Head of Faculty Science and Design Technology, Malaysia

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The Alice Smith School (Secondary)Malaysia

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Start date: August 2020
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 leader for August 2020.

Secondary Leadership Position

Head of Faculty: Science and Design Technology 

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas and has recently received an exceptional Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Accreditation and Compliance Report. 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 Faculty 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 Science and Design Technology Faculty is the largest in the school. It is highly popular with many students choosing to continue to study one or more sciences at A Level. The team is friendly, high-achieving, and innovative, and learning and teaching across the subjects in Science and DT is excellent. There are Heads of Department for Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, and in DT a Head and Assistant Head of Department. The team is dynamic and consistently and continuously strives to provide the very best experience both inside and outside the classroom for our students. Curriculum related enrichment activities and support to extend and challenge our students through up-to-date research and inspiring learning ensure we achieve both outstanding results and well-rounded students. The Science and Design Technology Faculty inspires and motivates a significant number of students to pursue further education within these subjects. 

We are seeking an exceptional leader who has the vision, energy and drive to further develop this key area of school. The candidate must also be an experienced teacher of Biology across the secondary age range, with both GCSE and A Level experience. 

Please address all of these aspects in your supporting statement which should be considered a letter of application. In addition, please ensure that your online application and supporting statement clearly show how you meet the job description and person specification for this role at Alice Smith. Please also upload a photo in PDF form in the supporting evidence section at the end of the application form. To be considered for this role, please fully complete all sections of the application form.

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 Aileen Oon: tsrecruitment@alice-smith.edu.my 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23 January 2020

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, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 5 - 7 February 2020 or London 10 - 13 February 2020.



More about The Alice Smith School (Secondary)
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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. View in Google Maps
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
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