head of secondary - abu dhabi - august 2018

abu dhabi
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Head of Secondary School
Required: August 2018
Curriculum: UK
Location: Abu Dhabi
Salary: Competitive - TAX FREE
Experience: Minimum of 5 years leadership, 2 years + in the UAE
Sponsorship: Single or Married teachers with dependents (tuition for 2 children)
Contract: 2 years renewable

School Vision / Ethos: This through KG- KS4 school opened with much fanfare in 2014, whose aim is to provide a high quality UK curriculum to Emirati and expatriate students. This school offers a carefully designed curriculum that looks to ensure outstanding progress and attainment for their learners. As they develop the school further the emphasis will be placed on excellence in the sciences, innovation and technology, preparing students with the skills and qualifications to make a positive contribution to the UAE and international community. The school is ambitious about learning and is serious in its desire to provide the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with the next generations of inventors, creators, physicists, chemists, engineers and scholars. At the same time, they place emphasis on the teaching of the Arabic language and celebration of Arabic history and culture in all its forms, teaching the values of a global outlook, and respecting the Emirati, Arab and Islamic heritage as well as other world cultures. With a campus which boasts state of the art facilities on a sprawling campus which include bright open learning spaces, fully equipped Science & Technology studios, visual & performing arts together with both indoor & outdoor sports facilities. This is an exciting time to be part of this new and developing schools which is positioning itself to be one of the most popular and successful in the location.

Requirements: This is a school still in its infancy. As the Head of Secondary, you will be pivotal in embedding the iGCSE into the school, guiding schemes of work, identifying/implementing effective analytical data to ensure pupil progress, observe and mentor staff, managing standards of teaching & learning, identifying CPD for staff, pastoral lead including behaviour management, advise of safeguarding policies and procedures. Due to the nature of the role, only candidates meeting the outlined brief below will be offered an interview.

* Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in a UK school
* Further 2 + years leadership experience in the UAE
* Able to evidence raising attainment of iGCSEs
* Prior experience of raising attainment for OFSTED
* Lead a school through external accreditation

Package: Salary by negotiation; large furnished 2 bedroom apartment; flights for family at the start and end of the contract; relocation fee, insurance; free tuition for up to 2 children.

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