Head of English as an Additional Language, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Hartland International SchoolDubai, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Hartland International School seeks to appoint an exceptional and dynamic, well-qualified Head of English as an Additional Language to lead this area of the school. At present, 61% of the school population is on the EAL register but this is in the context of a high performing academic environment.

Our School
The school which opened in September 2015, is rapidly developing a reputation for excellence in learning and teaching. We provide the best possible education for every child in our care and import the very best practices from independent schools around the globe. With just over 650 children enrolled at present from 65 different nationalities, Hartland is a truly international community. We combine a unique blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support to target excellence and create a values-based family of teachers, children and parents.

Located in the heart of Dubai, in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and Downtown Business area of the city. The school will operate from Foundation Stage to Year 11 in the academic year 2020 and anticipates natural year on year growth in the secondary section in the coming years. We offer the National Curriculum for England and plan to offer GCSE’s / IGCSE’s, ‘A’ Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school was recently awarded the Patrons Accreditation and Compliance Award from COBIS, The Challenge Award from NACE and is a member of BSME.

The Post
Applications are invited from teachers who are outstanding practitioners and are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in a vibrant learning environment, helping us build a successful English as an Additional Language programme. The successful candidate will be required to show leadership in securing standards of excellence in teaching and learning and will have the necessary skills needed to develop a curriculum which will stimulate and motivate students to achieve.

Candidates must be able to develop and deliver training to staff members on differentiation and scaffolding techniques, in order to support EAL learners across the whole school. They must also be able to track data in order to update staff as to student requirements. There is a very strong enrichment programme at the school and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this, joining a committed and exceptional staff group.

As a member of the Hartland team, you will share in the responsibility for teaching, learning, enrichment and pastoral care and will be someone who can thrive on the challenge of growing a new school and community.

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a relevant degree and teaching qualification
  • have an EAL certificate (ie CELTA/DELTA/ TEFL)
  • have experience teaching the National Curriculum for England or IB whether that be in the UK or in an international setting
  • be able to instruct and deliver training to staff on differentiation/ scaffolding for EAL learners
  • have a minimum 5 years’ teaching experience
  • experience with WIDA English Language Assessment tool
  • collaborate with teachers throughout the school to deliver high quality support to EAL students
  • exceptional communication skills
  • be committed to the Hartland Values

In return you will have the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art modern school with a committed and dedicated staff and a committed approach to continuing professional development. You will receive a competitive and attractive tax-free salary, high quality fully furnished accommodation, private medical insurance, and annual airfare to home country and an End of Service Gratuity Hartland International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to a police check.

How to Apply
The closing date for applications is Friday 3 January 2020 with interviews taking place in London and Dubai in January or by Skype. Start date for this position is August 2020.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and send it with a CV and covering letter to the HR Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Riley. Please include a recent photograph.

Your application should contain the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees and include your current line manager / Head of School.

Please click on the apply button below to submit your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

More about Hartland International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid, Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 407 9444
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