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Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: May 24, 2023

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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 a 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 the 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 puts 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

Purpose of Role

We’re looking for a competent Assistant Teacher to help our homeroom Teachers in educating our students. You’ll get to work with children of various ages and educational needs while learning how to craft effective lesson plans and organize classrooms.

As an Assistant Teacher, you’ll be responsible for individual students – or smaller groups of students – who need assistance to absorb the lesson material. You’ll work with the homeroom Teacher to build plans for class and you’ll also help them with record-keeping.

ISP Key Responsibilities

Support for Students

  • To have regard for the safety and well-being of the student at all times
  • To work alongside an individual or group of students in activities specified by the class teacher, establishing good relationships and acting as a role model
  • To encourage inclusion within the classroom
  • To encourage students to interact within the classroom
  • To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • To assist in the supervision of students on outings or visits
  • To encourage good personal hygiene and assist with necessary independence skills (e.g. feeding, toileting, dressing etc.)

Support for Teachers

  • To receive instruction from teachers regarding the daily/weekly programme of activities and events
  • To set out, prepare, use, tidy and clean equipment after use. Assist in the general preparation and tidying of the classroom under the supervision
  • To be aware of pupils’ problems/progress/ achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • To provide administrative and clerical support e.g record-keeping, photocopying, filing and etc.
  • To assist in the display of student’s work to reflect their achievement
  • To work within the school’s established Rewards and Sanctions policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, reporting difficulties as appropriate

Support for the Curriculum

  • To prepare and assist specific activities, supporting students to understand instructions in respect of any learning strategies
  • Support students in respect of international learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, and early years, as directed by the teacher
  • To set out and prepare equipment, indoors & outdoors

Support for the School

  • To attend appropriate staff meetings as required
  • To be aware of all Health & Safety issues
  • To treat all information relating to a child as strictly confidential and refer all inquiries to your immediate line manager
  • To assist with the general supervision of children, including before and after school, during break times, and /or when required
  • To be a proactive member of the school and teaching assistant team
  • To attend relevant professional development, update knowledge, and complete training as per ISP specifications
  • To understand and adhere to Media Policies when using personal media accounts
  • To promote the policies and ethos of the school


  • The Teaching Assistant may be called upon to perform other duties that the Senior Leadership considers reasonable, that are commensurate with the regarding and designation of the post 

 Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Diploma or Bachelor Degree
  • Experience as an Assistant Teacher
  • Familiarity with school administrative tasks and learning methods
  • Great communication and organizational skills
  • Cool-tempered and positive attitude
  • Firm but kind personality
  • A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students, teachers and parents

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical outpatient and insurance benefits
  • Personal Accident insurance coverage
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Fee reduction for children of employees

ISP Leadership Competencies

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


Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.  

Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.  

Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion. 

Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.  

Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.  

Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.  

Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; help others feel valued; uphold and model the ISP Vision, Purpose, and Principles.  

Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports encourages, and inspires students, colleagues, and teams so that they give their best.  

Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation. 

Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences, and inspires students, parents, and colleagues through timely and effective communication. 

Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.  

Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply an understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.  

Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.  

Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively. 


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.

For more information about Tenby schools please visit our website at

Early application is encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date 16 June 2023.


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