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
GFS (GEMS Founders School) opened its doors to over 1800 students in September 2016 from FS1 – Year 8. This is the most successful school opening in GEMS history in terms of enrolment. In September 2017 we welcomed over 3500 students and extended the school to Year 9. Since opening, we have established a positive learning environment for our children and staff following the National Curriculum for England. We have three main pillars that are being embedding at GFS: Languages and Cultural Understanding, Character and Mindfulness. As a British international school with over 100 nationalities, it is important that we value all our languages and cultural understanding and we use this as a catalyst to embrace the culture, history and beliefs of our student body. Mindfulness allows us to interweave the practice of being mindful in the everyday life of our children and we believe will have positive long-term effects on the students’ academic results. In September 2018 we opened our Year 10 and Year 12, IGCSE and A Level curriculum, and started that year with 3800 children as we reached nearly full capacity. Now in 2020 we are at full capacity with 4260 children form FS1 – Year 13. We have completed two DSIB inspections and been rated Good by both with the most recent one also recognising some Outstanding features. We are fully BSO (British Schools Overseas) accredited gaining 5 Outstanding and 3 Good judgements in 2019 and this allows us to offer the NQT, QTS and iPGCE programmes through the TES Institute for our teachers. GEMS Founders School is a truly unique school and anyone who comes to work here has a unique opportunity to leave their mark. You will have the opportunity to Grow, Flourish and Succeed at GFS.
About the Role
We are looking to appoint Foundation Stage teachers to join GEMS Founders School, Dubai in September 2021.
This is a fantastic opportunity for both experienced teachers and NQT's.
NQT's will gain valuable international exposure and enrollment to our NQT programme which allows for a seamless transition back to the UK.
As part of our commitment to developing all of our teachers, you can expect to enjoy free access to our leading CPD programmes.
Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it's a career, our teachers have the opportunity to grow their career and we're proud that most of our leaders come from within the GEMS network of schools. GEMS teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world as we expand into more and more countries.
The successful applicants will have the following:
- A certified teaching qualification, such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent
- The desire to provide Outstanding teaching and learning
- An aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
- Experience of teaching in a UK curriculum school
As a teacher at GEMS Founders School you can expect:
- Students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment
- Excellent professional development and guidance
- A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students
- The opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues
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.
GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.
GEMS Founders School - Dubai
United Arab Emirates
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 19 years
GFS (GEMS Founders School) opened its doors to over 1800 students in September 2016 from FS1 – Year 8. This is the most successful school opening in GEMS history in terms of enrolment. In September 2017 we welcomed over 3500 students and extended the...