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Lead for Teaching and Learning

school
Dubai Schools
location
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
1
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor in Education in a relevant field
  • Previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language.
  • Previous experience in middle leadership
  • Curriculum, data, and professional learning experience
  • Experience in an American curriculum would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, and integrity.
  • Inter-culturally aware with well-developed communication skills.
  • Innovative, motivated, resourceful, flexible, patient and can persevere.
  • Outgoing, positive and enthusiastic
  • Good spoken communication skills
  • Tax-free salary
  • Housing Allowance
  • Flight for self
  • Medical insurance for self and family

Dubai Schools Al Barsha has an opening for an accomplished Lead for Teaching and Learning to join in August 2024.

As a leading education provider in the Middle East, Taaleem is continuing to support the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, establishing a unique partnership between the government and the private sectors. We currently manage and operate several private-public partnership schools in the UAE, to raise the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth. 

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners.

The vision for Dubai Schools is to offer a first-class international education to students by being a beacon and exemplar of academic quality. The school uses the US curriculum, the New York Engage Standards, as the foundation of the educational program, balanced with a sharp focus on Arabic literacy, Islamic studies, and the cultural values of the UAE. Maintaining this balance is crucial and is likely to define the successful leadership of a school that seeks to meld global-mindedness with an appreciation of the UAE’s cultural heritage.

The main objective of the Dubai Schools Project is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools by 2026.

Who are we looking for? 

We are seeking outstanding, dedicated, and resilient teachers who are committed to the long-term goals of this project. We would like to recruit individuals who believe they can make a difference to their students, who understand that change is a process, and who want to take an active role in sharing their expertise as the team moves towards achieving its shared goals.

Job Purpose:

The Lead for Teaching and Learning is a leadership role, without classroom responsibilities. They are the key driver to pedagogy, teaching and learning support, development, and achievement across the school. Working with the SLT and GLLs, and partnering with other curriculum subject specialists, the Teaching and Learning Coach focuses on teaching and learning development, through assessment, data, pedagogy, resources, and curriculum. The personal qualities of the Lead for Teaching and Learning include enthusiasm for and highly skilled in teaching, and the ability to effectively support and develop colleagues with impactful teaching across the curriculum.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish a direction for teaching and learning that aligns with the integrated inquiry philosophy of Dubai Schools Al Barsha, in collaboration with the SLT, through policy, practice, effective pedagogy, resources, and curriculum across the school.
  • Establish systems and processes, based on data analysis, with the SLT, to assess and analyze student assessment, progress, and achievement data.
  • Map and review all achievement standards annually to guide grade planning, to ensure coverage and depth of teaching.
  • Assist teachers with the gathering and analysis of classroom data on progress and attainment.
  • Work collaboratively to decide on Dubai Schools Al Barsha Development Goals for improved student achievement so that there is clarity and consensus.
  • Take direct responsibility for the development, effectiveness, and management of teacher intervention and support programs.
  • Plan and lead professional learning in pedagogy and curriculum.
  • Recommend and manage resource selection and allocation to priority teaching goals.
  • In conjunction with SLT and GLLs, support the evaluation of teaching and student outcomes through regular classroom visits, modeling, and provision of formative and summative feedback to teachers about effective mathematics practice.
  • Prepare and monitor school action plans and provide regular feedback to the SLT.
  • Contribute to quality assurance arrangements across schools to help improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Participate, as directed, in School Reviews, to identify and disseminate best practices and formulate, where required, appropriate school improvement goals related to achievement and teaching.
  • Work with the SLT on the preparation of the relevant section of the SDP and inspection documentation.
  • Develop a deep understanding of ICT platforms and support tools in mathematics, leading the management, use, and implementation of these.
  • Help teachers to identify areas for improvement in their teaching practice and support their development.
  • Plan and run regular parent support meetings about curriculum learning, to create parent partnerships, at least twice each term.

Taaleem:

As a leading education provider in the Middle East, Taaleem is continuing to support the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, establishing a unique partnership between the government and the private sectors. We currently manage and operate several private-public partnership schools in the UAE, to raise the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth. 

Taaleem is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. At Taaleem, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices about child protection and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to various background checks including, receipt of high-quality references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification, and police checks, including overseas checks.  

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

Everybody remembers an inspiring teacher because of the material difference he or she makes to us as individuals, stretching our potential and encouraging us to make the most of our strengths. Empowerment is the upshot of inspirational teaching and it sees students increasingly aiming higher and aiming more.

Together, inspiration and empowerment can be the architects of our future successes. Having charted the link between inspiration, empowerment and success, creating an environment that inspires children is the driving force behind Taaleem.

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners.

The vision for Dubai Schools is to offer a first-class international education to students by being a beacon and exemplar of academic quality. The school uses the US curriculum, the New York Engage Standards, as the foundation of the educational program, balanced with a sharp focus on Arabic literacy, Islamic studies, and the cultural values of the UAE. Maintaining this balance is crucial and is likely to define the successful leadership of a school that seeks to meld global-mindedness with an appreciation of the UAE’s cultural heritage.

The main objective of the Dubai Schools Project is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools by 2026.

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.

Arabic
2,106,177
UAE Dirham
Islam
Hot desert climate
4,114 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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