Secondary Assistant Principal – Teaching & Learning, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Mamoura AcademyAbu Dhabi, UAE

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Aldar Academies are currently seeking an inspirational school leader to be our new Secondary Assistant Principal – Teaching & Learning at Al Mamoura Academy in Abu Dhabi commencing September 2019, or earlier by negotiation. 

Al Mamoura Academy is a mixed gender primary school and a girls only secondary school co-located in a brand new, state of the art building in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Al Mamoura Academy is a successful school founded on the firm foundations of Al Mushrif School, graded ‘Outstanding’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.  Our vision is clear: we want every individual, regardless of their ability, interest or need to achieve their potential and grow into responsible young adults.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.  

The successful candidate will combine an excellent track record of successful leadership experience, developed in the UK or internationally, with strong inter-personal skills and cultural awareness with the ability to inspire the Al Mamoura community and manage the demands and needs of all stakeholders. Exceptional communication skills combined with being a visible leader and ambassador for the school are central to this role.   The role requires strategic thinking with a firm grasp of how to ensure outstanding teaching and learning across all phases of the school. Candidates must be committed to working in partnership with the local community and developing ways to engage with parents and forge effective partnerships with them.

The successful candidate will be closely aligned with the core values and ethos of Aldar Academies and Al Mamoura Academy and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region. 

1. Academy Ethos

1.1 To fully support the Academy’s vision and values;

1.2 To ensure that Al Mamoura Academy’s and Aldar Education is always presented positively within and beyond the academy;

1.3 To carry out any duties as reasonably directed by the Principal;

1.4 To participate in the Academy’s policy of appraisal and demonstrate a commitment to your own professional development;

1.5 To support the Academy targets relating to behaviour and attendance;

1.6 To rigorously adhere to the Academy’s safeguarding procedures.

2. Support for Learning

2.1 To model outstanding teaching and learning;

2.2 To continue to develop the academy’s approach to personalised learning;

2.3 To unlock the talent and energy of all teaching staff;

2.4 To organise staff meetings and school based INSET in conjunction with the leadership team;

2.5 To lead professional development sessions based on the academy policies relating to the quality of teaching and learning;

2.6 To secure pupil engagement strategies are consistently applied across the academy;

2.7 To support Heads of Department in monitoring the quality of Teaching and Learning;

2.8 To initiate support plans for staff who have been identified as requiring rapid improvement;

2.9 To support the creation of an attractive environment which stimulates learning.

3. Leadership and Management

3.1 To be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and other staff teams as appropriate;

3.2 To contribute to the development of policy and planning for the academy and to monitor the implementation of relevant policies;

3.3 To develop and present an accurate and coherent account of the academy’s teaching and learning performance to a range of audiences including governors and parents;

3.4 To appropriately manage any relevant budgets allocated to the Assistant Principal;

3.5 To assist the Principal in shaping the direction of the academy and setting high expectations at all times;

3.6 To be included in duty rotas;

3.7 To promote teamwork and motivate staff to ensure effective working relations;

3.8 To liaise with senior colleagues at Aldar Education to support the strategic development of the academy.


BA in Education or BA Degree with PGCE is essential

Ability to establish positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders

A good knowledge of primary pedagogy and the English National Curriculum

What we offer

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centred and innovative schools based in the UAE.  We educate over 10,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational and dedicated school leaders.  We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing and free child school places.  Our future-focussed learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.  Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Academies are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.  


A covering letter and CV including details of two referees should be sent to

Aldar Academies is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to any relevant medical checks and clearance from appropriate safeguarding authorities.

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More about Al Mamoura Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: East Ring Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 28132200
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Al Mamoura Academy is a partly co-educational international school located in Abu Dhabi, first accepting an intake of students in 2016. The school has primary and secondary areas, with the school’s primary division being co-educational and secondary ...