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Head of Secondary - Start Aug 2020

Your leadership will make a difference        

Through seven modern campuses and with a large team of professional teachers, Vietnam Australia School (VAS) offers a highly unique and integrated bilingual education system to nearly 9,500 predominantly Vietnamese students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As our student base is growing even stronger, we are truly excited about having a highly motivated, enthusiastic and capable Head of Secondary to join us. Start date is August 2020. 

What are the advantages for you?

VAS has been improving the quality of our curriculum over the past years and incorporates an advanced and highly successful integrated curriculum between Cambridge International and Vietnamese National Programs. We currently have strong and competent teams of teachers and support staff across a range of subjects. Teachers are supported and encouraged to use a modern and active learning approach to deliver the curriculum. 

This role is a tremendous opportunity for someone who wants to expand their international senior leadership and teaching experience at a fast-growing, innovative and successful school. All our teachers and leaders are offered unique training experiences including the opportunities to gain further accreditation through our Cambridge International Professional Development Centre. We offer a clear career pathway for growth and development within the secondary curriculum and, in this role, an opportunity to develop leadership and management capabilities.


What you will do?

As Head of Secondary, you will be joining a supportive, welcoming and successful team, with excellent outcomes. This role will also cover 50% teaching load. The key roles and responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Manage and coordinate teaching and learning for all departments within the secondary school
  • Oversee staff input of information into Engage and student reports and ensure all deadlines are achieved
  • Oversee and support teachers with the management of the learning environment and student behaviour
  • Liaise and work with MOET (Vietnamese curriculum) staff at the campus in relation to student information in Secondary school
  • Communicate with and attend Central team meetings related to Secondary education
  • Carry out observations and provide feedback to teachers in accordance with VAS regulations
  • Ensure that teaching and learning within all secondary grades are of a consistently high standard through the development and implementation of robust quality assurance procedures
  • Work collegiality with the Primary provision to prepare students for secondary education
  • Coordinate and present parent information days related to all levels of secondary provision
  • Deliver staff training related to international best practice in pedagogy
  • Actively develop and contribute to a cohesive, hardworking and happy teams, within a strong collegiate culture
  • Promote and develop initiatives that support students’ academic, personal, and social development beyond the classroom
  • Provide an excellent role model for other teachers in the delivery of an international curriculum
  • Contribute to the senior management strategic development plans

Your background and experience

This is a certified teaching position that requires you to have a recognised teaching qualification in secondary education. It is also required that you have a minimum of 5 years previous leadership and coordination experience, preferably from a large international school following the Cambridge International curriculum. Extensive experience as a teacher and manager in an EAL environment would be advantageous. Furthermore, we are looking for a teacher with the following traits and behaviours:

  • Strong curiosity in learning about other cultures and working with diverse people
  • Genuine interest in the field of early childhood education from both a pedagogical and theoretical perspective
  • Open mindset and ability to develop efficient student and parent’s relationships
  • Willingness to embrace our VAS core values

Our benefits

As senior employee our package will include a competitive base salary, monthly housing allowance, relocation allowance, visa and work permit reimbursement, settling-in allowance, tuition waiver for up to two children, medical insurance, numerous weeks of paid holidays, retention bonus, and more. In addition, you will have generous non-contact time for planning, preparation and professional growth.

Next steps

Please send in your full application including your resume, cover letter, scans of all relevant documents/certifications, three references, and a copy of your passport. 

For further guidance regarding your written application and tips from VAS, please visit our Job Application Guide.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks & Benefits

For international teachers in particular, we know how difficult it can be to consider starting a complete new chapter an unknown country. To be able to live a comfortable life-style in Vietnam, VAS are able to offer competitive perks and benefits for both international and Vietnamese employees. Below are just a few of many of our benefits. 

  • Paid leave during all school holidays
  • International Health Insurance
  • Flights
  • Free lunch
  • House Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Tuition Discount or waiver
  • Retention Bonuses

Workplace & Culture

Your friends and coworkers at VAS will come from various English speaking countries from all over the world. When you work here you will enjoy the mix of international and Vietnamese educational programs and teaching styles - an amazing opportunity to grow and to learn from two different worlds.




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