Foremarke School Dubai is seeking outstanding Deputy Headteacher to commence in August 2019
About Foremarke School Dubai
Foremarke is a Prep School catering from Nursery (FS1) to Year 8. The school currently operates with approximately 500 pupils, having opened years 7 and 8 this academic year with an eventual capacity of around 1000.
We are a well resourced Apple Distinguished School with exceptional sporting facilities, seeking to achieve the best from every pupil both academically and extra-curricular activities which is a key aspect of the school program.
The school was rated Very Good with several outstanding features in the most recent DSIB inspection, and the position holder will be expected to lead across both academic and pastoral matters to further enhance the school's standing and reputation.
Foremarke, boasts state of the art facilities and is situated at the heart of ‘New Dubai’ in the Dubai Science Park, Barsha South. It offers the academic rigour of the UK National Curriculum within an inclusive family environment. The School is built on the twin foundations of academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care. We combine the traditional values of our partner school in the UK, Foremarke Hall, with the vibrancy of international life in the UAE.
This enables our pupils to leave Foremarke fully prepared for the next phase in their education, whether in a UK independent school, an international school or a senior school here in Dubai.
About the Role
The Deputy Head, academic (DHA) will work supporting the Head in the effective day-to- day running of the school. He or she will on occasion deputise for the Head. The DHA will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He or she will be directly responsible to the Head. The DHA is responsible for the quality of teaching and learning and the standards of academic achievement at Foremarke School.
The DHA should be understood to be acting on behalf of the Head at all times. They will adopt specific responsibilities for the planning, implementing and development, and evaluation of policy within the school; they should keep the Head briefed on these developments. Substantial policy initiatives will be put into practice only after consultation with and formal approval from the Head.
Each member of staff should understand that, beyond Heads of Department and the Assistant Heads, advice or guidance on a matter of school practice should be sought from the DHA. Each member of the teaching staff must also understand that a failure to respond to reasonable professional expectations expressed by the DHA is tantamount to a failure to respond to the same expectations expressed by the Head. In this way each member of staff, is accountable to the Deputy in the carrying out of his or her professional duties; just as every member of staff, including the Deputy Head, is, in turn accountable to the Head.
The Deputy Head, who has a personnel management role in supporting and drawing together the staff into a strong and effective team in a spirit that reflects the values of the school. This includes:
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Please note that we don't typically offer accommodation for Senior Leadership hires, though we would be happy to arrange this for the first year by negotiation for successful candidates joining the school from outside the UAE.
Successful candidates will: