Head of Lower School

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We are seeking a collaborative, principled and experienced leader to take on this key leadership role within our school community. The successful candidate will oversee the management of the Lower School, comprising students aged 3 to 11 in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The successful candidate will have a commitment to student-led, inquiry-based learning and the attributes of the IB learner profile

Dwight School Dubai is a well-established IB World School offering the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) programmes for students aged 3 – 18. Our school is rooted in a long history of innovation in education dating back to the founding of Dwight School (New York) in 1872. We are in a close partnership with the Dwight family of schools, with schools in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai and a Global, online school.

The Dwight School community has a rich diversity of cultures, nationalities and experiences. We keep the core values of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision at the heart of all we do, and we share the same commitment to igniting the spark of genius in every child.

The Head of Lower School is a member of the School Leadership Team, which also includes the Head of School, the Head of Upper School, the PYP Coordinator, the MYP Coordinator and the Diploma Coordinator.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has at least five years experience working in a school, including at least two years as a leader or manager
  • Has experience working in an IB World or International School
  • Has a degree from a recognised University
  • Embodies collaboration and has an enthusiasm for working alongside colleagues and building an ethos of teamwork
  • Is principled, thoughtful and intentional in making decisions and taking action
  • Is an excellent communicator
  • Has a flair for strategic thinking
  • Has a growth mindset and values innovation as a route to improvement and growth.
  • Builds and foster relationships with colleagues, students and families that are characterised by kindness, care, empathy and respect

In return we can offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A school that is warm, welcoming and open-minded where friendly, respectful relationships flourish between and amongst staff and students.
  • A positive learning environment with high aspirations for our students, and high expectations of our staff.
  • A committed, resourceful and dedicated team of staff.
  • A supportive parent body who are engaged with the school in a number of positive ways.
  • All the advantages of an inclusive, diverse and welcoming international community.
  • A commitment to student-led, inquiry based learning and the values of the IB learner profile.
  • The opportunity to connect and collaborate with an exciting and innovative family of schools located in New York, Shanghai, London, Seoul and a Global online school.

How to Apply:

Application is via the TES website.

In your cover letter of no more than one A4 page outline how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification. The deadline for applications is (Date) and first round interviews will be held in the week beginning (Date).

Please note:

Incomplete applications will not be considered and Dwight School Dubai reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Any appointment requires two good references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the School, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 21 days of the closing date for applications.

Dwight School Dubai is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Dwight School  Dubai aims to be a fair employer and is committed to equal opportunities. The School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age. The School will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants.

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