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Head of Mathematics

Virginia Private School
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
US 2000 - 4500 a month
Housing Allowance
Annual Ticket Allowance
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Education or PGCE/Math
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Annual Ticket Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Aldar Education is currently hiring a Head of Math to support our growing family of owned and operated schools in the UAE. 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.

As the leading education group in Abu Dhabi, we provide inclusive and innovative learning that inspires and empowers communities. We offer a range of brands for all learners in our community, from nursery through to adult education. We offer the broadest choice of curricula. In the largest number of locations in Abu Dhabi.

Starting with one school and 250 students in 2007, Aldar Education has grown into a highly sought-after education provider, now supporting over 38,000 students in 31 schools and a growing network of almost 5000 educators, with over 100 nationalities, offering a wide range of curricula and ancillary services such as a Teacher Training Academy.

Working collaboratively, our education network’s 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.


  • A Strategic direction and development of the department
  • Develop and implement policies and practices for the department that reflect the School’s vision, aims, commitment to high standards of achievement, and effective teaching and learning;
  • Establish, monitor, and evaluate short, medium, and long-term plans for the development of the department;
  • Use data effectively to identify students who are underachieving in the department; create and implement plans of action to support those students;
  • Analyse and interpret relevant school data, to inform policies and department/school SEF writing;
  • Ensure that appropriate and relevant schemes of work are developed, in place, and regularly reviewed and evaluated, for all year groups and courses. These must include suitable provisions for SEN/POD, G&T, and EAL students.

Teaching and learning:

  • Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity, and progression in the department for all students including those of high ability and those with special educational needs;
  • Establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording, and reporting on student achievement;
  • Set expectations for staff about standards of achievement and the quality of teaching learning and behavior;
  • Evaluate the quality of teaching and learning of the department and use this to identify effective practice and areas for improvement; take action to further improve the quality of teaching and learning;
  • Ensure the department is regularly contributing towards the school’s CAS Programme and after-school Booster/Revision Sessions for I/GCSE and IB DP courses.

Leading and managing staff:

  • Performance management team by school performance management policy;
  • Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships with the team, ensuring collaboration, support, accountability, and high professional standards;
  • Hold regular department meetings with minutes and agendas; the agenda should include a focus on improving standards relating to student achievement and teaching and learning;

Managing resources:

  • Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources;
  • Maintain efficient and effective control of the Department’s Resource and CapEx budgets;
  • Effective use of accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for teaching and learning by Learning Environment Policy;
  • Ensure a safe working and learning environment in which risks are properly assessed and Health and Safety policies and regulations are observed at all times.

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the school’s CAS Programme by leading/supporting one after-school activity each term, including leadership of Model United Nations (MUN);
  • To be an Academic Mentor and Extended Essay Supervisor to Year 12/13 students;
  • Undertake duties as part of the staff duty rota;
  • Cover for absent colleagues;
  • Invigilate examinations, as required, including a minimum of one evening and one-weekend external examination session, to support the Examinations Officer and Summer Examination Schedule;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Principal.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

VIPS is a school with its vision set firmly on the future.

In the year that H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced 2015 to be the “Year of Innovation”, Virginia International Private School (VIPS) opened its doors to the children of Abu Dhabi.

VIPS School Through our commitment to the integration of the arts and music subjects with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we ensure that students become aware of the connectedness of the different disciplines that constitute a school’s curriculum.

Our commitment to the success of all students means that we recognize the importance of maintaining a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment.
We do not forget that a healthy body is as important as a healthy mind, and the importance we place on physical activities, nutrition, and sports complements the academic activities in which our students participate.

We utilize a Responsive Classroom approach as a framework to build positive interpersonal relationships among students and faculty and to develop a collective responsibility for maintaining a positive school culture.

VIPS encourages active parent and community participation in our daily activities. Opportunities to volunteer are numerous and vary based on parent interests, availability, and classroom needs. Parents are encouraged to join us as guest readers, library support, or presenters during classroom-centered activities. Research and experience tell us that when parents are involved in school, the performance of all the children at school improves.

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

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is the second most populous city. Experienced educators or administrators seeking positions in the UAE can find great opportunities in Abu Dhabi.

UAE Dirham
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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