Whole-School Teacher of PE, Bangkok, Thailand

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Wellington College International Bangkok (WCIB)Bangkok, Thailand

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Very Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

About the Post

We are looking for the very best teachers there are.  Experience of working in top British schools, particularly in the UK but of course also internationally, is very important and UK teaching qualifications are essential.  Our teachers need an unquenchable desire to make things better: excellent knowledge, skills and understanding are requirements, but we are always trying to improve, to redefine, to grow.  If you simply like the idea of doing what you have always done – or what everyone else always does – but with nicer weather and great beaches nearby, this is the wrong school for you.  Yes, the weather and beaches are great; but we are here to do a better job than any of us thought possible!

About Wellington College 

Founded by Queen Victoria and opened in 1859, Wellington College was created to honour the memory of the first Duke of Wellington, who not only defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 but also went on to serve the country as peacetime Prime Minister.  Nearly 160 years later, the Tatler calls Wellington ‘clearly a leader in the world of education’ and it is, without doubt, one of the top schools in the UK and across the globe.

About Wellington College Bangkok 

Wellington College Bangkok opened its doors for the first time in August 2018.  Whilst the school itself is new, it has a wealth of experience: the first Wellington College international school, in Tianjin, China, was founded in 2011 and since then further schools in Shanghai and Hangzhou have opened with great success.  Building in part on this experience, in May 2019 WCIB became the first school in the world to gain full COBIS Patron’s Accreditation within its first year of operation: evidence of both excellence and great ambition.

In Bangkok, a city with an extraordinary number of excellent UK-based schools of the highest quality, Wellington already stands with the best.  The school is built adjacent to the lush and attractive Unico Grande Golf Club, in the emergingly upscale suburb of Krungthep Kreetha, and its design, inside and out, sets it apart as one of the most stimulating, forward-thinking and dynamic schools you will find anywhere.  

Facilities, from the sports pitches (grass and artificial), 400m running track and the aquatic complex (which includes a full 50m Olympic pool) to the spacious classrooms with their adjoining Learning Studios, the amazing Library and the co-working spaces and Harkness Rooms of the upper Prep School, are some of the most exciting you will see.  Our beautiful 600-seat theatre will be opened very shortly and the full Senior School building, featuring our unique co-working study spaces, all-floor Library and a raft of innovative areas, will open next year.  

How to Apply

Please click here  to access our online application form.  (PLEASE DO NOT USE the TES default application.)  Please also send an up-to-date CV and a full letter of application, addressed to the Master, to recruitment@wellingtoncollege.ac.th.  Closing date for applications is Sunday 8th March 2020.  Please note that, given the large number of applications we receive for each post, only longlisted applicants will be contacted.

Longlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype on a rolling basis (please note that longlisting begins before the deadline for applications); UK-based teachers on the shortlist may be asked to permit lesson observation in their current schools, which will likely take place in early March, followed by final interviews at Wellington College in Berkshire.  If you would like your teaching to be considered before this date, or if you are not currently teaching in the UK, please prepare a 30-minute, unedited video of you teaching a class.  WCIB will agree to all reasonable safeguarding requirements in this regard; please contact recruitment@wellingtoncollege.ac.th for further details of this process and note that you must obtain the permission of your Head Teacher before you share a video with us. 

Wellington College Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment; further checks of any applicant’s full career history, national and international, will also be made.

More about Wellington College International Bangkok (WCIB)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 18 Krungthep Kreetha Road, Saphan Sung District, Bangkok, 10250, Thailand. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +66 02 087 8888
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Wellington College Bangkok opened its doors for the first time in August 2018. Whilst the school itself is new, it has a wealth of experience: the first Wellington College international school, in Tianjin, China, was founded in 2011 and since then fu...