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Head of Bahasa Melayu

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: Sep 23, 2022

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Overview of the Role:

The Subject Leader is primarily accountable for the organisation and management of teaching and learning across their designated area of responsibility under the direction of the Principal by - sustaining the aims and objectives of the school; applying all the school policies through which they are to be achieved; fully supporting and helping in the implementation of the SLT decisions. having high expectations of teachers to ensure all students achieve their full educational potential establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with team members monitoring student progress towards achievement.


Teaching and Learning

  • Fulfils the role and duties of a subject teacher in accordance with School’s policy and related descriptions.
  • Provide leadership in the development, deployment, and refinement of the academic program. Ensure effective horizontal and vertical alignment of the curriculum.
  • Ensure that effective cross-curricular links and practical applications are being integrated.
  • Promote, research, and advise their team on a range of teaching, learning, and behaviour management strategies.
  • Assist in the setting of targets within the framework of the whole school target setting.
  • Establish and promote creative, stimulating, and effective approaches to learning.
  • Collaborate to ensure appropriate targets are set for student attainment
  • Support reflective and collaborative practice focused on progress and learning needs.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and children, promoting equality and inclusion.
  • Identify and support the development of team members.
  • Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment conducive to learning and team-working.
  • Share good practice in effective teaching and learning,
  • Liaise with the Milepost Leaders in Primary to ensure appropriate vertical alignment of the curriculum.


Assessing and reporting

  • Evaluate teaching and learning across your team, and identify and act on areas for improvement
  • Know and share the assessment requirements and arrangements for your curriculum areas of responsibility, including those relating to examinations and qualifications.
  • Make effective use of a range of assessment, recording, and monitoring strategies
  • Monitor the learning of the children within your area of responsibility in order to set challenging learning objectives.
  • Use statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of your team’s provision
  • Analyse classroom data across your team to monitor pupil progress leading to the implementation of appropriate intervention strategies
  • Help develop strong links with the Parent Community,
  • Provide written and oral feedback to SLT regarding student progress at regular intervals


Person Specification

  • Appropriate degree and/or teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE, Bachelor of Education accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA));
  • At least three year's relevant teaching experience (desirable);
  • A passion for teaching and a belief in the education of the whole child;
  • Creative and innovative individual
  • High levels of professionalism and care for children;
  • Excellent oral and written Bahasa Melayu and English;
  • Excellent classroom practice;
  • A commitment to continued professional

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Medical insurance

In return we offer:

  • A Culture of trust, where all contributions are recognised and respected.
  • A passionate, positive, highly skilled, and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of every decision.
  • Allocated support through our Campus Senior Leadership Team to support us in developing an exceptional school.
  • An embedded whole trust commitment to professional development.
  • A peer network of like-minded teachers.
  • A real commitment to work-life balance – we remember we are human beings first and educators second!
  • Great employee benefits.

Safer Recruitment

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.


Co-operates and works with relevant agencies to establish and maintain systems to protect children. We are responsible for ensuring the welfare, health, and well-being of all children and young people. Creates a vigilant organisational culture that monitors and prioritises the safeguarding of children and young people above all considerations.


Initial interviews will be completed through F2F or via Teams. Final interviews may be carried out face-to-face whenever possible.


The closing date is 21 October 2022 but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as interviews may be arranged before the deadline.

Candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph, and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school)

We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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