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 and gained ‘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). The most recent accreditation showed the school to be a ‘Good School with Outstanding Features’.
We have been offering Cambridge qualifications throughout all Key Stages and iGCSEs for many years. The school now has over 650 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 had the first cohort completing their A Level examinations in 2017. Some of these students have been with HeadStart since the very beginning and have now graduated to worldwide universities.
In August 2018, the school will be expanding to three-form entry up to Year 8 and for this reason a number of new job vacancies have become available.
Teacher of Computing / ICT –
We are seeking to appoint, with effect from August 2018, an outstanding practitioner of Computer Science and ICT who is committed to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for all our students regardless of their academic ability.
The successful candidate will be clearly in tune with our values and our ethos of “Inspiring a Love of Learning” and offers the experience and ability to teach Computing and ICT Key Stages 3 and 4 and the ability to teach ICT in Key Stage 5.
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 –
· Good Knowledge of the UK based curriculum and experience of teaching KS3 / KS4 Computing.
· Sound understanding of the assessment requirements for IGCSE (or Equivalent) for Computer Science / ICT and A Level ICT
· 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
· Sound understanding of the assessment requirements for IGCSE Computer Science (CIE 0478) and Information Communication Technology (CIE 0417)
(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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 16th January 2018; 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: www.headstartphuket.com
CANDIDATES WITHOUT A DEGREE AND A RECOGNISED TEACHING QUALIFICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
We do not except applications from candidates with only a TEFL or equivalent qualification.