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Alice Smith is the oldest and most successful British international school in Malaysia. We are a not-for-profit school with students at the heart of everything we do. As a leading, world-class international school our learning environment is second to none where innovative learning and teaching is the norm. We are a happy, warm, nurturing and supportive community where everyone comes together to create an enduring sense of belonging to something very special. 

Seven reasons to teach at KLASS: 

  1. Work with motivated and committed students 
  2. Become part of a learning community that enriches the lives and characters of young people
  3. Join a talented, dedicated, passionate and well supported team who want to excel 
  4. Challenge yourself in a superbly resourced and dynamic professional environment
  5. Develop yourself through a programme of professional learning and opportunities for career progression 
  6. Enjoy a highly competitive salary and benefits package
  7. Take advantage of Malaysia’s lifestyle and location in Asia 

We are looking for teachers who are: 

  1. Genuinely passionate about working with children
  2. Aiming to be the best they can be
  3. Enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking
  4. Team players
  5. Caring and supportive of students and each other
  6. Willing to “go the extra mile”
  7. Positive and solutions focused

Information for Candidates

Safer Recruitment Statement

The Alice Smith School is committed to safeguarding children and young people through safer recruitment practices. The school's recruitment protocols adhere to the standards set for accredited British Schools Overseas. Candidate references will be checked and qualifications attested. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) or local police checks are required, together with a Statement of Medical Fitness.

Teaching Vacancies

Vacancies for August 2018 teaching positions is now open.  Closing date for applications: Thursday, 4 January 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial interview on Sonru. Sonru is an automated video interviewing process that we use due to our location and challenges with time difference. It also enables you to complete this initial interview with us at your convenience. Following this, candidates will be invited to a final interview in Kuala Lumpur between 17 - 19 January 2018 or London 23 - 28 January 2018. 

Apply now!

To join us, please click on the respective links below. We would love to welcome you as part of our Alice Smith community. 

Primary Teaching Vacancies

Achievement and Progression Leader - Primary
The Achievement and Progression Leader is a member of our Extended Primary Leadership Team and leads the Database Administrator to ensure that the standards of achievement and progression at the Primary Campus are of the highest possible levels. The post holder will report directly to the Vice-Principal with the responsibility for Achievement and Progression.  There will be some teaching responsibility, but with a significantly reduced teaching load. We expect all leaders to be flexible and able to teach across the primary age. 

It is essential that the Achievement and Progression Leader has an excellent knowledge of technology and the ability to learn how to use systems quickly.  At KLASS, we use a number of different reporting and assessment systems including iSAMS, Tapestry and Classroom Monitor. The ability to ensure that these systems ‘talk to’ each other is essential.

The Achievement and Progression leader will be responsible for aspects of the administration of iSAMS including the setting-up and running of reports. A working knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) would be advantageous, but not essential, in this role. 

Special Educational Needs Coordinator
The SENCo will be an effective leader, teacher and manager providing strategic leadership of the provision for SEN/EAL students. The SENCo reports to the Vice Principal (Achievement and Progression) and the Vice Principal (Our Students). They will lead the Learning Support Unit, working with a team of teachers, specialists and professionals to ensure that the needs of students with SEN/EAL at KLASS have the best possible care and provision. Experience of working in a mainstream setting delivering SEN/EAL interventions to students with a broad range of needs and diagnostic, formative and summative assessment experience for students with SEN/EAL, are essential for success in this role.  

Class Teacher - Key Stage 1 or 2 with the possibility of Year Leader positions becoming available. Primary Class teachers will be allocated to teams in KS1 or KS2 according to skill set, experience, team dynamics and relevant vacancies. We expect all teachers to be able to teach across the primary age range.

To apply, you MUST go through the online system here.

In case of query, please contact Ms Millie Boey at 

Secondary Teaching Vacancies

Head of Business and Economics
The Head of Business and Economics will report to the Head of Faculty for Humanities, and will work as part of a thriving faculty. We are looking for an experienced and outstanding  teacher of both subjects to A Level.

We are looking for an experienced and outstanding teacher of Mathematics across the secondary age range, with an excellent track record of teaching success to A level.  

We are looking for an experienced and outstanding teacher of Drama across the secondary age range, with an excellent track record of teaching success to A level. 

Special Educational Needs Teacher (Personalised Learning)
We are seeking a new teacher to be part of this vibrant, flexible, and forward thinking faculty, the core of which is its personalised learning practice making it an integral part of the secondary school. 

The successful candidate should be experienced in the testing and identification as well as the teaching and tracking of Special Educational Needs students. They should have recent experience and familiarity with current UK SEN practice (e.g. delivering of intervention support programmes, creation and tracking of IEPs, use of psychometric testing and feedback, etc.). Preferably, the candidate should have relevant experience of personalised learning and teaching of a mainstream subject in a British Curriculum context (Maths and/or Science an advantage). The applicant should also have prior involvement in teacher and teaching assistant training.

This candidate should also possess the following qualifications:

  • Relevant UK based SEN qualification up to Master’s level (NASENCO, MEd, etc.) 
  • Current CPT3A qualification (essential)
  • UK QTS or equivalent qualification 

We are seeking to employ an outstanding teacher and musician, who is fully committed to all areas of the musical life of the school both within and outside of the classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a busy schedule of internal events, and external festivals and concerts throughout the year. With a growing music programme featuring a 75 piece orchestra, chamber orchestra, choirs, concert band and big band, we are looking for someone who can take a leading role on certain aspects of this, and also find ways of refining and developing the existing programme. The department is well resourced, and is supported by a full time administrator and technician.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is modelled around an ensemble based instrumental wind band programme, and therefore experience of teaching these instruments and the ability to lead and direct ensembles would be highly desirable. At Key Stage 4 and 5, we currently offer the Music Edexcel syllabus and have the potential to deliver Music Technology.

The ability to offer a second subject to at least Key Stage 3 is advantageous. Please specify in your application what subject this might be and to what level. 

To apply, you MUST go through the online system here.

In case of query, please contact Ms Millie Boey at

Educational Professional Vacancies

Secondary School Counsellor (possible lead counsellor role for suitably qualified and experienced candidate)

We are seeking a school counsellor to provide professional counselling services to secondary campus students in accordance with the Codes of Practice and Ethics as recommended by the British Association for Counsellors (BACP). A recognised qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology is essential.

The KLASS benefits package for this post includes a highly competitive salary, a generous contribution towards housing, excellent medical insurance, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

This post has been advertised with the British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP).

To apply, you MUST go through the online system here.

In case of query, please contact Ms Millie Boey at

Non-teaching Vacancies

The following non-teaching positions are currently available:

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to 

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