- Applications close Friday 5th February 2021
- Job starts August 2021
Garden International School presents an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, successful school on Thailand’s beautiful Eastern Seaboard. We are looking for an English teacher, to start in August 2021.
We are looking for an energetic English teacher with a broad range of experience and expertise to join our highly successful team of teachers. Experience of teaching up to I/GCSE is essential and A-Level / IB experience would be desirable. The department offers a challenging KS3 curriculum that reflects the linguistic and cultural experiences of our students. At KS4, most students study for First Language English and IGCSE World Literature, and some for English as a Second Language. Both Language A and B are offered for English Language and Literature at IB level, and thus the ability and willingness to teach both first and second language students would be advantageous.
We have a vibrant extra-curricular programme across the school, and candidates able to coach sports, especially football, swimming and basketball, or who would be keen to lead our MUN programme, would be particularly welcome.
Garden International School is a coeducational school of around 460 students, with classes from Early Years to Year 13. We have over 40 nationalities represented in our community and use an educational framework based on the English National Curriculum, leading to IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Many of our students have English as a second, or even third, language; these students are supported by a strong English Language Support department. We have a small boarding facility, and the school has a wonderful sense of community. Class sizes are generally small, with the students well motivated, engaged in their learning and supported by their families. Year on year our results are impressive with around 90% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades at IGCSE, and an IB average point score of around 34(world average around 30).
Our school is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the Thai Ministry of Education (ONESQA). We are affiliated to the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and the Department for Education in the United Kingdom. We are also a founder member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).
Ban Chang is a semi-rural coastal town in Rayong Province, about 2 hours from Bangkok and 45 minutes from both the tourist hot-spot of Pattaya, and the bustling town of Rayong. Thailand is a vibrant and exciting country with rich cultural experiences, it is a beautiful part of the world with friendly people, year-round sun and is a safe place to work overseas. The cost of living is reasonable and teachers tend to avail themselves of high-quality holiday experiences in the region.
The health, safety and well-being of all of the students at Garden International School is the foremost concern of all of the adults employed by the school. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
- Our students have the right to be protected.
- Our students have the right to be safe in our school.
- Our students have the right to be respected and listened to.
Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are to provide an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: http://www.acro.police.uk/ICPC/). Full police clearance, covering at least the previous 10 years, is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom.
Garden International School offers:
- An attractive salary
- Health insurance and accident insurance
- Expected annual end of contract bonus
- Baggage allowance (for Overseas Hire Contracts)
- Flights from London (for Overseas Hire Contracts) at the start of the two-year contract and to London at the completion of the two-year contract. Flights are also provided for legal spouse and up to two dependent children
- Two-year contract (renewable on mutual agreement)
- Tuition Fee remission for up to two dependent children
Please see the information attached to our school TES page for further information about the school, the employment package and life in Thailand.
Teachers who would like to experience the rewards of working at our school should send a statement of application, addressed to Mr. Figes, of no more than two pages highlighting their strengths as a teacher and how those strengths will benefit our students, a full Curriculum Vitae (including photograph) and the names and email addresses of three professional referees through the TES apply now/quick apply system.
Interviews will take place via SKYPE or in Rayong. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be assessed as they arrive. We reserve the right to close the selection process early should an exceptional candidate be identified at an early stage.
Garden International School - Rayong
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of age 3 - 18 years