Head of Secondary, Dubai

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Uptown SchoolDubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Uptown School

Uptown is a truly international, IB World School that serves our whole community. We provide a world-class education and expect excellent educational outcomes. This provides for a stimulating environment, where hard work and commitment are rewarded. We are committed to continuous improvement as individuals and as a school. 

We are proud to be one of few all through IB schools in the UAE and uphold the IB philosophy in all that we do. The result is a community of students, parents and staff that are highly supportive of the aims of the school and work together to maximize the opportunities for all.

We are part of the Taaleem group of schools. Taaleem is the second largest provider of education in the region and a group that has an absolute focus on education. A strong focus on professional development and world-class facilities allow Uptown teachers to be imaginative and innovative when delivering the curriculum. 

Our Curriculum

Uptown is a provider of the International Baccalaureate curriculum - the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP)- we provide a seamless educational experience to students from age three to eighteen. The programmes are centred around the concept of developing internationally minded students who learn how to become better people and better learners. 


Uptown is a provider of the International Baccalaureate curriculum - the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP)- we provide a seamless educational experience to students from age three to eighteen. The programmes are centered around the concept of developing internationally minded students who learn how to become better people and better learners. 


What we look for 

A suitable candidate will have: 

  • At least three years in a senior leadership role, with whole school responsibilities.
  • A Masters Degree or higher in Educational Leadership or professional qualification, such as NPQH
  • Experience of working with DSIB, OFSTED or similar school inspection authority
  • Knowledge and understanding of the IB curriculum (experience in an IB school is desirable but not essential)
  • Fully qualified to teach in the UAE


The Role

We are looking for a Head of Secondary, who will lead the Secondary School Leadership Team and report to the whole school Principal. The Secondary Head will be responsible for the day to day running of the secondary school and for working with the leadership team to set the strategic direction of the school.

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More about Uptown School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Tripoli Street & Algeria Road, Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4251 5001
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Uptown is a truly international, IB World School that serves our whole community. We provide a world-class education and expect excellent educational outcomes. This provides for a stimulating environment, where hard work and commitment are rewarded. ...