Vacancy Details

7899 - Assistant Head Teacher - Early Years - September 2023

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-Mar-2023
About the Role
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Head Teacher to lead our motivated team of students and staff in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the strategic leadership of the EYFS and the teaching group, who play a key role in striving for excellence at all levels. We would be delighted to hear from applicants who are already leading in the EYFS and looking for a leadership role on the Senior Leadership Team.
Ideal candidates will be well qualified with a sound knowledge and understanding of effective teaching and learning within the Early Years setting, in particular with reference to the UK. They should have proven leadership skills and evidence of excellence in all aspects of their work.
The successful candidate will join a strong and dedicated leadership team and help us drive forward expectations through outstanding Early Years practice. The position is non class based, with some teaching, and will concentrate on the leadership and development of the foundation stage.
o Minimum of 2 years experience of leadership
o Evidence of continually improving teaching and learning (ideally through experience of coaching staff)
o Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in the EYFS
Skills and attributes
• Effective team worker and leader.
• High expectations for accountability and consistency.
• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.
• Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
• An understanding of a wider school community and the importance of working as a through school.
Teaching and Learning
• Outstanding classroom practitioner.
• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
• Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.
• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training

Working with GEMS Education offers you a unique opportunity for career progressions and enhance your experience in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of service gratuity
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

GEMS Metropole School, located in Motor City in Dubai, opened its doors in September 2014 and has continued to flourish and grow in student number and stature. The school is now open to students from FS1 to Year 13 with an all-through school capacity of 4200 students offering the National Curriculum for England.

The school has become well-known for their key areas of success, such as a strong community approach to education, highly inclusive school support to strong secondary options at Key Stage 4 and academic and vocational choices at Key Stage 5. In addition, the school has well-equipped classrooms, a highly competitive sports department, a farm, digital media rooms, innovation laboratories, dedicated science labs, music, art rooms and libraries.

Most recently the school has completely overhauled its digital strategy to lay the foundations to further its position as a leader in associated technologies in the region, focusing on the use of technology to a. enhance the learning experience of our students through experiential learning through the use of AR and AI technology b. improve feedback and communication between the student/teacher and teacher/parent and c. help reduce staff time and workload, helping to improve teacher wellbeing and reduce burnout.

Students from our Foundation Stage classes have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas to explore and investigate, high quality Information Technology provision and Science provision to develop IT and Science-based literacy, and most recently a language hub to support key language skills across school.

In the Primary section, with the use of 1:1 technologies, students and teachers use iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning opportunities where appropriate. The Secondary school continues to develop and grow and has seen the LEAD and skills programme blossom supporting students to make informed decisions and develop their learning and leadership skills. A new focus of personalised pathways is supporting students in their preparation for life after school and their journey towards success. In conclusion, GEMS Metropole School is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) with the School Principal as a BSME Country Rep. This allows both teachers and students alike to continue to grow and develop with the rich traditions of the National Curriculum offerings and align itself with ‘like schools’ across the region and overseas.


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

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.