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Vice Principal - Mubarak Bin Mohammed Cycle 2

Aldar Education - Mubarak Bin Mohammed Cycle 2
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start July 2024
  • Director/Principal
  • Master

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or a B.Sc. degree with PGCE is essential. Desirable master’s degree.

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 6 years experience, including 4 consecutive years of teaching performance that 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.

To be discussed after the interview.

Aldar Education is currently seeking an outstanding Vice Principal for Mubarak Bin Mohammed School - Cycle 2 in Abu Dhabi commencing AY24/25.

Mubarak Bin Mohammed School - Cycle 2 is an American Curriculum school in the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi. With our globally recognized and admired curriculum, dedicated and passionate practitioners, and outstanding teaching and learning, Mubarak Bin Mohammed School - Cycle 2 is a great place to work. It has an exciting, diverse, and progressive learning community that is committed to fulfilling the National Agenda for our Emirati students. Our learning culture is underpinned by our mission statement, Excite, Challenge, empower allowing all students to thrive.

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.

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the region's values.


Strategic Direction and Development of the School:

  • Undertake the professional duties of the Vice Principal reasonably delegated to you by the Principal.
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Principal, in the event of his/her absence from the school.
  • In partnership with the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team, provide professional leadership and management of Teaching and Learning throughout the school.
  • To provide professional leadership and management of School Development Plan priorities.
  • Assist the Principal in the ongoing and annual review of standards of leadership, teaching, and learning in specific areas of responsibility and across all areas of school provision, consistent with the procedures in the school self-evaluation policy.
  • Create costed subject development plans that contribute positively to the achievement of the School Development Plan, and which actively involve all staff in its design and execution.
  • Develop and implement policies and practices for the subject/area(s) that reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement and are consistent with curriculum strategies and policies.
  • Promote high expectations for attainment.
  • Establish short-, medium--, and long-term plans for the development and resourcing of the specific areas of responsibility.
  • Monitor the progress made in achieving subject/area plans and targets and evaluate the effect on teaching and learning.
  • Work with outside agencies and stakeholders to inform future action.

Leading Teaching and Learning:

  • Work with the Principal to raise the quality of teaching and learning and pupil achievement, setting high expectations and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning outcomes.
  • Provide regular feedback for colleagues in a way that recognizes good practice and supports their progress against professional and performance management objectives resulting in a tangible impact on students' learning.
  • Develop whole staff, phase teams, and individuals to enhance performance.
  • Oversee the planning and delivery of staff meetings, including where necessary, bringing in outside speakers.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the curriculum and disseminate effectively to other members of staff.
  • Plan, delegate, and evaluate work carried out by team(s) and individuals.
  • Create, maintain, and enhance effective relationships
  • Recruit and select teaching and support staff

Leading and Managing Staff:

  • Work with the Principal to build a professional learning community that enables others to achieve.
  • Support staff, within your team and the whole school, in achieving high standards through effective continuing professional development.
  • Be committed to and take responsibility for your professional development and undertake performance management, setting and agreeing targets linked to school development priorities with the principal.
  • Implement successful performance management processes with an allocated team of staff.
  • Treat people fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive school culture.
  • Build a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engage with other schools to build effective learning communities.
  • Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others.

Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources:

  • Work with the Principal to provide effective organization and management of the school and seek ways to improve organizational structures and functions based on rigorous self-evaluation.
  • Work with the Principal to ensure the school and the people and resources within it are well organized and managed to provide an efficient, effective, and safe learning environment.
  • Oversee and evaluate the subject/area budget allocation to ensure the budget is spent in line with subject/area learning priorities and best value principles.
  • Secure and allocate resources to support effective learning and teaching within the subject area(s).
  • Monitor and control the use of resources and budget according to the school’s agreed financial procedures.


  • Work with the Principal to ensure the school’s accountability to a wide range of groups, particularly parents, ADEK, and Aldar Academies SLT.
  • Ensure that pupils enjoy and benefit from a high-quality education, promoting collective responsibility within the whole school community.
  • Develop a school ethos that enables everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success, and accept responsibility for outcomes.
  • Develop and present a coherent, understandable, and accurate account of the school’s performance to a range of audiences including parents and Aldar colleagues.
  • Reflect on personal contribution to school achievements and take account of feedback from others.
  • Agree, monitor, and evaluate pupil targets to ensure all students make sufficient progress.
  • Engage all staff in the creation, consistent implementation, and Improvement of schemes of work and curriculum plans that encapsulate key school learning strategies.
  • Guide a choice of teaching and learning methods/strategies.
  • Coach and mentor other staff and exemplify good practice.
  • Undertake shared planning, and team teaching as required within allocated subject areas.
  • Develop and implement systems for recording individual pupil’s progress.
  • Evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of achievement, setting targets for improvement.

Strengthening Community:

  • Work with the Principal to engage with the internal and external school community to secure equity and entitlement.
  • Work with the Principal to collaborate with other schools and Aldar Academies HQ to share expertise and bring positive benefits to their own and other schools.
  • Work with the Principal to work collaboratively at both strategic and operational levels with parents and across multiple agencies for the well-being of all children.

Specific Duties for Vice Principal:

  • To provide professional leadership and management of key areas of the School Development Plan as agreed on an annual basis, with the principal.
  • To be responsible for internal and external assessment practices across the school
  • To provide professional leadership and management of the curriculum in the elementary phase of the school.
  • To take an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, contributing to the development of identified areas leading to high standards of teaching, effective use of resources, and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students.
  • To lead the Performance Management of a group of teachers.
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Aldar Education is the leading education group in Abu Dhabi, we provide inclusive and innovative learning that inspires and empowers communities, and 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.

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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.

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