Primary Deputy Head Teacher | Deira International School | Dubai, Dubai

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Deira International School (DIS)Dubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Primary Deputy Head Teacher


To take a central role in assisting the Head Teacher and Governing Body to develop the school in accordance with its shared values and the school development plans



 Support the schools vision and high aspirations with a relentless focus on pupil’s achievement and personal development

 Reflect the school’s ambitions and goals through strategic planning

 Support the running of an equitable and inclusive school in which each individual matter and all pupil are safe

 Inspire, motivate and influence staff/students and set the highest standards

Learning & Teaching

 Ensure there is an innovative broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all leaners

 Manage the performance of the staff they are responsible for, including the support staff to bring about improvements

 Continuously seek to improve the quality of learning and teaching

 Support the Head Teacher in ensuring that the School’s academic program is fit for purpose and challenges students of all abilities

 Maintain an overview of all curriculum review and development activities; ensuring that teachers maintain current in their knowledge of the curriculum and best teaching practices

 Support the Head Teacher in ensuring that all School staff are well qualified, experienced,

trained to do their roles and are deployed effectively to support the school

 To monitor and analyse student progress and attainment data wrt current and previous years

School Administration

 Work within the school’s financial management to help the school to achieve its educational priorities

 Manage pupil’s behaviour to create an effective climate of learning

 Contribute to the effective the recruitment, retention, deployment and workload of the staff

 Support the Head Teacher in organising staff meetings for discussion of common matters to ensure the smooth running of the School

People Relationships

 Collaborate with teachers, parents and students to provide the best education for each student and assist them in their academic and professional goal

 Create a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration amongst the staff, teachers, students and families

 Create, develop and sustain relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process

 Utilize meaningful feedback of students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of school programs and policies

 Strengthen collaboration and professional networking with other schools, as well as local, regional, national and international communities 

School Development

 Oversee all programs, services, and activities to ensure that program objectives are met

 Contribute fully to the evaluation of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and use the findings to secure ongoing improvement

 Develop the leadership capacity of staff and create effective teams

 Use performance data incisively to support, monitor, evaluate and improve aspects of the school

 Support the effective professional development of the staff including induction and where required the school’s contribution to training beyond the school


Education: Bachelor’s degree, teaching certification, leadership qualification (NPQSL, NPQH)

Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 3 years senior leadership in a similar setting

Job-specific skills

 Educational leader and outstanding teacher

 Knowledge of international and local accreditation, inspection and evaluation frameworks

 Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form

 Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety

 Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams

 Highly effective relationship management with a variety of stakeholders

 Knowledge of up to date curriculum and assessment practices

 Committed to wellbeing of the school

Application deadline: 15th February 2020

More about Deira International School (DIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 232 5552
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Mission Statement

'To provide a holistic and diverse educational experience in an international environment, nurturing individual achievement, independence, excellence and respect.'

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