DEPUTY HEAD PRIMARY
Qatar International School (Required August 2018)
Dates: Apply by 28.02.18. Job start August 2018
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Fixed Term (Initial 2 year contract)
This is an exciting opportunity to join our wonderful school and help us on our journey to achieve our ambitious vision. We are searching for an outstanding leader to join our experienced, talented and supportive team.
QIS is one of the premier schools in Qatar, well known locally for providing high quality learning. We are a full member of the BSME and in the last few years the school has established an outstanding reputation for delivering British Education in a creative and engaging style. This has led to the school becoming hugely popular and massively oversubscribed.
In 2016, following a 5-day inspection, we were accredited for 5 years by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, the highest possible award nationally. In 2017 we followed this up with an excellent BSO inspection and full accreditation. We firmly believe that continuous professional development is at the heart of good teaching and so we offer a range of relevant and creative training opportunities to all staff. These are now enhanced by our status as the only OLEVI International Facilitation School in the Middle East, offering fully certified international training courses for teachers and educational staff. We also host and offer training courses for the BSME, further demonstrating our commitment to the vision of becoming the world’s first International Teaching School.
We pride ourselves on maintaining the closest possible links with best practice in the UK and through collaboration with the Department for International Trade we are working towards providing further teacher training opportunities in the future. For a number of years our staff have both taken part in and provided workshops and training for the internationally renowned WISE Summit as well as other national training events. We have hosted world famous speakers such as Sir John Jones, who inspired us to ‘weave magic’ in the world of teaching and learning here in the Gulf.
Our purpose built primary school has 6 forms of entry, from Foundation Stage 1 through to Year 6, and we currently facilitate the learning for over 1,000 fantastic students, in classes of 22. Over 60 different nationalities are represented in the school making us truly international and we love to celebrate the vibrancy that brings to our community.
From Reception onwards our excellent class teachers are all UK trained, as a minimum requirement, and they are supported by 24 teaching assistants. The National Curriculum for England is adapted by ourselves to support our context and we also deliver some local curriculum in support of Qatar’s Ministry of Education requirements.
We are passionately committed to providing every pupil with the best education possible through interesting and engaging learning. The school is constantly striving to be the best and we expect and support this aspiration in our staff and students.
What we offer
Our generous remuneration package includes:
- Competitive tax free salary
- Fully furnished, high quality, modern accommodation
- Utilities allowance
- International medical insurance
- Annual return flights to home country
- Travel allowance
- Continuing professional development
- Free tuition for up to 2 children
- Freight allowance
- End of service gratuity and enhanced gratuity for 5 + years of service
- Comprehensive induction programme What we are looking forThis is an exciting & challenging opportunity for an outstanding leader. The successful candidate will:
- The successful candidate will need to be passionate, self-motivated and have a desire to build upon the schools’ current strengths.
- Have leadership experience.
- Be committed to the school vision.
- Be able to challenge, motivate and support others to achieve outstanding practice.
- Have the ability to plan, strategically and deliver our targets.
- Have experience of leading whole school initiatives.
- Be an outstanding communicator with outstanding inter-personal skills and proven record of successful leadership.
Applications should be submitted to the schools HR department by Wednesday 28th February 2018. Applicants should submit their most recent CV and a letter, no more than two sides of A4, outlining the skills and qualities that they can bring to the post. Please read the job description and person specification carefully to inform your application.
Candidates should note that QIS reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if an exceptional candidate is identified early in the process. For this reason, interested candidates are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible opportunity.
Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype, phone or face to face. Successful candidates will be invited for a follow-up interview.
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