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Straits - Rawang
Rawang, Malaysia
Date Added: May 9, 2023

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Description of School  

Straits International School Rawang is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a leading  

International Education company based in London with 62 schools across the world.  

Straits International School opened its doors in Oct 2018, and it currently offers high quality Cambridge  

education for Early Years, Primary and Secondary students in a well-equipped, purpose-built campus  

located at Taman sari Rawang.  

Key benefits  

A culture of engagement and trust, where staff contributions are recognised and valued.  

A passionate and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of decision-  


An embedded whole campus commitment to professional development and a commitment to  

serving others.  

A peer network of like-minded teaching colleagues and support from non-academic staff.  

Access to expertise, best practise sharing and learning opportunities across countries and  


A commitment to employee well-being.  

ISP Malaysia - Straits International School Rawang  

Teaching Assistant - Role Profile  

Purpose of Role  

We are currently looking for a qualified and experienced teacher to join our Primary School team. Our  

teachers form a strong, highly collaborative team, demonstrating flexibility, creativity, and flair.  

ISP 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  


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.  


Job descriptions are subject to annual review and specific responsibilities will change to take account of  

the school development plan and the professional development of staff. All teachers need to promote the  

school ethos and health and safety and contribute to continuous school improvement. We are looking for  

a teacher with a desire to make a difference to the lives of young people, ideally with evidence of  

outstanding teaching and learning. Candidates should have a clear and good understanding of current  

educational issues, theory, and practice, including sound subject knowledge. A commitment to teaching  

and a willingness to continue to learn through professional development is important in the role.  

Key Responsibilities  


Be a positive role model in terms of behaviour, work, and attitudes.  

Set high standards of work and behaviour in the class and all other areas of the school.  

Plan for progression across the age and ability range you teach, designing effective  

lessons/programmes of work in accordance with the needs of individual learners.  

Teach challenging, well organised lessons, using an appropriate range of teaching strategies which  

meet individual learners’ needs.  

Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a  

basis for setting challenging learning objectives and monitoring learners’ progress and levels of  


Provide timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas  

for development.  

Advise and work collaboratively with the Campus Principal and others on the preparation and  

development of teaching materials, teaching programmes, CPD, methods of teaching and  

assessment and pastoral arrangements as appropriate.  

Ensure that deadlines are met consistently, particularly in planning.  

Ensure that teaching and learning adhere to the ethos of the school and contains teacher  

strategies as advocated by the teaching team, including target setting and assessment.  


Carry out playground and other duties as directed.  

Communicate and consult with the parents/carers of learners.  

Communicate and co-operate with any relevant external bodies.  

Be fully conversant with the school’s procedures and policies.  

Conduct a minimum of two after school activities per week.  

Professional Development  

Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and its impact on  

pupils’ progress, attainment and well-being, refining your approaches where necessary  

Be responsible for your own continuous professional development and participate fully in training and  

development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of your  

performance management.  

Involve yourself in the CPD of others. The teaching team at SIS expect all staff to help contribute to  

training in an area where they are comfortable.  

Health and wellbeing  

Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment for learners.  

Manage learners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear and positive  

framework for discipline, in line with the school’s behaviour policy.  

Use a range of behaviour management techniques and strategies adapting them as necessary to  

promote self-control and independence of all learners.  

Raise all concerns regarding the behaviour, progress, or welfare/child protection of any learner with  

the appropriately identified person.  

Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the  


Staff at the school are expected to always keep calm. It is not acceptable to shout at children or treat  

them in any way that may cause them physical or mental discomfort or harm. Teachers who do so may  

be subject to school disciplinary policy.  

Team working and collaboration  

Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school,  

which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral  

arrangements and assemblies.  

Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the  

development of effective practice with them.  

Cover for absent colleagues as required by the Campus Principal.  

Attend school trips and residential.  

Treat their colleagues courteously and with professional respect. Staff who fail to do so shall be  

subject to disciplinary procedures as outlined within the Staff Handbook.  

External examinations  

Participate in arrangements for external examinations and assessment.  


Contribute to the selection and professional development of other teachers and support staff including  

the induction and assessment of new teachers and teachers serving probationary periods.  

Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and  

understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.  

Take part as required in the review, development and management of the activities relating to the  

curriculum, organisation, and pastoral functions of the school.  


Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks as required by school policy.  

Register the attendance of and supervise learners, before, during or after school sessions as  


Exercise of duties  

Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Primary / Campus Principal  


Skills, Qualifications and Experience  

Bachelor’s Degree, master’s degree  

Have up-to-date knowledge on the Cambridge International curriculum  

Can deliver a balanced, broad and differentiated curriculum for their learners;  

Can deliver well-planned, rigorous and interesting learning experiences for their students;  

Have high expectations of learners with appropriate inspiration and challenge;  

Encourage and contribute to a well-organised and inspiring learning environment;  

Experience of integrating technology into learning and teaching;  

Have a growth mindset to all aspects of school life;  

Passionate and willing to go above and beyond for the school community.  

Able to commence in January 2024  

Commitment to Safeguarding Principles  

This 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.  

Please visit our website to find out more about the school: for more information  

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