Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Aldar Education is currently seeking a Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, at Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School (ABO) in Abu Dhabi for Academic year 2022-2023.

ABO follows the US Curriculum (AERO) and is a large and thriving Charter School, with @ 1500 students, from KG1 (FS2) to Grade 5(Year 6). 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 record of effectively leading curriculum development to raise attainment, an excellent knowledge of instruction and coaching strategies 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 understand the priorities to move the school forward. Also, able and willing to coach and motivate others when support is needed and effective in working collaboratively in a team.

The successful candidate will be closely aligned with ABO core values, Respect, Collaboration, Passion, Integrity and Excellence and our ethos, ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’ 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.

Specific responsibilities for Vice Principal, Curriculum and Instruction:

  • Work with the Principal to raise the quality of teaching and learning and students’ achievement; setting high expectations and monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of learning outcomes. A highly effective leader who can model best practice if necessary.
  • Provide regular feedback for colleagues in a way which recognizes good practice and supports their progress against professional and performance management objectives resulting in a tangible impact on students learning.
  • Develop whole staff, phase teams and individuals to enhance performance.
  • Contributing the writing of SEF and SIP
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the curriculum and disseminate effectively to other members of staff. Join Network groups.
  • Plan, delegate and evaluate work carried out by team(s) and individuals.
  • Create, maintain, and enhance effective relationships.
  • Recruit and select teaching and support staff.

For more information on the other areas of the role (Strategic Direction and Development of the School; Leading and Managing Staff; Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources; Accountability; Strengthening Community and the  specific Duties for Vice Principal),  please request the job description from HR Officer,  Mallak Aldasouqi, HR@abdullabinotaiba.sch.ae

Qualifications

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education or 1st degree + PGCE is essential (as per ADEK criteria)
  • A Master’s degree, or NPQML or NPQSL, or international equivalent, qualification is desirable but not essential.

Minimum Experience:

  • As per ADEK, a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Line/Performance Management or leading a curriculum project/team and  proven experience in improving instruction experience is required.
  • Experience of leading whole school initiatives that have led to improvement in standards and achievement.
  • Knowledge of US curriculum (AERO) is desirable, but not essential.

Please send an updated CV and a letter of application, consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4, briefly detailing your experience of leading change in curriculum and instruction and your experience of leadership of others, to Mallak Aldasouqi, HR Officer HR@abdullabinotaiba.sch.ae by 13th May, 2022

Potential candidates are very welcome to contact the Principal, Kate Davies beforehand, for an informal discussion, via Microsoft Teams. If interested in doing so, please arrange through the ABO HRO.

Suitable candidates will be invited to interview shortly afterwards.

Aldar Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to any relevant medical checks and clearance from appropriate safeguarding authorities.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, (Day) 13/05/2022, but we reserve the right to make an early appointment for experienced and suitably qualified applicants.

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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