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Lead Practitioner / Advanced Skills Teacher - Primary Maths, NCfE - August '21

Wesgreen International SchoolSharjah, UAE

GEMS Wesgreen International School was established in 1991 and came under the GEMS family of Schools in 2017. It is a National Curriculum for England School with 4100 students.

GEMS Wesgreen School is a very different school to many British International Schools. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we have a long history of success and high achievement within the Sharjah Community. Alumni pupils are now bringing their own children back and many others have enjoyed success in some of the best Universities in the World. There is a passionate and supportive group of international educators and many continue to give long service to the school, such is the strength of the community.

We are looking to appoint a NCfE Lead Practitioner / Advance Skills Teacher for Primary Maths to join our existing team at GEMS Wesgreen International School for the start of the '21-22 academic year. 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.

As well as being a great place to work, Sharjah is a progressive, vibrant, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Sharjah enjoy a great lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

Working at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our Educators enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS Educators are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world as we expand into more countries.

Be part of the Middle Leadership Team, taking a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and practice in the Primary department from Years 1 to 6 with over 80 teachers.  You should expect to spend 50% of your week team teaching, demonstrating and actively driving improvements in teaching and learning.  

The position is an out of class role that will involve:

  • Coaching, mentoring and induction of teachers, including NQTs and International teachers new to the NCfE
  • Disseminating materials and advising on practice, research and CPD provision
  • Assessment and impact evaluation, including through demonstration lessons and classroom observation
  • Supporting the school in provision of high-quality schemes of work
  • Helping teachers who are experiencing difficulties

Essential Skills and minimum requirements:

  • A fully certified teacher, holding a B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent specialising in Maths or extensive experience leading change in these areas 
  • At least 5 years of NCfE experience
  • Be an outstanding teacher with recent classroom experience
  • Possess the analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills necessary to work effectively with staff, both Western trained and internationally trained
  • Some experience in coaching and supporting staff development with a track record of moving staff to become good teachers
  • Data Analysis Skills
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude with energy and resilience
  • Passion about providing outstanding teaching and learning and be an outstanding practitioner

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax-free salary, fully-furnished individual accommodation, joining allowance if relocating internationally, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession, and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.

GEMS Educators 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 enhance the opportunity to save whilst working overseas

To be considered for this position, please click apply to complete the quick application on the GEMS Education careers site.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 4 years teaching experience.
  • A degree where the title includes subject taught.
  • B. Ed, Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, M. Ed, PGCE or PGDE or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • Criminal background check, References, Medical check
  • Over 21 and below 58 years of age
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