HEAD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING


START DATE: JANUARY 2022

CLOSING DATE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021


Description of School:


As one of the few International Baccalaureate World Schools in Malaysia that offer a full boarding experience, UCSI International School 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 hand-in-hand.


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. To make their mark. Because as one of Malaysia’s foremost education providers, we believe in the transformational power of education.


Kuala Lumpur 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.


Beyond and within the curriculum and classroom, our Schools focus on eight critical characteristics in our learning content and experiences which is supported by education technology (Edtech) including VR, AR, 3D printing and robotics amongst others.



Description of Position:


  • To be responsible on being an advocate for change and helping the teachers to become more effective educators in order to meet the schools mission in providing holistic education that prepares learners for the future by equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and values needed to become responsible global citizens in a 21st century world.

  • Primarily responsible for ensuring that curriculum development meets high standards and that the delivery method is effective.

  • You are also in charge of designing and implementing teachers’ development programs.

  • To observe, assess, and analyze teaching practices. Your duties include working closely with teachers’ to improve and modify curriculum to stay up-to-date on new research-based methods.

  • To collaborate and work closely with teachers on teaching and learning technologies, e-platforms and learning space;

  • Collaborates and work closely with GHR in designing, organising or conducting workshops and seminars to existing and new academic staff;

  • Contributes actively in supporting the development of innovative and technology-driven learning

  • Develops best practices and strategies in areas such as designing and implementing strong evaluation systems on teacher, improving the quality of professional development for lecturers and teaching excellence rubrics

  • Be proactive and interested in keeping the school up-to-date over the latest educational issues, attending courses and conferences as appropriate;

  • Encourage high teaching standards and to act as a role model to colleagues, in and out of the classroom;

  • Develop the classroom practice of teachers at the school to ensure the highest possible academic standards;

  • Implement initiatives and practices which enhance the learning experiences provided to the children;

  • Lead the Academic Committee with a focus on developing our school curriculum;

  • Be involved in the Appraisal and Performance Review of teachers;

  • Monitor, with the Deputy Head, the professional development courses attended by staff;

  • Manage curriculum administrative functions to maintain safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.

  • Develop and evaluate the district's educational/instructional program to ensure conformance to state and school board standards.

  • Provide for the development of clear and comprehensive assessment of student achievement and interpretation of results to staff, Board and community. Recommend district-wide direction as a result of the analysis of student achievement.

  • Direct the development of the District Improvement Plan and supervise the writing of School Improvement Plans. Provide leadership and consultation to individual schools as needed.

  • Provide leadership in seeking grant funds and assist in writing and implementing grants to support Board priorities and district direction.

  • Assist individual building principals in addressing their needs in these areas.

  • Maintain a high level of ethical behaviour and confidentiality when dealing with student staff and/or parent information.

  • Coordinate a staff development program to include an annual needs assessment and the arranging of all in-service activities (workshops, speakers, classes, etc.).

  • Serve as a consultant to staff/principals regarding instruction.

  • Assist the superintendent in the district's long range planning for instruction.

  • Prepare various written documents (e.g. correspondence, reports, analyses, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information as required.

  • Represent the district within the community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for the district Mission, educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.

  • Keep abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing educational issues of mutual interest with other professionals in the field.

  • Participate in administrative meetings, board meetings, negotiation meetings and other such meetings as required or appropriate.

  • Mentors, coaches and directs key personnel in curriculum management.

  • To provide leadership, direction, coordination and support to the team.

  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and speed.

  • Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.

  • Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.

  • To perform all other duties that maybe given to you by your supervisor from time to time



Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • Minimum 10 years relevant working experience.

  • Highly performance driven and result oriented.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Pro-active and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently as well as participate within the team.

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, possess a mature attitude and a good team player.

  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and abilities.

  • Possess own transport.

  • Flexible and willing to take on occasional responsibilities outside standard duties and responsibilities.

  • Willing to travel and work on weekends during peak season.

  • Possesses strong command of English.

  • Preferably fluent in other languages.



Package:


  • Salary to commensurate qualification and experience with school’s salary scale

  • Coordinator allowance

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

  • School Tuition for dependents 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

  • Dental benefit

  • Paid school holidays

  • Medical leave allocation

  • Employees Provident Fund allotment

  • Relocation allowance

  • No interest Car loan (subject to approval)



Application for Position:


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



www.ucsiinternationalschool.edu.my/sh/