Head of Year
منذ 10 يوم

Job Requisition ID : 32984

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.

Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get?

The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.

You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.

Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

Head of Year Deira International School Dubai

A Head of Year will carry out the following essential duties and responsibilities :


  • Maintain a presence in the year group are and promote a positive climate for learning
  • Positively promote the vision, mission, core values and aims of Deira International School
  • Share any year group organisation plans in consultation with the Deputy Principal
  • Liaise with the Well Being Advisor as required
  • Participate in student shadowing as required
  • Promote a positive ethos amongst the teaching staff and students in the year group
  • Ensure effective communication within the year group
  • Organise and run HOY / Tutor meetings and keep an accurate record of the minutes
  • Encourage high standards and expectations of the students’ work and behaviour and maintenance of positive and productive relationships
  • Ensure school uniform rules are adhered to
  • Effectively communicate with other Heads of Year, Heads of Departments and members of the Secondary Leadership Team, where appropriate
  • Be a positive role model to students and staff in the year group and in standards of presentation, personal and professional conduct
  • Liaise with other HoYs and school Leadership for the effective continuity, progression and transition of students between year groups and sections of the school
  • Liaise with the Careers and Guidance team to promote careers education
  • Ensure assessment and reporting is consistent with school policy
  • Take overall responsibility for monitoring the academic progress of students in the year group and direct the work of the tutors in the year group in regards to monitoring academic progress
  • Commit to personal, professional learning, congruent with DIS appraisal system and the school’s Strategic Plan

  • Monitor the work of the Tutors and the delivery of the pastoral programme
  • Lead and / or co-ordinate year group and assemblies as required

  • Assist with the organisation and day to day of Progress Mentors to ensure they are fulfilling their role effectively in support of all students
  • Liaise closely with the Head of Learning and promote the learning skills of students in Moral Education

  • Take responsibility for the coordination of pastoral care of students’ in the year group
  • Ensure parents are well informed about all aspects of the year group, in particular, the expected academic, social and physical changes, where appropriate, that will occur as students travel throughout the year

  • Be responsible for the necessary administrative and organisational tasks relating to the year group
  • Monitor the quality of the classroom environment and communal areas of the year group
  • Hold meetings with staff as necessary to ensure that information is communicated clearly and promptly and that administrative procedures are supported
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