HEAD OF PRIMARY - MALAYSIA
CLOSING DATE: 28 FEBRUARY 2023
START DATE: AUGUST 2023
Description of School:
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.
School’s Website: Kuala Lumpur Campus
School’s Website: Springhill Campus
School’s Website: Subang Jaya Campus
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 :
Responsible for the day to day management of the respective section of school
Responsible for the deployment of teachers and the assignment of their responsibilities, in consultation with the Principal
Responsible for disciplinary matters through the Principal, involving students, which originate in or out of school. In the absence of a Principal, to assume direct responsibility.
Maintain and develop link between school and parents
Responsible for daily matters such as students’ attendance, staff attendance, registers and covers
To lead regular meetings with respective section of school
Leadership and Management
Develop, motivate and lead all staff to achieve the highest professional standards
Build collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engage with other schools and agencies to build effective learning communities
Manage change effectively
Develop links with the community
Manage school finances effectively in conjunction with the Principal
Contribute to the development of whole school strategic planning
Lead the development of school goals and targets that support school goals
Communicate goals and targets to all relevant staff and students
Ensure jobs descriptions and performance management/appraisal for all staff are based on clear roles and responsibilities, reviewed at least annually and consistent with current conditions of employment
Ensure that all policies are kept up to date, working closely with teaching staff and the Principal
Maintaining sound procedure for security, supervision and maintenance of the school environment ensuring that all health and safety regulations are met
Manage one’s own personal professional development while ensuring the well-being of and a good work/life balance for all teachers
Ensure all responsibilities delegated by the Principal are carried out
Develop, and where appropriate manage, high quality extended services
Undertake other such duties as may be reasonably expected
Devise curriculum policy documents, an overall curriculum plan and schemes of work for the implementation of curriculum to meet the individual and collective learning needs of students in association with the Principal
Lead in the design and implementation of curriculum, which inspires and engages all students
Ensure a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on student assessment and achievement, using appropriate data and benchmark to set, monitor, track and evaluate individual student progress
Use the assessment results to inform overall curriculum planning, termly and weekly plans as well as day-to-day teaching so that classroom practice in the school meets the known needs of the students
Maintain accurate and proper student records and use data to help inform on student progress
To monitor staff performance and curriculum delivery, undertaking disciplinary measures where appropriate; in association with the Principal/School Leadership
Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies; aim for outstanding standards of learning and teaching at all times
Meet with each school staff member within the respective section to monitor their performance and development plan
Prepare and monitor with the Principal, a Personal Performance and Development Plan
Plan for staff Professional Development
Challenge and remedy under-performance for students and teachers
Ensure exemplary standards of behaviour and attendance
Build effective relationship with all stakeholders through excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and taking and providing appropriate advice
Ensure that all lines of communication within the school are respected and they are well known by all parents and staff
Coordinate with all sections of school for smooth transition and continuity of learning
Represent the school at educational conferences and making certain that other with curriculum development responsibilities also have this opportunity
Produce written reports, as required, to the Principal, to the Board and any individual or organisation nominated by the School Leadership Team concerning activities and curriculum and student learning
Contribute to the school’s overall marketing plan and participate in school marketing events.
Take every opportunity to promote the school’s values and purpose
Ensure that others associated with the school also promote the school’s values and purpose
Health, Safety and Student Welfare
Participate in devising and implementing a health and safety policy in accordance with the national laws and the school’s policies and good practice
Participate in establishing and maintaining an environment in which all users – student, staff and others – are safe
Promote, through professional development and other activities, staff awareness of health and safety issues
Promote, through the curriculum, teaching and other means, student awareness of issues affecting their own health and safety and those of others
Participate in establishing and maintaining structures, procedures and a general environment in which students are supported academically, socially, emotionally and physically and in which they can develop in all these areas
Any other duties delegated by the Principal that are required for this position.
Deep practical and philosophical understanding of the IPC (and/or other inquiry-based learning and teaching approaches)
Deep practical and philosophical understanding of Cambridge Primary programmes and assessments
Ability to create a professional learning community
Leading teacher-training for pedagogical transformation
Effective collaboration and communication skills
The impact of leadership on student achievement
Must have at least Bachelor’s in education or equivalent from a recognized overseas University with PGCE certification or equivalent.
Must have experience in teaching Cambridge IGCSE and IB syllabus with proven track record of good results. Must have experience teaching in an overseas international school.
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
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 covered by the school (other fees applies)
Housing allowance is provided
Professional development is encouraged and depending on the need of the programme
Paid school holidays
Medical leave allocation
Employees Provident Fund allotment
Application for Position:
Please send you application to firstname.lastname@example.org and include REF: IBSchoolJobs.com - Application for Position as Head of Primary in the subject line of your mail.