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Head of Physical Education Department

Al Ittihad Private Schools
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
US 2200 - 3200 a month
Housing provided
Annual economy airfare to and from home country
Start September 2020
2 years
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Strong academic qualifications in related field, Bachelor’s with a MA preferred  
  • Valid teaching credential with five years of teaching experience
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and safeguard confidential information
  • Sensitivity in meeting the needs of an international student body
  • Demonstrated leadership with experience in curriculum development and co-curricular programs
  • Experience in a similar International and/or regional environment is an advantage
  • Proficient in IT for productivity purposes and as a tool to facilitate learning in the classroom
  • Housing provided
  • Annual economy airfare to and from home country
  • Medical Insurance for Self
  • End of Service Gratuity

 Head of Secondary Physical Education

The Head of PE Department is responsible for making clear and effective decisions about planning, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum and extra-curriculum; leading and managing teaching and non-teaching staff; and organizing department resources.  To have overall responsibility for the standard of students’ work, outcomes and behavior in the department.

Department Planning

In consultation with the Section Principal and Director General:

  • To construct a Development and Improvement Plan, defining short, medium- and long-term goals of the department
  • To oversee the implementation and evaluation of the Development and Improvement Plan
  • To prepare the PE department for internal and external school inspection and accreditation visits
  • Develop After School Sports Activities
  • Encourage and promote physical activity and sports 
  • Plan and oversee the IPS-J sports teams throughout the school year (sporting tours, hosting events etc.)
  • Liaise and work closely with Principals and Parent Relations Executive when organizing whole school events such as sports days and swim galas


  • To construct and oversee schemes of work in PE which satisfy statutory requirements and are compatible with the school’s aims, policies and ethos
  • To ensure that a high-quality extra-curricular sport curriculum meets the needs of students of all abilities
  • To ensure that schemes of work are differentiated to meet the needs of individual students
  • To liaise with the SEND about students with special educational needs
  • To ensure that schemes of work show continuity and progression

Curriculum objectives and content:

  • To ensure that schemes of work for PE build on skills, attitudes, knowledge and concepts developed in Secondary School
  • In consultation with the Instructional Coach, to assist in the improvement of cross-curricular themes, skills and dimensions
  • To promote teaching and learning strategies within the PE department that stimulate students' interest and involvement in learning and meet the needs of individual learners, drawing on good practice in different areas of the faculty
  • Teach 6 to 8 classes per week
  • To develop and monitor assessment procedures compatible with the school policy and statutory requirements
  • To maintain constant awareness of improvements in PE and bring these to the attention of the Section Principals

Management of Staff

  • The Head of PE Department should demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and get the best out of others.  They should foster a common sense of purpose, shared vision and sense of mission within the department
  • To assist with recruitment and appointment
  • To conduct the appraisal process
  • To identify strengths and areas for improvement of staff and take appropriate actions to encourage high morale
  • To bring to the attention of the SLT line manager areas of concern in the professional capability of teaching and non-teaching staff
  • To ensure that lesson plans are prepared, schemes of work are followed, student performance/work is assessed 
  • To hold effective departmental meetings and ensure that minutes are distributed to members of the department and the Section Principal
  • To ensure that the department is represented at cross-curricular group meetings

Resources and Accommodation

  • To ensure that resources within the PE department are relevant to the curriculum and extra-curricular needs and are well maintained
  • To prepare an annual departmental budget for the Director General and ensure appropriate financial records are maintained
  • To ensure the purchase, maintenance and appropriate allocation of resources
  • To ensure that the stock records are accurately maintained
  • To ensure that the learning environment is enhanced and that gyms and outdoor sports facilities etc. are left tidy and clean
  • To liaise with the Health and Safety representative in ensuring that students and teachers work in a safe and healthy environment

Child Protection and Safety

  • Actively support and adhere to the Child Protection Policy, including attending annual training
  • Ensure lessons, activities and trips are inclusive, safe and secure for ISP students
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

When you visit AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL (ISP-J) you will see a vibrant school community with exceptional educational professionals, recruited from around the world, who are committed to delivering a true American education in a local setting. 

We belong to the Al Ittihad Private Schools and are considered the Flagship school. The first IPS school opened in Dubai 1978. Currently, we have a total of five schools in the UAE (Al Ain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi). Our branch, Al Ittihad Private School Jumeira, opened its doors in 1998 to meet the growing needs of Emirati students in Dubai; and now, 21 years later, IPS-J has become one of the premier Emirati schools in Dubai offering the American curriculum. We are located in the heart of Jumeirah and offer outstanding facilities that provide the best possible spaces for our committed teachers and coaches to inspire and adapt to the demands of the modern age while at the same time preserve our cultural heritage.

Technology, art, physical education, library, classroom and common spaces all communicate a message that learning is the core purpose and highly valued at IPS-J. With the support of the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team and the highly supportive parent community, IPS-J provides comprehensive programs and education

IPS-J serves over 2400 Emirati students from Pre-KG to grade 12. We are fully accredited by CIS and NEASC and rated as a “Good” school by KHDA.

Our core values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion guide our actions and promote a culture of inclusiveness and engagement. Our focus on student learning in a safe, secure environment ensures that each of our students is encouraged to reach his or her potential each day. We are fully committed to the wellbeing of our students and staff. 

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

Drawing millions of visitors each year, Dubai allows teachers to experience a unique combination of traditional Middle Eastern ways of life and an upscale expatriate lifestyle. Dubai's many private schools provide opportunities for licensed teachers to teach in one of the most exciting and dynamic modern cities in the world.

UAE Dirham
Hot desert climate
4,114 km²
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This is a Direct to School Job

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