Primary Head Teacher, Dubai

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Deira International School (DIS)Dubai

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Primary Head Teacher | Deira International School | Dubai 

We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic Primary Head Teacher to join our Leadership team in August 2020. 

Established in 2005, Deira International School – Dubai Festival City is a fully inclusive international school, for students aged three years to eighteen years. Located on an expansive campus in Dubai’s exclusive Al Badia community, Deira International School has earned the reputation for providing an exceptional education to a diverse student body representing over 80 different nationalities. Home to more than 1,800 students, who enjoy approaches to teaching that make Deira International School a deeply student centred school leading to great student well-being, a sense of belonging and high academic and personal outcomes. 

As an international school delivering the National Curriculum for England, Deira International School prepares students for the internationally recognized International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I)GCSE and the (IB) International Baccalaureate Diploma and Careers-related Programmes.  When students leave Deira International School, they go on to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. 


To provide professional leadership and vision to formulate the strategies and school development plans, marketing strategies, curriculum development, organizational change and recruitment ensuring high quality education for all students and improve standards of learning and achievement



 Show a clear vision, sense of purpose and high aspirations that leads to student and school improvement 

 Reflect the school’s ambitions and goals through strategic planning

 Run an equitable and inclusive school in which each individual matter and all pupil are safe

 Lead school culture and environment that successfully develops the full range of students’ learning capacities – academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioural and physical

 Inspire, motivate and influence staff/students and set the highest standards

Learning & Teaching

 Ensure there is an innovative broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all leaners

 Robustly manage the performance of the staff including support staff to bring about improvements

 Continuously and effectively improve the quality of learning and teaching

School Administration 

 Oversee management of school records and resources as necessary and ensure necessary compliance

 Use effective financial management to help the school to achieve its educational priorities

 Systematically manage pupil’s behaviour to create an effective climate of learning

 Efficiently manage the recruitment, retention, deployment and workload of the staff

People Relationship 

 Collaborate with teachers, parents and students to provide the best education for each student and assist them in their academic and professional goal

 Utilize meaningful feedback of students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of school programs and policies

 Develop professional learning networks within schools, as well as local, regional, national and international communities

School Development

 Provide guidance and counselling services to students on their academic or vocational goals and aid with behavioural modification programs

 Rigorously evaluate the school’s strengths and weaknesses and use the findings to secure ongoing improvement

 Identify and develop the leadership capacity of staff and create effective teams

 Use performance data incisively to support, monitor, evaluate and improve aspects of the school

 Secure the effective professional development of the staff including induction and where required the school’s contribution to training beyond the school

 Maintain active involvement in the school improvement planning process by providing resources for decision-making and priority setting


Education: Master’s degree in education, doctorate preferred, teaching certification (NPQH certification)

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:  5-7 years’ experience as a Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher

Job-specific skills

 Problem solving skills

 Build capacity and achieve sustainability

 Visionary and excellent communication skills 

 Change management

 Inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others to attain challenging outcomes

*Please apply using the TES application form and attach your CV

More about Deira International School (DIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 232 5552
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Mission Statement

'To provide a holistic and diverse educational experience in an international environment, nurturing individual achievement, independence, excellence and respect.'

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