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Teacher of Drama with English

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Tenby International School Tropicana Aman
Selangor, Malaysia
Date Added: Apr 28, 2023

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Teacher of Drama with English

Dates: Apply by 31/05/23 - we encourage early applications and reserve the right to appoint early.

Job start : Mid August / September 2023 

Contract type : Full Time 

Contract term : Fixed Term 

A Great Learning Opportunity Awaits you in Malaysia! 

Tenby International School, Tropicana Aman (TTA) is proud to be part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a fast-growing global schools’ group in six clusters across the world; Europe, Mexico & Central America, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, and the USA. Our regional cluster includes other Tenby schools across Malaysia.  

About us

Opening in 2018, TTA is on a purpose-built campus located in an attractive green setting in a suburban area of Tropicana Aman, just outside of Kuala Lumpur. with currently 500+ students on role, age 3 -16 across primary and secondary, our vibrant and dynamic school continues to grow and has already fostered a happy atmosphere and strong sense of community.

We believe in fostering active engagement in learning, celebrating character strengths and developing authentic leadership skills. We enable students to become happy learners and develop into innovative thinkers, confident young adults, and life-long learners. Our students develop resilience, a growth mindset and deep character strengths that allow them to flourish in an ever-changing world. 

Our primary school follows the National Curriculum for England, incorporating the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) thematic approach in teaching and learning activities. In our secondary school the National Curriculum for England is delivered at Key Stage 3 leading up to IGCSE. We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects and are an accredited centre for CAIE, Oxford AQA and Edexcel.

As a teacher you will be a valued member of our school community supported by own leadership team and other learning clusters and networks, both regionally and globally. The school has access to a global Learning Hub.

We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic and highly committed drama teacher with experience of teaching English. If you are passionate about your subject, eager to communicate your enthusiasm for theatre and the dramatics, if you have an appreciation and an understanding of the importance of drama in improving oracy skills in an international context, we are the school of choice. 

The successful candidate will also be a vital part of a team to organise the drama programme, including opportunities to perform and co-curricular opportunities. You must be flexible, a team player, committed to supporting department colleagues. We believe that this post is instrumental in developing the extracurricular opportunities for drama and performance across the school. The ability to teach GCSE Drama would be desirable but not essential. 

You must also have a track record in fostering a caring and supportive atmosphere and be a passionate educator dedicated to the well-being, social and academic progress of each student. You will have a real desire to make a significant contribution to the wider life of the school. 

The Role 

We are looking for someone who:

  • puts children at the heart of everything they do and cares about their well-being. 
  • is passionate about drama and why it is important for young people to learn the skills and knowledge involved. 
  • can provide examples of outstanding school performances in their role as a teacher of drama. 
  • can demonstrate outstanding practice in their role as a teacher of drama. 
  • is an inspiring teacher with a proven track record in making students better. 
  • has knowledge of changes and development in the curriculum and pedagogy  
  • is a strong communicator, who is personable, caring and passionate with high expectations. 
  • wants to get better through continued professional development and is excited about leading others in getting better too. 
  • shows a commitment to safeguarding and sees the pastoral responsibilities of a teacher as central to everyone’s role. 

Experience of GCSE Drama from AQA, Edexcel, CAIE examination boards is desirable. 

In return we offer: 

  • A culture of trust, where all contributions are recognised and respected. 
  • Passionate, positive, highly skilled and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of every decision. 
  • Allocated support through our Leadership Teams to support you in developing an exceptional learning school. 
  • A commitment to professional development and to serving others. 
  • A peer network of like-minded leaders.  
  • A healthy work-life culture in a supportive environment  
  • Great employee benefits. 

The Package

This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end. Benefits include: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF) 
  • Medical cover 
  • Overseas allowance 
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Fee reduction for children of employees 
  • Medical insurance 
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract 

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


The closing date is 31st May 2023 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) to: [email protected] 

We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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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