Head of KG2 (Year 1), September 2020, Sharjah, UAE

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Wesgreen International SchoolSharjah, UAE

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Start date: September '20
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: All positions offer excellent remuneration packages including a competitive tax free salary, individual furnished accommodation, free schooling for up to two children, private medical insurance, annual flights to home country and end of service gratuity
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

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 KG2 (Year 1) to join our existing team at GEMS Wesgreen International School for the start of the 20-21 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 new teachers to gain valuable international exposure, and for more experienced teachers to advance 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 in to more and more countries.

To be considered for this appointment you must a hold recognised teaching qualification and will have leadership experience within a vibrant and diverse school, and be seeking the next challenging stage in your career. We are keen to attract people with ambition and have access to a number of leadership programmes to ensure ongoing continuous development.

In addition to the above, you must:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience within an NCfE school at Lower Primary.
  • KG2 (Y1) specific experience is preferred, especially in a leadership capacity such as year group leader or lead teacher.
  • Hold a BEd or PGCE or equivalent.
  • Have proven leadership and communication abilities coupled with efficient competencies in the area of people development.
  • Be resilient and positive in outlook.

The successful candidate will have high expectations of themselves and the schools they have worked in, a professional working ethos and sound Primary School educational philosophy to drive the education agenda at Wesgreen International School.

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a 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 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. Please ensure you clearly differentiate what year groups you have experience teaching.



More about Wesgreen International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Al Muweilih Commercial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 65 34 6333
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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 Int...