Vacancy Details

12741 - Head of Arabic and Islamic

Location: UAE - Fujairah
Closing Date 31-Aug-2023
About the Role
About Your Benefits

We are looking for an experienced Head of Arabic and Islamic to join our team.
Successful candidate will have the following job responsibilities:
Lead, manage, and be accountable for tracking progress, considering curriculum planning, supporting the Behaviour for Learning Policy and speaking with parents to promote the fulfilment of the school’s vision in all MOE Subjects (Arabic, Islamic and UAE Social Studies):
You will be expected:
• to articulate a vision for their specialist area in the context of the school’s ethos and vision
• to lead, manage, co-ordinate, maintain, develop, monitor and evaluate the progress made for children within their specialist area
• to make a full contribution to the processes of planning, resource management, policy development and implementation across the school through the effective leadership and management of your specific specialist area
• to make a full contribution to ensuring high expectations and standards in all aspects of school
• to work flexibly in supporting the day-to-day organisation and management of the school
• to be accountable to the relevant Senior Leader and ultimately the Principal/CEO
• to contribute to the school’s Performance Development Programme where appropriate
There are five aspects which enable the Key Purpose to be achieved:
• Promoting and ensuring student development, progress and well being
• Leading teaching and learning and managing policy within the context of the year group
• Leading and managing people and teams
• Promoting and representing the Specialist Subject area of the MOE Subjects
• Managing resources

Qualification and experience:
• A certified leadership qualification, such as NPQSL, NPQH or equivalent
• A bachelor degree in Arabic or Islamic – 3 or 4 years regular course
• At least 3 years of post-qualifying proven experience

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 Winchester School Fujairah (WSF), delivering the British Curriculum, was founded in September 2016. Housed in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus with excellent facilities, WSF has grown at a rapid rate to meet the needs of a local Emirati and International ex-patriate community. As an all-through school from Pre-KG (FS1) to A Levels, our number on roll exceeds 2000 students.

GEMS has a world-class reputation for outstanding education and our school serves Fujairah, the premier city on the beautiful eastern coast of the UAE. The WSF school mission is to establish a child-centered learning environment that will allow all students to reach their full potential, and to become the school of choice in Fujairah, meeting the needs and aspirations of all of our learners and families.

Fujairah is just over an hour from Dubai and sits at the foot of the Hajar Mountains facing the Indian Ocean. The beautiful coastline and spectacular scenery make Fujairah a popular destination for cyclists, water sports enthusiasts and visitors alike. Its large port, one of the deepest in the world, attracts many international businesses and trade is growing rapidly. Fujairah is now rivalling other famous UAE destinations as an exciting modern city with a vibrant economy and culture.

Teachers can enjoy a healthy balance to life, with numerous modern malls, cinemas, bars and restaurants, with beautiful beaches and resorts to match all budgets within a short drive. For those that enjoy a lower cost of living and a quieter pace of life, Fujairah is a wonderful place to live and work, with the benefit of having Dubai and its many international concerts, activities, facilities and events so close by.

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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.