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Head of Schools Vacancy in Ras Al Khaima for Immediate Start - UAE

Ref: 387 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Aug 2023

We are hiring a dynamic Head of Schools with a passion for student-centered learning and a proven track record of fostering academic excellence for an American International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum school in Ras Al Khaimah for an immediate start. The school is dedicated to providing a holistic, student-based learning environment that fosters critical thinking, creativity, and global awareness. We are seeking a dedicated leader committed to empowering young minds to become well-rounded individuals who excel academically and contribute positively to society.


As a leader in international education, we are seeking an exceptional candidate to join the Ras Al Khaimah campus to provide leadership, direction, 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 heads of schools are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective schools.


List of Vacancies:

  • Head of Girls School
  • Head of Boys School


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in utilization of the principles of site-based planning to develop school model that not only supports the mission, beliefs and goals of the school, but also is the means by which the Primary and/or Secondary school continually re-creates itself toward improving learning for students.
  • Provides leadership in site-based planning for their program level site (KG, Primary, Boys, Girls) to assure their school and departments within the school develops unique, individualized plans to increase individual student achievement, which meets and/or exceeds 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's System Mission Statement.
  • Provides 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.
  • Supervises and directs Kindergarten, Primary and or Boys/Girls school vertical curriculum and instruction articulation with multi-grade level teams.
  • Establishes vertical staff articulation meetings with their counterpart head of school to facilitate a seamless delivery of curriculum, student instructional information, and instructional planning with the campus under the direction of the Principal (primary/secondary) and Campus Director.
  • Implements 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.
  • Supervises 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.
  • (Boys/Girls Head) Directs 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Supervises all school special programs and makes appropriate referrals of students when necessary.
  • Reports to the Primary/Secondary Principal regarding the instructional needs of the school in the areas of personnel, curriculum, administrative operations, textbooks, supplies and equipment etc.
  • Establishes and maintains a dynamic school climate and culture.
  • Supervises the school’s guidance and instructional media/library programs to enhance individual student education and development.
  • Coordinates all school sponsored activities.
  • Supervises the school budgeting process and administers the adopted school budget in consultation with the Primary/Secondary School Principal.
  • Assures that the school meets the school's 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 School Principal.
  • Annually reports to their school community on student academic progress toward meeting standards using a common format and approved assessments and benchmarks for each of their levels.


Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of successful experience as an assistant principal, assistant headmaster, or assistant head of school;
  • experience as a principal, headmaster, or head of school is preferred; appropriate management experience may be substituted;
  • minimum of three years as a teacher;
  • 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;
  • Able to start as soon as possible


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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