Vacancy Details

6279 - High School Principal

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 10-Apr-2020
About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic High School Principal to join our excellent and vibrant Pedagogical team. We are looking for applicant who is self driven, passionate about the teaching and learning, innovative and has ability to champion the culture of high expectation.


We are seeking:

  • A consistent drive to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • A leader who is instrumental in setting high expectations for self and others, and has the ability to create, develop and lead high performing teams
  • An exceptional track record of raising standards and attainment, and your personal qualities will align with our ethos and values
  • An infectious passion for implementing high standards of behaviour, learning and success
  • An ambitious, inspirational and enthusiastic leader who has the ability to motivate others, working with and through the Heads of Section and Department areas
  • Ability to recruit, retain and develop high quality teaching staff; building capacity and developing leadership at all levels, championing an open organizational culture in which staff are empowered to take initiative and ownership
  • A candidate with significant teaching experience with a minimum of three years in a senior leadership position in a large and complex school environment preferably in American Curriculum School
  • Have a proven track record of raising standards for learners of all abilities including those with complex needs.
  • Team worker who promotes new initiatives and positive relationships throughout the school community.


About Your Benefits

Attractive compensation and benefits package offered.

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

Established in 1992, GEMS Al-Khaleej National School is a US curriculum, K-12 international school helping over 2,000 students every year in developing life-long learning skills such as Empathy, Innovation, Self-awareness, Global Citizenship, Resilience and Grit. Our practices are rooted in our vision which is, “To be one of the finest US curriculum schools in Dubai in terms of the quality of teaching and learning and students’ character”.

AKNS’s inspection results are evident of the fact that the school has been on an incredible journey of transformation. This was also witnessed in school’s recent AP results. AKNS’s Average for all students across all AP subjects offered at school is 3.56 whereas UAE Average stands at 3.24 in comparison to the world average which is 2.95. Our high school students are given a chance to pick from a wide-variety of courses along with an array of Advanced Placement choices.

At GEMS Al-Khaleej National School (AKNS), we resolutely believe that success stems from reflective teaching practices, attentive administration, wonderful families and responsible students. We believe in bringing out the best in each of our students by promoting a healthy balance between Islamic values, cultural heritage and 21st century learning skills. In order to achieve this, we have established a culture of integrity that supports academic success and creates a community of lifelong learners. This, in tandem with a curriculum infused with global citizenship themes, allows children to develop innovative thinking skills to ensure that our students are ready for every challenge and opportunity.

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.