Assistant Head of Primary, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Garden International School - Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking team in a successful International School. We are seeking a resourceful and committed individual with the appropriate attitude, skills and experience to join us in the role of Assistant Head.

GIS is a well-resourced successful international school with great facilities and a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission.

GIS is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.

The school is focused on creating the best environments for our learners to grow and develop academically, emotionally, physically and socially. With a positive and progressive outlook, based on the latest research, we seek to constantly improve the provision for learning. With over 75 hours dedicated to teacher Professional Learning every year, as well as a keen focus on staff and student well-being, we are constantly striving for excellence, both as practitioners and for our learners. GIS uses the latest technology to enhance learning and provides a 1:1 device programme. We use Google Apps for Education as our main learning platform.

The Assistant Head of Primary is part of the Primary Leadership team reporting to one of our Deputy Heads and is responsible for leadership of both student welfare and curriculum aspects of the Primary School. The successful candidate will have a record of impacting positively on the development of excellent teaching and learning and leading successful school change. They will also have had significant middle leadership experience.

A secure understanding and experience in the management and analysis of pupil data, tracking and assessment to support pupil progress and attainment is a vital part of the role. It is likely that this role will focus on the academic care of students in Upper Key Stage 2 but the successful candidate will also have a portfolio of projects that impact the whole Primary School. 

The Assistant Head should demonstrate the ability to foster high academic standards with strong planning and organisational abilities. The successful candidate must be an effective communicator, confident in establishing open communication with students, staff and parents. It is expected that the Assistant Head will actively support and articulate the values and character building principles of GIS.

Please see attached for further details about the competencies we require in our Assistant Head. This role is required for August 2020.

An internationally competitive salary and benefits package is offered, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Kuala Lumpur.

Please review the ‘GIS Information for Applicants 2020-21’ booklet found in the Applicant Information Pack prior to applying for this role.

Garden International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (ICPC or equivalent).




More about Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Kuala Lumpur Campus, 16 Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 3 6209 6888
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