The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) is a leading international day and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of a global world.
At SISD we follow the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme from Pre-Kindergarten (PreKG) to Grade 12 and the Swiss Baccalaureate programme from Grade 6 onwards. The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP).
We are also a member of the Swiss Group of Schools, CIS and ECIS.
SISD offers three different streams with an emphasis on offering learners the chance to develop international-mindedness, to broaden their skills and capabilities and to acquire the information needed to access other cultures:
• IB Bilingual English/French (with Arabic)
• IB Bilingual English/German (with Arabic)
• IB with additional languages (French or German with Arabic) and personalised STEAM* programme from PreKG-Grade 5.
Our unique curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community.
Our large eco-friendly campus ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent to Dubai Creek.
Find out more about SISD at www.sisd.ae
We have created a school that offers an outstanding education focused on both academic excellence and personal growth. We encourage students to take risks, become compassionate lifelong learners and responsible citizens who care for one another and contribute to a strong society through intercultural understanding and respect.
At SISD, a distinctive feature of school life is the diverse student body made up of more than 70 different nationalities. It is our strong belief that the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. This is why we offer all our students the opportunity to become multilingual.
Our international programmes reflect a sincere commitment to a Swiss vision of excellence in education to enable our students fully to embrace future opportunities.
We are looking for an outstanding, passionate, caring and driven Deputy Head of Early Years for August 2022.
Our team of international teaching staff is made up of highly qualified professionals who all share one goal: to provide quality education to all of our children in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.
The Deputy Head of Early Years is a key member of the Early Years Leadership Team with a key role in providing support to the Head of Early Years and contribute to the strategic planning of the Early Years department as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care and support for students.
As part of our commitment to our academic staff’s personal and professional development, comprehensive professional development will be provided to the successful candidate, who will:
• be fully qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioner with an Education or Early Years related Degree and a relevant professional teaching qualification such as PGCE, QTS, teaching diploma or certification
• have a Leadership Qualification and/or evidence of effective professional learning
• have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in an Early Years setting
• have middle management/leadership experience in an Early Years setting
• have pastoral experience in an Early Years setting
• be able to demonstrate leadership of cross-subject/department/phase project with evidence of impact
• be proficient in an additional language such as French, German or Arabic (desirable)
The salary and benefits package reflects the fact that SISD is committed to excellence.
We are committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all our employees and in which our students can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our employees and students. All employees are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/home country and any other country of residence.