Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dubai


Head of Senior School

The English College, Dubai, is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, and dynamic educational leader to provide leadership to the Senior School. Experienced in high-level operational and strategic planning, the Head of Senior School is a skilled instructional leader who will support and engage all stakeholders in the implementation of the School’s academic plan.

Reporting to the Principal, the Head of Senior School has the overall responsibility for leading and overseeing academic, pastoral and extra-curricular programmes, and for managing day-to-day operations of the Senior School (Years 10 to 13). The Head of Senior School is proactive in ensuring academic excellence, creating conditions to ensure the Senior School is focused first and foremost on effective teaching and learning. In addition, he/she provides leadership to students and teachers so that the tone, environment, and culture model the values and mission of The English College. The Head of Senior School will work closely with the Vice Principal and Heads of Primary and Middle School to support faculty with curriculum, learning and teaching, and assessment practices aligned to the School’s strategic priorities.

With a demonstrated track record in administrative management and educational leadership, the Head of Senior School is experienced in addressing and resolving complex issues and empowering a positive school culture. The successful candidate should ideally have a Master’s degree in an education related field, as well as successful experience as a Senior School Head or Deputy Head that includes leadership of the development of curriculum and assessment and policy formulation and implementation.

The English College is an established, independent, and co-educational British curriculum all-through school (EYFS through to Year 13). We are well-resourced with great facilities and a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. Our students are motivated, committed and love learning. Our staff are passionate and outstanding teaching professionals, and we are committed to providing excellent and ongoing CPD opportunities.

The English College is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.

Please apply by completing the online application form. Closing date for applications is 3rd January 2020. Early applications are strongly encouraged (we reserve the right to appoint early).

Long list / initial Skype interviews will be held between the 10/1/20- 20/1/20. Final interviews will be held in the UK, week beginning January 26th 2020, where appropriate.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The English College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (ICPC or equivalent).

  • education
  • teaching