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Assistant Head of Primary

Tenby Schools Penang
Penang, Malaysia
Date Added: Nov 21, 2023

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Job Description – Assistant Head of Primary

Line Manager -  Head of International Primary

Salary Competitive

Required from: August 2024

Description of School

Tenby Penang is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a leading International Education company based in London with 76 schools across the world. We are part of a worldwide family with sister schools in Spain, UK, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Canada, Dubai and the UAE.


We have a proven track record of staff development and good quality teaching and learning. We are unique because we have a Private Malaysian school and an International School on the same campus and we are truly integrated.

Tenby Penang is one of the leading schools on the island of Penang. Find out more on our website: and our social media sites.


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. 


We also offer

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

  • Competitive salary
  • Fee discount for children of employees
  • Medical outpatient and insurance benefits
  • Personal Accident insurance coverage
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF) up to 23% of salary per annum (11% employee contribution + 12% employer contribution) payable as a lump sum on leaving Malaysia.
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract
  • Support with accommodation for the first two weeks after your arrival



  • Working with the Head of School to contribute to a strategic view for the school
  • To support and promote the school’s vision and mission and core values in order to promote the welfare, progress and continued development of the school and its students.
  • To model, promote and support being self-reflective and self-improving.
  • To teach pupils (as required) in all aspects of the agreed school curriculum
  • Working with the Assistant Head of School (Curriculum) to review student progress
  • To liaise regularly with the Head of Learning Support to ensure students with additional needs are supported
  • Supporting the Head of School in working through the LIP and taking steps to improve identified areas.
  • Demonstrating high standards of personal integrity, loyalty, discretion, and professionalism
  • Supporting the professional development of teachers
  • Participating in the school’s marketing and outreach initiatives

Key responsibilities and duties of Assessment Lead:

  • To review and improve our assessment procedures and tracking
  • To identify intervention for different groups based on data and pupil progress meetings.
  • To create moderation to ensure whole school accuracy with data.
  • To monitor and track interventions to “narrow the gap” and ensure that all children make good progress

Key responsibilities and duties of a Subject Leader:

  • To lead, co-ordinate and manage effective learning across the school
  • To lead, develop and manage the curriculum across the school
  • To monitor and review impact and identify areas for development across the school
  • To liaise with stakeholders as appropriate to support student achievement
  • To have pupil progress meetings for core subjects
  • To manage and develop systems for monitoring pupil concerns and needs at the relevant year group
  • To deliver CPD to support teachers based on learning visits to support our students being in a good struggle.

Key responsibilities of Teaching

  • To teach children in the Primary age range, catering for the ability and the aptitude of all children within classes, through effective planning, preparation of lessons, marking of work and on-going assessment
  • To liaise with parents/carers, providing them with regular updates on their child’s learning and progress


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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