Vacancy Details

5501 - Teaching & Learning Coach – April or September 2020

Location: UAE - Fujairah
Closing Date 29-Jan-2020
About the Role
We are recruiting a Teaching and Learning Coach to join the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at Assistant Head level, from April or September 2020. As part of SLT, the post holder will support the Principal in all aspects of teaching, learning, innovation, curriculum and assessment.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced school practitioner who will lead in establishing a good knowledge and understanding of teaching pedagogy in all of our teachers, including some who may not already have experience of NCfE. Although a ‘through-school’, currently 90% of children are from Kindergarten to Year 6, so Primary and Secondary experience would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be a highly effective experienced teacher / leader who will:

• Lead on the development of teaching and learning focusing on pedagogy, standards and progress
• Ensure academic excellence in internal and external assessments
• Lead the professional development programme to ensure high quality learning and assessment
• Be a part of a thriving Leadership Team focusing on the whole school environment
• Promote the school to all stakeholders and the wider community.

The successful applicant will be:

• A fully certified teacher, holding a B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent
• Passionate about providing outstanding teaching and learning
• Highly experienced in National Curriculum for England
• Efficient in people development and have proven leadership and communication abilities
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, a generous housing allowance, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of service gratuity.
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

Winchester School, delivering the British Curriculum, was founded in September 2016. Housed in brand new state of the art buildings with excellent facilities, WSF is poised to grow at a rapid rate to meet the needs of a local Emirati and International Ex-pat community. As an all-through school (currently reception to first year of A Levels), our number on roll is anticipated to be around 2200 in September 2020.

GEMS has a world-class reputation for outstanding education and our school is ready to meet the needs of Fujairah as it becomes the premier city on the beautiful eastern coast of the UAE, and WSF continues to be the school of choice in the region.

Fujairah is just over an hour from Dubai and sits at the foot of the Hajar Mountains facing the Indian Ocean. The beautiful coastline and spectacular scenery makes Fujairah a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and visitors alike. Its large port, one of the deepest in the world, attracts many international businesses and trade is growing rapidly. Fujairah is now rivalling other famous UAE destinations as an exciting modern city with a vibrant economy and culture.

Teachers can enjoy a healthy balance to life, with numerous modern malls, cinemas, bars and restaurants, with beautiful beaches and resorts to match all budgets within a short drive. For those that enjoy a lower cost of living and a quieter pace of life, Fujairah is a wonderful place to live and work, with the benefit of having Dubai and its many international concerts, activities, facilities and events so close by.

Professionally, teachers enjoy the same competitive scale and benefits as all GEMS schools in the UAE. WSF is fortunate to boast a hard-working, highly qualified and experienced faculty of teachers that share a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous development. Around 20% of our teachers are recruited from the UK, with the remainder joining us from all corners of the globe. Please visit our website to find out more about the leadership team in the school.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
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.