Teacher of Humanities (Economics preferred)

Straits International School, RawangMalaysia

Straits International Education Group (SIEG)

Straits Education International Group is a relatively new comer to the Education sector in Malaysia. We opened our first school in Penang in 2011 and another in Rawang (KL) in 2018. We are a fast-paced and growing company with plans to build schools in Malacca, Klang, Kota Kinabalu and finally to other ASEAN countries. As a school, we pride ourselves on the level of care we give to our students. The motto, ‘Not for me, Not for you, But for us,’ really captures what we are trying to do; we aim to combine academic rigour with a key sense of kindness, personal responsibility and determination to overcome challenges. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success.

Straits International School, Rawang

At SIS, Rawang, we offer a challenging curriculum for all 190 students from Nursery to IGCSE (pre-university coming soon). We have a growth mind set, embrace the diversity of our community, and endeavour to challenge the minds of our students.

At SIS we strive to have an aspirational culture that encourages students to realise their own gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to nurture and guide every individual. The school's welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in the commitment to ambition, courage, integrity, openness and respect.

In addition to the highest academic standards and values, the international aspect of the education that we offer focuses on core components including cultural intelligence, creativity, communication and collaboration. We aim to develop students to be independent learners and leaders in the global community. We also provide a wide range of activities and experiences that will not only prepare our children for the future, but also make their school and personal life more enjoyable and rewarding.

About the role

We are now recruiting for the following position:

Humanities teacher (possible HoD role) – must be confident in KS3 (History & Geography) and KS4 (Economics, Business and Global Perspectives) SIS staff work hard, stay flexible and are resilient in the face of challenges. We value staff who will do all they can to push the school forward, be proactive and have the interests of our wonderful students at heart. In return, they will find fantastic children, the personal freedom to be innovative in what they teach and the trust to help develop the school and shape its future.

The quality of life in KL is very high and offers a wide range of activities and food to try. KL has long served as the link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. With English widely spoken, Malaysia is often referred to as ‘easy Asia’; you can stroll through streets filled with exceptional art, amazing cafes and interesting shops or conversely, you can visit one of the many malls that house stores from the UK, Australia and the US. It is voted as one of the top ten places in the world to live!

Our salaries are competitive, and our staff have good savings potential. Apartments are provided and the quality of life here is excellent. We believe that everyone should enjoy coming to school.

In joining our fast-paced international environment, you will lead the delivery of the National Curriculum, IGCSE and finally the A level programmes (CIE accredited). You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

About you

Able to create a secondary culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree, a secondary teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to lead best practice with colleagues and peers.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Straits International School community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom and throughout your subject area. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions.

Selection Process

The closing date for application is 31 May 2021.

First round interviews will take place via Skype with the Principal, Head of Secondary and Head of Primary. 

Please send your letter of application along with your CV to our Principal Mr Stephen (swilloughby@sisgroup.edu.my), Head of Secondary, Ms Harriet Glover (h.glover@sisgroup.edu.my) and our HR Executive, Ms. Mildred (mildred.jeevitha@sisgroup.edu.my)

Straits International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to a CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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