Head of Arabic A - September 2020, Dubai

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GEMS Wellington Academy - Al KhailDubai

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Tax Free Salary. Furnished accommodation. Flights. VISA. Medical Cover. Tuition fee concession for dependants.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

When you join GEMS Education you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Grade 12 operator in the world educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. GEMS Education staff access the company’s professional development programme, one of the largest education training programmes in the world. This ensures the best possible academic outcomes as while ensuring that GEMS attracts and retains the highest staff calibre. To find out more about GEMS Education visit: www.gemseducation.com  

The School: 

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail is a Premium National Curriculum for England School, located in the rapidly expanding Dubai Hills development. The Primary section opened in September 2013 and Secondary opened in September 2014. This is an international world-class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life. Children learn in a vibrant, inclusive and creative learning environment that encourages teamwork, critical thinking, independent inquiry and risk-taking. Our staff are recruited almost exclusively from the UK and are highly skilled and experienced in delivering the National Curriculum. Teaching is significantly enhanced through the use of technology, which is used predominantly by students to create and present new content. Innovation and creativity are actively encouraged and the learning programme is significantly enhanced by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme of over 100 activities, which emphasises our belief that students should be learning from the moment they arrive in school until they leave at the end of the day. We are an internationally minded school with students representing over 80 nationalities and are an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools. We are proud of our inclusive culture: our expectation of all students is that they strive to excel and make significant progress well beyond expectations commensurate to their starting point.


About the Role: 

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Arabic A to join our team from September 2020.

The successful candidate will have a key role in our Executive Leadership Team in developing the vision, values, culture, policies and practice across the Academy in line with Arabic A

We are looking for someone who:

Is a dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational teacher who is ready to assume a Senior Leadership role;

Demonstrates high standards through expectations of exemplary levels of progress and achievements for students within their class and across the year groups

Has sound knowledge of DSIB and proven records of raising the department parameters

Has the ability to plan strategically and effectively manage change;

Creates an effective, productive, and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have the opportunity to learn and grow;

Develops and supports a learning focused culture for students, staff and the community;

Is a highly effective communicator with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community.

To be considered for this appointment, you will require:

A bachelor degree in Arabic and An educational qualification/diploma, recognized by KHDA

Good command of English in both written and verbatim

A growth mindset, resilience and a commitment to ongoing professional development;

 Key roles and responsibilities will include:

- Effective administration and delivery of resources

- Leading the quality assurance of teaching and learning

- Ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day operation across the academy

- Co-ordinating the performance management of staff

- Quality Assurance of Student Achievement Outcomes

As a teacher at a GEMS School you can expect:

  • Students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment
  • The opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues
  • Excellent professional development and guidance
  • A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students 

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.

More about GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Al Khail Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4339 6233
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GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail is a British international school based near Dubai Hills in Dubai. It was established in 2013 and educates 1,144 students aged between three and 15 years. The oldest pupils at the school are currently in Year 10, with...