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A Great Leadership Opportunity Awaits you in Malaysia

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 looking for a Deputy Headteacher who will join the Senior Leadership Team in our highly successful International Secondary School. The school recently received ‘mastering’ status in a comprehensive external school review, a recognition of the amazing education our students experience. This is a prestigious achievement that we are hugely proud of, but most importantly, we believe that we can always be better. We work collaboratively, embracing research and technology to support our students to reach heights they never even dreamed of, whilst ensuring they feel valued and cared for. If this sounds... like the kind of school you would like to be part of leading, we want to hear from you.

As a school leader you will need to be passionate about learning and knowledgeable about the factors that affect learning. 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 school ethos and community.


We care about our whole community, young people and adults. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community and to this end we have rigorous safeguarding policies and procedures that we all must follow. Everyone is responsible for safeguarding our children and we have a culture of safeguarding training in all our schools.

About us:

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 almost 2000 amazing students, aged from 3 to 18 years, and from 38 nationalities; we have over 500 pupils in primary school. Our students go to universities, colleges, and careers of their choice including some of the top universities in the world. We celebrate being Asian and combine this with 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 through 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 are 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.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do here at Tenby. We are an honest campus and aim to be self-reflective so we can improve together to create “Amazing Learning Experiences” for everyone. We encourage our students to take risks, be resilient, and show creativity and adaptability in the learning process.

We are a member of the prestigious Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), hold certificates for IPC, Microsoft and Duke of Edinburgh's Award and are one of only 15 schools in Malaysia to hold the Green Flag Award.

About our Group

Tenby Schools SEP is proud to be part of the 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. Our teachers are supported by the school 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 an amazing opportunity for you to develop yourself, take a risk or two, meet other like-minded leaders, share learning practices 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.

The Role

The exact shape of the role will be determined based on the experiences and skills of the successful applicant, but will include the following:

• Lead on the ongoing development of the school under the four key areas of Amazing: Learning, Experiences, Community and Futures

• Lead and manage a safe and caring school, ensuring ethos and systems are effective and followed.

• Lead, inspire and develop middle leaders, teachers, and administrative staff in the secondary school.

• Empower teachers to continually improve the quality of learning in the school

• Model and contribute to the effective articulation of the story of the secondary school with focus on the principal area of responsibility.

• Support the Head of Secondary in the growth and success of the secondary 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.

• Have achieved or being working towards a Leadership Qualification such as NPQH, Masters or NPQSL (Desirable)

In return we offer:

• A culture of trust, where all contributions are recognised and respected.

• Passionate, positive, highly skilled, and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of every decision.

• Allocated support through our Leadership Teams to support you in developing an exceptional learning school.

• An embedded whole trust commitment to professional development and a commitment to serving others.

• A peer network of like-minded leaders.

• A real commitment to work-life balance – we remember we are human beings first and educators second!

• Great employee benefits.

The Package

This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end. Benefits include:

• Competitive salary

• Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

• Medical coverage

• Relocation allowance

• Fee reduction for children of employees

• Medical insurance

• Flight at the beginning and end of the contract and annually on the subsequent contracts

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.


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


The closing date is 6th March 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 apply via Jobvite. Please attach a cover letter and comprehensive CV with a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees from the latest employers (one of whom must be your current Head of School).

We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned with 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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Selangor Malaysia


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