Vacancy Details

13552 - Core Curriculum Lead: English – (September 2023 start)

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 20-Mar-2023
About the Role

GEMS Royal Dubai school is vibrant Primary School (FS1 – Year 6) with 925 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 English. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic leader and an outstanding teacher, with significant previous experience, to lead English and teach across all subjects within our Primary Phase.

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 English through innovative curriculum opportunities which enable an outstanding, holistic, and dynamic experience for our students and lead to exceptionally high outcomes.

Key Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Drive the review and development of the English curriculum based on internal and externally validated data and cohort needs, ensuring skills progression is rigorously mapped for all areas of the curriculum.
  • Ensure the curriculum enables students to clearly demonstrate their reading, writing, spoken language and handwriting skills within the expected standard before building to greater depth.
  • Continue to build upon the already successful Talk4Writing initiative to ensure students make rapid progress in English.
  • Work in partnership with other leaders, contributing significantly to the MER documentation for each year group with a specific focus on outstanding English teaching, the quality of planning against the curriculum standard and the evidence of progress in books, in line with our HPL philosophy.

 Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities around the world as we continue our expansion around the world.

Application Process


If you can bring a dynamic and innovative approach to our core curriculum team and are interested in applying for this position, please forward the following documents for the attention of


  • 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.


Shortlisting will begin on 10th March with ongoing interviews commencing from 20th March.

Candidates will be notified if they are shortlisted for interview. The interview process will involve a series of tasks and a competency-based interview specific to the job role.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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.