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Vice Principal in Abu Dhabi

Reference

PRI24199

Location

Priory School Abu Dhabi

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

competitive

Hours

Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services offers world-leading education and behavioural care to young people, with offices in Abu Dhabi and the UK. We operate 37 high quality independent schools and colleges, focusing on making a real and lasting difference for every young person we support.

We are offering a great opportunity for a Vice Principal to join our world-class team in Abu Dhabi as we open a new British Curriculum, English speaking school for up to 260 Emirate children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum (ASC), aged 3 to 18 years.

We have a strong track record of creating great, positive learning environments where young people are able to attain the highest educational, behavioural and personal outcomes, and are able to go on and have fulfilling lives and careers.

The new school opens in January 2019 and is designed drawing on all of our experience of creating a suitable environment which is attuned to child-centred learning. With dedicated therapists at school, you would have the opportunity to join and lead a team focused on the best possible outcomes for each and every child, and ultimately transition into partner public schools in the region.

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and inspirational professional with a proven track record in achieving the very highest standards of quality.

You will:

  • Provide inspiration, motivation and vision to take the school forward
  • Be resilient, dynamic and committed
  • Have the capacity to rise to the challenge of monitoring and evaluating all aspects of school life
  • Have an understanding of both traditional and alternative educational models for ASC young people
  • Provide a relentless focus on enabling all children to raise their achievement within our school and beyond
  • Maintain and develop the excellent existing relationships within the school and the wider community.
  • Work in partnership with the Principal and with colleagues, to ensure the school is world class in all aspects of its provision.

You will be a person able to see the possibilities of all our exceptional learners and develop a provision that enables them to thrive. Priory has a strong track record and approach to the continuous professional development of our professionals, and you will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, and well qualified team. We believe the right candidate will find this post challenging, stimulating, rewarding with great career prospects in this emerging area of need, You will also find Abu Dhabi a wonderful place to live with an exceptional quality of life and standard of living your family - see https://visitabudhabi.ae

You will be provided with a generous employment package, provided with professional development and be a key part of this exciting project.

Benefits include:

  • Very competitive tax-free salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Annual return flight where appropriate
  • Private healthcare
  • Visa costs covered
  • End of term gratuity

Qualifications will include:

  • Degree in Education or a relevant degree with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • A recognised postgraduate qualification, preferably at Masters Level, and experience in working with children with ASC,
  • Qualified Teacher Status; and at least 5 years’ experience teaching children with autism and other special educational needs, at least 3 of which will have been at a SMT level.

The school will work closely with parents, schools in the region and other stakeholders to creating positive learning environments, underpinned by our belief and commitment to inclusion and integration into local schools and communities.

This is a truly a unique opportunity to be part of a fantastic and enthusiastic founding team working in an exciting country, to provide best practice and lasting change for children on the autistic spectrum.

Apply Now

To apply please select the apply button below, this will take you through a short application form where you can attach your CV.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing in the coming weeks, and should you be asked to attend interview we will contact you to request further details.

For an informal conversation please contact AndyCobley@priorygroup.com

Closing date: December 21st 2018

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References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

 

Disclosure

Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date

21/12/2018