Teacher of Spanish, Balik Pulau, Penang

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Prince of Wales Island International SchoolBalik Pulau, Penang

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We seek a dynamic specialist to launch the teaching of Spanish in the school. POWIIS is an 11-18 English curriculum school with languages offered at all levels. 

If applicants are  Spanish first language speakers, a high level of spoken and written English is also a prerequisite.  We will seek a strong academic background, with the ability and enthusiasm to teach the subject to A level as the popularity of the subject grows. An ability to offer another modern language in addition would be a distinct advantage. The school is progressively transitioning to Spanish, and the post of Head of Modern European Languages may be available to a suitably qualified and experienced applicant.

There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with an emphasis on the use of IT in all subjects in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant academic reputation with outstanding results, although we have students of a wide range of abilities, all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. 

The school offers an holistic education and all staff are involved in our extensive co-curricular programme. Also, the pastoral care of all our students is a priority and all staff are allocated a small group of tutees across the age range of the school, for whom they will provide support and mentoring in their academic progress and personal development. Opportunities may exist to join our boarding staff, while all staff are involved in our boarding programme on an occasional basis.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common in the school. The school is proud of its staff stability, as most enjoy the lifestyle the region provides and the professional progression we actively promote. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. There is a deliberate focus on staff development, with low staff turnover.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

The closing date is FRIDAY 31st JANUARY 2020

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending a completed application form together with a brief letter of application and Curriculum Vitae. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and supporting documents are not required at this stage. We will acknowledge all applications, and look forward to hearing from you.



More about Prince of Wales Island International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: POWIIS Secondary, 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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