head of maths - penang

penang, pulau pinang
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international teaching
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the far east team, teachanywhere
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job description

Head of Maths
Start Date: August 2020
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: Primary PYP, UK to IGCSE, then IBDP
Experience: 5+ years
Salary: from 15,000MYR per month
Sponsorship: Single or Married with or without dependents
Contract: 2 years

School Overview: This is a co-curricular school for students aged 4-19 years. The school has been providing quality education since 1955, and has over 70 well qualified teachers from 18 countries and close to 720 students from over 40 different nations. The school follows the IB PYP for Primary, the UK curriculum to IGCSE level in Years 10 and 11, and then all students entering the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) will study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The schools mission is to provide an education of the highest calibre so that each graduate thinks, acts, and leads with courage toward creating a more just and compassionate world.

Location Overview: Just 30 minutes away from the city, the campus is located on a pleasant hill overlooking the beachfront; the 4-acre campus is fully networked and has complete wireless access, while a beautiful garden courtyard accentuates its peaceful surroundings conducive for learning. Penang is a tropical holiday island off the north-west coast of (and connected by bridge to) the Malaysian peninsular. The cost of living is considerably lower than in Europe, the standard of accommodation high and the life style enviable. Travel to all parts of the South East Asia region is affordable and easy.


* The school is looking for an experienced Head of Maths with the capacity to take a strong lead in their Maths department
* They are looking for someone dynamic and enthusiastic, to bring some modern teaching practices and concept based learning ideas particularly at Key Stage 3
* You should have a minimum of 5 years of teaching and previous Head of Department experience.
* Experience of IGCES's/GCSEs is preferred and in-depth knowledge of the IBDP is essential

Salary and Benefits:

* Salary from 15,000MYR per month, including accommodation allowance. Good savings potential given the low cost of living in Penang
* Two year initial contract
* Settling in allowance
* Airfares for teacher, spouse and children
* Baggage allowance
* Health cover
* Pension Contributions
* Discounted education for dependent children


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