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Assistant Principal (pastoral) - Aldar Education

school
Aldar Education L.L.C
location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start September 2022
3 years
1
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Education or B.Sc degree with PGCE is essential. Desirable Master’s degree.

Minimum Experience

  • At least 6 years of experience, including 4 consecutive years of teaching performance exceeds standards and expectations as evidenced by performance appraisal
  • At least 2 years experience in a middle leadership role
  • Experience in leading school initiatives that have led to improvement in standards and achievement.
  • Experience working with parents and external agencies.

What We Offer

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child-centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 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 non-monetary benefits. Our future-focused 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 leads and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Education is currently seeking several inspirational school leaders for various Assistant Principal (Pastoral) positions, commencing immediately.

Aldar Education is the leading education group in Abu Dhabi, we provide inclusive and innovative learning that inspires and empowers communities, Aldar Education aims to be your employer of choice. We educate over 26,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders and employees across the group.

Working collaboratively, our purpose is to empower the next generation to shape our future, directly supporting the educational goals of Abu Dhabi’s government. Today, Aldar Education’s efforts are guided by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan, which aims to build a sustainable knowledge-based economy through premium education.

We are a “Great Place To Work” and currently employ over 1,400 teachers to deliver the English National Curriculum, the highly regarded American Massachusetts State Curriculum, and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme all with an international dimension.

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.

Strategic Direction:

  • To lead on and develop the pastoral vision and culture across the secondary phase, which falls in line with whole school expectations.
  • To ensure the school behavior policy promotes good relationships and complements the intended culture.
  • To lead on student safety, safeguarding, and wellbeing.
  • To oversee inclusion in the pursuit of all students thrive.
  • To lead on student transitions across key phases of their education.
  • To lead the school community and develop stakeholders' voices.
  • To lead on key performance standards as directed. To lead on key areas of the SEF and SDP ensuring key improvement priorities are identified and actioned based on current research and evidence.
  • To lead and oversee the pastoral MER and quality assurance processes and present an accurate and coherent account of the school's performance about key performance standards to a range of audiences including governors and parents
  • To effectively lead the school through external review and inspection of key performance standards.
  • To promote positive relationships within and outside the school to ensure a cohesive school community, including but not limited to student admissions, school tours, Parent Information events, Parent Teacher Conferences, and developing parent partnerships.
  • To set the strategic direction for pastoral leads and Heads of Year to ensure all students are happy and thrive within the school.
  • To work with the APS for Teaching and Learning and Curriculum and Achievement to provide quality provision that supports the whole child and ensures outstanding progress and attainment for all.
  • To lead on and quality assure the pastoral communication with parents, including termly reports.
  • To provide strategic direction and line manage the Head of Inclusion and school counselors to ensure the delivery of pastoral and welfare support to students that exceeds the expectations of students, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • To nurture a community where staff and students feel happy, safe, valued, and supported and promote the well-being of staff and students through a holistic approach to well-being.

Culture for Behaviour:

  • To work with all stakeholders to set the vision and tone for the culture for behavior in line with the school's overall vision.
  • To review the behavior policy to ensure it meets the needs of the school.
  • To ensure high expectations for all staff about the culture for behavior and learning and provide CPD as required.
  • To promote high expectations for all students and ensure the pastoral teams hold a holistic overview to ensure all students thrive.
  • To raise achievement by continuing to improve attendance and punctuality to levels beyond outstanding.
  • To lead effective communication to parents regarding expectations of the school and ensure that staff, students, and parents understand the school's expectations, and adhere to them.
  • To quality assure provision and undertake regular learning walks and drop-ins as well as formal observations to ensure high standards across the school.
  • To quality assure the student leadership program and ensure that leadership opportunities are offered to meet the needs of all students.

Job Specific Knowledge & Skill

  • Ability to work with data and be effective in using data to diagnose, intervene and evaluate the impact upon learning.
  • Ability to organize tasks
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Must possess leadership skills
  • Must appropriately handle confidential information

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 to our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Overview

Aldar Education is the leading education group in Abu Dhabi, we provide inclusive and innovative learning that inspires and empowers communities, Aldar Education aims to be your employer of choice. We educate over 24,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders and employees across the group.

Working collaboratively, our purpose is to empower the next generation to shape our future, directly supporting the educational goals of Abu Dhabi’s government. Today, Aldar Education’s efforts are guided by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan, which aims to build a sustainable knowledge-based economy through premium education. 

We are a “Great Place To Work” and currently employ over 1,400 teachers to deliver the English National Curriculum, the highly regarded American Massachusetts State Curriculum and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme all with an international dimension.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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