Head of Secondary, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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GEMS Wellington AcademyDubai, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

When you join GEMS Education you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Grade 12 operator in the world educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. GEMS Education staff access the company’s professional development programme, one of the largest education training programmes in the world.  This ensures the best possible academic outcomes as while ensuring that GEMS attracts and retains the highest staff calibre.

To find out more about GEMS Education visit: www.gemseducation.com

The Academy

GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis opened in September 2011, offering the National Curriculum for England to 4000 pupils with multiple pathways at Post16 including IB Diploma Programme, IB Careers Related Pathway, BTechs and A Levels.

The school offers world class facilities set in a modern campus in one of Dubai’s most prestigious developments. Our campus provides a bright, modern, well-resourced environment for our students to extend their learning. A special emphasis is placed on the integration of technology into the curriculum in keeping with the educational rationale for the school and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Performing Arts.

For more information on the school please visit: www.gemswellingtonacademy-dso.com

The Post – Head of Secondary

There are few Schools in the world which offer this type of opportunity for experience and progression. We are looking to appoint an outstanding and exceptional Head of Secondary. The successful candidate will play a major role on the Executive Leadership Team supporting the Principal/CEO in leading the whole school strategically, operationally and financially. 

The Head of Secondary provides day to day leadership and management to ensure effective delivery of quality education. Responsibilities will include operational leadership, academic performance management, pastoral care, involvement in staff recruitment, inductions and training.

The current post holder has secured their first principalship and it is hoped that the successful applicant will take up this new post in September 2019, or sooner if possible.

To be considered for this role, candidates must:

  • Be an effective and dynamic leader (Head or exceptional Deputy) with a proven track record in school improvement; moreover, possessing real gravitas and presence within a school community.
  • Be rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all.
  • Be able to demonstrate successful experience of leading and managing staff, promoting and developing approaches to learning.
  • Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of delivery at KS4 and post-16 (IB or A Level experience is essential).
  • Be able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.

Applicants will be fully qualified teachers with significant leadership experience, preferably within a UK curriculum environment.

The successful candidate will have clear communication skills both verbal & written and exceptional organisational skills. Refined interpersonal skills and experience of leading a large and high performing team are also vital.

Application Process

To apply for the above role, please visit our careers site and apply online using the following link


Should you be unable to access this link, you can visit our careers site https://careers.gemseducation.com
and search Ref: 4016 in the “Keywords” box

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...