Vacancy Details

10168 - Key Stage Leader: Early Years Foundation Stage – (September 2023 start)

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-May-2023
About the Role

Job Description: Key Stage Leader: Early Years Foundation Stage – (September 2023 start)

Responsibility Level: 2-point position

GEMS Royal Dubai school is vibrant Primary School (FS1 – Year 6) with 940 students from over 68 nationalities and accredited as a World-Class High Performance Learning School. In our exciting new structure, we are looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to become the school’s strategic lead for Early Years Foundation Stage. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic leader and an outstanding teacher, with significant previous experience, to lead FS1 and FS2 and teach within the Key Stage.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have proven success in driving standards and be committed to the pursuit of excellence for all.

Job Purpose:
To drive the development of the EYFS through innovative learning opportunities and rigorous monitoring which enables an outstanding, holistic, and dynamic experience for our students and leads to exceptionally high outcomes.
Key Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
● Creating a culture of optimism, motivation, and inspiration. All staff within the team believe that the school and department can and will reach agreed goals and targets.
● Promoting high quality and innovative ideas across all areas of learning and teaching, planning, the learning environment, learning skills, the use of specialist teachers and maximising use of release time to improve outcomes for children.
● To lead, develop and enhance the teaching practices of others by observing, modelling, team-teaching, and offering guidance as an EYFS expert.
● Work alongside Senior Leaders and curriculum teams to ensure a high-quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Review (MER) process of standards in Learning and Teaching within the Key Stage.
● Providing regular and appropriate professional learning development opportunities for members of your team to identify and grow talent.
● Setting challenging team and individual targets for Performance Management that are consistently monitored and reviewed.
● Drive the review and development of the EYFS curriculum based on internal and externally validated data and cohort needs, ensuring skills progression is rigorously mapped for all areas of the curriculum.
● Develop effective assessment and moderation models, including standardised materials, to ensure accurate and robust assessment information.
● Conduct data analysis for all areas of the EYFS framework, presenting trends and strategic next steps to leaders and teachers and use data to contribute to the School’s Self-Evaluation and Improvement Planning.
● Holding teachers to account for the attainment and progress of students across both year groups.
● Rigorously quality assure the planning, and delivery of, high-quality interventions that lead to clear, measurable impact.
● Leading parents as partners, including promoting high quality termly parental engagements, workshops, communication, EYFS events and visits.
● Manage and drive the quality of communication between teachers and parents ensuring Pulse accurately captures all engagements with parents.
● Maintaining outstanding attendance and punctuality, intervening effectively to improve student lateness and attendance, where it drops to below the school’s expectations.
● Facilitate and manage effective and purposeful transitions between lessons and during break times.
● Plan and facilitate an effective transition to school programme for FS1, and transition between Key Stages for FS2 and Year 1.
● To lead a challenging, developmental, and impactful line management cycle for teachers and TAs across the Key Stage.
● Initiating a positive, friendly and approachable relationship with students, parents, and staff.
● Actively pursue your own professional development as a leader.
● To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Executive Leadership Team.

Application Process
If you can bring a dynamic and innovative approach to our Key Stage Leader Team and are interested in applying for this position, please provide 

● An up-to-date CV complete with responsibilities and experience to date.
● A letter of application with evidence of the impact you have had in your current role.

About Your Benefits
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

At GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), we offer an outstanding world class education with students at the heart. Our community is built upon the vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’; it is a place where students, teachers and parents are committed, ambitious and positive. As one of the first accredited High Performance Learning (HPL), World Class Schools in the region, we focus on ensuring our motivating learning environments support, challenge and inspire students from Early Years through to Year 6; focusing not only on academic excellence, but on developing students to be confident and happy learners. We provide a solid foundation that is supportive and inclusive, where we embrace and celebrate every individual.

Our experienced UK trained teachers inspire intellectual curiosity, independence and effective learning habits. From an early age, we encourage students to be empathetic, hardworking and agile. As a school we pride ourselves on ensuring the development of our students’ social and interpersonal skills, as well as their contribution to the community. We believe every experience is a learning opportunity and seek out different ways to ensure our children and staff are everlasting learners who strive for improvement within our High Performing Culture.

To learn more please visit RDS


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.