Vacancy Details

15035 - Expressions of Interest - Design Technology Teacher - September 2024

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-Jan-2024
About the Role

We are looking to appoint outstanding Design Technology teachers in September 2024 

At GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail, we want to ensure that our students aspire, create, and excel in this world that is, so they can help create the world that will be. We are seeking exceptional teachers to join our team who can help us achieve this goal through our three pillars of: the science of learning, social enterprise, and student agency and innovation.  

As a cognitive science driven school, evidence-informed practice is at the heart of what we do, and we seek educators who can passionately articulate what outstanding learning and teaching looks like and translate this into practice in the classroom. 

Successful candidates will be joining a fully inclusive, high performing school that is evidenced through: 

  • GCSE and A-Level results far exceeding UK national averages 

  • ‘Very Good’ rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) 

  • ‘Outstanding rating from British Schools Overseas (BSO) 

  • ‘World Class School’ status from High Performance Learning 

  • Being an invited member of the Cognitive Science school network 

Through our comprehensive professional learning programme, we ensure our teachers have access to quality development opportunities that not only help them develop as professionals but also contribute to our outstanding success. Steplab instructional coaching, Schools Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), the Best Practice Network (BPN) and Evidence Based Education (EBE) are just some of the partners we work with to ensure our teachers are comprehensively developed. 

Successful candidates will need to: 

  • Embody and contribute to our three pillars 
  • Hold a BEd or Bachelors degree with PGCE / PGDE or equivalent 
  • Have a willingness to collaborate and share their outstanding practice 
  • Have a growth mindset, whereby they are reflective and solution focussed 
  • Be creative and enthusiastic in their approach to teaching 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with colleagues, students and parents 
  • Have a proven track record of providing outstanding learning & teaching 
  • Proven experience of teaching Design Technology at KS3
  • Proven experience of teaching Product Design at KS4 and KS5
  • Exam board training
  • Have aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career 
  • Be willing to make a positive contribution to our school community and culture through active engagement in our extra-curricular programme and community-based events. 
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

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail is a premium National Curriculum for England School, located in the rapidly expanding Dubai Hills development. The Primary section opened in September 2013 and Secondary opened in September 2014 with current enrolment at 2100. This is an international world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life.

Recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by BSO, children learn in a vibrant, inclusive and creative learning environment that encourages teamwork, critical thinking, independent inquiry and risk-taking. Our staff are recruited almost exclusively from the UK, and are highly skilled and experienced in delivering the National Curriculum. However, applications from other countries are strongly encouraged, especially if you have experience in international UK curriculum contexts. Teaching is significantly enhanced through the use of technology, which is used predominantly by students to create and present new content. Innovation and creativity are actively encouraged and the learning programme is significantly enhanced by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme of over 100 activities, which emphasises our belief that students should be learning from the moment they arrive in school until they leave at the end of the day. We are an internationally minded school with students representing over 90 nationalities and are an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools and British School in the Middle East. We are proud of our high achieving culture: our expectation of all students is that they strive to excel and make significant progress well beyond expectations commensurate to their starting point.



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.