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Head of School (Secondary)

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: Mar 7, 2024

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ISP Head of School Role Profile

An amazing Head of School opportunity awaits you in Malaysia!

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is a large 3-16 campus located on a green 19-acre site with excellent facilities and a warm, welcoming community. We are in a beautiful location on the southernmost tip of Malaysia, just across the Straits of Johor from Singapore. We host both an International and National School and work as a friendly, collaborative and diverse campus team to deliver the best for all.

At Tenby SEG, every student is valued, and we want them all to experience amazing learning and outstanding success. By the time they leave us, we want them to be confident and ready to shape their futures. We are looking for someone who shares our vision for our young people and who is ready to work with us as part of our campus leadership team and in leading their school as we deliver that vision together.

As the Head of International Secondary, you will need to be passionate about achieving the best for every young person in your school. You will be knowledgeable about learning and how to guide staff in achieving amazing learning outcomes for students. You will be good at working with and inspiring your colleagues, our students, and their parents. You will be knowledgeable about keeping children safe, well, and happy, and appreciate the value of a strong, supportive school ethos and community.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do here at Tenby. We encourage our students to be curious, to take risks, to be resilient, and show creativity and adaptability in the learning process. We aim to be a place where confidence grows so that our students take ownership of their learning and are ready to shape their futures through the Amazing Learning experiences we offer.

If you are an existing Head of School looking for a new challenge or an experienced Deputy Head of School ready to lead your school, then we have a community of passionate staff, students, and parents eagerly looking forward to working with you!

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens

We are a unique campus, home to Tenby International School, which consists of a Primary and Secondary School (IPC, National Curriculum for England, CIE, IGCSE), and a Malaysian Private School, Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum). The campus welcomes almost 1000 amazing students, aged from 3 to 16 years, and from over 60 nationalities. Our students go to universities, colleges, and careers of their choice both in Malaysia and overseas. Tenby has been a school's group in Malaysia for over 60 years, and our strength is in our deep-rooted Asian values combined with our international outlook and the ability to offer students amazing global opportunities.

ISP in Malaysia

Tenby Schools SEG is proud to be part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a fast-growing global schools group in six clusters across the world. Our Regional cluster includes 8 other schools across Malaysia. Our teachers are supported by our campus & school leadership teams, and as a campus, we are supported by our cluster network of schools and our regional and global offices.

ISPs purpose is to grow the worlds most curious, confident minds for both students and staff. The development opportunities we offer our employees range from local to regional to global. ISP offers a series of professional development programs for school leaders and a global online learning hub where you can learn, share ideas, and network with like-minded educators from around the world.

Purpose of Role

To lead our International Secondary School and its staff in delivering amazing learning and outstanding success for all students. To be a positive, reflective, and collaborative member of the campus leadership team, contributing to the campus-wide experience of our students and our learning partnership.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience as Head of Secondary School or in senior school leadership in a secondary school setting;
  • Experience in an international setting is advantageous but not essential more important is a willingness to listen and learn, to be open to diversity and to respect peoples different experiences;
  • A qualified secondary teacher with a relevant degree (essential) and has achieved or is working towards a recognized leadership qualification e.g., NPQH/NPQSL or Masters in Education (desirable);
  • Experience leading or in senior leadership at a school that follows the UK National Curriculum and prepares students for iGCSEs, with a track record of positive impact on student outcomes;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and inspire staff, students, parents, and the wider school community;
  • Can lead and manage a safe and caring school, ensuring clarity of culture and a positive ethos.
  • Able to implement, monitor, and review practices that are clear and consistent and lead to successful outcomes for students.
  • Able to combine professional intelligence and insight with the use of data to assure the effectiveness of school practice;
  • Empower teachers in continually improving the quality of learning happening in their classroom;
  • Can lead on whole-school curriculum implementation, review, and design so we continue to deliver amazing learning opportunities and experiences for all students;
  • Ready and willing to work with the wider campus leadership team for the benefit of all students and the whole community;
  • Able to develop effective relationships with all based on our values of integrity, honesty, and respect;
  • Forward-thinking and ready to embrace the latest thinking and technologies where a positive impact on learning is evidenced, whilst being strategic and pragmatic in implementation;
  • Prioritizes the safeguarding and safety of students and staff, with an awareness of appropriate behaviours, policies, and procedures including the principles of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Safer Recruitment.

We 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 anEmployee 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

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, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background, or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying 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]

For more information about Tenby schools please visit our website at

Early application is encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date 31 March 2024.

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