Head of English, Malaysia

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Beaconhouse - Sri Inai International SchoolMalaysia

Date posted:
Start date: August 2017 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Head of English to lead our motivated team. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the strategic leadership of this crucial area of the curriculum and fulfill a reduced teaching commitment within Years 7-11. Additionally they will join a creative and supportive Middle Leadership Group, playing a key role in improvement of the school. All our teaching staff are expected to be fully involved in the extra-curricular life of the school.

This is an exciting time to join Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School and we welcome applications from experienced Heads of Department and those who are perhaps looking for an opportunity to secure their initial management position.

Ideal candidates will be well qualified Secondary teachers with a sound knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of English within the guidance of the National Curriculum for England. Experience of the Cambridge International Education Programmes would be a distinct advantage.


Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School is located in a popular area of Kuala Lumpur. We offer a broad and balanced education that recognises the importance of academic success without underestimating the role that education plays in helping pupils to develop a wider understanding of themselves and others.

Our curriculum is based upon The National Curriculum for England and the Cambridge International Curriculum that also reflects the local needs of our student body. External Examinations are available at IGCSE level in several subjects and student progression supported by Checkpoint tests.

Memberships & Affiliations

The school is in the process of seeking membership to the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are a Centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and are a member of the Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS).

The Role

We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates to join us Head of English, the ideal candidate will:

  • exercise consultative leadership a strong desire to develop an outstanding department by creating a culture where learning is greatly valued by all
  • possess the ability to inspire, motivate, challenge, support and empower students in their care
  • be committed to raising the standards of attainment and progress students make in KS3/Checkpoint, IGCSE English First Language and English Literature
  • demonstrate a proven track record of raising attainment both at a classroom and department level and will ideally have successful experience of leading and managing a team of teachers.
  • be willing to contribute to wider school initiatives and the curriculum


The initial contract will be for two years renewable by negotiation on its completion.


Short listed candidates will be initially interviewed via the Skype network. Following these initial interviews final candidates will have a panel interview which may be held at the school, in the UK or via Skype.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passportsize photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current or most recent school) to Mr Terence Atkinson, Deputy general Manager, Administration at tnatkinson@beaconhouse.edu.my

Beaconhouse School System, Malaysia reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline. It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and olunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal ecord check (DBS or equivalent)

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

Job location

More about Beaconhouse - Sri Inai International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: No 1098, Jalan Jenjarum, Off Jalan SS 23/6, Taman SEA, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47400, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7803 0493