About the job
About The Role
We are looking for an outstanding Vice Principal, as Head of Kindergarten, to join our team. The successful candidate will be familiar with modern educational approaches and be responsible for the teaching and learning dynamics, curriculum and staff development for KG.
Build teacher capacity through training teachers in International best practice in the Kindergarten.
Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values and Modern vision.
Support with implementation of all staff related policies, advice on staff needs and views through regular updates.
Make substitution and arrange for supply teachers, establish a seamless working relationship with teachers in the learning teaching dynamics.
Arrange timetables and work allocation, arrange optimum use of resources and facilities by staff.
Manage academic plans and monitor progress.
Arrange regular open houses with a focus on developing closer Parental ties.
Interact on a need basis to address say to day problems and issues raised by the Parental community.
Conduct regular staff meetings with academic agendas to develop coordination among teachers & grades.
Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
Attend staff meetings as required.
Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.
Ensure that the Kindergarten programme is aligned with the philosophy, standards, and practices of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Collaborate with other PYP leaders in the school to ensure vertical alignment and consistency is maintained.
Lead and support teachers in the implementation of the PYP curriculum, including the development of inquiry-based learning experiences that promote conceptual understanding and transdisciplinary connections.
Monitor and analyze student performance data to inform instructional practices and curriculum development.
This exciting opportunity requires the mature capabilities in the following key competencies and skills:
Strategic Thinking and Forward Planning
Influence and Negotiation
Leading and Developing Others
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Strong Result Orientation
The ideal candidate will meet the following minimum job requirements:
Minimum 10 years teaching Early years/KG in a reputed school. Minimum 5 years in a senior leadership role with a proven track record.
Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching within the PYP framework, in Kindergarten.
Possess a certified and internationally recognised Post Graduate/Graduate university degree (obtained in person). Teacher training qualification, preferably with Early Years/KG/PYP.
Demonstrable experience in leading and supporting teams of teachers, staff development and change management.
Possess knowledge of current trends and research in early childhood education and the PYP.
A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues (within the department and across phases) and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting all its students’ welfare. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country and current country of residence prior to the appointment.
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.
GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.
Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.
About The School
Established in 1986, GEMS Modern Academy is a premium school in Dubai. Steeped in its proud heritage as an Indian school offering the ICSE and ISC curriculum and examinations, Modern is also a PYP authorized school, MYP candidate school and offers the IBDP in the senior years. The Dubai School Inspections Bureau has rated Modern an Outstanding school for the last 9 years consecutively. Dedicated to shaping and building the students character, Modern has been recognized for excellence in teaching, learning and 21st century pedagogical approaches. In recognition of the role we play in preparing children to take on the challenges of world citizenship, the school has over the years won top accolades in the Gulf region such as The Hamdan Award for Distinguished Academic Excellence and School Administration and the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Program Award. Modern encourages its students to take their place on a global platform through forward thinking, innovation and technology and is the first school to be deemed a certified incubator by Dubai SME. Exam results (2020-2021) ICSE: Topper 98.8%. Batch average 93.7%, ISC: Topper 99.5%. Batch average 93.8%, IBDP: Topper 45 points. Batch average 37 diploma points.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.