Head of Secondary, 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 is seeking to appoint an experienced and passionate educator to join a committed senior team as Head of Secondary. The successful candidate will provide professional highly effective leadership and management for the Secondary phase as it grows and develops.

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
We seek to appoint an experienced and exceptional leader to join our growing school community as Head of Secondary School. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled secondary school leader to join a vibrant, forward thinking highly experienced SLT. You will have the highest expectations in relation to student outcomes and staff performance and will yourself be an inspirational, highly motivated and diligent leader. You will have the strategic capacity to contribute to the on-going development of the school whilst also being very much a team-player who can develop positive relationships with the whole of our international community.

Applications are invited from practitioners who are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in a vibrant learning environment. An ability to analyse and use data to drive standards is expected, as will a clear understanding of what outstanding teaching and learning looks like in an exciting educational landscape.

As a member of the Hartland team, you will share whole school leadership and management responsibilities and will be someone who can thrive on the challenge of growing a premium school in a competitive market during its early years of operation.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior leadership position equivalent to a Deputy/Head of Secondary School
  • hold a relevant degree and teaching qualification
  • hold a Masters’ Degree in Education,
  • NPQH or equivalent qualification evidentiary of further professional development
  • Have experience and an evidenced exceptional track record of leadership at senior level in an outstanding school environment and high performing school
  • Have experience of the National Curriculum for England or IB whether that be in the UK or in an international setting
  • Be committed to the Hartland Values
  • excellent communication skills in both spoken and written form

In return, you will receive a competitive an attractive tax free salary, high quality fully furnished accommodation, private medical insurance, family allowances where applicable and annual airfare to home country with End of Service Gratuity. Start date for this position is August 2020.

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 3 January 2020 with preliminary interviews taking place in London and Dubai in January 2020.
Final candidates will be invited to attend for interview in Dubai during February.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and send it with a CV and covering letter no longer than two sides of A4 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 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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