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Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies - September 2021

Jumeirah CollegeUnited Arab Emirates

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The School

Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. Our student body is a dynamic international community of over 1,100 students from over 59 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness.  We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship.  For more information please see our website.

The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools.  In 2020 99.9% of GCSE results were 9-4 with 73% 9-7, and at A level 63% of all grades were A*/A with 88% A*/B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Cambridge, UCL, Stanford, Monash and Toronto.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first-choice school for many families. The school has recently been awarded ‘World Class School’ status by the High-Performance Learning network and is a member of HMC, BSME and COBIS.  Jumeirah College has also formed a recent partnership with ArtsEd International to enable the further development of creativity across the curriculum. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with Jumeirah College being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as ‘International School of the Year’ by the TES. Jumeirah College is an inclusive school and will require applicants to be tolerant, inclusive and able to teach a diverse student body of culture, language, special need and highly able students.

About the Role

We are currently hiring an experienced Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies  for Jumeirah College, Dubai. This appointment is for September 2021 start.  

The successful candidate will be leading an exceptional department which is both extremely popular and successful. The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools.  In 2020 99.9% of GCSE results were 9-4 with 73% 9-7, and at A level 63% of all grades were A*/A with 88% A*/B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Cambridge, UCL, Stanford, Monash and Toronto. 

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Bachelor degree in Arabic as a language and Bachelor in Education or equivalent .(Distance or open university degrees are not accepted)  All certificates should be duly attested.
  • A mindset which understands all students have the potential for top performance, and the drive and passion to enable them to do so.
  • Experience which will enable a contribution to our enriched curriculum programme.

What we offer:

  • Students that are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment.
  • Opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues.
  • Excellent professional development and guidance
  • A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students.

If you meet the above criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would very much welcome your application.

Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it's a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world as we expand in to more and more countries.

Jumeirah College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students.  A UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments.

As a teacher at Jumeriah College you can expect:

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 www.gemsrewards.com 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.

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