About the role
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur seeks a creative, open-minded, and professional Head of Geography to join our leading international school for an initial contract period of two years. The successful candidate will demonstrate an experienced, dynamic and creative approach to leading teaching and learning in an outstanding Geography department. Candidates must also have the necessary skills and vision to enhance teaching and learning within the department.
In this role you’ll know your students and use your skills and expertise to provide outstanding teaching and support to every student in your care with impeccable professionalism. You will communicate confidently across diverse audiences and situations to build strong relationships with parents and students. You’ll model the school’s values: be kind; be resilient; take risks; act with integrity and to be ambitious.
Please see the detailed job description and person specification for additional information about this role.
About our school
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) is a premier international school in Kuala Lumpur serving students from pre-nursery through to sixth form. Our warm and friendly school community values develop the whole child — academically, pastorally and socially with the school values as our foundation and positive education as our framework.
We believe student happiness leads to student success and by placing the child at the centre of all we do we’re able to offer an outstanding education.
Naturally, at BSKL, you’ll find students who are happy, motivated, committed, and love learning. Our community invests in staff with ongoing CPD opportunities and community-building opportunities to help you get the most out of your time at BSKL and in Malaysia. Our state of the art facilities provide engaging learning environments for students and staff alike and our location provides easy access to the KL metropolitan area.
● BSKL Primary students regularly exceed expectations and our Year 6 students perform an average of 10 points better than their international school peers on end of year assessments.
● Amongst our IGCSE cohort 94% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B and 98% of all grades achieved a C or higher in 2021.
● 100% pass rate on A-levels and 92% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B in 2021.
● Previous university placements include Oxford University, Cambridge University, St. Andrew’s University, University College London, London School of Economics, King’s College London, Imperial College, Durham University, Royal Veterinary College and University of Edinburgh.
You will possess a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and at least three years of teaching experience. You must also be able to meet the visa-related requirements for Malaysia. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including references and checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS.
BSKL offers a competitive package including an excellent salary, accommodation, annual travel allowance, international worldwide medical coverage, access to the Malaysian Employees Provident Fund (EPF), and up to two full school placements for children. You’ll also live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Opportunities exist for promotion and development both within the school and the wider global network of Nord Anglia Education.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. NAE also offers outstanding leadership development programs to build internal pathways for career development. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Please apply for this vacancy using the Nord Anglia Job Application Portal. The closing date for application is 3pm on 15 December 2021. All interviews will be conducted virtually, including a panel interview. External candidates will be expected to join a live virtual OTOS (Outstanding Teachers for Outstanding Schools) which is the annual recruitment event in January 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the published closing date.
Start Date: 1 August 2022
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 77 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.
Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 77 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.