Head of Biology, Malaysia

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Alice Smith SchoolMalaysia

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive with excellent benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit a high calibre teacher for August 2019.

Secondary Leadership Position

Head of Biology 

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education in London, receiving an ‘Excellent’ grade from its recent inspection. Our school has an established reputation for excellence, and as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

A KLASS teacher is an inspiring, innovative, high achieving professional with a strong track record of teaching success, possessing drive, energy and enthusiasm in abundance. Our teachers are confident, caring, helpful and supportive of students, colleagues and parents. They have the ability and determination to attain and maintain very high educational standards, based on action research and professional reading. They have the capacity and dedication to keep students at the centre of all they do, raising students’ standards of attainment and the breadth and scope of students’ achievement to the very highest levels internationally. They are highly computer literate and instinctively use a broad range of learning technologies to impact on learning and teaching.  

A KLASS Head of Department is an effective leader, teacher and manager who challenges and supports all staff and students to do their best through:

  • Inspiring trust and confidence
  • Building team commitment with colleagues and students
  • Engaging and motivating students
  • Positive action to improve the quality of students’ learning
  • Effective communication both within and outside of school
  • Delegation and empowerment

The Head of Biology will report to the Head of Faculty for Science and Design Technology, and will work as part of a thriving faculty to further improve academic results. We are looking for an experienced and outstanding teacher of Biology to GCSE and A Level, and Science to Key Stage 3.

Please address all aspects of the Job Description within your supporting statement which should be considered as a letter of application. To ensure your application is considered, you MUST supply all of the following:

  • Supporting Statement (no longer than 2 A4 pages). If you have a partner who is applying for another position at the school, please state along with their name.
  • Completed online application form.
  • CV with an up to date photo and three referees (one must be from your current Headteacher). 

The KLASS benefits package includes a highly competitive salary, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, please click on the “Quick Apply” button below. 

In case of query contact Ms Millie Boey: tsrecruitment@alice-smith.edu.my 

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 January 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial interview on Sonru. Sonru is an automated video interviewing process that we use due to our location and challenges with time difference. It also enables you to complete this initial interview with us at your convenience. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 8 - 11 February 2019 or London 13 - 15 February 2019.

Job location

More about The Alice Smith School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Secondary Campus, No. 3 Jalan Equine, Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, 43300, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 39543 3688
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Org type  : International
Phase   : K-18 (Primary and Secondary)
Funding status  : Not-for-profit (funded by parents)
Gender   : Mixed
Age range  : 3-18 years old
Denomination  : Non-denominational