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Deputy Headteacher

Kensington International KindergartenBangkok, Thailand

Kensington International Kindergarten are seeking an exceptional educator and experienced leader as its next Deputy Headteacher, with the appointment effective August 2021. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with an experienced Headteacher, supportive Board of Directors, talented faculty, staff, students, and highly engaged parents to build on past achievements and lead Kensington to new levels of excellence.

The school follows the EYFS and UK National Curriculum for children from 2 – 6 years.

We are an Internationally award-winning, high profile school receiving the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, “Outstanding Small Business” award (2018) and the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) “Best International Nursery” award (2019). We are also the only International Kindergarten to be awarded the NDNA’s Platinum level standard "Quality Counts" accreditation.

The award-winning architectural design of the school, along with its educational ethos, are profoundly unique and continue to attract government and educational attention throughout SE Asia. It is exceptionally well-resourced with specialist indoor facilities, a soft gym, library, ICT facilities and a room for cookery classes. In addition, state-of-the-art outdoor facilities include a swimming pool, splash pool, sandpit, racing track and garden area.

The school aims to provide the highest standards of Early Years Education. We provide a small, very friendly and professional community atmosphere, with Continuing Professional Development for the teaching team, who are always central to our priorities.

The atmosphere in the classes is one of warmth and security, a place where children can grow in confidence, ready to take on new challenges. Dedicated teachers work hard to create a stimulating environment through engaging activities and displays, and by following the children’s interests.

The school embraces its community and parents play an active role as they too become part of the ‘Kensington Family.’ Parent participation is recognised as an integral part of the education process, and they are encouraged to work closely with teachers to organise many different cultural and social events throughout the year.

The Deputy Headteacher will support the Headteacher with all educational aspects of Kensington through advising and supporting on strategic initiatives, developing and implementing appropriate action plans, setting pedagogical direction, attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining the very best faculty and staff. The new Deputy Headteacher will help to ensure that Kensington continues to meet and exceed its standards of excellence. As a major player in the School, you will create new and effective ways to engage, educate, communicate, and build enduring relationships with its internal and external communities.

The new Deputy Headteacher will be an experienced educational leader with a proven track record of accomplishment and the ability to command the respect of all stakeholders. Strong academic credentials, a visionary outlook aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision, and Ideals, exceptional leadership support for an unparalleled team, outstanding communication skills, and creativity in further enhancing an outstanding educational program are all qualities required. He/she will have an excellent rapport with students of all ages and backgrounds, combined with experience of the general promotion of the school and its capabilities.

Kensington International Kindergarten is located west of the city, only a short distance (10 minutes) from the BTS (Skytrain) with easy access to the world-famous, historic and vibrant city of Bangkok. The area and local community are steeped in Thai tradition, set in lush greenery with a tranquil, peaceful atmosphere.

Bangkok is an exciting, iconic city at the very heart of SE Asia and abounds with rich cultural experiences. Thailand offers excellent leisure and travel opportunities, with countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar, all just an hour away. The cost of living here is breathtakingly low and this wonderful ‘land of smiles’ has year-round warmth and sunshine. A beautiful, safe place to live and work, and a place that will stay in your heart forever!

The position is full-time only, commencing 1st August 2021 (24 months contract).

Requirements:

Native-level English speaker

BEd (Hons) with QTS or equivalent OR University Degree (Hons) with PGCE

Previous/current Assistant or Deputy Headteacher position or Middle Leadership position

Recent experience working within the EYFS and KS1

Experience of working in the UK

Excellent knowledge of the EYFS and KS1

Desirable:

Relevant Master’s degree or NPQML/NPQSL, UK

Experience of teaching children with EAL

NB Please download our job description and personal specification documents for more details.

Contract type:

· 24 months renewable contract.

· Competitive monthly salary based on qualifications and experience.

· Housing allowance.

· Annual round-trip airfare to the international airport of your home country (at actual cost or maximum up to THB 32,000).

· Gratuity Bonus at the end of each academic year

· Daily working days lunch.

· Health insurance (includes spouse and dependents)

· Teacher license and work permit are accommodated and funded.

· An opportunity to be part of a very professional team of educators.

The appointing committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note:

* Employment terms and conditions to be agreed before accepting work aboard.

** All successful applicants will be subject to reference checks, DBS checks and validation of qualifications. Please note we are a safe recruiting school.

Application Process:

If you are suitably qualified and would like to be part of a professional and dedicated team that is committed to helping students reach their full potential, please apply by clicking on the “Application Link” below.

Interview Dates:

Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview (specific dates will be advised). If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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