Assistant Head - Arabic & Islamic

GEMS Education

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP414-680

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Assistant Head Arabic & Islamic September 2023

About the Role
GEMS Royal Dubai School is looking to appoint an inspiring and passionate individual to join our Senior Leadership Team and play a significant role in raising standards and inspiring students and colleagues. This postholder will play a significant role in developing our Arabic and Islamic curriculum leaders, in addition to some teaching across Arabic and / or Islamic.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader, self-motivated, have proven success in driving standards and be committed to the pursuit of excellence for all.

To lead the continued development of Arabic and Islamic aligning to our school vision. This is an exciting opportunity for a Leader with a successful track record of outstanding teaching and leading curriculum change.

About Your Benefits

Key Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Effectively develop, line manage and hold Curriculum Leaders to account ensuring that the highest of professional and academic standards are achieved in relation to national and international benchmarks.
- To drive and effectively support leaders to develop and enhance the teaching practices of others by observing, modelling, team-teaching and offering guidance - supporting teachers' professional growth from their own starting points to the required standard.
- To ensure CLs are leading and driving the MER process accurately, evaluating the quality of curriculum and L&T and define next steps for improvement.
- To ensure effective PD is delivered to staff in order to improve professional skills and knowledge.
- To ensure focused action plans, linked to the SDP, continually drive standards and contribute to the schools Self Evaluation Form and other documents.
- Continually evaluate the content of the Arabic and Islamic curriculums and review their effectiveness in achieving the required standards, embedding strategies as appropriate to ensure there is a continuous drive for sustainable improvement.
- Ensure the assessment process is thorough, appropriate and rigorous and provides accurate data which drives standards in line with local and national benchmarks.
- To maintain and enhance the school's relationships within the community and beyond, including playing a leading role in the joint working of the Cluster, external organisations and participation in local and international events.
- To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the CEO and Principal.

Developing self and others
- Deliver effective PD to staff to improve professional skills and knowledge.
- Support other members of the school's team in planning and delivering whole school PD.
- To develop a structured programme of advice and support to improve practice, through a coaching and modelling approach.
- Establish and maintain effective and appropriate professional working relationships at all levels.
- Lead and support staff in developing and sustaining positive working relationships within and across phases.
- Lead and undertake subject level performance management reviews.
- Where appropriate, support the interview/selection process for teacher recruitment and ensure effective induction of new staff.
- Actively pursue your own professional development as a Senior Leader.

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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Assistant salaries in Dubai

Average monthly compensation
AED 4,500

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