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Primary Head of Music

The Alice Smith School (Primary)Malaysia

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit  high calibre teacher for August 2022.


Primary Leadership Position

Head of Department for Music 

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 1,400 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

A KLASS teacher
Our teachers lead the pursuit of excellence in learning through nurturing, inspiring and enriching the lives and characters of young people. They keep students at the centre of all they do, raising aspirations, attainment and achievement to the very highest levels internationally. They are emotionally and socially intelligent, seeking always to bring out the best in all people and create an enduring sense of belonging to something very special. They embrace innovation and professional growth, maintaining very high educational standards based on action research, professional learning and collaboration. They are highly computer literate and instinctively use a broad range of learning technologies to impact on learning and teaching. 

The candidate we are looking for
A KLASS Head of Department
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

Music is a thriving department at the school. In addition to high-quality classroom lessons the school has a large peripatetic programme with 12 tutors and 400 children enrolled.  There is a varied and well attended extracurricular schedule, featuring string orchestras, wind bands, choirs and ukulele clubs. We offer a busy calendar of high profile music events throughout the year and also attend a variety of music festivals both in Malaysia and abroad. The successful candidate will be expected to commit to, and take a lead on all these areas of music-making. The ability to integrate music into the everyday life of the school, beyond the music classrooms, is a must. 

For the position, please see the job description and code of conduct for further details. Please click to open the documents below which will provide further information.

How to apply
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. You should consider the supporting statement to be a full letter of application. 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, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for up to three 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: Friday 31st December 2021

The recruitment process and safer recruitment statement
Longlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial automated video interview on Sonru at their convenience. Following this, shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a final interview process, which is likely to be virtual via Zoom.

The Alice Smith School is committed to safeguarding children and young people through safer recruitment practices. The school's recruitment protocols adhere to the standards set for accredited British Schools Overseas. Candidate references will be checked and qualifications attested. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) or local police checks are required, together with a Statement of Medical Fitness.

Supporting documents

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