Deputy Head of Secondary School, Borneo, Malaysia

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Kinabalu International SchoolBorneo, Malaysia

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

Kinabalu International School is seeking an internationally experienced and enthusiastic Deputy Head of Secondary who can help lead the Secondary School with drive, energy, vision and dedication. The  Deputy Head of Secondary working with the Head of Secondary are responsible for the academic leadership and day to day management of the Secondary School. The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing the standards of teaching and learning in line with 21st century best practice.

Kinabalu International School is a not-for-profit, parent owned school and is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo) and has gained an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality education over the last 45 years. The school is proud of its friendly, warm and nurturing community, where the student is at the heart of everything we do. The school delivers a rigorous academic education for students aged 3 to 18, based on the English National Curriculum and the Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level programmes. With over 450 students from more than 30 nations, the school strives to challenge its students as individuals to achieve their potential.

The new Deputy Head of Secondary with the Leadership Team will support the journey to excellence in academic achievement and the development of successful well-rounded global citizens, by working closely with students, teachers and parents. In addition, they will have significant experience of working in schools where a large proportion of students have English as an Additional Language.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to motivate, inspire and unite the KIS Secondary community, and be dedicated to developing a love of learning in all students. The post offers a unique opportunity to live and work in the amazing natural and cultural environment of Malaysian Borneo, in a friendly and accessible city recognised for its low cost of living and high quality of life.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a recent passport photograph and the contact details of at least three referees (one of which must be your most recent Head of School). 

The deadline for applications is Friday 27th December 2019.

Early applications are encouraged and KIS reserves the right to make an appointment before the published deadline if an exceptional candidate is found.  

Kinabalu International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Services or relevant Police Authorities.

At Kinabalu International School we are dedicated to providing an excellent education in a caring, respectful environment, challenging students to achieve their full potential as successful global citizens.

More about Kinabalu International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Off Jalan Khidmat Bukit Padang, P.O Box 12080, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88822, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 88224526
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