Deputy Head of Upper Primary

Amity International school, Abu Dhabi is seeking to appoint a passionate and dynamic Deputy Head of Upper Primary ( Year 3 to Year 6) to lead and develop outstanding pedagogy and practice

The Deputy Head of Upper Primary will take a leading role in teaching, learning and driving standards across the Upper Primary School. This will include:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of best practice in Key Stage 2
  • As a member of SLT have day-to-day responsibility of running the school
  • Being able to lead on data and analysis to inform the strategic development of the phase
  • Being able to inspire and motivate a large team, sharing your passion for best practice
  • Being a strong, effective and credible leader
  • Leading curriculum evaluation and design, evaluating and adapting the curriculum to ensure continuity and progression across the year groups from Year 3 to Year 6
  • Managing, coaching and mentoring the Year Group Leaders to support the quality of teaching and learning, learner outcomes and pupil tracking, as well as resourcing, reporting and scrutiny of attainment and progress
  • Lead agenda items in staff meetings and chair Year Group Leader meetings
  • Assist by advising on the CPD programme in the Upper Primary School
  • Ensuring coherent transition from Lower Primary to Upper Primary and Upper Primary to Secondary
  • Oversee the intervention support provided within the school. Overall, have key responsibilities for ensuring that there are high standards of curricular teaching and learning provision established and visible within the Upper Primary School
  • Demonstrate excellent pastoral instincts and skills
  • Support the Upper Primary SLT and Year Group Leaders in the promotion of attendance, the maintenance of high standards of pupil conduct and the completion of quality home learning in order to support success
  • Building highly successful partnerships with parents and our international learning community.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Is committed to raising standards
  • Can lead others with vision and conviction about evidence-based research and up-to-date practice and pedagogy across the Key Stage
  • Is passionate about how  children learn and is able to inspire, motivate and challenge children and colleagues
  • Is a team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the premier co-educational International schools in the city. Amity International School recognises that its most important investment is in the quality of its teachers and support staff. As such, in order to progress the school in this next phase of its growth, staff will be in receipt of one of the best salaries and packages globally, commensurate with the responsibilities of their position and the size of the school.

Amity International School is a newly established British Curriculum International School with a renowned reputation for Sport, Music, Arts and Academia. The magnificent 15 acre bay-side campus allows the school to boast unique school facilities within a beautiful setting on the perimeter of the UAE’s capital, providing an inspirational working environment where pupils are committed and keen to learn.

Amity International School is set-up as a not-for-profit organisation.

Benefits for the successful candidate include:

  • Highly competitive salary benchmarked against many of the leading schools globally
  • Accommodation or a housing allowance aligned with your personal family circumstances
  • A spacious and modern, innovative teaching and learning environment
  • Supportive line management and access to generous professional development training
  • Opportunities to link with other subject areas in school and other schools internationally

The role requires the ability to:

  • Lead and manage teaching and learning in Upper Primary (KS2)
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of best practice in Key Stage 2
  • Be able to inspire and motivate a large team, sharing your passion for best practice
  • Be a strong, effective and credible leader
  • Build highly successful partnerships with parents and our international learning community

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Is committed to raising standards
  • Can lead others with vision and conviction about evidence-based research and up-to-date pedagogy
  • Is passionate about how young children learn and is able to inspire, motivate and challenge children and colleagues
  • Is a team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

We can offer:

  • A successful school committed to improving outcomes for all children
  • Happy, motivated and engaged learners
  • Strong commitment to CPD
  • Provision and support to ensure your effectiveness and success as a leader

Applicants should complete the application form on the TES website via the Quick Apply button. Please submit a CV of no more than 4 pages together with a recent photograph. Scans of degree certificates and teaching qualifications would be also gratefully received.

Please note that the school reserves the right to begin the recruitment process prior to the closing date. Therefore, candidates are recommended to submit their application as soon as possible.

For queries, contact the HR Department at careers@amityabudhabi.ae

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Start date for this position will be August 2022.

Closing date for applications will be 20th April 2022.

Amity International School is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

All applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening and submit a current police criminal check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment in addition to supplying a minimum of two references, at least one of which should be from the Headteacher/Principal of the most recent school.

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