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Head of MOE

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Aldar Academies is seeking an outstanding Head of MOE  for Al Muna Academy, Abu Dhabi for the academic year 2022-2023.

Al Muna Academy is in the heart of the city of Abu Dhabi and was recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by ADEK – Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Serving over 700 students from Nursery – Year 6 we follow the National Curriculum of England. The school a vibrant community.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

Responsibilities: 

• To provide professional leadership and management to the MOE department to secure high-quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students.

• Strategic direction and development of the department and leading and managing staff.

• Oversee the operational aspects of the MOE subjects; ensuring development and quality assurance of the programme, including but not limited to curriculum development, extra-curricular activities, staff evaluation and development, information technology, timetabling, etc.

• To be an exemplar classroom teacher with the knowledge and skills to support and develop colleagues.

• To comply with our agreed policies.

• To recognize good practice and to identify areas for development and challenge underachievement.

• To communicate effectively to lead, manage and inspire others.

• To be focused on raising standards, school improvement (including areas beyond existing areas of responsibility) and be able to challenge underperformance and have difficult conversations.

• To be flexible, positive, and proactive.

• To be an exemplar classroom teacher, setting a standard to which others aspire to.

• To contribute to the strategic development and smooth day to day running of the school.

• To manage the work of the MOE team. This includes- monitoring standards and pupil progress, including preparation for and action from year group progress meetings and data analysis, liaising with families, feeding into and from SLT meetings, supporting colleagues in developing their classroom practice, leading new initiatives to improve standards, working alongside and supporting the shadow year group leader.

• Leading key areas of the school as part of a subject leader team/lead learner or school improvement plan.

• To identify development areas of MOE staff and propose and deliver staff trainings as necessary.

• Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regards to student’s achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate.

• To take responsibility for the organization and security of resource, gr books, laptops, iPads etc.

• Take initiative of own professional development to secure high quality teaching and for successful execution of roles and responsibilities.

• To participate in the Aldar Academies performance management cycle.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language & Islamic Studies with a post qualification teaching certification is essential. Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Minimum Experience:  A minimum of 6 years’ experience, including 4 consecutive years teaching performance exceeding standards and expectations as evidenced by Performance Appraisal.

Job Specific Knowledge & Skills: 

• Strong knowledge of MOE subjects, curriculum designing and conducting students’ assessments.

• To be approachable, professional, calm, and knowledgeable.

• To be able to deal professionally with a range of stakeholders.

• Passion for teaching and commitment to educating and nurturing children.

• A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children.

• Recent and consistent involvement in extra-curricular activities.

• A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life.

• Warmth, empathy, credibility, self-belief, integrity, drive and child centred.

• Ability to lead and manage a team.

• To be able to prioritize workload and multitask.

• IT Literate and familiar with online technologies to aid in 21st century teaching.

• Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with parents in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

Application:

A covering letter and CV including details of two referees should be sent via the career page.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE.  We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders.  We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places.  Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Academies are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

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