Head of Upper Primary (Years 5 and 6), Thailand

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Garden International School (Rayong)Thailand

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Garden International School is a coeducational school of around 500 students, with classes from Early Years to Year 13.  We have approximately 40 nationalities represented in our community and use an educational framework based on the English National Curriculum, leading to IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  Many of our students have English as a second, or even third, language; these students are supported by a strong English Language Support department which works effectively to help them reach required levels of proficiency. We have a small boarding facility, and the school has a wonderful sense of community.  Class sizes are generally small, with the students well motivated, engaged in their learning and supported by their families. Year on year our results are impressive with around 90% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades at IGCSE, and an IB average point score of around 35 (world average around 30).

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic KS2 teacher to join our team, and lead our Upper KS2 section. The Primary section of the school is two-form entry with partner teachers and specialist teachers working closely together to deliver our unique curriculum based on the 2014 English National Curriculum.  The successful candidate will be an excellent all-round teacher with good organisational skills, as well as initiative and a commitment to all aspects of school life. In addition, s/he should have a proven ability to lead and manage a small team effectively, and to communicate well through a variety of media with different sections of the school community. Experience of teaching the UK curriculum is essential, and a knowledge of Singapore Maths would be desirable.

Garden International School is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the Thai Ministry of Education (ONESQA). We are affiliated to the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and the Department for Education in the United Kingdom. We are also a founder member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).

Ban Chang is a semi-rural coastal town in Rayong Province, about 2 hours from Bangkok and 45 minutes from the bustling tourist hot-spot of Pattaya. Thailand is a vibrant and exciting country with rich cultural experiences, it is a beautiful part of the world with year round sun and is a safe place to work overseas. The cost of living is very reasonable and teachers tend to avail themselves of high quality holiday experiences around the region.

Garden International School offers:

• Two year contract (renewable by mutual agreement)

• An attractive salary, paid in Baht

• Health insurance and accident insurance

• Annual end of contract bonus

• Baggage allowance (for Overseas Hire Contracts)

• Flights (for Overseas Hire Contracts) at the start and end of the two year contract. Flights are also provided for legal spouse and up to two dependent children

• Tuition Fee remission for up to two dependent children

Aligned with 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.  Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are required to provide, at their own cost (of about GBP 60), and before travel arrangements are confirmed, an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: http://www.acro.police.uk/ICPC/). Full police clearance, covering at least the previous 10 years, is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom. To assist newly appointed staff, there is a country by country check list for the procedures for obtaining a police clearance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

Interested applicants are asked to visit the Employment section on our website, www.gardenrayong.com, where further details are available and instructions on the application process are advised.

Long-listed applicants will be interviewed via Skype initially.

Final interviews will take place during early/mid February, in person wherever possible, in Thailand or in London.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rayong Campus, Pala-Banchang Road, 188/24 Moo 4 Tambol Pala, Amphur Banchang, Rayong 21130, Thailand
Telephone: +66 38 880 360 3
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