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Humanities Teacher (Business and the ability to teach KS3 history is an advantage)

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Straits - Rawang
Rawang, Malaysia
Date Added: Nov 20, 2023

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Straits International School Rawang is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a leading International Education company based in London with 76 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. As a school, we pride ourselves on the level of care we give to our students. We aim to combine academic rigour with a key sense of kindness, personal responsibility, and determination to overcome challenges. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success.

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-making.
  • 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 cultures. 
  • A commitment to employee well-being.

Purpose of Role

  • To offer all learners an effective education in a stimulating environment.
  • To deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject, other relevant ISP initiatives, CIE curriculums and the school’s own schemes ofwork.
  • To work in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, otherstaff and external agencies as necessary.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.
  • To offer support and development across the school as required by the Campus Principal, including playing a proactive role within continual professional development, both for themselves and others.

We value staff who will do all they can to drive positive change, be proactive and have the interests of our wonderful students at heart. In return, they will find fantastic children, the personal freedom to be innovative in what they teach and the trust to help develop the school and shape its future.

The ideal candidate will positively contribute to a school culture with no limits to what can be achieved. They will have a degree, a teaching qualification, plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. This person should be a strong team player, someone who is ready to embrace change and new challenges.

The right candidate will also meet visa-related restrictions (including a minimum of 3 - 4 years of teaching experience) and must meet the Malaysian immigration visa requirements.

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 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.


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 attainment.
  • 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. 

Performance management/Appraisal

  • Participate fully with arrangements made in accordance with the Staff Handbook and school policy.

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 school.
  • 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 appropriate.

Exercise of duties

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


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant UK teaching qualifications (PGCE OR Bachelor Education) or equivalent international teaching qualification
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • 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. 
  • Ability to pass an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) to work with children & able to provide Criminal Background Check covering the previous 10 years employment history.
  • Contract: Fixed Term (2 years) – renewal depending on performance 
  • Able to commence in August 2024

At SIS, Rawang, we offer a challenging curriculum for all students from Nursery to IGCSE (pre-university coming soon). We have a growth mindset, embrace the diversity of our community, and endeavor to challenge the minds of our students.

At SIS, we strive to have an aspirational culture that encourages students to realize their gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to nurture and guide every individual.

The school's welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in the commitment to ambition, courage, integrity, openness, and respect.

The quality of life in KL is very high and offers a wide range of activities and food to try. KL has long served as the link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. With English widely spoken, Malaysia is often referred to as ‘easy Asia’; you can stroll through streets filled with exceptional art, amazing cafes and interesting shops. Conversely, you can visit one of the many malls that house stores from the UK, Australia and the US. It is voted as one of the top ten places in the world to live!

Our salaries are competitive, and our staff have good savings potential. A generous housing allowance is provided, and the quality of life here is excellent. We believe that everyone should enjoy coming to school.

In joining our fast-paced international environment, you will lead the delivery of the National Curriculum, IGCSE and finally, the A level programmes (CIE accredited). You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

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.


  • Basic Salary : Around RM 12,000 - RM 13,000 (Determined by candidate’s qualification and interview results)
  • Transport Allowance : RM 500
  • Housing Allowance : RM 3,000 (Single), RM 3,500 (Married)
  • EPF : 8% 

Other benefits: 

Baggage Allowance (one time), Settling Allowance (one time), Beginning and End of Contract flight allowance, Local  Health Insurance (Employee only), medical leave, hospitalization leave, extensive training for professional development, monthly staff rewards depending on performance.

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