Principal, Dubai

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Sunmarke SchoolDubai

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Start date: May 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous tax free salary and relocation package available for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Fortes Education is an established education provider for over two decades in the UAE, with robust experience in the development and management of schools and preschools. Fortes Education’s institutions have been consistently delivering high-quality education to hundreds of students through its premium international educational brands Sunmarke School, Regent International School and Jumeirah International Nurseries, which are rated amongst the leading schools and preschools, respectively, in the region.

Sunmarke School is Fortes’ latest flag-ship school offering a ‘value for money premium education’ located in South Dubai, serving the fast growing ‘new Dubai’ residential communities. The campus is modern and boasts of world class facilities, well-resourced environments, for students to extend their learning in and outside of their classrooms. Sunmarke is an all–through school which offers a wide range of curriculum pathways catering to the diverse needs and interests of the 21st century learners. 

Sunmarke follows the National Curriculum of England offering the GCSEs, A’Level programmes, and also provides alternative qualification routes including BTEC. Sunmarke is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and Career-related Certificate and is currently pursuing full accreditation for these programmes which will be offered from September 2019. At Sunmarke special emphasis is placed on blended learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum in keeping with the educational rationale for the school. Sunmarke’s Senior Leaders and Teachers are trained in Positive Education, the best practices in education, and are chosen for their inspirational teaching styles.

Within its First 100 days of operations, Sunmarke achieved a ‘Good’ on its first DSIB inspection which it followed on with another strong showing of ‘Good’ in its latest March 2018 DSIB inspection, in which the school achieved 42 uplifts from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ in the inspection sub-parameters. Sunmarke for the second year running had achieved outstanding GCSE and A’ Level results and is amongst the best of those published within the UAE.

The Board of Directors invite applications for the role of Principal for Sunmarke School from May 2019, following the appointment of Mr. Keith Miller who is currently the Executive Principal of Fortes Education to the role of Director of Education for Fortes Education after three years of exceptional leadership.

The Opportunity:

This is an opportunity for a leader within education to join an ambitious, innovative and cutting-edge school group as Principal, responsible for leading, growing and developing Sunmarke School. 

The Principal will be responsible for academic standards, delivery and attainment via the provision of leadership, vision and strategic direction across the School. In line with the school’s PosEd ethos, the Principal will be empowered to create innovative and expansive opportunities for learning, that drive students to the highest levels of student achievement and personal wellbeing. 

Our Offer: 

· Excellent tax-free salary 

· Furnished Accommodation  

· Relocation Allowance for self & family

· Medical Insurance for self, spouse & up to 2 minor dependents

· Annual Air-Ticket for self, spouse & up to 2 minor dependents 

· State-of-the art facilities and amenities in a newly built campus in a prime location in Dubai 

· An enthusiastic learning community of students, teachers, parents and Board members, who are dedicated to maximise student achievement for each and every child.

· Working within a team of highly driven and supportive colleagues 

· Excellent professional development 

· Working in Dubai, one of the world’s most sought after work and travel destinations 

Application Process: 

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified, experienced and innovative educational leader to build on a strong foundation and to ensure Sunmarke makes rapid strides in its journey to excellence.

TES is assisting Fortes Education with this appointment. Further information, including the Candidate Information Booklet setting out the selection criteria, can be obtained from Xen Yiasoumi, Recruitment Manager at TES, on 020 3194 9678 or Xen.Yiasoumi@tes.com. Candidates are invited to complete an Online Application by visiting: http://forteseducation.com/Careers/Current-Openings 

Appointment Start Date:  May 2019

Closing Date:  Friday, 19th October 2018 12 midnight (UAE time)

Longlisting: Friday, 21st September – Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Shortlisting:  Sunday, 28th October 2018

Successful candidates will be flown to Dubai to undertake Assessment Centres & Interviews from Friday 9th November – Monday 12th November. 

Fortes Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Please note that should your application be successful an International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) will also be required.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: District 5, Behind Limitless Building on, Al Khail Road, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 423 8900
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