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Head of English Faculty

Asia Pacific International School (APIS)Malaysia

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Description

Asia Pacific School (APS) is a thriving and highly successful union of a large international school and a large Malaysian national curriculum school (both with primary and secondary sections). Asia Pacific Smart School (APSS, the Malaysian national curriculum school) was established in 2006 and it was joined in 2012 by Asia Pacific International School (APIS). All sections of Asia Pacific School are highly popular and high performing. Examination grades in both curricula are very strong.

Asia Pacific School offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment to work. We are also part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) a leading international educational company based in London with over 50 schools across the world. As such, we are part of a worldwide family with sister schools in, amongst others, Spain, UK, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Canada and UAE.

The international sections (APIS) follow a UK (English) curriculum at primary and secondary level, culminating in IGCSE examinations in Year 11. We also offer a foundation course in collaboration with NCUK, in year 12. We are a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The primary and secondary international sections of Asia Pacific School are together a truly cosmopolitan community of almost 600 students of over 30 nationalities. Our teaching staff are mostly Malaysian with some expatriates.

The school is located within easy travel by car (approximately half an hour) or public transport to central Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur itself is a truly global city and according to the UK’s Independent newspaper, it ranks second in the world as a place to live for expats (see link below). We are in easy travel to Kuala Lumpur International airport and very close to the smaller Subang airport, from where one can fly very cheaply to the many wonderful places to visit in Malaysia.

Ranking: The best and worst place for expats in 2021 (humanresourcesonline.net) 

Ranked: best cities for expats 2021 (according to expats) - Atlas & Boots (atlasandboots.com)

The Role

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Lead the English faculty 
  • Inspire colleagues, students and their parents 
  • Lead the department in a professional manner at all times 
  • Organise and participate in school events, outings and activities 
  • Prepare students for internal and external examinations including IGCSEs and year 12 foundation level assessments 
  • Actively contribute to community cohesion and harmony 
  • Adherence to good practice for safeguarding the welfare of children

In return we offer:

  • A culture of trust, where all contributions are recognised and respected
  • A passionate and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of every decision.
  • An embedded whole campus commitment to professional development and a commitment to serving others.
  • A peer network of like-minded teachers and other adults.
  • A real commitment to work-life balance

Pre-Requisites:

  1. Possess a Degree in English or equivalent with PGCE/Qualified Teacher Status
  2. Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in teaching English subjects to IGCSE
  3. Excellent command of oral and written English
  4. Highly motivated, takes initiatives, energetic, disciplined and responsible
  5. Passionate about teaching and learning with a genuine desire to work with peers and students
  6. Demonstrable ability to work effectively with groups
  7. Demonstrable ability to develop a sense of community and generate trust
  8. Strong understanding of good practice for safeguarding the welfare of children

The Package

This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract

Interviews will be completed via video link.

How to Apply

The deadline is January 31st, 2022, but it is strongly recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.

Further information and details of other positions are available on our website: https://www.apschools.edu.my/

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school) to recruitment@apschools.edu.my

Early application is encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the deadline of January 31st, 2022.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Please check your Junk Folder for emails and include recruitment@apschools.edu.my to your safe senders list

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

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Asia Pacific International School (APIS)
1 Persiaran AOff Jalan LapanganTerbang SubangSubangSelangor47200Malaysia
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http://www.apis.edu.my/+60 3 7847 1000
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