Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Hartland International SchoolDubai, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hartland International School is seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher to join our inclusion team as a champion for supporting the gifts and talents and higher ability characteristics of all children within a very inclusive environment. 

Our School 

The school which opened in September 2015, is rapidly developing a reputation for excellence in learning and teaching. We provide the best possible education for every child in our care and import the very best practices from independent schools around the globe. With just over 550 children enrolled at present from 65 different nationalities, Hartland is a truly international community. We combine a unique blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support to target excellence and create a values based family of teachers, children and parents.

Located in the heart of Dubai, in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and Downtown Business area of the city. The school will operate from Foundation Stage to Year 10 and anticipates natural year on year growth in the secondary section in the coming years. We offer the National Curriculum for England and plan to offer GCSE’s / IGCSE’s, ‘A’ Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The school was recently awarded the Patrons Accreditation and Compliance Award from COBIS and is a member of BSME and NACE.

The Post 

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated professional who is passionate about providing outstanding provision for all children. This position will be called Challenge and Stretch Coordinator and will replace the traditional Gifted and Talented Coordinator role at the school, with a premise that all children need to be stretched and challenged, to reach full and higher potentials. The post will involve considerable outreach development work in the community and is ideally suited to someone who is familiar with the Dubai landscape.  The successful applicant will be an outstanding teaching practitioner, who will also possess other pastoral strengths, with a specific commitment to the inclusive education of children and especially those whose high ability profile needs greater challenge and support. The role will provide specialist teaching for individuals and groups of children and will support the SENCO and class teachers in the planning and delivery of both mainstream and specialist programmes. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher who is patient, hardworking and committed to providing high quality learning. Applications are invited from practitioners who are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in a vibrant learning environment. 

The successful candidate will: 

Show commitment to the inclusion of all students

Have a strong background of teaching and supporting students with higher ability profiles in a mainstream setting. 

Be willing to work with children and students of all ages, including EYFS, Primary and Secondary. The role entails supporting class teachers, running group/individual intervention programmes, and liaising with parents and external agencies 

Have strong knowledge of current practice and developments such as the work of NACE

Have previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language 

Have a passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child

Have and show respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background

Hold a relevant degree and teaching qualification

Have experience of teaching the National Curriculum for England whether that be in the UK or in an international setting 

Have a minimum 5 years’ experience

Be committed to the Hartland Values 

As a member of the Hartland team, you will share in the responsibility for teaching, learning, enrichment and pastoral care and will be someone who can thrive on the challenge of growing a new school and community. The school is also committed to supporting and promoting continuing professional development. 

In return, you will receive a competitive and attractive tax free salary, high quality fully furnished accommodation, private medical insurance, family allowances where applicable and annual airfare to home country with End of Service Gratuity. 

Hartland International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to a police check. 

How to Apply 

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2019 with interviews taking place the following week. Start date for this position is August 2019.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and send it with a CV and covering letter to the HR Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Riley. Please include a recent photograph. 

Your application should contain the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees and include your current line manager / Head of School.

Please click on the apply button to submit your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid, Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Telephone: +971 4 407 9444
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Located in the heart of Dubai, Hartland International School is in its fourth year of operation and is already an established name on the educational landscape of Dubai. Providing an enriched education through the National Curriculum for England, &nb...