go back
job header image

Head of Secondary

Nibras International School
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
US 5000 - 6000 a month
Furnished allowance or housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
Full airfare reimbursement for economy ticket
Start August 2019
2 Years
  • University
  • Director/Principal
  • Master
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Principal/educational management qualification
  • 3 years’ school management/leadership in a similar setting
  • Knowledge of NEASC accreditation, inspection and evaluation frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Educational leader and outstanding teacher
  • Strategic planning, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams
  • Highly effective relationship management with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to recruit and train teachers


  • Collaborative team player, inspirational speaker, empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
  • Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
  • Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
  • Health insurance: Health insurance will be provided that covers dental and optics 
  • Visa: Fully paid of Visa or work permit 
  • Transportation: Transportation from/to school will be provided everyday 
  • Building: Will have GYM and Swimming Pool  

Department: Senior Leadership Team
Line Manager: Principal
Cover During Absence: Academic Vice Principal, Principal

Job Purpose:
Provides professional, highly effective leadership and management that will achieve outstanding results in all aspects of secondary school phase. The Head is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum, teaching and assessment practices inspire high levels of engagement, achievement and progress for students of all abilities.
Supports and develops learning and teaching within his/her team in close collaboration with the Principal to ensure a coherent curriculum which challenges and inspires students is delivered. Above all, a child-centred, caring and supportive environment, ensuring a happy and conducive atmosphere remains a key goal.

Key Relationships (Internal and External): Principal, Senior Leadership Team,Departement Heads, Secondary Students and Parents, Admissions Manager, External Agencies and Service Providers, Career Counselor

Key Accountabilities:

  • Promote an inspiring vision dedicated to high standards that is shared by all members of the Secondary School
  • Initiate, prioritize and lead Secondary School improvement activities through effective strategic leadership and planning
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the career counselor of the school and the Academic Vice Principal
  • Communicate a clear view of the Secondary School’s aims so that all staff know what is required of them and are competent and committed to achieving the school’s goals
  • Distribute leadership effectively to achieve high standards of learning and personal development by creating an ethos of collective responsibility and mutual support
  • Inspire and empower middle leaders, teachers and support staff by clearly defining all roles and aligning these roles with school priorities
  • Ensure that the levels of students’ attainment and the quality of teaching successfully align with the Secondary Schools’ promise to parents
  • Encourage others to contribute, creating a spirit of teamwork and opportunities of cooperation and collaboration between departments
  • Participate and lead professional development workshops in the UAE, including events run by the Knowledge Human Development Authority (KHDA)
  • Involve all Secondary staff in systematic, rigorous self-evaluation with explicit purpose of improving the quality of student’s experiences and their standards of attainment
  • Evaluate students’ classroom experiences, track students’ attainment and evaluate progress towards meeting agreed targets
  • Monitor the performance of all teaching and support staff in the Secondary School
  • Ensure that self-evaluation provides valid, comprehensive and reliable analysis for identifying key priorities for the preparation of the improvement plan and involves Secondary staff, parents and students as appropriate
  • Ensure that middle leaders and teachers collect and analyze appropriate and accurate information within the school as well as data for external sources, including international assessments and stakeholders surveys
  • Ensure that middle leaders and teachers set aspirational yet realistic goals aimed at improving students’ performance
  • Ensure that all improvement activities are focused on creating impact and raising quality in the Secondary School
  • Ensure that all recommendation from previous inspections and evaluations are included in the school’s improvement plan
  • Ensure accountability of the school’s actions and outcomes with regards to compliance, health and safety issues
  • Comply with all regulations and guidelines issued by the local authorities and regulators
  • Work collaboratively with the Principal and Admissions Manager to achieve enrolment targets and business objectives by marketing the Secondary School to the local and wider community with the aim of recruiting new students and retaining existing students to achieve a full school roll
  • Ensure that teaching and learning is monitored closely and consistently observe to rate the quality of teaching practice across the school and identify areas of development
  • Ensure that all Secondary School staff are appraises annually providing recognition for areas of strength and recommendations for areas of development and growth
  • Be responsible for the safety and well-being of all students through positive recognition and high expectations for behavior conduct
  • Monitor and promote outstanding attendance and punctuality across the Secondary School
  • Build and maintain relationships with Secondary School parents and the community by establishing regular and appropriate communications with all members of the school community, both internally and externally
  • Ensure that the Secondary School uses a wide range of effective methods, including technology, to communicate with parents taking into account the home language pf parents by promoting two-way communication
  • Ensure that parents receive regular reports of their children’s progress and attainment that include next steps for learning
  • Manage all aspects of students behavior, attendance, social and emotional growth and development
  • Connect school events to local community events so that students and parents have the opportunity to participate in the broader local events such as Dubai Literacy Festival, Music Festival, Sporting and Academic competitions…etc.


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
NIS is part of ISP Education Group ”International Schools Partnership” which is a global educational group has 33 schools around the world, working in NIS makes you part of this global family and entitles you for a global mobilization. NIS is an American Curriculum school based in Dubai Investment Park that was established in 2005.  The school is co-educational catering for students from KG1 to Grade 12 utilizing the AERO curriculum (American Education Reaches Out) and it has NEASC accreditation.  Students in high school are offered Advanced Placement courses and we have partnership agreements with the American University in Dubai, Canadian University in Dubai and the University of Balamand.  NIS students are fortunate to have such large outdoor areas, especially for Dubai, each school has its own grassed outdoor area, there is a full-size football pitch, two swimming pools, two libraries and many more amazing facilities catering for the current number of 930 students.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
Also known as remote teachers, distance teachers or virtual teachers, online teachers and online instructors are trained to teach students online. Online teaching jobs can range from blended courses that offer a combination of in-person and online instruction, to fully online learning. Online teaching offers job opportunities for a wide range of educators, from elementary school teachers to college professors. Online teaching jobs can be either full-time or part-time. If you’re a qualified teacher with experience in a classroom setting, then online teaching could be your next big career move.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Similar Jobs

Ignite SchoolDubai, Dubai
License required
Start in

English Teacher

SABIS® Network Schools - UAE, Oman, Qatar and BahrainDubai, Dubai
Start in
Dubai, Dubai
Start in

Quest Teacher

Dwight School DubaiDubai, Dubai
Start in

School Director

Al Ittihad Private School JumeirahDubai, Dubai
Start in