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Head Of Language Arts

Myanmar International School Yangon
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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01 Apr 2021

Experience level


Job Function

Education, Teaching, Childcare

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Operational/ Strategic Planning

  • To develop and review curriculum overviews, unit plans, resources, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in the faculty;
  • To oversee the day-to-day management, control and operation of course provision within the faculty, including the effective deployment of staff and physical resources;
  • To actively monitor and track student progress and follow up on intervention strategies employed;
  • To implement School Policies and Procedures, e.g. Assessment, Health and Safety;
  • To work with colleagues to formulate aims, objectives and strategic plans for the faculty which have coherence and relevance to the needs of pupils and to the aims, objectives and strategic plans of the school;
  • To ensure that Health and Safety policies and practices, including Risk Assessments, throughout the faculty, are in-line with school policy and requirements and are updated where necessary.


  • To liaise with the Head of Secondary School to ensure the delivery of appropriate, comprehensive, high-quality curricular programmes;
  • To liaise with the Head of Primary School to ensure the vertical alignment of comprehensive, high-quality curricular programmes;
  • To be accountable for the development and delivery of the faculty's curricula;
  • To keep up to date with and respond to ENC, IGCSE and A Level developments in the subject areas within the faculty and communicate these developments to the SSLT;
  • To keep up to date with and respond to teaching practices and methodology.

Staff Development


Deployment of Staff

  • To work as a member of the Secondary School Leadership Team (SSLT) to ensure that staff development needs are identified and that appropriate programmes are designed to meet such needs;
  • To undertake Performance Management Review(s) and to act as reviewer for a group of staff within the Language Arts faculty;
  • To make appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent, ensuring appropriate cover within the faculty, liaising with the Head of Secondary School to secure the appropriate cover;
  • To participate in the interview process for teaching posts when required and to ensure effective induction of new staff in line with school procedures;
  • To promote teamwork and to motivate staff to ensure effective working relations;
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of staff within the Language Arts and act as a positive role model.

Quality Assurance

  • To establish the process of the setting of targets within the faculty and to work towards their achievement;
  • To establish common standards of practice within the faculty and develop the effectiveness of learning and teaching;
  • To contribute to the school procedures for lesson observation;
  • To seek/implement modification and improvement where required;
  • To produce an annual faculty report, examinations analysis and faculty review.

Management Information

  • To ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information concerning the faculty on ENGAGE;
  • To analyse and evaluate, with the faculty, performance data of students from across the secondary school and take appropriate action in response.


  • To ensure that all members of the faculty are familiar with faculty aims and objectives;
  • To maintain and annually review the faculty’s staff handbook;
  • To annually review and update information about the subjects within the faculty in all school publications;
  • To disseminate information from HoF meetings;
  • To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with the parents of students;
  • To liaise, where appropriate, with partner schools, higher education, industry, examination boards, awarding bodies and other relevant external bodies;
  • To represent the faculty's views and interests.

Marketing and Liaison

  • To contribute to the School liaison and marketing activities, e.g. the collection of material for press releases and the school website;
  • To lead the development of effective subject links with the education community, attendance where necessary at liaison events within the education community and the effective promotion of subjects at Open Days/Evenings and other events.

Management of Resources

  • To manage the available resources of staff, finance, space and equipment efficiently within the limits, guidelines and procedures laid down; including deploying the faculty budget across this whole school faculty;
  • To work with the Head of Secondary and Head of Primary School in order to ensure that the faculty's teaching commitments are effectively and efficiently timetabled and accommodated.

Pastoral System

  • To ensure the Behaviour Management policy is implemented in the faculty so that effective learning can take place;
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students within the faculty;
  • To monitor student attendance together with students' progress and performance with faculty teachers, in relation to targets set for each individual; ensuring that follow-up procedures are adhered to and that appropriate action is taken where necessary;
  • To contribute to PSHE, citizenship and other cross-curricular issues according to school policy.


  • To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a standard scale teacher.

CIS Accreditation

  • To play an active role within the school’s accreditation process, chairing a working group and supporting the school's commitment to this ongoing process


  • Other Specific Duties

  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission, ethos and policies and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example;
  • To continue personal professional development as agreed;
  • To engage actively in the performance review process;
  • To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate;
  • To undertake other duties as specified by SLT not mentioned above

Open To


Job Requirements

Hold at least a good honours degree;

Have a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE or PGCEi);

Have experience and excellent knowledge of teaching English up to Key Stage 5 (A Level);

Have experience working with students for whom English is not their first language;

Have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience;

Be willing to participate in educational visits;

Be asked to run one after school activity each term;

Have a positive and solution finding approach to their working life;

Appreciate the joys and challenges of working in an international school environment.

Candidates with experience of teaching in an international secondary school are especially welcome. Experience of working at a CIS member / accredited school would be an added advantage but is not essential.


Desirable Personal Qualities

The ability to develop strong relationships with their students;

A patient, caring and kind personality;

Knowledgeable of Learners;

A dedication to teaching;

Able to engage all students with their learning;

A strong communicator;

A good listener;

A team player;

Be adaptable to change;

Value real-world learning.

What We Can Offer




- An awesome company
- Join a winning team
- You can make a difference

Career Opportunities

- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques

About Our Company

MISY offers students a world class international education in an inclusive learning environment. MISY is accredited to the University of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate. The school is, to date, the only one in Myanmar to offer the full English National Curriculum from the Foundation Stage up to IGCSE and Advanced ('A') level.

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