High School Principal

GEMS Education

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 4 Jun 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Job Goal

To provide visionary leadership and demonstrate exemplary management skills in the recruitment and development of faculty, the implementation of a superior curriculum, the assurance of long-term school financial stability, and the provision of effective communication with all the school's constituents. To ensure the social wellbeing and academic growth of all children.

Supervises:
- Assistant Principal and assigned faculty and support services personnel

Interfaces with
- Faculty, staff, students, parents, colleagues, members of the leadership team, the general school community, and officials on GEMS corporate staff

Key Accountabilities
- Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
- Ensure that GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
- To model and encourage DAA's Culture of Kindness and to perpetuate the school's mission and values.
- To commit time and leadership for the successful implementation of DAA's School Improvement Plan and to develop division-specific actions for our strategic priorities.
- To ensure that all teachers and support staff have a clear understanding of their performance expectations (e.g., job descriptions and faculty handbook) and to assist faculty towards becoming master teachers.
- To willingly mentor all faculty as well as encouraging their professional growth and career advancement.
- To demonstrate role-model traits that enable others to recognize the principal as an instructional leader.
- To instill a sense of common purpose and common pursuit toward consensus goals with regards to the decision-making process.
- To communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, parents, colleagues and in the community (e.g., verbal, nonverbal and written communication).
- To seek the involvement of faculty and parents in a wide variety of school activities.
- To develop the leadership capabilities of teachers and to share leadership responsibility when appropriate.
- To ensure that curriculum documentation spells out content and skills, instructional methods and assessment practices.
- To use assessment results to determine whether curriculum and instructional goals and student performance outcomes are being met.
- To create an efficient, productive and caring building atmosphere where all students (and faculty) have opportunity to be recognized for their best efforts.
- To ensure that all of the School's resources are identified and being used to serve students and faculty members alike; help both to reach their full performance potential.
- To assume the responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability.
- To have a personal commitment to seek constant professional learning and professional growth and to be a life-long learner.

Requirements:
- To accept the importance and necessity in attending after school student activity programs and parent events.
- To willingly take on all responsibility for the "mechanics" of the assignment; activities such as building a master class schedule, accurate record keeping, office accounting, etc.
- To be a willing and active participant in committee work.
- To carefully review all student admission applications in accordance with policies established by DAA policy and implementing regulations.
- To perform other activities as might be required for the general welfare of the school and/or as requested by the Superintendent and Deputy Superintended.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) - Measurable
- Job performance will be evaluated by the Superintendent in accordance with school policy and implementing regulations

ABOUT THE COMPANY

GEMS Education is a pioneering education company with an international network of award winning K-12 schools. Over the past 55 years GEMS has grown from one school to being a truly global company with one incredible mission – to make quality education available to every student. Over 20,000 education professionals unlock the potential of over 250,000 students across 14 countries each and every day, preparing children of all ages for real world success.

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