Primary Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching, Malaysia

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The Alice Smith School (Primary)Malaysia

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive with excellent benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit  a high calibre leader for August 2020.

Primary Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education in London, receiving an ‘Outstanding’ grade in its last inspection. 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 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

A KLASS teacher is an inspiring, innovative, high achieving professional with a strong track record of teaching success, possessing drive, energy and enthusiasm in abundance. Our teachers are confident, caring, helpful and supportive of students, colleagues and parents. They have the ability and determination to attain and maintain very high educational standards, based on action research and professional reading. They have the capacity and dedication to keep students at the centre of all they do, raising students’ standards of attainment and the breadth and scope of students’ achievement to the very highest levels internationally. They are highly computer literate and instinctively use a broad range of learning technologies to impact on learning and teaching. 

The Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching is a member of the Primary Leadership Team, sitting alongside the Vice Principal for Students, the Vice Principal for Staff, the Vice Principal for Achievement and Progression and the Primary Principal.  The Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching will lead our own ‘KLASS Curriculum’ that was shortlisted for its creative, cross curricular and inquiry approach in the TES awards in 2018. The successful applicant will also work as part of the broader Whole School Leadership Team towards school improvement and will contribute to the strategic direction of the school through close collaboration with the Principals, Head of School and the Council of Governors.

This vacancy would suit an experienced senior leader and teacher with an excellent knowledge of curriculum, and a passion for an inquiry based and cross curricular approach to learning. An interest and/or experience leading sustainable projects is an advantage. They will have experience in creating and leading strong teams that have had a positive impact on learning, teaching and student achievement.  

Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills are essential for this role. Applicants should also have an in-depth knowledge of recent educational initiatives, excellent understanding of pedagogy and learning environments, the capacity to influence change and an understanding of best practice in learning and teaching. Drive, energy, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to staff development and to the wider education of students through co-curricular activities are also required.

At KLASS you will be encouraged and nurtured to be the best leader and teacher you can be through continuous internal and external professional development. This is truly a forward thinking and innovative environment in which to work and learn. 

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.

Please address all of these aspects in your supporting statement. In addition, please ensure that your online application and supporting statement clearly show how you meet the job description and person specification for this role.  Please 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, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, please click on the “Quick Apply” button below. 

In case of query contact Ms Millie Boey: tsrecruitment@alice-smith.edu.my 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30 October 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial interview on Sonru. Sonru is an automated video interviewing process that we use due to our location and challenges with time difference. It also enables you to complete this initial interview with us at your convenience. Following this, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 16 - 19 November 2019 or London 22 - 29 November 2019.



More about The Alice Smith School (Primary)
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Primary Campus, No. 2 Jalan Bellamy, Kuala Lumpur, 50460, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 32148 3674
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Alice Smith is the oldest and most successful British international school in Malaysia. We are a not-for-profit school with students at the heart of everything we do, offering an exceptional education. As a leading, world-class international school o...