Teacher of Biology, Balik Pulau, Penang

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Prince of Wales Island International SchoolBalik Pulau, Penang

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We seek a biology specialist to join our strong science department. The successful applicant will teach substantially IGCSE and A level biology, with a small allocation of junior science. The current post holder is our Head of Biology, and Head of Science. These additional roles may be available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant reputation in the region and beyond with excellent results; in 2019 our IGCSE  53% A*/A with 98% pass rate, and at A Level 56% A*/A, 77%A*/B and a 94% pass.  We are able to assimilate students from a wide range of backgrounds, language capabilities and potentials, and give all opportunities to flourish. Although we have students of a wide range of abilities, they are all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching, and they enjoy excellent facilities, with our sciences being a particular strength of the school. Our A level students move on to top universities around the world, with the UK having the most popular destinations. 

There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with a strong professional development programme. There is an emphasis on the appropriate use of IT in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches and the school is currently undergoing another comprehensive upgrade of our infrastructure to meet modern expectations. Students have their own devices. 

Safeguarding and student welfare, whilst well defined in policies and expectations, is ensured by an overarching emphasis on relationship quality in the school. Our highly effective House based tutorial system is only one part of the day to day engagement of staff with our young people, as we deliver a genuinely holistic education which is a model for other schools. Our performing arts benefit from our spectacular auditorium, and dynamic music and drama departments.  

Our brand new purpose built Primary School has just opened with nearly 400 foundation pupils, and offers staff with young children the finest facilities in the region.  Staff enjoy excellent conditions and benefits.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian and other international colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. A detailed job description will be evolved by negotiation with the successful applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

Closing Date

The closing date is Friday 20th September 2019.

However, we may extend the appointment process if necessary. Initial interviews will be via Skype.

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending:

● completed application form

● brief letter of application

● Curriculum Vitae

Additional supporting documents are NOT required at this stage, and 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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

More about Prince of Wales Island International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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