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Head of Secondary - September 2021

GEMS Westminster School, Ras Al KhaimahUnited Kingdom

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 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 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.


About the School

GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah. WSR is a diverse and vibrant community that combines tradition and innovation in teaching and learning, enabling pupils to be excel in all aspects of their school life. The school offers the internationally recognised National Curriculum for England, and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge London (UK), Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel.

As a community, we place a strong emphasis on relationships between staff, students and parents; the culture and ethos of the school rooted in celebrating our diverse international community. GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is part of the Gems Education group, the largest global education company in the world, ‘We see genius in every child’. GEMS Westminster school opened in September 2013, we are an all through school with over 3000 students from KG1 to Grade 12 (4 to 18 years). GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is a happy, stimulating, caring school, where we develop a love of learning and high aspirations.

We hope that that you will be motivated to join us and continue to our journey in the pursuit of excellence.


About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Secondary to join our team from September 2021.


The Head of Secondary will provide visionary leadership and will demonstrate exemplary management skills in the assistance of recruitment and development of faculty, the quality assurance of all teaching and learning, and the provision of effective communication with all the school’s stakeholders, as well as ensuring the social wellbeing and academic growth of all children.


We are looking for someone who:

*Is a dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational leader;

*Has excellent working knowledge of Key Stages 3 to 5 of the National Curriculum for England (NCfE);

*Has the ability to plan strategically and effectively manage change;

*Creates an effective, productive, and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have the opportunity to learn and grow;

*Develops and supports a learning focused culture for students, staff and the community;

*Fosters an environment where students and staff take ownership of their own learning;

*Leads the continual development of the Secondary curriculum to ensure all learners have the right levels of challenge and support;

*Fosters a collaborative environment that supports contributive leadership from all stakeholders;

*Is a highly effective communicator with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community.


To be considered for this appointment, you will require:

*A full teaching qualification (a school leadership qualification would also be desirable);

*A track record and experience of continued professional development and involvement in the recruitment of staff;

*Relevant senior leadership experience across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the National Curriculum for England;

*A thorough knowledge and understanding of effective school improvement planning and self-evaluation processes;

*A thorough knowledge and understanding of current assessment and reporting practices within Secondary Schools;

*Experience within curriculum design and adaptation;

*Exceptional communication skills.


Working with GEMS Education offers you a unique opportunity for career progressions and enhance your experience in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator.


About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, accommodation, school tuition fee concessions, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of service gratuity.


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