Vacancy Details

7894 - Head of FS 2 (KG1) - September 2021

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 31-May-2021
About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Year to join our team at GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah from September 2021.

The post holder will lead, manage, and be accountable for tracking progress, considering curriculum planning, supporting the Behaviour for Learning Policy and speaking with parents to promote the fulfilment of the school’s vision.

As a Middle Leader and a member of the Middle Leadership Team, the post holder will be expected:

• To articulate a vision for their year group in the context of the school’s ethos and vision
• To lead, manage, co-ordinate, maintain, develop, monitor and evaluate the progress made for children within their year groups
• To make a full contribution to the processes of planning, resource management, policy development and implementation across the school through the effective leadership and management of your specific year group
• To make a full contribution to ensuring high expectations and standards in all aspects of school
• To work flexibly in supporting the day-to-day organisation and management of the school
• To be accountable to the Heads of Key Stage and ultimately the Principal/CEO
• To contribute to the school’s Performance Development Programme where appropriate

Much of the work of the Head of Year is involved with the tracking of progress and considering the needs of students to ensure that they progress in line with baseline expectations. Such provision needs to be planned for and evaluated. The Head of Year should, therefore, assume strategic responsibility for the quality, coherence; continuity and relevance of the Assessment for Learning, which is taking place in classrooms, as well as the use of baseline data to inform teaching within the context of whole school provision and ensure:

• Effective liaison with Class and Form Tutors regarding the use of baseline data to inform teaching
• In liaison with Heads of Subject Areas a commitment to consistency and opportunities for innovation within the curriculum and an overarching monitoring role to ensure schemes of work appropriate
• Effective contribution to the development and implementation of Personal Learning Plans for underachieving students, in association with the Inclusion Team and Student Welfare Team where appropriate
• Contribution to the development of policies and systems which reflect the school’s commitment to high standards
• responsibility for appropriate, assessment, recording and reporting procedures for classroom activities in line with whole school policy in liaison with the Head of School
• That students are placed in appropriate class/tutor groups in line with school policy and procedures and be involved, where appropriate, in discussions regarding the placement of students in subject groups in liaison with the Head of Student Welfare
• That arrangements are made for the setting of work in the Year group when teachers are absent
• Ensuring the consistency of Home Learning throughout the Year group is applied
• Contribution to published materials
• The maintenance of accurate records of decisions, meetings, interviews and correspondence
• Awareness of the dimensions of the wider curriculum and the opportunities for developing students in external and in school activities



About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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

GEMS Cambridge International Schools have a proven track record of success in both academic and extra-curricular activities. Cambridge International Schools consistently produce results that are significantly above the UK national averages, year after year. Over the past 3 years alone, GEMS Cambridge students have been accepted to 97 universities in 26 countries. GEMS Cambridge Sharjah continues the legacy of the Cambridge brand in Muwaileh area, Sharjah.

Just 25 minutes from Downtown Dubai, this exciting new school, opened in September 2019 with 800 students up to Year 6. The school has a capacity of 2500 students and will accommodate students up to Year 13. GEMS Cambridge Sharjah is a values-driven school which delivers the National Curriculum of England, with distinct opportunities to develop students’ full potential academically, socially and personally in a warm, happy and safe environment with design thinking at the core of curriculum.

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.