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Early Years Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date Added: May 24, 2024

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A Great Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits  
We are looking for Early Years (3-5 years) Teachers and Early Years Professionals to join our Early Years team to provide amazing, playful and child-led learning. You will need to be passionate about the importance of the Early Education and have expertise in the Early Years and the way that young children learn. You will be joining a large team and community of like-minded professionals who work collaboratively to ensure the very best opportunities for our children, and work in partnership with their parents and carers.
About us: 
Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park, Kuala Lumpur campus is a large 3-18 school located on a green 20-acre site with excellent facilities and offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating place to work. We love learning and we are continually getting better. We are extremely proud to be the flagship school in the region.
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 Level) and a Malaysian Private School, Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum). The campus welcomes over 2000 amazing students, aged from 3 to 18 years and from 38 nationalities; with 1350 attending the international school, 600 of whom will be in the primary school. We celebrate being Asian and love the fact that we combine international thinking to create a diverse and exciting campus.
We believe in creating “Amazing Learning Experiences” for our communities. Working collaboratively to help children be ready for the world and the contribution they can make locally and globally.
We believe that all students learn though good struggles and this at times needs to be consolidated using a variety of teaching methods. Taking risks, being resilient and showing creativity and adaptability for all our communities is important in our learning process. Our students go onto some of the top universities in the world and if they don’t, go into careers and colleges of their choice.
We are an honest campus and enjoy being self-reflective, so we can self-improve together to create amazing learning experiences more often than not. We are not perfect but strive to be the best we can.
We have lots of accreditation's just to show the world that we know what we are doing, including being the first school globally to be gain full accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS), for both TIS and SST schools. We hold the certificates for CIE, IPC, Microsoft, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and are one of 15 schools in Malaysia to hold the Green Flag Award.
About our Group 
Tenby Schools SEP is proud to be part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a fast-growing global schools’ group in six clusters across the world; Europe, Mexico & Central America, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia and the USA. Our Regional cluster includes other Tenby schools across Malaysia. As a teacher you will be supported by the Head of Department, Senior Leadership teams and other learning clusters and networks both regionally and globally. We love to talk about learning at all levels, as this is at the core of everything we do!
This is amazing opportunity for you to develop yourself, take a risk or two, meet other like-minded teachers, share learning practice and work collectively with a local and global team. We even have a global learning hub where you can share learning and leadership ideas so we can get better together.
So if this excites you, please apply. We’d love to talk to you.
TENBY 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 and Health & Safety 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.
  • Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.
  • Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
Skills, Qualification and Experience: 
  • A Graduate Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, or Diploma in Early Years Education. 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Early Years setting, preferably in an International School. 
  • A professional who recognises and understands the importance of catering for each unique child. 
  • An EY expert who can design a classroom environment that facilitates learning and development through continuous provision. 
  • An EY expert who recognises the importance of parent partnerships and who can build strong and positive relationships with families. 
  • A positive and strong communicator, with excellent English language skills.  
  • Mandarin speakers are also highly desirable. 
  • Strong written English language skills, with experience in writing observations and compiling learning journals is highly desirable. 
  • A flexible, dynamic team-player, who is proactive, hardworking and passionate about Early Years Education. 
  • A commitment to Continuous Professional Development and drive to keep getting better, as part of a school where we all see ourselves as learners. 
  • A commitment to joining a large campus and school group, where we work together to provide Amazing Learning opportunities for young people both in and out of the classroom. 
 In return Tenby offers:
  • A Culture of trust, where all contributions are recognized and respected. 
  • A passionate, positive, highly skilled, and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of every decision. 
  • Allocated support through our Campus Senior Leadership Team to support us developing an exceptional school. 
  • An embedded whole trust commitment to professional development. 
  • A peer network of like-minded teachers. 
  • A real commitment to work-life balance – we remember we are human beings first and educators second! 
  • Great employee benefits. 
TENBY Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
Tenby 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. 
TENBY Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Tenby 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 Tenby through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.
Initial interviews will be completed Face to Face whenever possible.
The closing date is 5th July 2024 but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as interviews may be arranged before the deadline. 
Candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools 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) 
We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references. 
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