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Deputy Head of International Primary (KS2)

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Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date Added: Apr 9, 2024

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Deputy Head of International Primary School


Purpose of Role

To drive as part of the Senior Leadership Team the learning, people development and growth in the International Primary School ensuring it is the School of ChoiceTo lead on a specific Key Stage and developmental area of the primary school inspiring others and modelling a self-reflective, self-improving approach.  To ensure that colleagues are supported and provide amazing learning by setting high expectations and providing continuous development.  To contribute to a culture supporting the safety and wellbeing of all members of the community.


Principal Accountabilities – these can be discussed based on candidate experience

  • Key Stage 2
  • Wellbeing and safety

Supporting Learning and Progress with Data

Joint Accountabilities as part of the Primary Senior Leadership Team

  • Leadership and Development
  • Vision and Strategy
  • Marketing, Admissions and Communication
  • Commercial Success and KPI’s
  • Partnership with ISP
  • Partnership with Parents, Carers and the wider Community


Specific Responsibilities Student Wellbeing and Progress

  • To take responsibility for safety and wellbeing of all students and adults in the primary school as Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Leading colleagues to ensure progress is tracked and benchmarked and that assessments support progress of our young people.


Joint Responsibilities as part of the Primary Senior Leadership Team

  • Empower teachers to focus on the quality of learning in the school working with SLT for progress towards the 9 criteria ISP Learning Improvement Process.
  • Lead, inspire and develop middle leaders, teachers, and administrative staff in the primary school.
  • To contribute to a focus on the four key areas of the Primary School – Learning, Experiences, Community and Futures – aligning with the ISP vision of ‘Schools of Choice’.
  • Model and contribute to the effective articulation of the story of the Primary school with focus on the principal area of responsibility.
  • Support the Head of Primary in the growth and success of the Primary school against its KPIs.
  • To work with and contribute to the wider group and articulate the benefits.
  • Develop effective relationships based on a culture of partnership.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Leadership Qualification such as NPQH, Masters or NPQSL – Desirable
  • School Leadership as Assistant Head at least
  • Effective Communicator
  • Team Player
  • People Person
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Empathy
  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Ability to develop others
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Reflective
  • Honest
  • Sense of Humour


About our School

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park is a special place where all successes are celebrated, from academic, music and drama performances, eco-awards to sporting events. The busy school is on a 20-acre purpose-built campus that is equipped with modern facilities for learning and teaching. The Campus consists of two schools – an international school that follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), National Curriculum for England (UK), IGCSE and A-Level programmes; and a Malaysian private school, Sekolah Sri Tenby, following the Malaysian curriculum.

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.


ISP Leadership Competencies

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
  5. Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
  6. Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
  7. Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
  8. Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.
  9. Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation.
  10. Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication.
  11. Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
  12. Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.
  13. Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.
  14. 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.


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