Head of English – Fujairah

Location: Fujairah, UAE

Start Date: Immediate

About the Position

BrightSpark Teachers are looking to recruit a Head of English for an international private school in Fujairah, UAE. This opportunity has an immediate start date.

Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s of Education and an English related degree. Experience of the New York State Common Core Standards is preferred and have a minimum of 2 years experience as Head of English. Native English speakers preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Providing a vision for learning within the department.

• Providing or organizing Schemes of Work for all year groups throughout the school in consultation with the relevant staff.

• Ensuring high standards of teaching, addressing any issues where teaching falls below the required standards.

• Ensuring high standards of learning, addressing any issues or trends highlighted by assessment data, lesson observations and the scrutiny of children’s work.

• Liaising closely with the leadership to ensure that pupils are well prepared for all external examinations.

• Ensuring that learning is personalized through good use of assessment data and good assessment practice including focused work for all ability levels.

• Planning for departmental improvement each year, implementing action points and ensuring value for money and the effective deployment of the department’s annual budget.

• Ensuring that good quality English work is submitted to the annual school magazine.

• Organizing and teaching classes and, when required, taking games and activities and undertaking a share of supervisory duties in accordance with school policies.

Fujairah is an emirate on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, lying along the Gulf of Oman. It’s known for its beaches and the Hajar Mountains, which run through much of the emirate. In the south, the city of Fujairah is home to the massive Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with its towering white minarets.  Overlooking the city is Fujairah Fort, a reconstructed 17th-century fortress featuring round and square towers. There are many government schools in Fujairah, which are mainly for Emirati people, however, there are a growing number of private schools which represent many opportunities for creative, innovative and dynamic teachers who would like to build their career in the area.

SPECIAL NOTE – We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About the School

The school is a dynamic and growing International Private School in the United Arab Emirates. They are seeking creative, innovative, dynamic and exceptional leaders and teachers to join their team to help develop and build the school into one of the best in the country.

Qualification and Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s of Education and an English related degree. Experience of the New York State Common Core Standards is preferred and have a minimum of 2 years experience as Head of English. Candidates should be a high level classroom practitioners with a wide range of teaching skills and also have high level inter-personal skills enabling effective team leadership. The ability to evaluate the work of others and enable their development through consultation, coaching and support is also required. Candidates should have the ability to analyse data and information, identify patterns and trends and the ability to formulate strategies for improved learning as a result of the above. Native English speakers preferred.

Job Code: BS053-3 Head of English
Job Posted: 12 January 2018