Vacancy Details

9321 - Headteacher of Secondary

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 05-May-2023
About the Role

We are recruiting a Headteacher of Secondary to join the team from August 2023. This position will provide day to day leadership and management to the Secondary School, ensuring effective delivery of quality education. Responsibilities will include operational leadership, academic performance management, pastoral care, involvement in staff recruitment, inductions and training.

To be considered for this role, candidates must:
• Be an effective and dynamic leader (current Headteacher or exceptional Deputy) with a proven track record in school improvement; moreover, possessing real gravitas and presence within a school community.
• Be rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all.
• Be able to demonstrate successful experience of leading and managing staff, promoting and developing approaches to learning.
• Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of delivery at KS3, KS4 and post-16

The successful candidate will:
• Be a consistently outstanding practitioner.
• Create a learning environment which promotes a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning.
• Have a proven track record of raising standards for learners of all abilities including those with complex needs.
• Have effective organisational, managerial and interpersonal skills.
• Be able to promote new initiatives and positive relationships throughout the school community.
• Be able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.
Applicants will be fully qualified head teachers with significant leadership experience, preferably within a UK curriculum environment. The successful candidate will have clear communication skills both verbal & written and exceptional organisational skills. Refined interpersonal skills and experience of leading a large and high performing team are also vital.

If you are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the best out of each and every one of our students, then we would very much welcome your application.


About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, housing allowance, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare 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 Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. It educates students from FS1 to Year 12 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

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.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated food lab, dedicated textiles lab, science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

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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.