Vacancy Details

13667 - Senior Teaching & Learning Coach

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 25-Apr-2023
About the Role

Since opening our doors in October 2012, we have welcomed thousands of international students, creating a rich and exciting cultural mix of young people. This gives GEMS Westminster School - Sharjah (WSS) a special international ambiance and a home away from home feeling. We follow the internationally recognized British Curriculum and currently cater to students from FS1 (Pre-KG) to Year 13 (Grade 12). Our vision 'Excellence Through Team Work, Success for All' truly reflects in our work environment and culture.

As a key member of the WSS SLT, with the primary focus of raising standard of teaching and learning across the school through collaboration and teamwork, you would promote and model GEMS Code of Conduct & Core Values to promote a culture of lifelong learning and the delivery of an excellent learning programme. In this role, your responsibilities would include but will not be limited to:

  • Lead on the development and quality assurance process of teaching, learning and assessments focusing on pedagogy, standards and progress.
  • Ensure quality of teaching and learning by conducting continuous, supportive lesson observations and providing constructive feedback as required.
  • Use coaching methods to develop reflective practice in others and encouraging the use of new learning strategies.
  • Identify CPD needs and organise/facilitate/deliver CPD on teaching & learning practices, assessments etc.
  • To work closely with the SLT and provide regular role-related updates and reports on progressing against agreed targets and actions.
  • To support Teachers in the development and sharing of outstanding pedagogical practice (including, but not limited to learning delivery, assessment, planning, curriculum, feedback etc).
  • Liaising with the respective Heads of Section to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment performance is an important component of the appraisal of all teachers and that observation outcomes inform appraisal action plans.
  • To implement internal audit and QA processes in those areas identified in the school SIP. This will include carrying out documentation audits, management of the process, feedback on outcomes to relevant SLT.
  • Organisation of visit schedules related to T&L, such as Cluster SVP, SPEA SIA, Inspections and reviews
  • To ensure that all aspects of teaching and learning as identified in the common GEMS/SPEA Inspection Framework are continuously developed.
    • Lead on teacher Confirmation process as appropriate
  • Lead on the self-evaluation and school improvement process for the school related to Teaching and Learning.

To be considered for this post you must hold a full time, regular Master's degree and a B.Ed./ PGCE / PGDE or equivalent and have experience in a similar role.


About Your Benefits

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidate(s) including competitive tax free salary, medical insurance, annual flight allowance and fee concessions.

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 Westminster School, Sharjah is a highly successful international sister school to The Westminster School, Dubai and GEMS Westminster School, RAK. The GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah opened in 2012 and follows the internationally recognized English National (British) Curriculum. The school prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London and EDEXCEL (UK). We currently cater to FS1 to Year 13.

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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.