Teacher of English and Drama (with potential responsibility role), Tenby Schools, Penang

Closing date:Expiring soon

Tenby Schools (Penang)Tenby Schools, Penang

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Tenby International School, Penang is located on a lush, green 6-acre site with excellent purpose-built facilities close to Batu Ferringhi just outside Georgetown, operating two streams on the same site; one International (IPC, National Curriculum for England, IGCSE & A Levels) and one following the Malaysian curriculum. The school provides opportunities for students to join either Tenby International School, which consists of a Primary and Secondary School or Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum) and caters for children from 3 years of age to 18 years of age.

We are one of the biggest school groups in South East Asia with over 5000 students attending Tenby schools every day across Malaysia. We are also part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) a leading International Educational company based in London with 45 schools across the world. This is a worldwide family with sister schools in Spain, UK, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Dubai and UAE. 

We are one of the leading schools on the island of Penang and we have celebrated our best ever IGCSE and A level results this academic year. Find out more on our website (www.tenby.edu.my/penang) and social media sites.

We offer a rich, quality education with affordable fees. The school caters for the children of expatriates working and living in Malaysia and for Malaysian families who opt for international education. The student population comprising 33 different nationalities is approximately 750 students, with 560 attending the international school, 400 of which in secondary. The students are very able and expectations are high. Our teaching staff are both expatriate and Malaysian.

Our approach is individual – we strive for every student to stretch themselves beyond their potential and in doing so we reflect our vision of ‘A united world at peace – through Education’.

Memberships & Affiliations

We are a Council of International Schools (CIS), accredited school. We are centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and are authorised to deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), Duke of Edinburgh Licenced School, Microsoft Office 365 School and part of Association of Malaysian International Schools.

The Role

We are looking for an inspirational, dynamic and vibrant English and Drama Teacher to join our forward-thinking teaching team that provides high quality teaching and learning for our students. You will teach English and Drama across Key Stage 3 & IGCSE and will help students as both individuals and groups to bring English to life, will foster an appreciation of theatre and provide a joyful and supportive learning environment for dramatic development and ensure that students are engaged in and excited about their learning.

This position may come with possibility of a responsibility role depending on experience.

Outstanding candidates will possess the following qualities:

  • Applicants should have a degree, PGCE, QTS or equivalent with teaching experience, particularly in the areas of child-centred teaching and learning. 
  • Applicants will be a hardworking and enthusiastic teaching professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the English National Curriculum.
  • Motivated individual with keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel in the subject area of English and Drama.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills with fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Applicants should be energetic and progressive minded.
  • Can be a reflective individual who is committed to life-long learning and development
  • Be able to lead and manage whole school productions and events both internally and externally.

The Package

This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Overseas allowance
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract


Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Final interviews will be carried out face-to-face whenever possible.

How to Apply

The closing date is 28/2/2020 but it is strongly recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.

Further information and details of other positions are available on our website: www.tenby.edu.my (http://www.tenby.edu.my/)

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school) to: hr.penang@tenby.edu.my 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references and criminal record checks.

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

More about Tenby Schools (Penang)
Address: No.2 Lintang Lembah Permai 1, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Pulau Pinang, 11200, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 4 8927777
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Tenby International School, Penang is located on a lush, green 6-acre site with excellent purpose-built facilities close to Batu Ferringhi just outside Georgetown, operating two streams on the same site; one International (IPC, National Curriculum fo...