Secondary - Assistant Principal, Dubai, UAE

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Horizon International SchoolDubai, UAE

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Start date: August
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Horizon International School is a supportive, student focused, international community school. We strive to challenge and inspire all learners to develop their skills and nurture values through a love of learning so that they can responsibly embrace the diverse challenges of tomorrow.

Horizon International School in Dubai is an established, thriving community that follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum of England in Primary and Secondary. Students take a combination of IGCSE and GCSE at the end of Key Stage 4 leading into ‘A’ levels thereafter. Since our doors opened in September 2008, the school community has rapidly grown, and we now have approximately 850 students with ages ranging from 3 to 18 from over 45 different countries.

The Post

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative Assistant Principal with an excellent track record and experience of leading successful whole school priorities; to help shape and ensure the success of our developing Secondary Department.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious team, keen to see the school embed and extend the excellent foundations laid in recent years. With a new and evolving leadership team, the areas of responsibility for this post are flexible according to applicant’s strengths and passions. Applicants are invited to identify these in their letter of application. Potential is just as important as experience.

We are seeking an individual with energy, charisma and a commitment to the values of the school. They must possess the capacity and credibility to drive forwards the ambition, ethos and vision of the school, with a commitment to their own and others professional development. Applicants should have a proven track record of substantial impact as a leader to raising standards.  The reputation of the school is growing dramatically as we establish ourselves and our ambitions for education. Our school is seen in the local community as a vibrant and exciting place to be, underpinned by high standards and a core ethos of everyone counts, everyone contributes, everyone succeeds. As growing and developing Department in school, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skillful leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism. 

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to and evidence of success in sustaining academic excellence, and development of the wider aspects of school life; that enable every child to succeed. Applicants should be excellent classroom practitioners in their own right; as well as being able to; work as part of a team, roll up your sleeves and inspire other staff to excel. 

Qualifications/Professional Development/Experiences essential for the role:

• BEd, PGCE and QTS or equivalent

• Graduate of a recognised British University or international equivalent

• Proven relevant UK experience 

• Has participated in a leadership programme and or shows commitment to developing their leadership skills

• Teaches consistently very good to outstanding lessons as evidenced through lesson observations

• Proven ability to develop and implement a strategic whole school vision and can evidence impact

• Has held a middle or senior leadership post in a Secondary school for at least 3-5 years and can evidence impact 

• Has worked in an ‘Outstanding’ school and therefore understands how to achieve the vision of the Secondary School. 

The school provides a competitive salary package commensurate with the post.

The successful candidate will benefit from furnished accommodation, private medical cover, flight allowances, end of service gratuity and an attractive tax-free salary. In addition, there will be a significant commitment to supporting the development and career goals of the successful candidates. 

The Application Process

Please complete the application form. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and relevant interviews will be set up accordingly.

Deadline for applications: 14th February 2019. Please note, the school reserves the right to appoint the most suitable candidates before the application deadline.



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More about Horizon International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: St 9a off Al Wasl Road, Umm Al Sheif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 348 3314
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