Job: Primary School Librarian

11/23/15 –  Primary School Librarian
The Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sarah P’s comments:  Note that interviews are being conducted in-person in either London or Kuala Lumpur so in order to be considered you must travel to either of those locations.  However, if you can not but are a truly qualified candidate then I would apply and say you are available for a Skype interview because experienced librarians can be hard to find.

 

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit a high calibre teacher for August 2016. For full details visit www.alice-smith.edu.my

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education in London, receiving an ‘Excellent’ grade from its very recent inspection. Our school has an established reputation for excellence, and as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

The school has an established reputation for excellence, and as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,600 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

A KLASS teacher librarian is an inspiring, innovative, high achieving professional with a strong track record of teaching success.  They are able to implement best practice in order to achieve all-round excellence and ensure outstanding learning outcomes for students.

The role of the Primary Teacher Librarian is essential for promoting and facilitating a love of literature and inquiry across the school. The Teacher Librarian selects relevant and stimulating materials for a variety of needs and purposes including child-led inquiry and storytelling. They encourage and facilitate learning with students as young as three years old, provide an environment that stimulates creativity and high order thinking and support class teachers with selecting resources to support our exciting cross-curricular curriculum. They will have a strong understanding of how children think and learn, think creatively and truly embody the spirit of the Alice Smith School ethos.

At Alice Smith you will be encouraged and nurtured to be the best teacher you can be through professional development, peer to peer review, monitoring and evaluation and personal study. This is truly a forward thinking and innovative environment to work and learn. Educators need to know; how children think and learn, key developmental milestones, what play is and why it is so important and how to implement and assess it. They must also understand what role a teacher has in play.

We deliver a child-centred, skills based curriculum across all the primary age range.  Teachers with a special interest in or experience of working in the Foundation Stage who are interested in transferring their skills to working in other year groups will have a particular advantage.

Please address all of these aspects in your letter of application. In addition, for whichever role you apply for, please ensure that your CV and letter clearly show how you meet the KLASS teacher job description and person specification in the first instance.

The KLASS benefits package includes a highly competitive salary, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, you MUST go through the online system at: http://www.kingpartnership.com/alicesmith/

In case of query contact Susan King at email: klass@kingpartnership.co.uk or Tel +44 1580 755877.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th December 2015

Successful candidates will be interviewed in Kuala Lumpur from 9th to 11th January 2016 or in London between 14 – 21 January 2016. Skype interviews may be used for final shortlisting.

 

 

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