Assistant Headteacher
Jebel Ali School
Dubai
منذ 8 يوم

Reports to : Headteacher

Responsibility Member of the Primary Leadership Team and responsible for the day to day running of the primary school

Direct Reports Specialist teachers and Heads of Department

Role Summary :

The (AHT) is responsible for managing the operation of key areas in the primary school. The AHT provides support for the Headteacher (HT) and the Deputy Headteachers (DHT) in the day to day running of the school and can deputise in the absence of the DHTs.

Duties :

  • The current staff handbook describes duties which are required to be undertaken by all teachers in the course of their employment.
  • In addition certain particular duties are reasonably required to be exercised, and completed in a satisfactory manner. It is the contractual duty of the post holder to ensure that his / her professional duties are discharged effectively.

  • This job description sets out the duties to be undertaken and performed to the satisfaction of the HT and Governing Body (GB) by the post holder.
  • Developing Innovation :

  • Coordinate, support and lead innovation at JAS through :
  • Creative teaching and learning techniques.
  • Close liaison with the Head of Curriculum to support and develop innovation within JAS curriculum.
  • Close liaison with the appropriate leaders, play a key role in the support of the development of enterprise, enquiry research, critical thinking and use of learning technologies at JAS.
  • Liaise with appropriate leaders and identify gaps in order to coordinate, develop where necessary and gather appropriate evidence in order to meet with Inspectors and demonstrate progress on the key performance indicators : Learning skills Social responsibility and enterprise Teaching Curriculum adaptation Leadership
  • Leading and Managing :

  • Lead the development of specialist teachers and Heads Of Department in Music, Computing, PE and French / Spanish. Liaising closely with the appropriate leaders, review and improve the curriculum and assessment procedures within these subjects.
  • Work with the HT, DHTs, staff and governors in the development, implementation and review of school improvement plans including regular monitoring and evaluation of standards and quality of provision.
  • This includes assisting with assessment procedures, analysis and impact.

  • Work with the whole staff to develop a strong learning environment that has at its centre high expectations of learning, work, performance, academic achievement and behaviour.
  • Work in very close partnership with the PLT in the effective day to day management of the school and school community including : Inducting, supporting and monitoring the impact and progress of new staff .
  • Management of supply staff including arranging cover for absent staff and ensuring financial accountability and JAS quality of provision for the students.

    Management of voluntary helpers, work experience students and trainee teachers ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met.

    Assist in the professional development of staff of all designations. Advise other staff and lead INSET for staff and governors when required to do so.

    Lead assemblies, staff meetings and staff training sessions.

    Teaching and learning :

  • Work closely with PLT to monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning through teachers’ planning, work sampling and scrutiny, lesson observations, supporting auditing and reporting outcomes, successful or otherwise and planning next steps and future actions.
  • Teach / model lessons in classes across the school, demonstrating excellence in professional classroom practice. Whilst some candidates may not have experience in the Foundation Stage (FS), a willingness to learn and be involved in FS is essential.
  • Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils.
  • Communicating :

  • Play a significant part in promoting and facilitating good relationships with parents, other agencies and the wider school community.
  • Support and encourage all staff at the school to find and use opportunities to support the development of the whole child.
  • Work proactively with outside agencies, community organisations, and other schools and promote the sharing of good practice.
  • Assist the Primary Leadership Team (PLT) hosting and organising whole school events, curriculum and parents’ events.
  • General Tasks and Activities :

  • Undertake full responsibility for all matters relating to the school in the absence of either the DHT
  • Work flexibly in the presence of the HT / DHT to assist the smooth day to day management of the school, working closely with all staff.
  • Assist in the review, development and implementation of policies.
  • Effectively manage duty rotas.
  • Assist DHTs with primary school timetabling in close liaison with our secondary colleagues.
  • Assist DHTs in preparing and managing the annual stationery order.
  • Undertake professional training for all aspects of school leadership and management and keep up to date with new initiatives across the curriculum.
  • Be proactive in the pastoral care of pupils and ensure the school’s policy for behaviour and discipline is applied consistently and fairly by staff of all designations.
  • Assist and support staff with behaviour issues that may arise, particularly when parents are involved.

    Other duties and responsibilities :

    Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

    The post holder is expected to comply with any reasonable request from the PLT to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

    This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the HT and will be reviewed regularly.

    Essential :

  • Degree level qualification.
  • Qualified Teacher Status e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
  • Experience of leading and managing significant school development and self evaluation.
  • Extensive and up to date knowledge of National Curriculum and changes to assessment.
  • A thorough knowledge of the features of outstanding teaching.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Communication :

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively manage areas of responsibility and liaise with all key contacts.
  • Emotionally intelligent with excellent relationship building skills.
  • Ability to use a wide range of communication channels to effectively manage the operations of the areas of responsibility applying tact and diplomacy in their communication with others.
  • Understand the need to adapt communication style to suit the audience.

  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional, confident and positive manner.
  • Capacity to maintain the respect and discipline of staff and pupils.
  • Conviction to maintain complete confidentiality regarding school, staff or children’s information and knowledge.
  • Team skills : Ability to :

    Ability to :

  • Adapt quickly to constantly changing priorities and demands.
  • Apply analytical thinking to solve problems and / or resolve conflict.
  • Work hard, manage a work-life balance and maintain a sense of humour.
  • Take direction from as well as contribute to the PLT.
  • Proactively lead and manage the role with independence and common sense.
  • Ability to constantly reflect, know when you’re wrong and apologise
  • Maintain complete confidentiality about all matters relating to internal team / school discussions
  • Leadership / Management skills :

  • Ability to support and contribute to strategic decisions taken by the HT.
  • Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to others in the school team, to ensure the successful operations of the areas of responsibility.
  • Able to lead by example and motivate staff.
  • Ability to support the HT and DHT with best practice financial practice wherever necessary.
  • A good understanding of school leadership and management.
  • Jebel Ali School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. The successful candidate will be subject to relevant national police checks.

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