Primary Teacher, Hat Yai, Thailand

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Southern International School HatYaiHat Yai, Thailand

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A  Primary teacher (KS2)  is sought for Southern International School Hat Yai, a rapidly growing, co-educational, pre-school to age 18 Cambridge International School in the prosperous and friendly southern Thai city of Hat Yai. We are an accredited examination centre for Cambridge International Examinations and recently received the  ISQM Silver accreditation through the Education Development Trust.

Southern International School (SIH) is a young and ambitious school with a ‘can-do’ attitude and we are looking for a professional who can help develop enquiring minds and inspire our teachers and students to achieve the best results possible. 

The successful candidate would be expected to teach the IPC and core National Curriculum subjects, probably in Key Stage 2. Given that most of our students have English as their second language, the abilities to support language learning, differentiate effectively and adopt a patient approach are vital. 

We welcome applications from experienced teachers and those new to the profession.  Experience of managing SEN students would be an advantage. We would also welcome specialism or interest in performing arts or STEM education.

Our children are mostly Thai and from other Asian countries with parents who are committed to giving their children an international education. Our parents are extremely loyal and supportive, and participate in many school events and activities.

The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting period in its development. There are opportunities to develop yourself professionally and personally in a safe, happy, supportive environment. Hat Yai in Songkhla province has grown from a small but busy commercial town into a lively but manageable city of only 160,000, surrounded by rice paddies, forested hills and waterfalls. The tourist hot spots of Krabi, Trang and Phuket are easily accessible for long weekend trips, but there are several unspoiled destinations much closer to home. New upmarket bistros and restaurants are springing up seemingly overnight, adding to the cosmopolitan feel of this welcoming city. Accommodation is cheap and varied, from Thai-style houses to newly built, self-contained condominiums with shared swimming pools. Hat Yai is a wonderful, safe city that provides a great quality of life, and this partly explains why so many of our staff choose to renew their contracts.

Please read the job descriptions and person specification, and look at our website and Facebook pages to get a feel for working in SIH and living in Southern Thailand. 

We will contact your referees unless you specify otherwise. Shortlisted candidates will be sent more details including the current staff handbook.

Even if you are applying through the TES online application method, please send a full CV and letter of application, including the contact details of two referees, to the headteacher: martin.leigh@southerninter.ac.th

NOTE: We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible. 

Southern International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that should your application be successful a police check will be undertaken in the country of origin; in the UK, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Southern International School HatYai
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: 787 Rajuthit Road, Hatyai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +66 74 252 111
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