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Head of Mandarin

North London Collegiate School DubaiDubai, United Arab Emirates

Job start: September 2021
Contract type:  Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term – Initial 3 years

North London Collegiate School Dubai seeks a Head of Mandarin

Founded in partnership with Sobha, North London Collegiate School Dubai offers an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK). The School provides the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities for which NLCS (UK) and NLCS Jeju are well known, and to foster well-rounded individuals who are capable of becoming leaders.

NLCS Dubai aims to be the top-performing IB World School in the UAE, supporting the aspirations and abilities of all students; as a result, they and their families will choose to stay in Dubai throughout their Primary and Secondary schooling.

This selective, co-educational day school, caters for students aged 3 – 18. The School is located within the prestigious Sobha Hartland Development, close to the Burj Khalifa and ‘Downtown’ area of Dubai and boasts state-of-the-art facilities.

NLCS Dubai is looking for a dynamic, well-qualified and committed Head of Mandarin with an outstanding track record of examination success and leadership. The appointee will lead and manage the teaching and learning within the Mandarin Department and lead a team of specialist teachers who will deliver lessons throughout the Junior and Senior School, across the three IB programmes of the PYP, MYP and Diploma. 

The successful candidate will also ensure that the qualities of the IB Learner Profile and the core academic skills of research and inquiry are embedded within the curriculum.  It is essential that the Head of Mandarin has the ability to communicate deep knowledge of and passion for the subject.

Previous experience of the IB Middle Years and/or the IB Diploma are an advantage; of prime importance is an ability to motivate and inspire students and lead staff in order to ensure that academic provision is consistently of the highest standard. Experience of the PYP is not essential, as we have dedicated PYP language teachers. 

The appointee will manage all aspects of teaching and learning in the department, in keeping with the overall aims of the School. He / she will also be responsible for supporting members of the department in all appropriate ways, ensuring that they work together as a cohesive and collegiate team in effectively addressing the aims and priorities of the School.

The appointee will ensure that all members of the department offer support to the learning and pastoral needs of individual students, in keeping with the School’s aims and values.  

All members of staff are also expected to be involved in pastoral care within the School community, usually in the role of form tutor or co-tutor, and also to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.

Application Process

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