Teacher of Physical Education (Primary), Thailand

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Headstart International School PhuketThailand

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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.

Physical Education Teacher (Primary) –

Due to the expansion of the PE department and internal promotions, a exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and inspirational PE teacher to join our team.The candidate must be female in order to balance the genders of teachers within the PE department.

We are looking for an excellent PE teacher with experience of teaching Primary aged students including EYFS aged children. The candidate must have excellent organisational skills, have a proven track record of outstanding practice as a teacher and a desire to contribute to our extensive and growing extra-curricular sporting program. Specific experience in teaching or coaching Swimming is essential.  

This is an exciting phase for the development of PE and sport in the school.  The school has invested heavily in brand new sports facilities and we are looking for the right candidate to help further utilise the wonderful new facilities now available.  The successful candidate will be working with a team of highly professional dedicated PE and coaching staff to further build on and develop the high quality of PE and Sport at the school.  

Candidates should be willing to bring inspiration, passion and a real love of PE and Sport to the faculty. The candidate should also have a willingness to be a reflective practitioner who could further enhance the teaching and learning in the school.

Requirements / Application Details –
Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of the UK based curriculum and experience of teaching KS1/KS2
  • Experience of teaching or coaching swimming
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognised university
  • A recognised teaching qualification, BEd., PGCE, iPGCSE or Equivalent
  • Fluent English speakers

Desirable Requirements (not essential):

  • ·Previous experience in an International School environment or experience of teaching second language learners
  • Previous experience of working with EYFS learners.

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
  • Accommodation on arrival
  • 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: recruiting@headstartphuket.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th 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 


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

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More about Headstart International School Phuket
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 39/99 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Road, Soi Na Seau 1, T.Vichit, A.Muang, 83000,, Thailand
Telephone: +66 7661 2875
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