Abdulla Bin Otaiba (ABO) School is looking to appoint a positive, dynamic and enthusiastic Vice Principal, leading on Pastoral Welfare and Standards, to join our successful Leadership Team.
ABO is a US Curriculum Elementary (Primary) school, from KG2 to Grade 5 (FS2 to Y6).
The role will involve the leadership of Inclusion, SEND, Pastoral (Behaviour and Attendance) and Safeguarding. A strong interest in and a commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning, with excellent administration and communication skills are paramount.
ABO is a vibrant, happy community, where students really enjoy being at school and staff are committed to raising expectations.
We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion for learning.
Specific Responsibilities : Vice Principal Primary Pastoral Welfare & Standards
To lead on behaviour, attendance and punctuality and ensure appropriate, updated, policies are in place
To lead on key stage transitions and the development of student leadership and student voice,
To lead safeguarding and fulfil the role of Child Protection Officer.
To have a strong knowledge of child protection procedures and an understanding of the need for compliance with these procedures.
To work alongside the school Head of Inclusion and Inclusion team and the School Counsellor.
To work alongside the Aldar Education Inclusion team and to be an active participant in relevant Aldar Education network groups.
To oversee CA provision within the school and to facilitate a relevant programme of CA training
To facilitate the introduction of a house system.
To develop and embed the implementation of the Behaviour policy across ABO
To liaise with all ABO stakeholders and relevant external bodies to ensure the welfare of students is maintained to the highest standard.
Bachelor of Education or 1st degree + PGCE (as per ADEK criteria)
A Master’s degree, or NPQML or NPQSL qualification is desirable but not essential
As per ADEK 8 years of educational experience with minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role
Experience of working with parents and external agencies
Experience of working with children with a variety of special educational needs
Ability to present effectively to a range of audiences
DSL Training is desirable but not essential
Experience of working successfully with partners in the local community is desirable but not essential
Sound knowledge of policies and developments in SEN education is desirable but not essential
Abdulla Bin Otaiba School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police / DBS clearance.