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.
About the School
GFS (GEMS Founders School) opened its doors to over 1800 students in September 2016 from FS1 – Year 8. This is the most successful school opening in GEMS history in terms of enrolment. In September 2017 we welcomed over 3500 students and extended the school to Year 9. Since opening, we have established a positive learning environment for our children and staff following the National Curriculum for England. We have three main pillars that are being embedding at GFS: Languages and Cultural Understanding, Character and Mindfulness. As a British international school with over 100 nationalities, it is important that we value all our languages and cultural understanding and we use this as a catalyst to embrace the culture, history and beliefs of our student body. Mindfulness allows us to interweave the practice of being mindful in the everyday life of our children and we believe will have positive long-term effects on the students’ academic results. In September 2018 we opened our Year 10 and Year 12, IGCSE and A Level curriculum, and started that year with 3800 children as we reached nearly full capacity. Now in 2021 we are at full capacity with 5706 children form FS1 – Year 13. We have completed two DSIB inspections and been rated Good by both with the most recent one also recognising some Outstanding features. We are fully BSO (British Schools Overseas) accredited gaining 5 Outstanding and 3 Good judgements in 2019 and this allows us to offer the NQT, QTS and iPGCE programmes through the TES Institute for our teachers. GEMS Founders School is a truly unique school and anyone who comes to work here has a unique opportunity to leave their mark. You will have the opportunity to Grow, Flourish and Succeed at GFS.
About the Role
Due to the continued success of our GEMS Founders School, we are looking to recruit an EAL Teacher for the next academic year. This role will be for a September 2022 start.
This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced teachers to take the next step in their career with a global leading company and within a world-class International School located in the heart of Dubai.
Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. As part of our commitment to developing our teachers, Graduate teachers will benefit from our accreditation with British Schools Overseas and enrollment to our NQT programme; while our more experienced teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world – especially as we expand into more and more countries. GEMS teachers are at the forefront of opportunities for growth and development; with most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools.
As well as being a great place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Dubai enjoy an exciting lifestyle, with opportunities for new and exciting leisure activities and travel across the region and further afield!
The successful applicants will have the following:
A certified teaching qualification, such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent – if you have a PGCE or equivalent you must also hold a subject relevant degree
A qualification in teaching English as an additional language, such as a ESL/TEFL/CELTA
Must be able to teach students in year 4 and 5
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
The desire to provide Outstanding teaching and learning
An aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
Experience in a UK curriculum school is desirable although not essential
As a teacher at GEMS Founders School you can expect
Students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn in a positive environment
Excellent professional development and guidance
A school committed to doing the best for each and every one of its students
The opportunity to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues
About Your Benefits
An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, medical and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, joining allowance, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.