Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPrivacy Information Collection Statement.

  • A Unique Approach

    We offer the best of British and Vietnamese education.

    Secondary Students with laptop

  • Developing future leaders today

    Our students are confident, creative and compassionate, and ready to be the leaders of the future.

    Primary Student playing trumpet

  • Inspiring Your Child

    Our staff are dedicated to knowing every child well and adapting the teaching approach to ensure all can be successful.


  • Setting hearts alight for learning

    Our curriculum is designed to give children the tools to learn and ability to succeed in Vietnam and Overseas.


  • Start your journey with us

    Essential information so that you are never out of touch.


  • Every Day is Precious

    Every day there's something new and exciting instore.

    EYFS student raising hand

  • Get in touch

    We are looking forward to answering your questions.


Secondary: Physical Education

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Contract
  • Closing date for applications: 06 January 2017


The British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi




  • To offer leadership, inspiration and guidance to the Secondary teaching staff, to ensure the smooth day to day operations of the Secondary section, and to work effectively as a key member of the School Middle Leadership Team. 
  • Contribute significantly to school improvement/development planning and promote the learning priorities of the school development plan whilst promoting the wider aspirations and values of the school including the development of a high performance culture, for students and staff that is a core Nord Anglia Education expectation.


Principal, Head of Secondary


Other staff members in department



Students, families both current and prospective, NAE educational team




The British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers in accordance with our recruitment policy.  Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.


Core Requirements of the Post

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the Head of Department will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular 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

Teach students so that they achieve the best they can by:

  • Planning effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom;
  • Effective use of robust EAL strategies, as appropriate;
  • 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;
  • Work alongside Vietnamese teachers to create and maintain a vibrant bicultural experience for the students.


  • Coach, mentor and help develop subject teachers to be the best they can be.
  • Create meaningful accountability for outcomes.
  • Be an outstanding role model.
  • Create transformational change in the faculty

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 as a whole (where relevant);
  • 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 two 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;
  • Maintain subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching;
  • Keep knowledge of wider curriculum developments up to date;
  • Undertake professional development to enhance teaching and students' learning, and
  • apply outcomes and identify impact
  • share outcomes with colleagues


  • 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 Principal or Head of Section


™  Be a valued member of the team and organisation  ˜









  • Qualified to degree level or above


  • Qualified Teacher Status


  • Experience of delivering a UK National Curriculum to IGCSE and A Level



  • Proven track record with at least three years’ teaching experience


  • Experience of being part of a highly successful department and school

Highly Desirable

  • Experience of leadership/management in a school

Highly Desirable

  • Demonstrable evidence of innovating and adapting curricula to engage children and enable them to perform highly


  • Working in partnership with parents




  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Ability to engage children and enable them to perform highly


  • Evidence of commitment to continuous professional development


  • Confident global citizen or a willingness to become one


  • Understand the complex and demanding environment of an international school community


Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal integrity.


  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills


  • Attention to detail


  • Passionate about education and young people


  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm


  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks


  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved


  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Ability to work independently


  • Continually strive for improvement


  • Adaptability



Hold a current Criminal Background Check Disclosure or IPCP equivalent for countries lived in outside of the UK tracing employment history where applicable for the past 10 years.

Compliance with visa requirements for working in Vietnam