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Head of Music

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When you join GEMS Education you join an international education company with a global network of International schools and over fifty years of education experience. GEMS Education is the leading Kindergarten to Grade 12 operator in the world educating over 110,000 children from 151 different nationalities. GEMS Education staff access the company’s professional development programme, one of the largest education training programmes in the world. This ensures the best possible academic outcomes as while ensuring that GEMS attracts and retains the highest staff calibre. To find out more about GEMS Education visit: www.gemseducation.com 

The School: 

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail is a Premium National Curriculum for England School, located in the rapidly expanding Dubai Hills development. The Primary section opened in September 2013 and Secondary opened in September 2014. This is an international world-class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life. Children learn in a vibrant, inclusive and creative learning environment that encourages teamwork, critical thinking, independent inquiry and risk-taking. Our staff are recruited almost exclusively from the UK and are highly skilled and experienced in delivering the National Curriculum. Teaching is significantly enhanced through the use of technology, which is used predominantly by students to create and present new content. Innovation and creativity are actively encouraged and the learning programme is significantly enhanced by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme of over 100 activities, which emphasises our belief that students should be learning from the moment they arrive in school until they leave at the end of the day. We are an internationally-minded school with students representing over 80 nationalities and are an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools. We are proud of our inclusive culture: our expectation of all students is that they strive to excel and make significant progress well beyond expectations commensurate to their starting point.

http://www.gemswellingtonacademy-alkhail.com/

About the Role: 

We are looking for a committed and dynamic Head of Music to join GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail from September 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader or an experienced Music teacher looking for the next step in their career. You should be somebody who is looking to join a global leading company and a world-class international school as this is an excellent opportunity to grow music provision in a through school environment.

You will be responsible for running a successful department and should have previous experience implementing outstanding teaching and learning practice both within the classroom and across a wider department setting. With the Arts being an integral part of our curriculum at the Academy, the opportunities which Music presents for students is crucial to the continued development of Performing Arts provision at WEK.

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • A certified teaching qualification with exceptional subject knowledge and experience of leading a high performing teaching team. We will also consider applicants currently in a Deputy Head of department role looking for the next steps in their career.
  •  Experience teaching GCSE and IB or equivalent.  We are seeking to appoint talented, highly motivated and well-qualified individuals. You should have a proven track record of outstanding learning and teaching.
  •  At least 3 years’ experience of the National Curriculum for England.

To be considered for this post you must hold a B.Ed. or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent. The successful applicant will possess the willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities

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.

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