Head of Sixth Form, United Arab Emirates

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GEMS EducationUnited Arab Emirates

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are currently hiring an experienced Head of Sixth Form for Jumeirah College, Dubai. This appointment is for September 2019 start.

Jumeirah College is an 11 – 18 school that delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. In 2018 66% of GCSE results were A*A, with 94% A*-B. At A level 42% of all grades were A*/A with 77% A*-B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale. The ethos and culture of the Sixth Form support academic rigour and the Sixth Formers are expected to set the tone for the rest of the school. 

Our student body is a dynamic international community of over 1,100 students from over 65 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness.  We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship. Jumeirah College is currently working towards accreditation of this approach through the High Performance Learning network.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first choice school for many families. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with the school being nominated for a series of awards, including our current shortlisting as ‘International School of the Year’ by both the Times Educational Supplement and the British International School Awards.

The Post: Head of Sixth Form

The Head of Sixth Form will have responsibility for both the pastoral and academic care of all Sixth Formers. He/she will work closely with the Sixth Form Team including, the Head of Year 12 (Assistant Head of Sixth Form), the Careers advisor, the Sixth Form tutors and the achievement/well-being coordinators in order to support all students in the Sixth Form.

The role:

  • To lead and inspire the Sixth Form Team
  • To ensure the highest possible quality of care for all pupils
  • To sustain and develop the academic success of the Sixth Form
  • To maintain the tutorial programme for all Sixth Formers
  • To promote a culture of excellence and high expectations in all aspects of school life
  • To maintain excellent relationships and communication with parents, teachers and tutors
  • To conduct an academic overview following each data sweep and lead intervention strategies
  • To oversee and improve the attendance and punctuality of the Sixth Form
  • To manage the UCAS and University admission process for all Year 13 students
  • To maintain discipline and general conduct of all pupils in the Sixth Form
  • To oversee and lead, where appropriate, Sixth Form assemblies, Parents’ Evenings, Sixth Form tutor meetings, student executive
  • To maintain the organisation of the series of social events for the Sixth Formers
  • To organise the end of Year Graduation and Graduation booklet
  • To organise the leavers assembly
  • To oversee the contribution of each Sixth Form Committee
  • To Liaise with the Vice Principal, pastoral with regards to Sixth Form Open Evening
  • To meet with the Student Executive on a weekly basis
  • Alongside the Head of Year 12, to organise the process of Student Executive elections
  • To attend A Level results day

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • A certified teaching qualification with exceptional subject knowledge and experience of leading a high performing teaching team who looking for the next step in their career.
  • Experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent.  We are seeking to appoint talented, highly motivated and well-qualified individuals You should have a proven track record of outstanding learning and teaching. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience of the National Curriculum for England. 
  • To be considered for these posts you must hold a BEd or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent The successful applicant will possess the willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities.

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 very much welcome your application.

What we offer:

  • Students that are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment
  • Opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues
  • Excellent professional development and guidance
  • A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students


An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, medical insurance, visa costs, baggage allowance, annual flight allowance and free school places for up to two dependants.

To Apply

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.

Please visit www.gemseducation.com/careers and click “apply for jobs” (Ref: 3472)

Or alternatively, simply follow this link:
https://careers.gemseducation.com/gems/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyID=138990&ChannelID=2964

Please ensure you have uploaded an up to date CV, formal letter of application and recent photograph Please note, the closing date for applications is 28 March 2019.  Applications will be shortlisted and those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jumeirah College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students.  A UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments. 



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