Vacancy Details

13611 - Writing Curriculum Leader (Primary) - August 2023

Location: Qatar - Doha
Closing Date 31-Mar-2023
About the Role

This is an exciting time to be part of GEMS Wellington School – Qatar (WSQ). Due to the continued growth, success and ambitious nature of the school, we are delighted to be looking for a dynamic, hard-working and talented individual to join our School.

The Writing Curriculum Leader will produce, share and implement a clear vision for their subject. They will work with staff on increasing student progress and attainment. They will lead on curriculum development in collaboration with Class Teachers, Phase Leaders, Department leads and SLT.

Essential Leadership Qualities:
 • Promote excellent teamwork and develop highly effective working relationships with all stakeholders
 • Set an example of personal integrity and a highly professional attitude to work, assisting all staff to maintain positive attitudes and excellent team spirit.
 • Create a climate which enables colleagues to develop and maintain positive attitudes towards the development of Talk for Writing and confidence in teaching it.
 • To be positive, optimistic, intrinsically motivated and solution focused.

Learning and Teaching:
 • Review, evaluate and monitor the standard of learning and teaching in writing and Talk for Writing
 • Be accountable for the level of learning and teaching within writing, including strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning and hence student progress and attainment
 • Monitor and moderate writing assessments, modify curriculum where necessary, monitor student progress
 • Use benchmark data to set writing targets, monitor student achievement and implement intervention strategies where required
 • Ensure that learning support assistants and teaching assistants are effectively deployed across the English Curriculum
 • Developing a writing curriculum suited for EAL students in the mainstream curriculum


Wellington School is one of the leading British curriculum schools in Qatar and part of the Premium GEMS Wellington brand. We firmly believe, as a truly inclusive school, that every child can achieve, reinforced by our commitment to the High-Performance Learning philosophy (HPL). As a community, we have very high expectations for all and strive for excellence in all we do. 

As a GEMS employee you can be guaranteed of an excellent, well-resourced professional environment, including working alongside highly driven, committed colleagues and fabulously polite and dedicated students. You will have access to significant further professional development opportunities not only at school level but also as part of the wider GEMS Wellington cluster and GEMS network.  

The post is to commence in August 2023.  

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

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 Wellington School is a premium school offering the National Curriculum for England from the ages of 3 – 18. The school opened in 2015 and has undergone rapid growth during this time, making it one of the leading schools offering an authentic British style education in Qatar. We are ambitious for all our students and staff, and aspire for excellence in all we do. Our strong community ethos and culture is built around a clear set of traditional values and behaviours, including integrity, honesty, respect, empathy and hard work, in which we expect every member of our community to exhibit. At WSQ we believe that by providing a supportive and challenging learning environment alongside high quality teaching, every student should thrive and succeed. They should have the opportunity to explore their strengths and interests whether that is in academics, sports, performing arts or more. Through this approach our aim is to ensure that when students leave WSQ they are well prepared for the rapidly changing world, not only with the desired qualifications but also with a ‘can do’ mindset, a love of learning and the resilience to effectively overcome future challenges.

This ambition is underpinned and reinforced by the fact that we have recently adopted the High Performance Learning (HPL) philosophy with the aim of becoming a ‘World Class HPL’ School.

To learn more please visit WSQ


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.