The position: Head of English across the school. This is a managerial position for an experienced Head of English to manage the English curriculum from Early Years to end of secondary school. You will line manage the team of English coordinators who manage the English teaching and learning in each key stage. The successful candidate will be line managed by the VP of Academic.
Founded in 2002, the International School occupies a large site in Sharjah, UAE. The school currently educates 3,200 children between the ages of 4 and 18 years, offering a curriculum that is based on the UK National Curriculum and the UAE Ministry of Education curriculum for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Since its opening, the concept of a school offering an international curriculum, but with a very clear focus and ethos aimed at embedding and preserving students' Islamic roots in their behaviours and educational experience, has clearly been welcomed.
The school currently employs over 400 teachers, recruited from all over the world.
Some 69 nationalities are represented within a student body pretty evenly split between girls (48%) and boys (52%) who are educated separately from Grade 4. The majority of students are UAE Nationals (25%) with a further 18% from Pakistan, 13% from Egypt, 11% from India and a further 15% made up of students from Jordan and Syria.
The facilities include a separate new gymnasium and second 25 metre swimming pool recently completed. The buildings are almost identical in design and provide an exact mirror for both the Girls’ and Boys’ sections. There are some shared facilities, including the multi-purpose hall and swimming pool, but almost other facilities (aside from libraries and laboratories), including the canteen, are separated by gender. There is a strong working relationship between staff of both the Boys’ and Girls’ sections to ensure that teaching is parallel; this includes boys taking part in Food Technology lessons for instance and girls have equal opportunities to participate in more traditionally male lessons.
- Min 5 yrs teaching experience PLUS HOD experience
- Should be supportive of Islamic values and dress
- Bachelors degree in an English based subject, a recognised teaching qualification preferably with NPQML / NPQSL
- Remuneration in the region of 15,000 - 18,000 AED plus medical insurance and annual flight ticket for employee, spouse and 1 child. Free schooling at the school for 1 child.