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Primary Teacher

GEMS International School of Pearl City, PenangPearl City, Simpang Ampat

We are seeking

Passionate, hardworking and driven educators to join our team.  The successful candidates will…  

  • have unwavering high expectations of our students  
  • support our students to be independent critical thinkers  
  • be passionate about reflective practice and embrace self-development  
  • have a sound knowledge of the National Curriculum of England, curriculum development and current educational thinking  
  • be a solutions-focused self-starter  
  • have excellent knowledge and experience of assessing and tracking students to enable rapid and sustained progress  
  • be happy to get involved in the wider life of the school.

Our School

GEMS International School, Pearl City, Penang is an international school following the British curriculum school from Foundation Stage through to Year 13.  We celebrate the diversity of our school community, actively promote a growth mindset and endeavour to challenge our students every day.  Staff work in an outstanding campus with excellent facilities including two swimming pools, ‘awe and wonder’ rooms and a variety of open learning, break out spaces.  Classrooms are well-equipped with the latest technology and iLED and interactive screens in all classrooms and access to laptops and iPads. We encourage innovation, a focus on evidence-based practices and a rigorous approach to assessment and progress.  We are at an exciting phase of growth and development in the school and are looking for exceptional staff to be a part of the journey.

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Life in Penang

The school is located on the mainland of Penang with easy access to both north and south bridges leading to the island.  Penang is known as the food capital of Malaysia.  From fine dining to urban street food, you can find it all here.  Penang is also renowned for its street art and there is a vibrant art scene in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown.  There are a number of beautiful high-end hotels over on the island and a large selection of very reasonable holiday lets if you wanted a weekend away from home but want to stay close by.  Penang is also a great base for easy national and international travel.  From Penang, there are many wonderful easy-to-access Malaysian locations to explore such as Ipoh, the Cameron Highlands and Langkawi to name but a few.   There is an ever-growing number of direct flights flying from Penang including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Phuket.  The cost of living is extremely low in Penang meaning that staff are able to enjoy the island and all it has to offer in their spare time very easily.

Application Process

If you meet the criteria above, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion for getting the most from our learners then we would welcome your application. Candidates should apply by completing the online TES application form - taking particular care to fully complete all sections as instructed. Incomplete applications or candidates providing incomplete information (for example work history) will not be considered. We will acknowledge all applications and keep applicants informed; we enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies, but your candidacy is very important to us.

GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang is committed to safeguarding children and will ensure that recruitment procedures adhere to safer recruitment guidance. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service check and/or equivalent overseas police check where relevant.

The schedule for appointments is as follows:

Closing date:   18th December 2021

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