Head of Arts Faculty

The English College DubaiDubai

The English College, Dubai, seeks a positive, reflective and inspiring Head of the Arts Faculty to work in the Secondary School for August 2021. The successful candidate will have a growth mindset and high expectations of all staff and students. They will be open and willing to learn; they will be expected to engage in professional learning with the mindset that everyone can always improve. We are seeking a professional who is passionate about encouraging students to grow and develop holistically - academically, emotionally, physically and socially. 

The Arts Faculty team aims to uphold excellence in the subjects of Art, Drama and Music through evidenced based practice, personalised learning and quality instruction. We aim to develop a thriving Arts community that nurtures passionate, creative and confident students through context based, collaborative learning experiences that expose all students to the intrinsic value and real life practices of the Arts. A Head of Faculty is a highly important role at the English College, who works closely with SLT as a leader within the school. They will be responsible for the day-to-day and long term success of the faculty while contributing to whole school planning and policies. The successful candidate is required to teach either Art or Drama within their role. Experience in teaching the British curriculum at key stage 3 and GCSE is essential; candidates with A Level experience will be favoured. 

Applicants will need to be sympathetic with the ethos and values of The English College. We are looking for a highly committed team player with the drive, energy and passion to develop this forward-looking school. You should also illustrate a capacity to help students achieve their absolute best as part of a team, a proactive commitment to the pastoral care and well-being of our learners, and a willingness to contribute to the thriving extra-curricular life of our school. Safeguarding is a priority for us; all of our staff must be committed to the safeguarding of all of our students. 

The English College is an established, independent, and co-educational British curriculum all-through school (EYFS through to Year 13). We are well-resourced with great facilities - we opened a brand new Secondary Building in August 2020 with 2 drama studios, a fitness suite, sports hall, specialised art and music rooms and science labs. We have a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. Our students are motivated, committed and love learning. Our staff are passionate and outstanding teaching professionals, and we are committed to providing excellent and ongoing CPD opportunities. Our parents are supportive and involved in the learning, attainment and progress of their children. 

The English College is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be honest, transparent and have integrity. 
  • Have a good honours degree. 
  • Hold a QTS or PGCE teaching qualification, preferably from the UK.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ GCSE teaching experience in Art or Drama. 
  • Head of department/faculty experience will be favoured but is not essential. A new, motivated and visionary middle leader would also be welcome to apply. 
  • Be able to provide a UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check.
  • Be professional in appearance and conduct
  • Be willing to contribute to the wider curriculum and support the vision of the school

Our remuneration package includes:

  • Tax free salary, dependent upon experience
  • Furnished accommodation in a central Dubai location
  • Medical insurance
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Tuition fees for up to two children
  • Visa costs
  • End of service gratuity in line with UAE Labour Law

Application Process:

Please apply by completing the online application form. Closing date for applications is 21/01/2021. Early applications are strongly encouraged (we reserve the right to appoint early). 

Long list / initial Skype interviews will be held between the 10/12/2020 and 28/01/2021. Final interviews with the Principal and Head of Secondary will be held following that.  We look forward to receiving your application. 

The English College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (ICPC or equivalent). 

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