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COORDINATOR - PYP - MALAYSIA


CLOSING DATE: 15 MARCH 2024

START DATE: AUGUST 2024


The UCSI Schools Group has 3 campuses in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur Campus, Subang Jaya Campus and Springhill Campus. Two of its campuses focuses on British school curriculum while the other one focuses on the IB.


While maintaining a strong focus on core curriculum which includes British school curriculum with Cambridge IGCSE and International Primary Curriculum, we aim to complement the formal curriculum with a series of CCAs which students’ experiences form a cornerstone of their holistic education for the 21st century.


The rapid advancement of technological innovations, global competition, and a push towards a knowledge-based economy require that our students learn to have a repertoire of soft and hard skills to enable them to succeed in a future economy that is still in the making. Through our unique CCA experiences, our students can exhibit soft skills like creativity, leadership abilities, teamwork, flexibility, communication skills, resilience and an enterprising spirit that will enable them to stay relevant for the future.


UIS focuses on eight critical characteristics in our learning content and experiences. The rapid advancement of technological innovation, global competition, and a push towards a knowledge-based economy require that our students have a repertoire of soft and hard skills. We therefore place a strong emphasis on Character Education, Global Citizen Skills, Problem-based Collaborative Learning, and co-curricular activities amongst others, forming a truly holistic education for the 21st century.


Our emphasis in education isn’t only labelled in academic and creative excellence, but to equipped students with 21st century skills such as character, communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, while inculcating virtues such as integrity, honesty, and empathy in our students. We believe that students that have a developed moral compass and practical wisdom in a challenging and fractured world will make a positive impact for life.


IB: As one of the few International Baccalaureate World Schools in Malaysia that offer a full boarding experience, UCSI International School (UIS) Springhill has always been earmarked to be something special. A home where an extraordinary cohort of learners live, learn, and play together. A school whose shared purpose attracts prodigious learners from around the world. A place where education and aspiration go together.


This sees us bringing the best people and the best learning approaches together to empower young minds, to realise their potential, to take them further, and to make their mark. As one of Malaysia’s foremost education providers, we believe in the transformational power of education.


UIS Springhill offers an IB programme that emphasizes intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth to prepare students to be active and life-long learners. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.




Description of Position



A key leadership role in the implementation and development of the programme

is provided by the Primary Years Programme coordinator. It is important that

the job description of the coordinator includes recognition of this leadership function, in addition to the management roles of general programme administration and communication. Primary Years Programme implementation requires significant expertise in change management and a detailed understanding of the principles and practices of the Primary Years Programme.


The coordinator, acting together with other school leaders, needs to have the

authority to plan and manage the processes of change necessary for developing the programme. They also need to have a good knowledge of the regulations and procedures described in the Handbook of procedures for the Primary Years Programme and the General regulations: Primary Years Programme. The coordinator needs sufficient time allocation to do the job properly,

reflecting the extensive demands of the role, and needs to be part of the school leadership

team, in order to raise the profile of the Primary Years Programme at the highest level.


The coordinator has responsibility for communicating information to all members of the school community, administering all

internal and external assessment and acting as the primary point of contact between the school and

the IB. The following illustrate some of the additional aspects of this role that should be taken into consideration.


  • Guiding the school community

  • Determining admission to the Primary Years Programme

  • Working with Primary Years Programme teachers

  • Scheduling Primary Years Programme courses and the school calendar

  • Supporting the core

  • Articulating curricular expectations leading to the Middle Years

  • Programme

  • General administration

  • Designing a database for the IB community

  • Administering the IB Diploma Programme budget and teacher

  • professional development

  • Organizing and completing the five‑year programme evaluation

  • Student progression to further education


The coordinator position includes a teaching assignment.


Requirement:


  • Must understand the Primary Years programme well and has taught at

  • least 5 years in the programme

  • If have prior PYPC experience will be helpful

  • Must have at least Bachelor’s in education or equivalent from a

  • recognized overseas University with PGCE certification or equivalent.

  • International teachers whose first language is in English and have

  • completed a Post Graduate Degree in Education, a bachelor’s degree

  • in education, a Diploma in Teaching / Education or an equivalent


Package:


  • Salary to commensurate qualification and experience with school’s

  • salary scale

  • One flight in at the beginning of contract and one flight to exit at the

  • end of the contract

  • School Tuition for children is fully sponsored by the school (other fees,

  • application/registration fee & tech fees applies) for expat teachers

  • Housing allowance is provided

  • Professional development is encouraged and depending on the need

  • of the programme

  • Dental benefit

  • Paid school holidays

  • Medical leave allocation

  • Employees Provident Fund allotment

  • Relocation allowance


Application for Position:


Please send you application to hr@ucsiinternationalschool.edu.my and include REF: IBSchoolJobs.com - Application for Position as Coordinator, including the subject of teaching, in the subject line of your mail.



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