Vacancy Details

6340 - Assessment Manager

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 22-Jun-2020
About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic Assessment Manager to join our excellent and vibrant Senior Leadership Team. 

The Manager of Assessment coordinates the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of instruments, procedures and timelines for the assessment of AKNS needs and the evaluation of student performance and program effectiveness. The Director administers AKNS’s standardized testing program and coordinates analysis, interpretation and reporting requirements.

 The successful candidate will assume responsibility for assessment and reporting across the whole school and ensure that:
• student data is systematically obtained and recorded;
• student attainment, progress and achievement are effectively analysed and used to inform decision making and curriculum planning;
• learning outcomes are triangulated and referenced with international benchmarks;
• student progress is effectively communicated with all stakeholders;
• teachers understand and make effective use of assessment to address the needs of students.

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor Degree in a related area alongside qualified teacher status;
• Relevant experience in an all-through school setting working with assessment data, tracking student progress and using data to improve teaching and learning;
• Previous experience of school leadership or middle management;
• Strong knowledge of data, assessment and data analysis systems such as Excel and SIMS;
• Knowledge of external school inspection and quality assurance processes (for example, KHDA, NEASC) and the use of data evidence to demonstrate school improvement is essential.





About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
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.