junior school head of pe, aug 2023 - singapore in singapore river

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Junior School Head of PE
Tanglin Trust school

Start date: August 2023
Region: Far East and South East Asia School
Curriculum: UK
Minimum Experience: 2+ years
Package: Very competitive salaries offered

School Overview:
Teachanywhere is delighted to be the sole recruitment partners for Tanglin Trust School. Tanglin is a not-for-profit international day school in Singapore, offering an outstanding education for expatriate students. The school educates boys and girls aged 3-18 years across the sections: Infant, Junior, Senior and Sixth form, all based on one campus. Established in 1925 the school has grown steadily to become an 8 form entry school. It offers the English National Curriculum from Nursery and Early Years right through to iGCSE and offers a dual pathway where students can take either A-level or IBDP.

Tanglin's Junior School (Years 3 to 6) provides a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires, motivates and challenges children in their learning. The engaging learning environment facilitates a holistic approach to learning that provides children with a wide range of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. These experiences promote children's personal, academic, creative and physical development. The Junior School is an accredited member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and children are well prepared for their Senior School education. The curriculum reflects the school's international setting and celebrates the diverse community. Tanglin is particularly proud of the breadth of provision and the many exceptional opportunities that enable every individual child to flourish.

The Role and Requirements:

Seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Physical Education teacher to join a dedicated team of professionals in the Junior School. The successful candidate will be required to teach KS2 Physical Education (ages 7-11) and contribute to the extensive after-school Co-Curriculum programme. The appointee is engaged to manage Physical Education in the Junior School. The role reports to the Head of Junior School through the Deputy Head of Junior School.

  • Leading the Physical Education Curriculum in Junior School: producing, evaluating, developing and updating curriculum policy documents and schemes of work, guiding and monitoring their implementation.
  • Liaising with Heads of Curriculum/Heads of Year to develop cross-curricular links.
  • Managing in conjunction with other teachers in the department forms of assessment and record keeping.
  • Ensuring effective communication systems with PE Specialists, class teachers and parents are maintained and developed.
  • Organising and arranging a programme of staff inset.
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are taken heed of in lesson planning and delivery.
  • Managing the organisation and arranging House competitions and events.
  • Organising and arranging occasional initiatives (which may include presentations to staff or parents).
  • Resourcing the Junior School within an allocated budget and maintaining an inventory of equipment, and ensuring such equipment is maintained.
  • Working closely with the Heads of PE for Infant & Senior schools in order to ensure continuity and progression throughout the two schools.
  • Promote and recognise achievement in PE across the Junior School e.g. awards, assemblies.
  • Be responsible for reporting any concerns about a child to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Embrace the School's commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.

Location overview:

Singapore is very safe, clean and friendly (ideal for expats), a place where everyone speaks English, and close to other countries so it's inexpensive and easy to travel elsewhere. Plenty to see and do: dine out in the very reasonable hawker centres, Little India or Chinatown, visit the temples, explore the stunning marina and malls, visit the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, the National Gallery and Singapore zoo in your downtime.


  • Qualified teacher with a B.Ed, degree + PGCE or equivalent, with QTS
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
  • Primary PE leadership experience preferred
  • Secondary PE teachers with KS2 experience welcome to apply
  • Outstanding practitioners from either a state or independent school background
  • Knowledge of the English National Curriculum is preferred but not essential
  • A dedication to co-curricular activities
  • An interest in developing your own learning through academic research and reading
  • Extraordinary candidates, willing to go the extra mile and use their initiative.

Salary and Benefits

  • Excellent salary dependent on experience, £4,500 - £5,500 per month
  • Annual flights
  • Accommodation
  • Tuition discounts
  • Comprehensive International Health Insurance
  • 2 year contract


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