Foreign Language Mandarin Teacher, Thailand

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Headstart International School PhuketThailand
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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

School Details – 

At HeadStart we aim to stimulate students’ minds, as well as to encourage them to push beyond perceived traditional academic boundaries. It is our intention that through employing dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring teachers, we will enthuse all our students to reach their potential and exceed expectations. We deliver a well-rounded personalised educational experience. We pride ourselves in being a community school, emphasising individual learning.

HeadStart is based in the centre of Phuket Island and is a fully accredited International School with The Education Development Trust, having been awarded the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM). The most recent accreditation showed the school to be a ‘Good School with Outstanding Features’.

We have been offering Cambridge qualifications throughout all Key Stages and IGCSEs for many years. The school now has over 740 students on roll.

In August 2015 the school entered the latest phase in its exciting and rapid development when we moved into to a new state of the art campus. As part of the move to the new school, we also opened our Sixth-Form and had the first cohort completing their A Level examinations in 2017. Some of these students have been with HeadStart since the very beginning and have now graduated to worldwide universities. Examination results in June 2018 were excellent with 95% of all IGCSEs at A*-C and 41% at A*-A. At AS Level we have students who achieved Top in Thailand awards as well as achieving A grades in all subjects. 

Foreign Language Mandarin Teacher –

We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Mandarin teacher for the start of the 2019/2020 academic year. The successful candidate will be able to teach across the age range 7-18 and experience of teaching Mandarin at IGCSE level

The candidate will have knowledge of and experience of teaching  the Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language Mandarin  curriculum.

We are looking for a highly committed team player with drive, energy and passion, who will inspire a love of learning within their students.  A good sense of humour and an excellent work ethic are essential.  

Requirements / Application Details – 

Essential Requirements:

· Good Knowledge of the Mandarin Language curriculum for Cambridge IGCSE

· Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

· A recognised teaching qualification: BEd.; PGCE; iPGCE or equivalent

· Must have a good level of English

Desirable Requirements (not essential):

· Previous experience in an International School environment

· Experience of teaching  learners who have English as an Additional Language.

Remuneration Package:

(Full details of salary package and terms and conditions will be sent to short-listed candidates)

· Private medical insurance 

· 2 year renewable contract

· Short-Term Accommodation on arrival to help the settling process

· Free lunch and beverages during the school day

· Additional payment for extra curricula activities

· Significant end of contract bonuses.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should follow this link: Apply Here   and complete the online application form  in order to apply for the position.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th of June 2019; however, we encourage early applications and reserve the right to make an appointment to the ideal candidate before this date.

PLEASE NOTE: HeadStart International School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Shortlisted candidates will be sent full salary details and be invited for interview (via Skype).

For further details please visit our school website at: 


We do not except applications from candidates with only a TEFL or equivalent qualification.

Job location

More about Headstart International School Phuket
Address: 39/99 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Road, Soi Na Seau 1, T.Vichit, A.Muang, 83000,, Thailand.
Telephone: +66 7661 2875