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Job details
Employer Headstart International School Phuket
Location Thailand
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

School Details

At HeadStart we aim to stimulate students’ minds, as well as to encourage them to push beyond perceived traditional academic boundaries. It is our intention that through employing dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring teachers, we will enthuse all our students to reach their potential and exceed expectations. We deliver a well-rounded personalised educational experience. We pride ourselves in being a community school, emphasising individual learning.

HeadStart is based in the centre of Phuket Island. We started as a home school in 2005, gaining ‘International School’ status in 2010. We are now a fully accredited International School with The Education Development Trust, having been awarded the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM). We have been offering Cambridge qualifications throughout all Key Stages and iGCSEs for many years. The school now has over 600 students on roll and is oversubscribed in most year groups.

In August 2015 the school entered the latest phase in its exciting and rapid development when we moved into to a new state of the art campus. As part of the move to the new school, we also opened our Sixth-Form and have the first cohort completing their A Level examinations in 2017. Some of these students have been with HeadStart since the very beginning and will now be graduating to worldwide universities.

We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Biology teacher for the 2017/2018 academic year. The successful candidate will be able to teach across the age range 11-18 and will have experience of teaching Cambridge IGCSE and A Level, for Biology, or at the very least, experience of teaching GCSE/A Level in a UK based school. 

We are looking for a highly committed team player with drive, energy and passion, who will inspire a love of learning within their students.  A good sense of humour and an excellent work ethic are essential.

Requirements / Application Details

Essential Requirements:

  • Good Knowledge of the UK based curriculum and experience of teaching KS3 to KS5
  • Sound understanding of the assessment requirements for IGCSE and A Level Biology
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognised university
  • A recognised teaching qualification, BEd., PGCE, iPGCSE or Equivalent
  • Fluent English speaker
    Desirable Requirements (not essential):
  • Previous experience in an International School environment or experience of teaching second language learners
  • Experience of the Cambridge International Examinations Curriculum

Remuneration Package:

(Full details of salary package and terms and conditions will be sent to short-listed candidates)

  • Private medical insurance
  • 2 year renewable contract
  • Short-Term Accommodation on arrival to help the settling process
  • Free lunch and beverages during the school day
  • Additional payment for extra curricula activities
  • Significant end of contract bonuses.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should complete the HeadStart Application form which is attached to this post (or available to download from our School Website) and submit this along with their CV and Covering Letter to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March, however, we encourage early applications and reserve the right to make an appointment to the ideal candidate before this date.

PLEASE NOTE: HeadStart International School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

Shortlisted candidates will be sent full salary details and be invited for interview (via Skype).

For further details please visit our school website at:

We do not except applications from candidates with only a TEFL or equivalent qualification.

About the employer

Information about Headstart International School Phuket
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

39/99 Moo 4
Vichitsongkram Road
Soi Na Seau 1
+66 7661 2877