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Head of Student Welfare - Immediate start

GEMS Founders Mizhar SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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

GEMS Founders Al Mizhar School (GFM) is a value for money National Curriculum of England School which opened in September 2018 modelled on the highly successful GEMS Founders Dubai School. It educates students from FS1 to Year 10 and will build to a full FS to Year 13 School of 4800 students in subsequent years.

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.

Alongside well-equipped classrooms, the school has good sports provision, large open plan learning areas to support innovation and creative problem solving including robotics and 3D printing, a drama/dance studio, specialist music rooms, full WiFi coverage, dedicated science labs, art rooms and libraries.

FS students have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas. All classrooms are equipped with large LCD screens to enhance student learning.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE, AS and A level courses in the future as well as a range of vocational pathways.

About the Role

GEMS Founders Al Mizhar , Dubai are looking to appoint a Head of Student Welfare for an immediate start. As a middle leader you will lead, manage, and be accountable for the quality of school’s pastoral provision, the school House system, educational visits leadership and the EP/ASA provision, in order to promote the fulfilment of the school’s vision:

To empower students to have the heart to celebrate uniqueness and the mind to be innovative, creative problem solvers, bringing a positive change to the world in which we live

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Promoting and ensuring student development and well being 
  • Leading teaching and learning and managing policy within the context of the Student Welfare 
  • Leading and managing people and teams 
  • Managing resources 
  • Promoting and representing the Welfare of all students

The successful applicant will have the following: 

  • B.Ed. or a relevant qualification at degree level and a recognized teaching qualification such as a PGCE / PGDE  
  • Minimum 3 years’ teaching the National Curriculum for England 
  • A personal track record of outstanding teaching and learning 
  • Experience in a similar position

The successful candidate will be resilient with excellent written and verbal communication skills, will have experience leading a team and effecting positive change.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

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 employees 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 enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

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