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Teachers get an exclusive free Skywards tier upgrade with Emirates Airline

Ruth Harron 27/12/2018 0

Teachers upgrade your Skywards tier with Emirates Airline when you book a discounted flight through us. Use the Business Lounge in Dubai and Dublin to relax before your flight throughout the year

The upgrade is valid for a year and if you gain enough pints in this year, you will stay at this level

😍 discounted flights

😍 relax in the business lounge

😍 bring gifts home with your upgraded luggage allowance

😍 enjoy priority boarding with our Skywards Tier Upgrades exclusive to Teachers In UAE ✈️

If you haven’t already, Register, Book your flights and sign up to Skywards at ⬇️

https://teachersinuae.com/subscribe-2-2/

T’s and C’s Apply

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Are you an IB/PYP experienced Head of Primary or do you know someone?

Ruth Harron 27/12/2018 0

Vacancy: Head of Primary of very reputable IB/PYP International School in Dubai

Job title Head of Primary School Department Primary School

Reports to Head of School Position(s) supervised All Primary Teaching Staff (save for PE, Arabic and Language Support), Deputy Heads and Curriculum Coordinator

Start Date 1 August 2019 Location Dubai

 

The Head of Primary School position requires an exceptional learning leader who will have responsible for implementing the PYP and curriculum for the Primary School in close collaboration with the Head of School.

The Head of Primary School will act as the pedagogical and organizational leader and will support and assist the Head of School and contribute to the strategic planning of the Primary School with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for the Primary students.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Higher Degree such as Master’s, NPQH in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies or a related field (or actively working towards one)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • English Language Proficiency B2 level on the Common European Framework or IELTS 6 or equivalent.
  • IB experience (PYP)
  • Well developed technology and financial management skills to successfully manage and lead the Primary school
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking
  • Inclusive and balanced management style
  • Committed team player with drive, energy and passion to develop the school
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support, challenge and drive both teachers and students
  • Sense of humour
  • Extensive international leadership and teaching experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role that has involved coaching and mentoring, hiring and goal setting for teams of teachers
  • IB expert in PYP familiar with best practice in implementing enquiry-based learning
  • Experience with regards to KHDA/IB inspections
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching and in supporting teachers to deliver an outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community and wider community
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven track record of leadership skills
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare, well-being and safety
  • Inter-culturally aware
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and able to model best teaching practice to colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Innovative, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, self-starter. Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of the team
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CPD

Ruth Harron 27/12/2018 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

Is a Masters In Educational Studies for you?

 

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English College, Manor school to merge after UAE winter break

Ruth Harron 15/12/2018 0

Courtesy of Gulf News…

A rendering of the refurbished English College. The new building will include new multi-storey teaching block with classrooms, labs, offices, meeting rooms, a music and drama studio and gymnasium. It is expected to create an additional 500 seats.Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Manor Primary School in Dubai will merge into The English College (EC) in January 2019, Gulf News can reveal.

In an interview, Sir Greg Martin, principal of EC, said the formal merger made sense since both the UK-curriculum schools — which have the same governing board and are located on the same site in Al Safa — were “very much joined anyways”.

Manor has traditionally been a “feeder school” to the larger EC secondary school. Manor has around 120 students in FS1 (Foundation Stage 1) to Year 6, while EC has around 650 students in Year 7 to 13.

The development means the new merged school, which will continue as The English College, will take students from FS1 from Year 13.

‘Positive move’

The merger will be “a positive move” with no impact on students, staff and fees, Sir Greg said.

Annual fees at Manor currently range from Dh47,150 for FS1 to Dh51,750 for Year 6. At EC, annual fees range from Dh51,556 for Year 7 to Dh61,765 for Year 12.

EC is rated ‘Very Good’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai’s education regulator.

The English College and Manor Primary School are both owned by Shaikh Butti Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, who will remain as the owner of the merged school, EC said in a statement.

On Monday, Sir Greg, who will lead the merged school, said the development comes as “a natural progression when the time was right to put the schools together for a coherent journey for the children, from three-year-olds to all the way up to 18-year-olds”.

The two schools will reopen as one school — The English College — when students return from their winter break on January 6, 2019, he added.

Middleschool curriculum

“Having merged the two schools together, we are able to create a middle school curriculum which is I think is unique to Dubai. That will close the gap between primary and secondary and allow the primary children not to be plunged into a secondary environment overnight, as it were.”

Million-dirham makeover

The merger precedes a multimillion-dirham refurbishment project of EC, which includes a new multi-storey teaching block with classrooms, labs, offices, meeting rooms; a music and drama studio; and gymnasium, Sir Greg said.

He added that the facilities are expected to be ready by July 2019, when schools close for the long summer break. Sir Greg said the expanded space will allow EC to enrol an additional 500 students or so in the next two to three years.

Sir Greg said he was confident the school will secure an ‘Outstanding’ rating “in the very near future”.

Former school

There used to be an English College Primary School, which in 2013 had announced it would close down in 2014 because of “business reasons”.

Manor, located at the same site, has had the same governing board and ownership as EC. However, it is technically a separate school and will formally merge into EC in January 2019.

‘Future model’

Sir Greg, who was recently appointed as the new principal for EC, said: “My understanding is that the arrangement was appropriate with the needs of the schools at the time, and served the schools well in that period. Times change and needs change. We are moving, with the same management and board, from that model to the future model which is appropriate for the next few generations for children.”

He added: “I think it’s a very sensible, pragmatic decision to put the two schools together as one, which will better serve the needs of the pupils and their achievements.”

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Are you an IB/PYP experienced Head of Primary or do you know someone?

Ruth Harron 12/12/2018 0

Vacancy: Head of Primary of very reputable IB/PYP International School in Dubai

Job title Head of Primary School Department Primary School

Reports to Head of School Position(s) supervised All Primary Teaching Staff (save for PE, Arabic and Language Support), Deputy Heads and Curriculum Coordinator

Start Date 1 August 2019 Location Dubai

 

The Head of Primary School position requires an exceptional learning leader who will have responsible for implementing the PYP and curriculum for the Primary School in close collaboration with the Head of School.

The Head of Primary School will act as the pedagogical and organizational leader and will support and assist the Head of School and contribute to the strategic planning of the Primary School with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for the Primary students.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Higher Degree such as Master’s, NPQH in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies or a related field (or actively working towards one)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • English Language Proficiency B2 level on the Common European Framework or IELTS 6 or equivalent.
  • IB experience (PYP)
  • Well developed technology and financial management skills to successfully manage and lead the Primary school
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking
  • Inclusive and balanced management style
  • Committed team player with drive, energy and passion to develop the school
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support, challenge and drive both teachers and students
  • Sense of humour
  • Extensive international leadership and teaching experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role that has involved coaching and mentoring, hiring and goal setting for teams of teachers
  • IB expert in PYP familiar with best practice in implementing enquiry-based learning
  • Experience with regards to KHDA/IB inspections
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching and in supporting teachers to deliver an outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community and wider community
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven track record of leadership skills
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare, well-being and safety
  • Inter-culturally aware
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and able to model best teaching practice to colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Innovative, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, self-starter. Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of the team
Read more

Are you an IB/PYP experienced Head of Primary or do you know someone?

Ruth Harron 10/12/2018 0

Vacancy: Head of Primary of very reputable IB/PYP International School in Dubai

Job title Head of Primary School Department Primary School

Reports to Head of School Position(s) supervised All Primary Teaching Staff (save for PE, Arabic and Language Support), Deputy Heads and Curriculum Coordinator

Start Date 1 August 2019 Location Dubai

 

The Head of Primary School position requires an exceptional learning leader who will have responsible for implementing the PYP and curriculum for the Primary School in close collaboration with the Head of School.

The Head of Primary School will act as the pedagogical and organizational leader and will support and assist the Head of School and contribute to the strategic planning of the Primary School with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for the Primary students.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Higher Degree such as Master’s, NPQH in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies or a related field (or actively working towards one)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • English Language Proficiency B2 level on the Common European Framework or IELTS 6 or equivalent.
  • IB experience (PYP)
  • Well developed technology and financial management skills to successfully manage and lead the Primary school
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking
  • Inclusive and balanced management style
  • Committed team player with drive, energy and passion to develop the school
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support, challenge and drive both teachers and students
  • Sense of humour
  • Extensive international leadership and teaching experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role that has involved coaching and mentoring, hiring and goal setting for teams of teachers
  • IB expert in PYP familiar with best practice in implementing enquiry-based learning
  • Experience with regards to KHDA/IB inspections
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching and in supporting teachers to deliver an outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community and wider community
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven track record of leadership skills
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare, well-being and safety
  • Inter-culturally aware
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and able to model best teaching practice to colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Innovative, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, self-starter. Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of the team
Read more

CPD

Ruth Harron 09/12/2018 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

Is a Masters In Educational Studies for you?

 

Read more

Teachers get an exclusive free upgrade with Emirates Airline

Ruth Harron 06/12/2018 0

Teachers upgrade your Skywards tier with Emirates Airline when you book a discounted flight through us. Use the Business Lounge in Dubai and Dublin to relax before your flight home for Christmas or throughout the year

The upgrade is valid for a year and if you gain enough pints in this year, you will stay at this level

😍 discounted flights

😍 relax in the business lounge

😍 bring gifts home with your upgraded luggage allowance

😍 enjoy priority boarding with our Skywards Tier Upgrades exclusive to Teachers In UAE ✈️

If you haven’t already, Register, Book your flights and sign up to Skywards at ⬇️

https://teachersinuae.com/subscribe-2-2/

T’s and C’s Apply

Read more



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