Vacancy Details

13612 - Headteacher of Primary - September 2023

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 28-Apr-2023
About the Role
We have an exciting role available for a Headteacher of Primary to join our successful team at GEMS Founders School, Al Mizhar.

We are looking for an outstanding, innovative leader to join the GEMS Founders family. The successful candidate will join the community September 2023 and play a key role on the Senior Leadership Team in driving the school forward; strategically, creatively and operationally.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting Senior Primary Leadership to:
• Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
• Ensure high academic standards in the Primary school in relation to the schools own desire for all students to be the best they can as well as a commitment to the UAE National Agenda targets.
• Manage budgets and other professional duties as reasonably delegated by the Principal.
• Lead the Primary team – including performance management.

Headteacher of Primary will provide visionary and inclusive leadership and demonstrate exemplary management skills to further develop the GEMS Founders ethos, including the provision of effective communication with all the school’s stakeholders, as well as ensuring the wellbeing and academic growth of all children.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be:
• Passionate about education and the development and welfare of all members of the GEMS Founders family – students, staff, peers and themselves personally.
• A creative, effective and dynamic leader with a proven record of accomplishment in school improvement, embracing accountability and building relationships through coaching and mentoring.
• Visible to all stakeholders, leading by example; possessing real gravitas and presence within a school community.
• Rigorous in promoting excellence, responsibility and commitment to high standards of care ensuring opportunities for all.
• Able to demonstrate successful experience and expertise in leading and managing staff, promoting and developing innovative approaches to learning.
• Able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of the National Curriculum for England.

The successful candidate will:
• Be a consistently outstanding classroom practitioner.
• Create a learning environment that promotes a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning for all.
• Have a proven track record of raising standards for learners of all abilities, including those with complex needs.
• Have effective organisational, leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills.
Be able to promote new initiatives and positive relationships throughout the school community.
• Be able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.

Please note, a full job description is available upon request.

Working with GEMS Education offers you a unique opportunity for career progressions and enhance your experience in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, accommodation allowance, school tuition fee concessions, 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 Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. It educates students from FS1 to Year 12 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional Education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated food lab, dedicated textiles lab, science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

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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.