HEAD OF SCHOOL Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Nord Anglia Education
Title: HEAD OF SCHOOL
Company: Nord Anglia Education
Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE
Type: Full Time
Category: Education, Management
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as Head of School and to work collaboratively and co-operatively with the school’s Senior Leadership Team to lead the development of a world-class school. Together, you will ensure our school offers the very best international experience for our students whilst expertly delivering the Chinese and American curriculums to an outstanding level of performance.
You willbe a fluent English speaker, expert in the American/AP curricula, as well as having experience of bilingual teaching, ideally from a school(s) in Asia. We are looking for a proven track-record in school leadership and a strong understanding of and respect for different cultures so that you can confidently work with school leaders, teachers, students and parents from China with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Creativity, motivation, communication skills and adaptability are essential to make a significant impact in this important role.
The successful candidate will lead the school operationally and educationally:
Relentlessly pursue outstanding academic performance for all students;
Strengthen and develop the school’s mission, vision and strategic plan while ensuring the teaching and learning in the school is of the highest quality;
Support the marketing and admissions process of the school with passion and an adherence to quality, thus ensuring the school grows and in high demand;
Develop and lead a culture of professional learning within the teaching body and develop the use of forward-looking technology in teaching and learning;
Promote our values through the opportunities we offer, the impact we make, the leadership we demonstrate and the respect we think everyone deserves;
Ensure the school is a well-organised, efficient and effective hive of purposeful learning from the start to the end of each school day;
Build and monitor the necessary teams and systems to run the school effectively and with excellence.
What we are looking for
The appointed candidate will:
Possess a creative and pragmatic mind with the ability to lead innovations in teaching and learning and the broader activity of the school;
Lead with a strategic and decisive style, suitable for a highly successful school within a competitive environment;
Demonstrate understanding of how to deliver a world-class American curriculum style education in an international setting;
Demonstrate understanding of how to blend the best of premium international curricula with a local Chinese curriculum using contemporary international thinking to create a distinctive positioning for the school;
Be an ambassador and help to build the brand and reputation of the school;
Demonstrate a flair for developing managerial and educational talent;
Respect, appreciate and understand a variety of cultures and societies, building strong relationships with all members of the school community;
Be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for every student in our care and engage with children, staff and parents to ensure that we identify, understand and meet their educational aims and needs.
In return for your passion to deliver the highest quality education you will enjoy a more than competitive salary, accommodation provided by us, an annual flight allowance, health insurance and places in the school for your children.
We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about education and h…