Assistant Head of Secondary: Pastoral Care, Guidance and Welfare, United Arab Emirates

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Greenfield Community SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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


Greenfield Community School is a four programme International Baccalaureate World School. Located in Green Community Dubai, UAE. The school has an enrolment of 1300 students from KG to Grade 12. Greenfield Community School is a culturally diverse school with over 80 nationalities, with English as our language of instruction. Sitting near the site of Expo 2020 the school is looking forward to an exciting time of growth and development. 

GCS seeks an outstanding and inspirational educator and leader to join the Secondary Senior Leadership Team as the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Pastoral Care, Guidance and Welfare. The Secondary School is for students aged 11 to 18 and we have a reputation as an inclusive and very caring school. External reports from the Dubai school inspectors consistently highlight the excellent behaviour of our students.  

This role will allow the post holder to play a central role in the further development of the Secondary School. They will have direct responsibility for strategically developing processes that ensure a strong, positive ethos, maintain high levels of behaviour and promote student care and happiness. They will be the primary person overseeing the day to day processes that ensure the school runs smoothly. We are looking for someone who can approach issues with imagination and who have the well being of every student at their core. A key aspect of this will be working with students and parents as success is based on partnerships with all stakeholders. 

We are looking for someone with the vision to develop the school ethos and culture and lead both the pastoral team and all colleagues in supporting students through what can be a challenging period of their lives. 

As well as having specific responsibilities, all senior leaders across the entire school are expected to play a key role in all areas. They are role models for students and colleagues in all they do and are expected to play their part in the strategic leadership throughout. This will include both developing colleagues as educators and working with the rest of the team to promote learning and progress.  

What do we look for?

Due to KHDA regulations, we require our teachers to have one of the following:

· Bachelors of Education or PGCE and a degree in the subject area that you teach

Aside from your qualifications, personality is very important. We look for inspirational leaders who leave a lasting impression on students for years to come. If you’re able to demonstrate outstanding standards of teaching and learning, with a passionate, enthusiastic, creative and dynamic attitude with the care and needs of all students at the heart of all you do, then we want to hear from you!

We provide high quality professional development including, but not limited to, accredited training in teaching the International Baccalaureate. In addition to this, we will provide you with a competitive salary and benefits package. 

We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic and creative leaders with outstanding subject knowledge and well-rounded classroom skills. Experience with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes will be an advantage, but not essential.

Who are we?

As a Taaleem teacher you will join one of the largest, most respected education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Taaleem (which means ‘education’ in Arabic’) was established in 2004 and now has 9,000 students attending our 11 international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taaleem is also one of the Middle East’s leading IB workshop providers for PYP, MYP, DP and IBCP. We began training in 2009 and have enrolled over 3500 participants to date.

We recruit the very best international teachers and leaders who can deliver our international curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.

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More about Greenfield Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Dubai Investments Park, PO Box 282627, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 48856600
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An International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum school, Greenfield Community School is one of only a handful of schools in the world authorised to offer all four IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Dipl...