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Employment opportunities currently available at ISS:

Key Stage 1 Class Teacher - start 17 August 2022

Reception Class Teacher - start 17 August 2022

Science Teacher (Senior School) - start 17 August 2022

Humanities / PSHE Teacher (Senior School) - start 17 August 2022

If you are a fully qualified teacher looking for a new adventure, living and working on a beautiful tropical island, then we would very much love to hear from you.

Applications by e-mail to our Human Resources Department ( should include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and a photograph (head and shoulders).

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School History & Ethos

Fondly known as ISS, our school is British at its heart and achieves outstanding academic results across all ages.  Our school is located on a beautiful tropical Island with fresh air, space and tranquility; it is an idyllic location to live, work and bring up children.  

We employ native english speaking, bachelor degree or above, fully qualified subject specialist teachers, and by choice we operate small class sizes, with spacious classrooms and high quality facilities, providing a school environment highly conducive to learning.

We were founded in 2007 and built by a British family, we are independently owned by a British family, and we have extensive links and historical connections with schools and universities in Great Britain and around the world.  Our outstanding academic program, high level of pastoral care, and rich program of extra curricular activities enable our students to experience the very best in what a traditional British school can, and should, offer.


The International School of Samui operates as a single form entry school with approximately 270 pupils enrolled and is Koh Samui’s oldest and most recognised fully licensed and accredited international school catering for children from 3 – 18 years of age.  We have spacious air-conditioned classrooms, with excellent facilities including a 25 metre swimming pool, sports hall, basketball court, D&T and cooking suite, dance studio, café, junior and senior common rooms and IGCSE and A Level study areas.

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The International School of Samui is licensed by Thailand’s Ministry of Education and is a member of ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand) and the Headmaster is a Board member also.  We are accredited with Silver status from the Education Development Trust (formerly known as CfBT) and are a licensed international exam centre with Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) and Edexcel.  The curriculum is primarily based on the British National Curriculum, however topic based themes are also used to broaden international awareness.


Teachers at The International School of Samui are fully qualified with a recognised teaching qualification; most are native English speakers (apart from MFL teachers) and the great majority are from the UK. Familiarity with, and experience of, the British education system is essential for all applicants. All applicants must have either a Bachelor in Education or PGCE qualification (or equivalent).


The School operates in a very competitive market and it is essential that applicants understand and accept the high standards which this imposes. Besides a normal teaching commitment, teachers contribute to an extensive program of after-school activities and are also required to attend and contribute to Staff Development Days, Open Days, Marketing events etc. In addition, a very high standard of pastoral awareness and involvement is expected of all staff.

The teaching team is cohesive with high morale and we seek strong team players to join us in all posts. A flexible approach and a willingness to adapt are essential. To work overseas is a tremendous experience in its own right; to be part of an established yet still ever adapting school, to share in shaping it, creating its reputation and making it a success is, we believe, an unusual and very special opportunity. If you feel you could work with us and help us achieve our aims then we would like to hear from you.