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Thai Head of Department

  • Period:
  • Contract:
  • Closing date for applications: 31 March 2014

Core Requirements of the Post

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the Thai Head of Department will:

  • Inspire trust and confidence in students, colleagues and parents;
  • Engage and motivate students;
  • Build a strong teaching team and create the conditions for it to excel;
  • Continually strive to develop the quality of students’ learning;
  • Use the student tracking and monitoring process to advance student learning and enhance professional practice in line with the school's aspirations and priorities;
  • Contribute significantly to school improvement / development planning and promote the learning priorities of the school development plan;
  • Manage the operation of the department smoothly and seamlessly;
  • Develop and deploy resources to support high quality student learning;
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school.
Planning, Teaching and Class Management
  • Planning effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom;
  • Positively targeting and supporting individual learning needs;
  • Maintaining high levels of behaviour and discipline;
  • Effectively using homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities;
  • Establishing a purposeful and safe learning environment;
  • Using modern technology to enhance learning opportunities
  • Coach, mentor and help develop subject teachers to be the best they can be.
  • Create meaningful accountability for outcomes.
  • Be an outstanding role model.
  • Lead Thai Language and Culture during Induction for all new staff [if he/she is a certified trainer.]
  • Lead Thai Celebrations e.g. Loy Krathong across the whole school
Tracking, Assessment, Recording, Reporting
  • Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to plan challenging learning opportunities for all students;
  • Monitor and record students’ learning to ensure they remain on track to achieve challenging targets;
  • Report on progress to appropriate stakeholders.
Pastoral Duties
  • Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment for all students;
  • Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the tutor group;
  • Contribute to the preparation of action plans and other support mechanisms;
  • Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved;
  • Communicate effectively with parents of students, liaising with other staff as appropriate;
  • Contribute to PSHE according to school policy
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Support the life of the school beyond the classroom;
  • Lead one or more agreed after school activities each week;
  • Participate in residential weeks and other trips as appropriate;
  • Contribute to whole school learning initiatives during term;
Personal Development
  • Contribute positively to the morale and community spirit in the school;
  • Work effectively in different teams;
  • Assist in whole school marketing initiatives and contribute to the growth of the school;
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school;
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of good practice in teaching techniques;
  • To manage effective personal development as part of the company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation.
  • To meet statutory responsibilities and company policies with regard to Health and Safety,
Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
  • To promote and adhere to the Company Vision and Values:
  • Opportunity – For us, opportunities need to be meaningful, about achieving potential and making progress.
  • Impact - For us, impact is about making a difference. It needs to be immediate, positive and lasting.
  • Leadership - For us, leadership is about considering the team’s needs as well as your own, setting inspiring examples, being supportive and showing real accountability and responsibility.
  • Respect - For us, respect is about listening, being inclusive, showing tolerance and getting the little things right

Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Head of Secondary/Principal



  • QTS/PGCE                                                                                                     Essential
  • Good Bachelor’s degree                                                                                Essential
Experience / Knowledge / Skills
  • Experience of A Level or IB, at least 2 years (preferably UK)                         Essential
  • Experience of the English National Curriculum                                               Essential
  • Good communication skills                                                                             Essential
  • Competent ICT user                                                                                       Essential
  • Familiar with SIMS                                                                                          Desirable
  • Overseas experience                                                                                     Desirable
  • Strong CPD record                                                                                        Desirable
  • Ability to offer a second subject [all programs, Thai for Thais / Thai for Foreigners at all levels]                                                                                                        Desirable
Personal Attributes
  • High levels of personal integrity.                                                                     Essential
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills                                     Essential
  • Attention to detail                                                                                           Essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm                                             Essential
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks                                                              Essential
  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved         Essential
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic                                                                      Essential
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively                                            Essential
  • Continually strive for improvement                                                                 Essential
  • Adaptability                                                                                                     Essential
Other conditions

Hold a current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries lived in.

To apply, please send CV to hr@regents-pattaya.co.th