Vacancy Details

6310 - Head of KG2 (Y1) - Sept 2020

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 31-May-2020
About the Role

In response to Wesgreen International School’s continued success, we are now looking to appoint a permanent Head of KG2 (Year 1).  If you are driven to provide education at an exceptional level and are excited to join one of our world-class schools this may be the ideal role for you.  Our teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students. 

Salient responsibilities:

  • To drive student achievement in KG2 (Y1) to exceed international benchmark standards.
  • To lead the development of learning and teaching practices through a coaching model to ensure consistently high quality teaching and learning.
  • To develop staff understanding and assessment of the curriculum to ensure robust reporting to students and parents and to track student progress accurately.
  • To identify and lead quality professional development for teachers and teaching assistants.
  • To develop a culture of excellence based on continual reflection and improvement.
  • Provide cover for teachers and intervention support where appropriate. 
  • To develop and maintain excellent partnerships with parents and community members.
  • To be considered for this appointment you must a hold recognised teaching qualification and will have leadership experience within a vibrant and diverse school, and be seeking the next challenging stage in your career.  We are keen to attract people with ambition and have access to a number of leadership programmes to ensure ongoing continuous development.

    In addition to the above, you must:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience within an NCfE school at Lower Primary.
  • KG2 (Y1) specific experience is preferred, especially in a leadership capacity such as year group leader or lead teacher.
  • Hold a BEd or PGCE or equivalent.
  • Have proven leadership and communication abilities coupled with efficient competencies in the area of people development.
  • Be resilient and positive in outlook.

The successful candidate will have high expectations of themselves and the schools they have worked in, a professional working ethos and sound Primary School educational philosophy to drive the education agenda at Wesgreen International School.

Application Process:

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

In addition to an up to date CV, please include a covering letter detailing a recent position wherein you have had the opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined above.


About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, school tuition fee concessions, 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

Wesgreen International School was established in 1991 and came under the GEMS family of Schools in 2017. It is a National Curriculum for England School with 4100 students based in four different school buildings on one campus: a Kindergarten (NCfE FS2/Year1), a co-educational Primary from Grade 1 to Grade 4 (NCfE Y2-Y5), A Boys’ Secondary School Grade 5 to Grade 12 (Y6 to Y13) and a similar Secondary Girls’ School.

GEMS Wesgreen School is a very different school to many British International Schools. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we have a long history of success and high achievement within the Sharjah Community. Alumni pupils are now bringing their own children back and many others have enjoyed success in some of the best Universities in the World. There is a passionate and supportive group of international educators and many continue to give long service to the school, such is the strength of the community.

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.