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Head of Elementary - August 2018 - Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Curriculum: US

Salary: 20,500 - 25,000 AED Tax Free

Experience: 2+ Years

Contract: 2 years

School vision / ethos: This school is an all-through, learning-centred institution. The learning vision combines the breadth of the US Curriculum and the strength of the Significant Learning Model in a state of the art learning environment with advanced technology and extensive facilities. This is an ESL environment which enables teachers to broaden their skill base by working within an international team of educators.

Catering for predominantly local Emirati or Arab expatriates; students are supported in attaining their full potential, they believe in individual students needs and in providing opportunities which meet the individual ability. Teachers should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong command of the English language. Previous experience of teaching within an ESL or start up environment will be advantageous

The Head of Elementary will report directly to the Principal and will be responsible for:

* the day-to-day management of Grades 1-5
* the development of the Common Core Standards with eventual full recognition by the NEASC;
* providing all teachers in the Elementary School with a strong professional development programme,
* Track students' attainment and evaluate progress towards meeting agreed targets
* undertaking the professional appraisal of all teaching colleagues, following the agreed school-wide policy laid down by the Principal
* supporting teaching colleagues and undertaking disciplinary measures where appropriate;
* liaising with the Principal on Primary School staffing and resourcing needs;
* working closely with other Heads of School, particularly in the development of and coordinating the School Development Plan
* maintaining a friendly, open, supportive but firm relationship with parents
* meeting with other Heads on a regular basis, consulting with them on matters of curriculum design, the development of school-wide policy manuals, student welfare, teaching resources, relationships with the local community, etc;
* meeting regularly with teaching staff and involving them directly in aspects of curriculum design, behavioural expectations for students, their daily routines and the school's expectations of them, the timetable, and the future development of the elementary school in its widest context;

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Primary or Early Years Education from the UK / Ireland / Australia / New Zealand, USA / Canada and South Africa. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication skills, flexibility and creativity, previous experience in an ESL environment will be advantageous.

Package: Rewarding Tax free salary / Single Furnished Accommodation with paid utilities / Annual flights / Medical insurance

Please contact your local Teachanywhere Consultant to find out more.

Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and work; being located near the centre offers easy access to many amenities and attractions without the worry of expensive travel. A cosmopolitan lifestyle and a traditional Middle Eastern culture await the adventurous who wants to try something a little different.


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