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Head of Primary

Alderwood Recruitment


Ref: QP780-484

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

My client is looking for an experienced Head of Primary to join them at their international School in Kuala Lumpur.

This position is responsible for all operations at the school, supervision of school staff and students, overall administrative and academic management with the objective of enhancing student learning outcomes, through the strategic deployment of resources within the limitations of the School Operations Manual, Company Policy and directives of the senior management;


* Collaborate with the Section Heads for conducting a SWOT analysis for the school;
* In conjunction with the Section Heads, Academic Head, Academic team at RO and Regional Director, prepare a School Development Plan ("SDP") and ensure its effective implementation;
* Increase admission rate through promotional and marketing initiatives;
* Monitor industry trends to enable effective benchmarking and learning from industry best practices;
* Ensure development of up to date and accurate business intelligence on competitors and operating environment;
* Build and maintain contacts with current and prospective customers;
* Identify and evaluate opportunities and focus on areas which could benefit the Company in the long run;
* Actively participate and ensure staff participation in parent-teacher meetings and other community groups, as a means of developing understanding, cooperation, and respect for school objectives and endeavors;
* Act as the administrative head of the school to ensure timely dissemination of information to all concerned people/channels and ensure smooth running of school;
* Determine annual staffing requirements necessary and liaise with HR (RO) for the timely fulfillment of the same;
* Management and supervision of school staff to ensure effective delivery as per plan;
* Ensure the effective administration of school examinations;
* Evaluate periodically and ensure the school's adherence to health, safety and civil codes;
* Ensure repair and maintenance of school's infrastructure;
* Take steps to enhance the collection of books in the library;



* Masters in Management/ or any other relevant field;
* 10 - 12 years of overall experience, of which at least 3 years as a teacher practitioner and at least 4 years in Education management;
* Complete knowledge of CAIE standards in primary and secondary school;
* Knowledge of Academic practices & Procedural Manual ("APPM") and School Operations Manual ("SOM") or School Operations Policy ("SOP")s as may be in operation at the time;
* Knowledge of child learning pedagogy practices, curriculum development and implementation;
* School improvement practices and staff professional learning development;
* English (Fluent in both written and spoken), proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin an added advantage;
* Possess strong analytical, leadership, decision making, conflict management & team management and excellent communication skills;
* Personality Traits - Patience, flexible & adaptable, result-oriented, logical, honest, integrity, compassionate and responsible;
* Internal Liaison: Accountant and Assistant Manager Construction, (Regional Office ("RO")) ,Section Heads (School), Administrative Officers (School), HR (RO), Academic Head/ Section Head RO/ Training Manager;
* External Liaison: Parents, Social Development Organisations, Educational and Cultural Organisations
In return you will receive a salary of £35,500 + benefits.

Alderwood acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Alderwood and may assist with processing your application.

About the Company

At Alderwood, we pride ourselves on best practice recruitment, tailored for the Work Based Learning, Welfare to Work and Education sectors. Our core values and attributes are important to use and underline our proven ability to deliver results

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