Assistant Head of Girls’ Secondary, United Arab Emirates

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Wesgreen International SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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Start date: January or April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

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

Wesgreen International School was founded in 1991 in Sharjah, and in the years since it has grown to become one of the most successful schools in the area. The School has been advancing excellence in education for more than two decades and has been recognized by the Council of International Schools as an accredited school.

The school will have a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional Education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

The School is divided into four separate sections. The Early Years School from Nursery to Grade 1 is based at the Al Qarain Campus. The Primary School accommodates students from Grade 2 to Grade 4. At the end of Grade 4, students move to either the Boys’ or Girls’ Secondary School. The Boys' and Girls' Secondary Schools cater for Grade 5 to Grade 13. The Administration Department is housed on the Secondary Boys’ Campus.

http://www.wesgreeninternationalschool-sharjah.com/

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring Assistant Headteacher of Girls' Secondary to join our school community as soon as possible. As one of the best schools in Sharjah, we are looking for a new colleague to work closely with the Headteacher to ensure our Girls become the young leaders, scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and artists of the future.

We are looking for someone who has a track record of outstanding classroom practice and the ability to lead improvement in academic standards and student outcomes. As a member of SLT, the Assistant Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely with the Head of Secondary to lead and develop outstanding teaching and learning across the school.

Successful applicants will be:

  • A great team player and leader with a resilient character and strong personal drive
  • Someone who understands the difference a great education can make to pupils lives as you are a great role model for not only them but other teachers too
  • A positive leadership role model, driving transformational change.


The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who ensure that the academic and social development of every student is at the heart of what they do.

The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities employees are offered.

Early applications are strongly encouraged. Applications will be considered when submitted. The school reserves the right to appoint a preferred candidate in advance of the published closing date for this position, should an exceptional candidate become available.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

Application Process:

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

To apply for these positions please visit our Careers site and apply online https://careers.gemseducation.com/gems/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyID=146428&ChannelID=2964
(Ref: 5339).  Please ensure you have uploaded an up-to-date CV, formal letter of application and recent photograph.

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Important Note: GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.



More about Wesgreen International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Al Muweilih Commercial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 65 34 6333
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