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Head of Primary MFL
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur

Job reference: 012778

Location: The British International School of Kuala Lumpur

Closing date: 04/03/2022

Department: Teachers

Head of Primary MFL

About the role

The British International School of Kuala Lumpur seeks a creative, open-minded, and professional Head of Primary Modern Foreign Languages to join our leading international school for an initial contract period of two years.

With the ability to create a school culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a university degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus leadership and teaching experience and knowledge of the school improvement. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.

As  Head of Priamry MFL you will lead the provision of Languages across the Primary school, from EYFS to KS2.  This currently includes Mandarin, Bahasa, and Spanish.   Ideally fluent in Spainish and English, your passion, enthusiasm and dedication to continuous improvement will be integral in mamtianng our  first class language  provision for all our students. 

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom.

Please see the detailed job description and person specification for additional information about this role.

About our school

The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) is a premier international school in Kuala Lumpur serving students from pre-nursery through to sixth form. Our warm and friendly school community values develop the whole child — academically, pastorally and socially with the school values as our foundation and positive education as our framework.

We believe student happiness leads to student success and by placing the child at the centre of all we do we’re able to offer an outstanding education.

Naturally, at BSKL, you’ll find students who are happy, motivated, committed, and love learning. Our community invests in staff with ongoing CPD opportunities and community-building opportunities to help you get the most out of your time at BSKL and in Malaysia. Our state of the art facilities provide engaging learning environments for students and staff alike and our location provides easy access to the KL metropolitan area.

Academic Results

     BSKL Primary students regularly exceed expectations and our Year 6 students perform an average of 10 points better than their international school peers on end of year assessments.

     Amongst our IGCSE cohort 94% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B and 98% of all grades achieved a C or higher in 2021.

       100% pass rate on A-levels and 92% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B in 2021.

  Previous university placements include Oxford University, St. Andrew’s University, University College London, London School of Economics, King’s College London, Imperial College, Durham University, Royal Veterinary College and University of Edinburgh.

About you

You will possess a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and at least three years of teaching experience. You must also be able to meet the visa-related requirements for Malaysia including (valid passport, Bachelor’s degree, updated CV, passport size picture, marital status). Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including references and checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS.


BSKL offers a competitive package including an excellent salary, accommodation, annual travel allowance, international worldwide medical coverage, and up to two full school placements for children. You’ll also live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Opportunities exist for promotion and development both within the school and the wider global network of Nord Anglia Education.

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. NAE also offers outstanding  leadership development programs to build internal pathways for career development. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Selection Process

Please apply for this vacancy using the Nord Anglia Job Application Portal. The closing date for application is 3pm on 4th March 2022. All interviews will be conducted virtually, including a panel interview. External candidates will be expected to join a live virtual OTOS (Outstanding Teachers for Outstanding Schools) which is the annual recruitment event in January 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the published closing date.

Start Date: 1 August 2022

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 77 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.

Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.

Our Schools

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 77 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.


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