Teacher of Psychology, Penang

Closing date:

Prince of Wales Island International SchoolPenang

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of psychology

September 2019

Psychology is offered at A level.  We currently have a class in year 12 and in year 13. It is a popular option. We invite applications from suitably qualified specialists to deliver this subject.  A subsidiary subject will be required, and an ability to teach in another science discipline will be a distinct advantage, but other areas of expertise are welcome. The current post holder is leaving us to study for a Masters degree in Europe, and will be happy to talk to shortlisted applicants about our students and course delivery.

Student mental health is deservedly the subject of much attention in the world of education, and student wellbeing programmes are supported by a strong academic foundation within the school. The current post holder has a professional interest in safeguarding practices, and is our deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. An interest in this area of professional engagement would also be an asset.

There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development programmes, which have a national reputation. There is an emphasis on the appropriate use of IT in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. Students have their own devices. Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant reputation in the region and beyond with excellent results; we have students of a range of abilities, all deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. 

Our school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and student welfare, and expects all applicants to share this commitment.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian and other international colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. 

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

Closing Date

The closing date is Saturday 19th January 2019.  However, we may extend the appointment process if the role is not filled at that stage. Initial interviews will be via Skype, followed by a face to face meeting if possible for UK based candidates in the week beginning Monday 4th February. 

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending:

● completed application form

● brief letter of application

● Curriculum Vitae

Additional supporting documents are NOT required at this stage, and will not be considered. We will acknowledge all applications and keep applicants informed; we enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies, but your candidacy is very important to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job location

More about Prince of Wales Island International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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