Head of Primary - September 2023

GEMS Education

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: LP414-79

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About the Role
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Primary to join our Wesgreen International School, Sharjah team from September 2023.

The Head of Primary will be responsible for supporting the schools Vision and Mission as well as all policies, academic standards and pastoral support, alongside shaping & implementing the educational strategy for the school.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Embracing and encouraging the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
- Overseeing all aspects of provision in the Primary School as the school develops.
- Ensuring high quality care and support for students in the Primary School.
- Ensuring high academic standards in the Primary School in relation to the schools own desire for all students to be the best they can as well as a commitment to the UAE National Agenda targets.
- Managing budgets and undertake teaching and other professional duties as reasonably delegated by the Principal.

To be considered for this appointment, you will require:
- An effective and dynamic leader with a proven track record in sustained school improvement that can be demonstrated through hard data.
- Rigorous in promoting excellence and developing commitment to high standards of care and opportunities for all.
- Able to demonstrate success of leading and managing staff including promoting and developing innovative approaches to learning.
- Experienced in developing teacher's skills and competencies through a sustained school improvement model such as coaching.
- Able to demonstrate a comprehensive and confident knowledge of best practice pedagogy from FS to Y6 or a significant age range span.
- Able to demonstrate a desire to be innovative and creative in the provision offered for all learners to ensure everyone can succeed.
- Knowledgeable in computational thinking and skills needed to succeed through vocational pathways or a willingness to learn about these.
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion.
- Able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.

- Effective team worker and leader.
- High expectations for accountability and consistency.
- Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.
- Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
- Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
- An understanding of a wider school community and the importance of working as a through school.

Teaching and Learning
- Outstanding classroom practitioner.
- Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
- Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.
- Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
- Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training


Minimum Requirement:
- Bachelor's Degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification
- 10 years' educational experience with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a leadership role
- NPQH or other relevant senior leadership qualifications (desirable)

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

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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