Teacher of Secondary English, TamanSari, Rawang

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Straits International School, RawangTamanSari, Rawang
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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Straits Education International Group (SEIG)

Straits Education International Group is a relatively new comer to the Education sector in Malaysia. We opened our first school in Penang in 2011 and another in Rawang (KL) in 2018. We are a fast-paced and growing company with plans to build schools in Malacca, Klang, Kota Kinabalu and finally to other ASEAN countries. As a school, we pride ourselves on the level of care we give to our students. The motto, ‘Not for me, Not for you, But for us,’ really captures what we are trying to do; we aim to combine academic rigour with a key sense of kindness, personal responsibility and determination to overcome challenges. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success. 

We are now recruiting for the following position:

English teacher (with potential for Head of English for the right candidate)– must be confident in teaching English literature and language from KS3 to KS5. Some experience with KS3 Drama would be an advantage but not essential. 

Straits International School, Rawang

At SIS, Rawang, we offer a challenging curriculum for all 280 students from Nursery to IGCSE (pre-university coming soon). We have a growth mind set, embrace the diversity of our community, and endeavour to challenge the minds of our students.

At SIS we strive to have an aspirational culture that encourages students to realise their own gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to nurture and guide every individual. The school's welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in the commitment to ambition, courage, integrity, openness and respect.

The quality of life in KL is very high and offers a wide range of activities and food to try. KL has long served as the link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. With English widely spoken, Malaysia is often referred to as ‘easy Asia’; you can stroll through streets filled with exceptional art, amazing cafes and interesting shops or conversely, you can visit one of the many malls that house stores from the UK, Australia and the US. It is voted as one of the top ten places in the world to live!

Our salaries are competitive, and our staff have good savings potential. Apartments are provided and the quality of life here is excellent. We believe that everyone should enjoy coming to school.

In joining our fast-paced international environment, you will lead the delivery of the National Curriculum, IGCSE and finally the A level programmes (CIE accredited). You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and motivated English (1st language) teacher to teach English (language and literature) KS3 to KS4 with the addition of KS5 as the school grows. Some experience teaching KS3 Drama would also be an advantage. The position of Head of English is also available to the suitable candidate. 

SIS staff work hard, stay flexible and are resilient in the face of challenges. We value staff who will do all they can to push the school forward, be proactive and have the interests of our wonderful students at heart. In return, they will find fantastic children, the personal freedom to be innovative in what they teach and the trust to help develop the school and shape its future.

A CPD coordinator position is also accessible to the right candidate.

About you

Able to create a secondary culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree, a secondary teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to lead best practice with colleagues and peers.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Straits International School community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom and throughout your subject area. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions (including a minimum of 3 years teaching experience is a must to meet the Malaysian immigration visa requirements).

Selection Process

The closing date for application is February 20th 2020 but we reserve the right to appoint early for the right candidate. First round interviews will take place via Skype with the Head of Secondary while the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Head of Secondary and the Principal. 

Please send your letter of application along with your CV to the Head of Secondary, Ms. Harriet Glover (h.glover@sisgroup.edu.my) and ‘cc’ our Principal, Mr. Stephen Willoughby (swilloughby@sisgroup.edu.my) into the email. 

Start Date: August 2020

Straits International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to a CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

More about Straits International School, Rawang
Address: Rawang Campus, Persiaran Taman Sari, Rawang, Selangor, 48000, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 6733 3178