Vacancy Details

8071 - Head of Year - Primary School - September 2021

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 30-Apr-2021
About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a current Head of Year to gain valuable international exposure, or for a teacher with 3+ years’ experience to take the next step in their career with a global leading company and world class International School located in the vibrant city of Sharjah commencing in the new ’21-22 academic year.  

Wesgreen International School, Sharjah continues to deliver seamless quality education while working tirelessly ensure the welfare of students and staff alike. With this commitment to high standards of education we are looking for experienced educators who are excited about joining as Head of Year in a reputed GEMS Education school from September '21. The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

As well as being a great place to work, Sharjah is a progressive, vibrant and rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Sharjah enjoy a great lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

The HOY will lead, manage, and be accountable for tracking progress, curriculum planning, student behavior and stake holder management to promote the fulfilment of the school’s vision.

Salient job accountabilities:

  • Articulate a vision for their year group in the context of the school’s ethos and vision
  • Lead, manage, co-ordinate, maintain, develop, monitor and evaluate the progress made for children within the year group, ensuring effective communication with Class and Form Tutors regarding the use of baseline data
  • Make leading contribution to planning, resource management, policy development and implementation across the school through the effective leadership and management of specific year group
  • Collaborate with Heads of Subject Areas to ensure commitment to consistency and opportunities for innovation within the curriculum and appropriate schemes of work
  • 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

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • A certified teaching qualification, at degree level such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent specializing in Primary Years
  • At least 3+ years of solid and demonstrable experience in teaching Primary School (ideally Y3 & Y4) in a large, international British curriculum school
  • Middle leadership experience, especially in Dubai or Abu Dhabi is preferred
  • The desire to provide outstanding teaching and learning
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom

Candidates who meet the requirements stated above are encouraged to apply.  If you will be traveling with a teaching partner please indicate what subjects and year groups they are qualified to teach.  

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

Educators working with us enjoy access to GEMS Rewards which offers a package of benefits such as retail discounts, savings on gym membership, cinema tickets and much more.


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. The school follows the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) with over 3500 students based in four separate campuses on one site: Early Years composed of FS1/Pre-KG, FS2/KG1, and Y1/KG2; a co-educational Primary from Grade 1 to Grade 4 (Y2 to Y5); a Boys' Secondary School from Grade 5 to Grade 12 (Y6 to Y13) and a similar Secondary Girls' School.

Accredited by the Council of International Schools, Wesgreen is recognised as a world-class academic institution holding a long history of success within the Sharjah Community. Alumni return to their alma mater as loyal members of the parent body, and many others enjoy successes in some of the best Universities in the World. In a culturally responsive setting, the school inspires excellence and empowers global minds by engaging passionate and qualified international educators. A majority of staff and families enjoy longstanding educational partnerships, which is one of the community's many strengths.

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.