Assistant Head of Primary- Early Years Centre, British International School Kuala Lumpur

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The British International School of Kuala LumpurBritish International School Kuala Lumpur

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dates:  Job start - August 2020

Salary: Competitive

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent


The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL)  is one of the leading international schools in Kuala Lumpur offering contemporary British international education to students from Pre-Nursery through to Sixth Form.

Our school values developing the whole child- academically, pastorally and socially with the principles of Positive Education underpinning our approach. With the child at the centre of our decision making we believe that we are best-placed to offer an outstanding education for all students in our care.

BSKL has been graded as excellent in all areas of educational provision by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, and is a member of Nord Anglia Education offering numerous opportunities for professional growth. Through our evidence-based Professional Learning Pathways we are at the forefront of new thinking in the classroom, ensuring that our teachers have all the tools to provide for outstanding teaching and learning.

At Nord Anglia Education, we work every day to inspire our students, schools and employees to be the best they can be and we are ambitious for them all to achieve more than they thought possible in their personal, social and academic endeavours. Within our family of schools, this aspiration is underpinned by a commitment to always act with respect, integrity, openness and courage. These qualities are the foundation of how we approach our work and roles within Nord Anglia Education and are shared by everyone in our global family.

To begin in August 2020, we are looking for an exceptional Assistant Head of School to take responsibility for leading our growing Early Years Centre of over 120 two to five year olds. Reporting to the Head of Primary, the Assistant Head of School- Early Years Centre, will be an exceptional Early Years Leader with extensive experience of both teaching in, and leading a successful Early Years Setting.

Suitable candidates for this post will:

Hold a good Honours Degree.

Hold a UK-recognised teaching qualification (PGCE or similar). 

Be an inspirational Early Years leader with extensive experience and excellent knowledge of teaching and leading in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Be able to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to Positive Education

Have an ambitious approach to leading Early Years practice which ensures high standards in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Understand the importance of, and balance between, teacher-led and child-initiated learning

Be able to demonstrate what constitutes outstanding classroom practice and have the ability to be able to develop this in others

Want to play an active role in the co-curricular life of a busy international school. 

Possess the ambition, enthusiasm and can-do attitude to want to play a key role in shaping and developing an outstanding school

We will provide:

An excellent salary.

Accommodation. 

Annual travel allowance.

International worldwide medical cover.

Up to two full school scholarships for children

School payments into the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) from day one

A professionally-stimulating and supportive working environment.

The chance to live and work in a culturally-diverse context.


Opportunities exist for promotion and development both within the school and the wider global network of Nord Anglia Education. Access to our e-learning platform, Nord Anglia University, and exclusive collaborations with world leading organisations such as The Juilliard School, MIT and King’s College London will give you the opportunities to advance at every stage of your career. 

Application process:

Applications must be submitted via the school website.

The closing date for applications is 3.00 pm on the 25th November 2019. Long list/ initial Skype interviews will be held between the 25/11/19- 2/12/19. Final interviews for UK-based candidates will be held in the UK, week beginning 6th January 2020. Internationally-based candidates’ final interviews will take place via Skype or in person depending on the candidates’ location.  Early applications are strongly encouraged (we reserve the right to appoint early). 

Nord Anglia Education schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including references and checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS.

Please browse our website https://britishschool.edu.my/ to find out more about the school.

The British International School of Kuala Lumpur:

No 1 Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, 

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47800 Malaysia

+60 3 7727 7775




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: No 1 Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47800, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 3 7727 7775
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