Vacancy Details

13716 - Academy Head of Arabic - September 2023

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-May-2023
About the Role

This position is a fantastic opportunity to make an impact in the growth and development of Arabic at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis from September 2023. 

Key responsibilities include:

Strategic Direction and Development of the school:

• To assist the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic in shaping a vision and direction for Arabic, setting out very high expectations and with a clear focus on student achievement and progress.
• To play a significant role in setting aims and objectives for Arabic and in formulating the School Development Plan.
• To assist the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic in Arabic self-review and evaluation, and in the effective planning and management of resources to secure improvements.
• To lead with the Academy’s Mission, Vision and Values at the center of all decision making.

Teaching and Learning

• Be an ‘outstanding’ role model, a leading classroom practitioner, and inspiring and motivating other staff.
• Work with the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic to sustain high expectations and best practice in teaching and learning throughout Arabic.
• Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching, standards of student’s achievement, and set targets for Arabic improvement.

Leading and Managing staff

• To support the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic to lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop Arabic staff to secure continual improvement, including continual professional development.
• To follow all school policies and practices.
• To support the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic to lead in Performance Management of Arabic teaching staff.
• Deliver an appropriate programme of professional development for Arabic staff including quality coaching and mentoring, in line with the Arabic improvement plan and performance management.
• To effectively line manage Department leads of Arabic.

Deploying staff and resources

• In consultation with, and by the direction of the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic, deploy people and resources efficiently and effectively i.e. timetables, deployment of TA’s and supply staff within Arabic.
• To participate in recruitment and selection as agreed by the Principal, within Arabic.


• Support the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic and LAB in accounting for the efficiency and effectiveness of the Arabic to all relevant stakeholders.
• Promote and protect the health and safety welfare of pupils and staff within Arabic
• Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Specific Responsibilities

• To lead on Arabic events
• To take an active role in the day-to-day required responsibilities, attending daily and weekly meetings and leading them as required
• To lead on a positive ethos for learning within the Arabic department.
• To provide an exciting, stimulating and creative curriculum within Arabic
• To promote the values and achievements of the school to the community.
• To undertake such reasonable activities that the CEO, Principals and Vice Principal for Arabic may from time to time require.

General (Within Arabic)

• To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities, in discussion with line manager.
• To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

About Your Benefits
The successful candidate will receive an excellent remuneration package inclusive of family benefits.
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 Academy - Silicon Oasis (WSO) is a distinctive and special place where children feel valued and imagination is very much alive. They encourage the various talents of their students in order to ensure that they all develop a confidence and independence that is recognised by everyone who meets them.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS opened in 2011 and is a Premium British School in a prestigious area of Dubai.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS provides a progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England into personalised qualification pathways, incorporating IGCSE, GCSE, IB, A’ Level and BTEC, WSO looks to cultivate a spirit of cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect whilst encouraging individual students to feel that their unique contribution is valued.
Offering world-class facilities, GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis places special emphasis on blended learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum, in keeping with the educational rationale of the Academy and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.
As children mature, they are able to scrutinize their academic progress and build a precise picture of each child’s potential; this allows them to reward a child’s hard work over a period of time and brings Early Years Foundation and more senior curricula much closer together, acknowledging that GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis is very much one Academy.
At GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS, the key objective is to equip students for the 21st Century and enable them develop a skill-set to succeed in an uncertain future.


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.