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Assistant Head of KG & Primary School Vacancy in Abu Dhabi - UAE

Ref: 389 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Aug 2023

We are currently seeking an adept Assistant Head for our KG & Primary School, someone who is deeply enthusiastic about student-centered learning and can showcase a proven history of fostering academic excellence. This exciting position is open at a school following the American International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, located in Abu Dhabi, and it comes with an immediate start date. Our school is strongly committed to establishing a comprehensive, student-centric learning environment that cultivates critical thinking, ignites innovation, and nurtures global awareness.

We seek someone who is able to provide leadership, management, supervision, and oversight to the board-approved school instructional and support programs of the school. This includes the direct supervision of instructional and support administrative and teaching staff, student management and supervision, facilities operations, and fiscal oversight of the budget. The Assistant Head is responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective schools while under the supervision of the Head of School, Principal, and Campus Director.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in providing leadership in site-based planning for their program level site (KG, Primary, Boys, Girls) to assure their school and departments within the school develop unique, individualized plans to increase individual student achievement, which meet and/or exceed the academic standards for the appropriate grade levels and individualizes student achievement for those students in advanced categories in congruence with the campus and the school System Mission Statement.
  • Assists in providing school site leadership in: curriculum implementation; instructional strategy development, implementation and evaluation; assessment design, implementation and evaluation; school improvement based on data analysis: use of best research in instructional practices; and, level instructional and co-curricular program evaluation under the direction of the Head of School and/or Principal.
  • Assists in the supervision of the Kindergarten, Primary and or Boys/Girls school vertical curriculum and instruction articulation with multi-grade level teams.
  • Assists in the implementation of school approved curriculum, grade level sequencing, and content standards, emphasizing the continuum that ultimately leads to increased opportunities for accelerated learning experiences for all students in their respective schools.
  • Assists in the supervision of the instructional teaching and learning staff to ensure the delivery of the instructional program.
  • Ensures curriculum implementation, in the classroom, is characterized by classroom teaching that demonstrates academic rigor, is standards-based, focuses on the instructional needs of the student, and has formative and summative assessments that assist in directing the instruction practice/strategy that is used in the classroom.
  • Keeps abreast of trends, research, and developments as they relate to their school level from a local and international perspective.
  • Assists the Head of School (Boys/Girls Head) in the implementation of the Exploratory/Elective curriculum of the grades 6 -12 schools to provide a wide range and variety of experiences that engage students in extended learning opportunities and the application of content-based skills.
  • Assists the Head of School in providing leadership in establishing and articulating the school’s mission to students, staff, parents and the school community.
  • Provides instructional leadership that encourages teacher creativity and accountability for student achievement.
  • Assists the Head of School in providing supervision for all school special programs and makes appropriate referrals of students when necessary.
  • Reports to the Head of School regarding the instructional needs of the school in the areas of personnel, curriculum, administrative operations, textbooks, supplies and equipment etc.
  • Assists the Head of School in establishing and maintaining a dynamic school climate and culture.
  • Assists the Head of School in providing supervision to the school’s guidance and instructional media/library programs to enhance individual student education and development.
  • Assists the Head of School in providing supervision and coordination for all school sponsored activities.
  • Assists the Head of School in assuring that the school meets the Educational Quality Standards and is accredited by an outside agency as required by the board of directors and is in a continual improvement state.
  • Assures that the policies and procedures of the Board of Directors are adhered to, takes action after consultation with the Principal and Campus Director for situations dealing with violations of policy and provides input on areas for improvement to the School Principal, Campus Director, Director of Schools and the Director General.
  • Oversees the instructional supervision of staff and assures that the reporting requirements of Board Policy and Procedure are met in a timely manner in conjunction with the Head of School.


Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of successful experience as a teacher; experience as an assistant principal or assistant headmaster is  preferred; appropriate management experience may be substituted;
  • Minimum of a Masters degree from an internationally accredited college or university;
  • Current license or certification from a governmental agency as a principal/headmaster/educational administrator;


If you meet the criteria mentioned above, please apply and upload your updated CV. Due to a high volume of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted by our Recruitment Consultants. 

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