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Primary Key Stage 1 Class Teacher (August 2022 Start)

GEMS International School, Tropicana MetroparkGEMS Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark is a growing COBIS/FOBISIA member school, in our fourth academic year, and to maintain our momentum in becoming a leading British international school, we are looking for a caring, experienced and qualified class teacher for an August 2022 start.

  • Experience of working in a local British based international school will be an advantage  
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum for England, Cambridge Primary Curriculum or Early Years' Foundation Stage is highly desirable.  
  • Only qualified teachers with a relevant degree relating to primary school education are eligible. Diplomas and language related qualifications do not meet requirements.  
  • English language fluency is essential and will be evaluated as part of the recruitment process.  
  • Ability to commence employment immediately / January 2022 is essential. Currently being located within Malaysia, due to Covid related international travel restrictions, is highly desirable. 

What Can You Expect?

This position is open to qualified teachers only.   

  • Our children are caring, respectful and love coming to school - you will spend your time promoting fun, creative and fulfilling learning for you, your class and Year Group.  
  • To work with only qualified teachers who all have UK QTS or Malaysian equivalent. This is a small, close knit team of teachers and teaching assistants located in the same age appropriate learning zone. The role will require a commitment to and expertise in both teaching and pastoral care; the successful candidate will offer experience of working in a UK or British based international school.  
  • Respect. We do not associate quality with nationality; we value and treat all staff equally and we offer opportunities for career advancement to all high performing employees.  
  • Supportive families who are ready to work with you and take on advice. We are a mostly three form entry Primary School and we are looking for a confident, positive primary specialist who enjoys working with parents and derives genuine pleasure in offering children memorable experiences in and outside of the classroom.  
  • A British primary school system offering elements of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum and National Curriculum for England.  
  • We aim for our staff to enjoy their school day but you will be busy! We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, flexible colleagues who get a 'buzz' out of creating special memories for children.  
  • Purpose built Key Stage 1 learning zone and resources with computing suite, drama room and science laboratory.  
  • Please consider the fact that we offered an extensive online programme during lockdown; we are very much a physical school but we do offer online learning as a backup in the event of campus closure. Zoom and MS TEAMS familiarity would be advantageous.  
  • Beyond the classroom, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities which is an important aspect of school life, equal in value to timetabled lessons. You may lead activities in any Key Stage you chose; sports, arts, community projects - as long as it is enriching!  
  • Regular CPD from leading British and International via Cambridge Assessments, FOBISIA and other external providers.  
  • A rigorous safeguarding culture and safer recruitment practices. The school’s recruitment protocols adhere to the compliance requirements set for COBIS and FOBISIA member schools and GEMS Education standards. Candidate references, one of which must be from the current head of school for teachers, may be checked and qualifications attested before interview – candidates should indicate if there is a concern with this at the point of application. Local police checks are required for Malaysian employees, together with a statement of medical fitness. Offers of employment are subject to candidates meeting the above requirements.


Please apply through the online application form.  CVs are not accepted.

Provide a supporting statement indicating why you would be a suitable candidate for the role detailing:

- your KS1 classroom experience; outlining why you are teacher and what makes outstanding learning in KS1.

- what you can offer in supporting learning outside the classroom.

- your vision for your students in terms of learning environment.

- how you develop strong family and community partnerships.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 11:59pm (KL Time, GMT +8).

The school will interview candidates of particular interest on receipt of applications and reserves the right to  make offers of employment prior to the application deadline; prompt replies are encouraged as a strong field of applicants is anticipated.

Shortlisting and interview scheduling: will commence from Thursday 16th December 2021.

Interviews (via video-call): commencing after 1 January 2022

A probation period does apply for the successful candidate.

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