Head of Physics, United Arab Emirates

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GEMS Wellington AcademyUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation

About The School:

Opened in 2011, GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis (WSO) is a Premium British School located in a prestigious area of Dubai. WSO has over 4200 students from FS1 to Y12; although WSO is large, it is effectively broken down into much smaller sections. There are currently 2880 in the Primary School, which is at full capacity. The Secondary School has a current roll of 1366 with the KS3 years near to full capacity. Each School occupies its own building within the Campus.
The WSO focus is ‘World Class – World Ready’; to support this, we have truly world class and stunning facilities – a simply superb environment for the students to grow, learn and succeed. Virtually all teaching staff are either British or Irish; they operate at a very high level of expectations in teaching and professional development.

We deliver British curriculum from the Foundation Stages through to Year 11. At post-16, we offer the IB, with pathways to study either the Diploma Programme or the Career Related Programme. University success rates are high, with the (i)GCSE results easily exceeding UK averages. WSO demonstrated exceptional levels of innovation both in technology and its pedagogy; therefore, some of the best practice from across the world is blended into our programme. A significant emphasis is placed on the co-curricular programme; in particular, performing arts, sport and outdoor education.

Head of Physics:

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher as Head of Physics to be part of a dynamic and creative team, and take the Science Department to the next level. The successful candidate will have significant experience of successful Post 16 teaching (IB preferable) and will play a major role in supporting the Head of Science in delivering an exceptional curriculum, and raising standards.

The Head of Physics will work alongside other members of the Science Team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for teaching and learning, achievement and attainment within the Department
  • The development of the Physics curriculum, Schemes of Work, and the organisation of the delivery of the subject
  • Provide exemplary leadership and direction to other members of the Department
  • Lead, manage and supervise the teaching of Physics at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
  • Fostering by example a spirit of academic enquiry within the department
  • Undertaking a range of monitoring and evaluation activities in order to effectively track the progress and attainment of students
  • Ensuring a consistently high standard of marking and feedback within the department
  • Report to the Secondary Leadership Team regarding public examination results

There are few Schools in the world which offer this type of opportunity for experience and progression.

Application Process:

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

To apply for these positions please visit our Careers site https://careers.gemseducation.com/gems/VacancySearch.aspx and apply online (Ref: 1262).  Please ensure you have uploaded an up-to-date CV, formal letter of application and recent photograph.

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Important Note: GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.

Job location

More about GEMS Wellington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Silicon Oasis Campus, PO Box 49746, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 515 9000

GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis opened in September 2011. It offers a uniquely crafted progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage, through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England into personalised qualification pathwa...