Deputy Head of Secondary

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

GEMS Westminster School – Ras Al Khaimah. WSR is a diverse and vibrant community that combines tradition and innovation in teaching and learning, enabling pupils to excel in all aspects of their school life. The school offers the internationally recognised National Curriculum for England, and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge London (UK), Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel.

As a community, we place a strong emphasis on relationships between staff, students and parents; the culture and ethos of the school rooted in celebrating our diverse international community.

GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is part of the Gems Education group, the largest global education company in the world, ‘We see genius in every child’. GEMS Westminster school opened in September 2013, we are an all through school with over 3000 students from KG1 to Grade 12 (4 to 18 years). GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah is a happy, stimulating, caring school, where we develop a love of learning and high aspirations.

We are recruiting a Deputy Head of Secondary to join the team from September 2022. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the schools Vision and Mission as well as all policies, academic standards and pastoral support in the Secondary school.

The successful applicant will deputise for the Head of Secondary as required and assist in shaping & implementing the educational strategy for the school.

Key responsibilities include supporting the Head of Secondary with :

• Embracing and encouraging the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.

• Ensuring high academic standards in the Secondary 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.

• Leading the Secondary team –including performance management.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be:

• 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 successful experience of leading and managing staff and 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.

• Able to demonstrate a desire to be innovative and creative in the provision offered to our learners to ensure all can succeed.

• Able to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion

• Able to demonstrate genuine passion towards the wider co-curricular life of a school.

The successful applicant will be:

• A fully certified teacher, holding a B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent

• Passionate about providing outstanding teaching and learning

• Highly experienced in National Curriculum for England

• Efficient in people development and have proven leadership and communication abilities

We know that when it comes to being a great place to work, it helps to make sure our people feel valued; GEMS prides itself on providing staff with the opportunity to grow and develop within the Organisation. You will be able to access and contribute to our world class Professional Development and Leadership Programmes as well as work with our internationally recognized GEMS advisors who are leading experts in their field.

An excellent remuneration package is available for the successful candidate.

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