Job Details

Deputy Head of Primary

PanyaDee - The British School of Samui

Surat Thani, Thailand
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    Preference : Both NES & NNES
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    Salary : THB 80,000 / month
Start Work : Aug 2024

Highlights :

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    Job Type Full-time
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    Education Bachelor degree
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    B.ED./ PGCE / iPGCE Preferred
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    Experience 1 year
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    Major Relevant
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    Gender Any

Job overview
Role Introduction

We are looking for a well-qualified Deputy Head of Primary to support our Primary department at our Koh Samui based school. As a STEM-oriented institution, we are committed to nurturing curious learners who will shape the future. It is a unique opportunity to develop your skills in one of Thailand's most iconic islands, while contributing to a unique, result-driven, pedagogic approach.

Main Duties
Develop and implement a comprehensive STEM curriculum that meets the diverse needs of our international student body.
Lead, manage, and support the secondary teaching staff to ensure high-quality instruction and student achievement.
Have a data-centric approach, driving our institution's digital transformation in Primary on both operational and educational fronts.
Foster a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations and provides opportunities for all students to experience success.
Collaborate with parents, teachers, and students to promote academic success and student well-being.
Ensure compliance with all local and international educational standards and regulations.
Promote the school’s mission, philosophy, and educational objectives.

To comply with, adhere to, and actively support school policies and procedures.
To carry out any other duties that are commensurate with the role and as instructed by PBISS management.
To adhere to the PBISS’s Health and Safety policies and procedures and to perform any school wide designated duties with regard to Health and Safety and the security of the school.
Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organisation. This job description serves as a guide to the general duties of the role and may be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The Ideal Candidate
You will be a reflective Deputy Head of Primary who:

Is qualified to teach in the UK (QTS) or has similar qualifications.
A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field (Master’s preferred).
Certification in data analysis or related fields is a strong plus.
Skills / Experience
Proven experience in a leadership role within a primary school setting.
Shows excellent management and organisational skills, including use of technologies.
Strong understanding of STEM education and implementing data-driven solutions for decision making.
Experience in curriculum development and staff training.
Proficiency in using data analysis tools and educational technology.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
Has experience of the British Curriculum.
Has experience with school accreditation process.
Shows cultural sensitivity and adaptability.

Visa support
Payment of work permit and visa.
Professional Development

We have a structured professional development programme, with a strong emphasis on applied educational psychology and cognitive science. In addition there is a culture of sharing best practices informally within departments made possible thanks to our staff commitment to confidentiality that protects the work and skills of our staff while benefiting our students.

For all staff, we run frequent observations and discussions to identify development opportunities and create tailored professional development.

Further Benefits:
· Collaborative and Inclusive Student-Centric Environment
· Participation in a provident plan
· Accident and health insurance
· Visa and Work Permit advice services
· Staff child school fee reduction
· Yearly performance bonus
· Quality of life: with its coastal location, Koh Samui offers a healthy living environment with, for example, a good air quality as compared to most continental towns and cities

About PBISS International School

PBISS International School implements its own pedagogical approach, Cambridge x STEM+, which is designed to develop cognitive abilities, such as critical thinking, as well as desirable traits, such as curiosity, through hands-on, active learning. From an academic standpoint, we are outcome oriented with the goal to foster students’ drive and ability to acquire new knowledge. While Cambridge international curriculum is what we do, our internally built and constantly evolving STEM+ approach is how we do it.

PBISS International School community is often described as a home away from home. We are situated in Koh Samui, a beautiful and welcoming tropical island that offers excellent quality of life. Palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest are just across the street, and 1 hour from Bangkok by plane.

Colleagues are also genuinely interested in the scholarship of their subject and enjoy a level of autonomy in their teaching that allows them to develop their own effective style that can be safely shared within the school.

PBISS International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo background screening appropriate to the post.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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