Vacancy Details

1439 - Phase Leader - Early Years Foundation Stage, September 2018

Location: UAE - Ras Al Khaimah
Business Unit: GEMS WESTMINSTER SCHOOL - RAK
Closing Date 31-Jul-2018
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
WSR - GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah WSR is a real community that combines tradition and innovation in teaching and learning, enabling pupils to be 'the best they can be' in all aspects of school life. The school offers the internationally recognized National Curriculum for England, and prepare students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London (UK). At the present time, the school offers this curriculum from Early Years Foundation Stage to Grade 9, and in successive years we will continue to expand at a measured pace and introduce higher education programmes.
http://www.gemswestminsterschool-rak.com/
About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Phase Leader - Early Years Foundation Stage. This appointment is for September 2018.

Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and management for the Phase to ensure high quality teaching and learning, effective deployment of resources and improved standards of achievement and progress for students. Leadership responsibility for the effective running of the Phase, including management of teaching staff, resources and professional development.
• Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in GEMS Core Values.
• Organise and manage the Phase in line with the aims and objectives of the school.
• Responsible for ensuring high standards of teaching and learning across the Phase including overseeing the professional development of staff and keeping abreast of recent developments in line with the English National Curriculum and MOE expectations.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning and provide support and guidance to staff where appropriate. Set priorities and targets for individual team members and the Phase.
• Contribute to the school improvement plan, school priorities, the school self-evaluation and the Phase Action Plan.
• Work to a high standard in implementing agreed policies, priorities and expectations, be a positive role model to your colleagues.
• To arrange and promote activities within the phase group and demonstrate good practice for the teaching of core subjects across the school.
• Liaise effectively with parents and the Local Advisory Board (LAB) as necessary.
• Ensure that the day-to-day management of the phase is smooth and unobtrusive so that all (teachers / support staff / students and parents) are clear about the daily routines, roles and responsibilities to ensure effective operation.
• Lead and support effective parental engagement
• Monitor the quality of education across the phase by collecting, analysing and evaluating data (standards / teaching / assessment /attendance) and ensure that the evaluation of this data leads to effective and strategic actions for further sustained improvement.
• Ensure that there is effective provision for those students with particular learning needs, providing success and achievement for all.
• Take an active role in the promotion and evaluation of professional development for the phase including contributing to the school’s performance management system
• Work effectively and systematically with other phase leaders to ensure a clear understanding of provision in other parts of the school and ensure effective transition from Foundation stage to Key Stage 1.
• Lead by example with a teaching load of up to 10 periods per week

To be considered for this appointment: You will have
• Minimum of 2 years administrative responsibilities undertaken within a school.
• Preference will be given if you have a Post Graduate Degree in a teaching subject / faculty in addition to a Graduate Degree in Education from a recognised university.
• Excellent communication skills and a proven track record in education leadership, along with comprehensive knowledge of EYFS curriculum.

About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
3. CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.