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English Teacher - Secondary

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Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: Jun 17, 2022

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Overview of the role: To ensure high quality educational support for all students with English as an additional language, in order to improve their English language acquisition and access to the taught curriculum. The role involves working closely with colleagues from the EAL team, Head of Learning Support, Head of English, and all subject or class teachers in order to meet the students’ needs.

Main Job Task and Responsibilities
  • To improve English Language acquisition across the International school;
  • To maintain and update a register of students receiving EAL support;
  • To ensure that the English/EAL needs of individual students are being reviewed and met;
  • To ensure that English/EAL support is holistic and cross-curricular where appropriate;
  • To ensure that parents have clear and accurate information about their child’s
  • Teaching and Learning
  • To provide inclusive and appropriate education for students for whom English is an additional language, as referred by class teachers and tutors;
  • To plan and develop differentiated approaches to facilitate access to the curriculum for identified students;
  • To engage in co-operative/partnership teaching, individual student support, small group collaborative learning, and in-class support, as appropriate;
  • To collaborate with the EAL team, Head of Learning Support, teachers, parents and others to ensure that EAL students receive the most appropriate support and resources;
  • To contribute to the professional development of staff regarding teaching and learning practices that inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential and to engage actively in amazing learning;
  • To assist in the smooth and effective transition of students between year groups and phases as appropriate;
  • To utilise available data, such as CAT4, Checkpoint, teacher-set assessments etc to inform learning and teaching;
  • To ensure that all EAL provision is properly planned and filed

Person Specification
  • Appropriate degree and/or teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE, Bachelor of Education);
  • Qualification in teaching English as an additional language (TEFL, TESOL);
  • At least two to three year's relevant teaching experience (desirable);
  • A passion for teaching and a belief in the education of the 'whole child';
  • High levels of professionalism and care for children;
  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Excellent classroom practice;
  • A commitment to continued professional

The Package

This is a two-year contract from August 2022 till July 2024. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Overseas allowance
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract

In return we offer:

  • A Culture of trust, where all contributions are recognised 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.

Safer Recruitment

The 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.


Co-operates and works with relevant agencies to establish and maintain systems to protect children. We responsible for ensuring the welfare, health and well-being of all children and young people. Creates a vigilant organisational culture which monitors and prioritises the safeguarding of children and young people above all considerations.


Initial interviews will be completed through Teams. Final interviews may be carried out face-to-face whenever possible.


The closing date is 12 July 2022 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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