Vice Principal (Pastoral)


Aldar Education are currently seeking for an outstanding Vice Principal (Pastoral)  for Mubarak Bin Mohammed Charter School for next Academic year 2022-2023.

Successful candidates will have a ‘can do’ attitude, as life in a Charter School can

be challenging at times, but equally highly rewarding, as our impact upon student

learning is clearly visible every day. A sense of humour is vital too!

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.

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.


Under the direction of the Principal:

• Support with the day to day management of the school

• Communicate the school’s vision compellingly and support strategic leadership

• Lead by example, holding and articulating clear values and moral purpose and focusing on providing excellent education for all students

• Build positive relationships with all members of the school community, showing positive attitudes to them

• Keep up to date with developments in education and have a good knowledge of education systems locally, nationally and globally

• Work with political and financial astuteness, translating policy into the school’s context

• Seek training and continuing professional development to meet own needs

Students and staff

Under the direction of the Principal:

• Demand ambitious standards for all students, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on student outcomes

• Ensure excellent teaching in the school, including through training and development for staff

• Establish a culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice

• Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their skills and knowledge

• Identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders

• Hold all staff to account for their professional conduct and practice

Systems and processes

Under the direction of the Principal:

• Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose

• Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all students and staff, addressing any underperformance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice.

• Work with the School Governing Group as appropriate

• Support strategic, curriculum led financial planning to ensure effective use of budgets and resources

• Support distribution of leadership throughout the school.

• The self-improving school system

• Under the direction of the Principal:

• Create an outward facing school which works with other schools and organisations to secure excellent outcomes for all students

• Develop effective relationships with fellow professionals

• Model innovative approaches to school improvement and leadership

• Inspire and influence others to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education.

Specific Responsibilities:

• The strategic direction, leadership and performance management of the pastoral system incorporating behaviour, attendance, punctuality and student well-being

• Working closely with all stakeholders to ensure that all aspects of the pastoral system are effective

• Taking on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead for the whole school

• Leading all school-wide activities designed to enhance healthy lifestyles, extra-curricular activities, school visits etc.

• Arrangements for monitoring and quality control of the pastoral system

• Developing relevant policies, implementing record-keeping, tracking systems, and monitoring students whose high levels of personal support require continuing attention

• Briefing and motivating the Pastoral staff to operate the system effectively in their own areas of responsibility

• All community links and social enterprise activities including those relating to charitable fund-raising

• Managing and coordinating the Mubarak Bin Mohammed Charter School’s Award of Excellence

• Coordinating and monitoring the Enrichment Curriculum

• Lead on parent liaisons, including Parent Council

• Lead on student leadership/voice, Moral Education and My Identity initiatives

• Line manage School Counsellor and learning mentors

Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other
  • relevant field with a teaching qualification.
  • 10 years’ educational experience with a
  • minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role (Ex: Head of Department, Head of Subject, Head of specific grade level in education… etc.)


  • Postgraduate qualification in education or other qualification equivalent to QF Emirates level 8 or above.
  • 8 years’ educational experience with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role (Ex: Head of Department, Head of Subject, Head of specific grade level in education… etc.)


  • By passing an interview and meeting appropriate levels in Arabic and/ or English or the language applied in the curriculum of the school and determined by the relevant regulatory authority in UAE


Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centred and innovative schools based in the UAE.  We educate over 10,000 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-focussed 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.


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

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 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.

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