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GEMS FirstPoint School is situated on The Villa community in Dubai. It is a Premium British Curriculum School currently providing an excellent standard of education for over 1700 students from FS1 to Year 13 students, with plans to grow to over 3500 in the coming years. The school has grown rapidly and continues to be popular with families from across Dubai with over 90 nationalities represented. We are housed in state of the art buildings with separate sports and performing arts centre, swimming pools, theatre, sports hall, drama and music rooms. Our main building contains specialist facilities, such as a robotics and electronics lab, food technology kitchen, textiles and design suite, science labs and much more. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and values-driven, creating a learning environment that promotes problem-solving and learning through doing. Our curriculum offers a full, broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with a particular emphasis on enterprise and technology teaching to all year groups. As part of the vibrant, local community, our students have the opportunity to study Arabic and UAE social studies, while working towards globally recognised i/GCSEs and A-Levels in a broad selection of subjects.
About the Role:
GEMS Firstpoint, The Villa is looking to appoint an outstanding Director of EYFS as a non-class-based member of the schools’ leadership team, working alongside the Head of Mini School for FS & Key Stage 1, in the strategic development of the phase. We are open for applications for academic year 2022-2023.
The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of having a significant impact in their current post. They must have the drive and intent to secure continuous school improvement through creative and innovative approaches to learning and demonstrate the ability to embrace and promote change. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and determined to support the school in continuing its planned improvement and growth.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- A certified teaching qualification with exceptional subject knowledge
- Be a fully qualified teacher with significant leadership experience within a UK curriculum environment.
- A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
To be considered for this post you must hold a B.Ed. or a Bachelor’s in a relevant subject alongside a PGCE / PGDE or equivalent.
As a teacher at a GEMS School you can expect:
- Students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment
- The opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues
- Excellent professional development and guidance
- A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students
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.
GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.