropriate for the school’s setting. We are to become the foremost T4W school outside of the UK.  Owing to its recent founding, the school can boast of a wide range of modern recreational and teaching facilities.  Any new member of staff will be part of a tight-knit community within the school and will be fully supported by an experienced SLT determined to get the best out of every pupil.

We have an expanding school roll and with continuing pedagogical improvements we fully expect this to continue to grow.  We are a small school with average year group sizes of ten, this means that every student gets to make outstanding progress. We have recently appointed a world-class teaching and learning VP; due to start in August, therefore much CPD will be provided internally.  But we value CPD for all staff and want all staff to develop during their time with us. We know that the ability to progress as effective practitioners attracts the best staff and we do want staff to bring expertise with them that they will share with our staff also.  As a small school, we need everyone to lead and to be part of the team.

Teaching Information

Class/Subject teachers are responsible for ensuring that every child in their class makes the maximum possible progress as an individual within the ethos and policies of the School.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate continuous success as a teacher
  • Be able to inspire children to think creatively
  • Have a high level of professional integrity and adaptability
  • Be able to adapt to working with different and diverse cultures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with IGCSE/GCSE
  • Familiarity with A level Physics

Location

Hatyai is located in southern Thailand close to the border with Malaysia; it is only 40 a minute drive to the nearest beach in Songkhla Town.  The city is a regional hub for tourism to many of southern Thailand's tourist destinations.  With easy internal links to Krabi, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Koh Samui, and Koh Lipe as well as 16 flights per day to Bangkok it is easy to spend your weekends or holidays exploring Thailand.  Internationally, there are daily flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur both of which are only a short distance away, providing easy links to much of Asia.

Hatyai is an up and coming city without the high cost of living found in other more frequented destinations in Thailand.  New bars and restaurants are opening up frequently providing a range of Western, Asian and local food.  But there are not the throngs of western tourists nor the higher associated prices. Hatyai retains a very 'Thai' feel to the city and the local population is very friendly and helpful, welcoming people with the famous 'Thai Smile'. Staff, once they join, tend to not leave as they love the school, the amazingly hardworking students, the city, the beaches and the lifestyle.

Please limit your personal introduction to two pages but do please include:

-Why you would like to work in Thailand

-What skills and experience do bring to the school

-What professional accomplishments are you most proud of

-Your experience and successes with IGCSE and A levels

Position might be upgraded to Head of Science depending on the candidate's level of experience.

For more information about the school, visit the website <www.bloomsbury.ac.th>.

Applicants must provide 3 referees, one of which will be your current or most recent head of department or principal.   We are committed to Child Protection and successful candidates will undergo background checks using the International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).

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