Assistant Head, Brunei Darussalam

Closing date:Expiring soon

International School BruneiBrunei Darussalam

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Assistant Headteacher


ISB are looking to recruit 2 full time Assistant Headteachers.


The Primary Assistant Headteacher will have responsibility for Teaching and Learning/ Professional Development. This role would suit candidates who are excellent classroom practitioners, clear communicators, capable of giving effective and inspiring leadership to staff, and fully understand the commitment required of all staff in our successful school. They will work closely with the secondary department to ensure high quality professional development for all.


The primary role of the Assistant Head is to secure exemplary teaching practices and the most effective use of resources to bring about high standards of student achievement through quality pedagogy best suited to the changing needs of the 21st century. The role will have a 50% teaching commitment. The Assistant Headteacher will be part of a Primary Senior Leadership Team consisting of a Head of School, Deputy Head (Student Achievement) and Assistant Headteacher (Student Welfare and Guidance).


The Secondary Assistant Headteacher will join our highly successful Secondary Leadership Team. The post will focus on Student Achievement; leading our Heads of Department and Data Manager to interrogate data, identify patterns and trends, celebrate student success and combat under-performance by designing intervention strategies.


It is expected that the Assistant Headteacher in Secondary will demonstrate a range of qualities, qualifications, skills and experience which will enable them to build on the achievements of ISB as one of the foremost inclusive international schools in the region. Most importantly, the successful candidate is expected to have a successful track record in recognising and promoting highly-effective teaching and learning and to have experience in leading teams to improve student outcomes.


Established in 1964, International School Brunei (ISB) has over 50 years of experience as a non-profit, vibrant, inclusive school. Today ISB has over 1100 day and boarding students from 42 different nationalities and highly qualified teachers from all over the globe. In 2015 ISB moved to a bespoke, eco-friendly campus, nestled in primary rainforest, becoming one of the first schools in Asia to win the Green Flag award. Academic results are excellent, allowing ISB graduates to gain entry to top universities all over the world.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • A school with an inclusive ethos;
  • An institution which pursues holistic education - fitting our "Everyone Excels" motto;
  • A diverse student and staff body; A fast-moving educational environment;
  • An institution which develops, promotes and has implemented innovative education ideas and practices.


The successful candidate will be:

  • positive, and have a determination to succeed;
  • flexible, adaptable and resilient;
  • a team player;
  • committed to enriching the academic curriculum.


Interested candidates are requested to complete an application through the TES Quick Apply function




You can submit an ISB on line application form (please click here for more information and for the application form) and covering letter including a passport sized photograph; the names and contact details (including a telephone number) for three professional referees, one of whom must be your current Headteacher/Principal to


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More about International School Brunei
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan Branch, Jalan Utama Salambigar, Kg Sungai Hanching, Berakas 'B' BC2115, Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: +673 2330608
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International School Brunei was established in 1964, as a non-profit organisation with a Board of Directors to oversee the development of the school - a status that exists to this day. In 2015 the school moved to a brand new 22 acre site on the outsk...