Vacancy Details

9757 - PYP Coordinator - Immediate / January 2022 start

Business Unit: GEMS MODERN ACADEMY
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 02-Nov-2021
About the Role

We are looking for a qualified and experienced PYP Coordinator. This appointment is immediate,  however the start date can be negotiated to an extent.

You will be responsible for the effective organization of the curriculum program and contribute to policy formation. Together with members of the management and administration, you will assist with the admission of new students.

Responsibilities:
• Support and facilitate the work of the PYP program
• Inform and consult with teachers and the administration
• Organize weekly curriculum planning meetings with the teachers
• Mentor and model good inquiry practice in the classrooms
• Coordinate all IBO activities for the section of the school
• Maintains IBO publications and school records in regard to the IB programs
• Ensures that the school meets all IBO regulations and deadlines
• Establishes a complete record of IBO publications on file
• Contributes to marketing the IBO program, within and outside the school
• Maintains communication with the Headmaster, Principal, administration, faculty and parents regarding information about the program. This will include holding regular minuted meetings
• Establishes regular monitoring of students’ progress in their IBO subjects, and keep accurate records of student progress
• Ensure parents are informed about their children's progress
• Models and supports the timetabler to make sure that he/she understands the requirements of the program
• Maintains accurate records of all aspects of the IBO program
• Accommodates transfer students by liaising with their previous school and/or providing information to the receiving school
• Provides comprehensive information on the IBO to parents
• Establishes parents’ meeting at least once per year
• Advises and assist in formulating school policy
• Communicates with the IBO regional office regarding program evaluation visits
• Oversees curriculum review and facilitate curriculum development around the themes of internationalism, holistic awareness, communication and cultural understanding
• Develops an understanding of the other IBO programs in order to aid articulation of the curriculum
• Supports teachers in the development of assessment tools in line with the school’s policy on assessment
• Identifies, facilitates and encourage professional development opportunities in relation to the program
• Attends workshops and conferences as appropriate
• Includes themselves in the selection of new members of staff, and then to work with the Principal to introduce and orientate them to the program
• Advise the Principal on program-related expenses and keep track of these
• Submit materials required for the Headmaster's annual report
• Prepare effectively for any evaluation visits

Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree or higher
• Skilled and Qualified Teacher
• Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
• Extensive IBO Training
• Extensive IBO Experience
• Management Experience
• Ability to multi-task
• Skilled in Instructional Planning, consultation, coordination and general teaching competencies
• Previous experience with educational evaluation strategies

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 1986, GEMS Modern Academy is a premium school in Dubai. Steeped in its proud heritage as an Indian school offering the ICSE and ISC curriculum and examinations, Modern is also a PYP authorized school, MYP candidate school and offers the IBDP in the senior years. The Dubai School Inspections Bureau has rated Modern an ‘Outstanding’ school for the last 9 years consecutively. Dedicated to shaping and building the student’s character, Modern has been recognized for excellence in teaching, learning and 21st century pedagogical approaches. In recognition of the role we play in preparing children to take on the challenges of world citizenship, the school has over the years won top accolades in the Gulf region such as The Hamdan Award for Distinguished Academic Excellence and School Administration and the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Program Award. Modern encourages its students to take their place on a global platform through forward thinking, innovation and technology and is the first school to be deemed a certified incubator by Dubai SME. Exam results (2020-2021) – ICSE: Topper – 98.8%. Batch average – 93.7%, ISC: Topper – 99.5%. Batch average – 93.8%, IBDP: Topper – 45 points. Batch average – 37 diploma points.


www.gemsmodernacademy-dubai.com
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
3. Resume
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.