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Head of Department - Secondary Art - September 2021

Wesgreen International SchoolSharjah, UAE

GEMS Wesgreen International School was established in 1991 and came under the GEMS family of Schools in 2017. It is a National Curriculum for England School with 4100 students.

GEMS Wesgreen School is a very different school to many British International Schools. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we have a long history of success and high achievement within the Sharjah Community. Alumni pupils are now bringing their own children back and many others have enjoyed success in some of the best Universities in the World. There is a passionate and supportive group of international educators and many continue to give long service to the school, such is the strength of the community.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Department - Secondary Art to join our existing team at GEMS Wesgreen International School for the start of the '21-22 academic year. The school has 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.

As well as being a great place to work, Sharjah is a progressive, vibrant, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Sharjah enjoy a great lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a current Head of Year to gain valuable international exposure, or for a teacher with 3+ years’ experience to take the next step in their career with a global leading company and world class International School.

Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming 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 countries.

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • A B.Ed or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with exceptional subject knowledge
  • Significant experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent at a British Curriculum school ideally in an international setting
  • A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Willingness to commit to extra curricular activities
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
  • Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax-free salary, fully-furnished individual accommodation, joining allowance if relocating internationally, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession, and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.

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 enhance the opportunity to save whilst working overseas

To be considered for this position, please click apply to complete the quick application on the GEMS Education careers site.

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