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Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: Jan 17, 2023

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Are you a Principal or Aspiring Principal who is ready for a career move, are you inspired by amazing learning and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school communities?

If you are interested, we have an amazing Principal opportunity at our Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens opened its doors in 2013 and is part of ISP’s dynamic network of schools across the globe. We offer a premium education choice located in an upcoming suburban township in Johor for Early Years, Primary and Secondary-aged students.  Our 19-acre state-of-the-art green campus offers space and a wide range of facilities for children to explore their full potential.  Our purpose-built campus and spacious grounds, complete with modern and well-equipped facilities provide a welcoming, inclusive and exciting work environment.  With strong emphasis on constant improvement and active participation in such activities, our students are provided with numerous opportunities to gain meaningful experiences.  We celebrate being Asian and love the fact that we combine international thinking to create a diverse and exciting campus.

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens is comprised of Tenby International School Setia Eco Gardens which offers a British education up to IGCSE level, and Sekolah Tenby Setia Eco Gardens which offers the Malaysian National Curriculum at the Secondary level. The school caters to students aged 3 to 17 years from around the world. The school is focused on the holistic development of the students that attend to become global citizens that have the skills and confidence to compete globally.

Our campus is designed to support a diverse range of co-curricular activities including the arts, sports and other intellectually stimulating activities.   Whilst our schools are recognised for excellent academic achievements, we understand that effective learning is more than just academic achievement. We hold firmly to nurturing the whole person and meeting our students’ physical, mental and emotional needs to develop valuable life skills for success.   

We love learning and we are continually getting better. We value being self-reflective, so we can self-improve together to create amazing learning experiences.

ISP in Malaysia

ISP operates Asia Pacific Schools, Straits International Schools and Tenby Schools where we are strategically located covering the Klang Valley, Perak, Penang and Johor within Malaysia. Our experience in educational excellence helps us provide amazing learning experiences for students as young as 3 years up to 18 years old.  The nine (9) ISP schools in Malaysia follow the international school curriculum comprising IGCSE and A-levels, starting at the kindergarten level, while five (5) of the schools also offer the Malaysian National Curriculum.  While the national and international schools and classrooms are separated, facilities and non-curricular activities are shared between the schools.  With over 8,000 students, we have a 60-year history in the country providing education to students and have gained a reputation for excellence and high standards in education.

What unites all ISP schools is a common purpose of enabling moments of Amazing Learning, where a student goes beyond the level they thought possible and amaze themselves with the progress they make. We believe that by providing our students opportunities to learn through a good struggle, they will develop the perseverance and resilience necessary to independently overcome any challenges that lie in their way.

Our approach to learning: We put learners and learning first

With 85% of the jobs that will be available in 2030 having not even been invented yet, we put learning at the heart of everything we do to create rounded open-minded, curious, confident individuals that can forge successful pathways and lives, in a rapidly changing world.

At ISP, everyone is a learner. So as one of our Heads of School, you are also a learner. Your ability to embrace and model a growth and development mindset, demonstrating a desire to learn and build on your capabilities, as well as fostering the learning and growth of your team, will be fundamental to your school’s success.

Mission of the Role:

The Principal is ultimately responsible for the quality of learning within their school

and influences this through leading, engaging and motivating their teaching and school support teams and working in partnership with them to harness positive factors and mitigate or overcome those that detract.

ISP Principal Key Responsibilities

Our Principals lead, manage and develop all aspects of the school’s life efficiently and effectively.

  • Wellbeing and Safety
  • Learning and Embedding Quality
  • Leadership and Development
  • Vision and Strategy
  • Marketing, Admissions and Communication
  • Commercial Success and KPIs
  • Partnership with ISP
  • Partnership with Parents, Careers and the wider community

ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.

  • Collaboration
  • Learning & Getting Better
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Outcome driven
  • Resilience
  • Community Focus
  • Integrity & Ethical Management
  • Leading & Inspiring Others
  • Understanding People
  • Influencing & Communication
  • Agile
  • Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Diversity & Equity
  • Understanding People
  • Influencing & Communication


  • Qualified Teacher status.
  • Master’s degree in Education (desirable but not essential).
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience of the UK curricula.
  • Minimum 5 years’ successful and relevant experience in a position of school leadership.
  • Overseas teaching experience, Asia preferred.
  • Proven commercial experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience as an outstanding teacher.
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development.
  • Collaborative leadership style, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, growth and development
  • Ambitious, hard-working, motivated and a strong role model

How we work counts: our Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement. We currently offer CPD accredited professional learning courses to Senior & Middle Leaders.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP 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.

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