Aldar Education is currently seeking a Kindergarten Grade Group Leader at Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School (ABO) in Abu Dhabi for Academic year 2022 – 2023.
ABO follows the US Curriculum and is a large and thriving Charter School, with @ 1500 students, from KG1 (FS2) to Grade 4(Year 5). The ABO aim is to be a collaborative, student centred school, to constantly develop staff, to develop stakeholder voice and to keep evolving in our practice, so demonstrating a change agent attitude.
The successful candidate must have a secure knowledge of teaching and learning and a track record of implementing effective strategies to raise standards and plug gaps in learning. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate leadership skills/experiences at a variety of levels.
The successful candidate will be able to model outstanding planning and teaching and learning strategies, with an understanding of priorities to move a grade group forward. To be willing to coach and motivate others when support is needed. To be effective in working collaboratively in a team.
The successful candidate will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.
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.
To lead and manage a team of class teachers and classroom assistants, monitoring, developing and assessing their roles, and supporting their professional development
To lead the development and monitoring of school policies within their Grade Group e.g. Homework, Behaviour, Attendance
To lead and manage Grade Group Team meetings, distributing agendas and minutes as per school policy
To work with grade group teachers to deliver pastoral topics within the team; to monitor the teaching and learning and impact of the programme
To provide induction and training for any staff new to the team
To develop proactively your Grade Group’s high standards of learning, attitude, uniform, attendance, well-being, punctuality, citizenship and responsibility
To oversee Parent Teacher Consultations for your Grade Group with the aim of maximising attendance
To take an active role in organising Awards Assemblies for your Grade Group
To attend Grade Group Leader meetings
To monitor and review throughout the year the academic progress of your Grade Group, and of individual students; to support staff establishing intervention strategies
To liaise with the SLT on matters of student progress – to include academic, personal and social issues
Monitor attendance and punctuality within your grade team and take steps to improve both in line with school targets
To undertake Quality Assurance of the reporting processes used with your Grade Group
Student Guidance and Support
To set a positive tone of high expectation in your cohort, encouraging maximum involvement in the extra- curricular opportunities available
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or B.A or B.Sc degree with PGCE is essential.
5-years’ experience of which 3 consecutive years teaching performance exceeds standards and expectations as evidenced by Performance Appraisal.
To have the required level in English language to deliver the curriculum of the school and determined by the relevant authority in UAE.
Successful candidate will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunity 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.
Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.