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