deputy head of middle and senior school - kuala lumpur

11 February 2019
the far east team, teachanywhere
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Deputy Head of Middle and Senior School
Start date: ASAP
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Experience: 5+ years
Curriculum: Australian NSW
Sponsorship: Single or married teachers with or without children.
Salary: Salaries are from 9500 - 17,500 MYR per month (approx $3200 - $5800AUD) with additional leadership allowance
Contract: 3 years (must serve 1 year minimum)

School Overview: This is the only Australian curriculum international school in Malaysia and comes with a strong reputation. Established in 2000 and serving more than 40 nationalities - this is truly an international school. The school's wonderful 21 hectare campus is adjacent to a beautiful lake in a very peaceful environment. Facilities are second to none. The school sets high expectations for its pupils and in line with the Australian education philosophy of educating the whole child, great emphasis is placed on the academic programme whilst maintaining the physical, emotional, spiritual and social dimensions of development which are seen as crucial elements of the teaching in this school.

Location Overview: Kuala Lumpur is at the heart of Malaysia's development. Commerce, industry, communications, politics and government are all centred here. The home of the one-time tallest building in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur is blessed with friendly faces and luxurious cuisines of blended cultures and is a paradise for shoppers. There are restaurants, cafes and clubs that guarantee a great night out. Kuala Lumpur is known as the city that never sleeps. The tropical weather, beautiful sights and warm inviting people of Malaysia are sure to make your stay here an enjoyable and memorable one.

Role Overview: The Deputy Head of School is accountable to the Head of School for undertaking roles in three broad areas: Organisation and management, educational leadership, and the promotion of a positive School climate, including the welfare of staff and students. The Deputy Head will work closely with the Head of School to promote the effective management,
development, provision and evaluation of the School's human, physical and financial resources to provide quality education programs for students. The Deputy Head will also assist the Head of School to lead a team of senior academic staff, teachers and support staff in the design, delivery and review of a high-quality Australian Curriculum experience. The position will entail classroom contact that may cover such involvements as collegial support, peer coaching and relief teaching, and may carry a teaching load up to a maximum 0.2FTE if necessary.


* Sees the 'big picture', thinks ahead and meets goals that are aligned to the values, purpose, mission and strategic priorities of the organisation.
* Plans, prioritises and organises work and resources effectively to meet departmental and organisational objectives.
* Develops and maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders to meet mutual goals and objectives.
* Sets high standards for student and staff performance.
* Actively participates in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
* Significant experience leading teams in a school setting.
* Experience managing programs and improvement initiatives in a school setting.
* Understanding of the principles of Visible Learning.
* Current knowledge of Australian Curriculum requirements and compliance.
* Current knowledge of New South Wales HSC requirements (preferred, but not necessary).
* Highly effective teaching skills.
* High level ICT and data analysis skills.
* Bachelor degree or equivalent in Education.
* Post-graduate studies in Educational Leadership or Educational Management (desired).
* Eligibility for teacher registration in home country
* Significant experience teaching and leading in Middle and Senior School settings.


* You will receive one of the most generous salary packages available in International schools in Malaysia.
* Teaching salaries are between 9500 MYR to 17,500 MYR per month (approx $3200 - $5800AUD) dependent upon experience
* A stipend for leadership posts.
* Tuition waiver for up to 2 dependent children
* Flights for family
* Generous housing allowance
* Medical cover