Secondary Vice Principal

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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.

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 with current enrolment at 1000. This is an international world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life.

Recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by BSO, 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, although applications from other countries are encouraged, 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 and British School in the Middle East. We are proud of our high achieving culture: our expectation of all students is that they strive to excel and make significant progress well beyond expectations commensurate to their starting point.

We are recruiting a Secondary Vice Principal to join our team from September 2022.

The successful candidate will play a key role in our Secondary Leadership Team and will support in achieving the key strategic objectives for the Academy through formulating and leading on specific aspects of the school improvement plan.

We are looking for someone who:

*Is a dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational leader;

*Has excellent working knowledge of Key Stages 3 to 5 of the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and particularly GCSEs, A-Levels and BTEC qualifications;

*Creates an effective, productive, and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have the opportunity to learn and grow;

*Develops and supports a learning focused culture for students, staff and the community;

*Is experienced in and will take responsibility for managing assessment and data for KS3, 4 and 5

*Fosters an environment where students and staff take ownership of their own learning;

*Leads the continual development of the Secondary curriculum to ensure all learners have the right levels of challenge and support;

*Fosters a collaborative environment that supports contributive leadership from all stakeholders;

*Is a highly effective communicator with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community.

To be considered for this appointment, you will require:

*A full teaching qualification (a school leadership qualification would also be desirable);

*A track record and experience of continued professional development and involvement in the recruitment of staff;

*Relevant senior leadership experience across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the National Curriculum for England;

*Exceptional communication skills.

If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students then we would welcome your application.

Working with GEMS offers you a unique opportunity to enhance and progress your career in a global setting. Whether this is your first role in international education or the latest in your successful career overseas, GEMS provides you with the unparalleled chance to be part of the world’s largest K-12 private school operator.

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