Principal NAIS Dubai - #57895

Nord Anglia Education

Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time

Date: 14 May 2024 Location: Dubai, AE Job ID: 2592 School: Nord Anglia International School Dubai Company: Nord Anglia Education Nord Anglia Education is looking for a world-leading principal to drive the development and ongoing success of our flagship Nord Anglia school in Dubai
About our school
Centrally located in Al Barsha, Nord Anglia International School Dubai (NAS Dubai) is a purpose-built flagship Nord Anglia school with an enrolment of over 2,800 students, making it one of the most popular Nord Anglia schools globally and one of the most sought-after schools in the United Arab Emirates
NAS Dubai’s reputation has grown both locally and globally over the past 10 years, with the school listing frequently on the Spear’s and Carfax indexes of the world’s top schools
The school’s curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum adapted to the local environment and leading up to IGCSEs and A levels, with IB Diploma Programme also on offer. In 2021, the school was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to offer a high school diploma recognised by US universities. We also recently received a grading of ‘outstanding’ from Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority
Our outstanding facilities mean we can offer an excellent all-round education, from our new secondary school expansion and sports facilities to our state-of-the-art auditorium, open-plan art studios, craft centres and theatre. Our collaborations with prestigious institutions such as UNICEF, MIT and Juilliard mean we’re at the forefront of educational thinking, while creating life-changing experiences for each child
Our schools
Nord Anglia Education is one of the world’s leading international schools organisations, with more than 80+ schools located across 30+ countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 80,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our mission is to be the most forward-thinking, technology-enabled educators in the world, using our global reach and world-class teachers to create learning experiences like no other. We also believe that being part of a family of schools gives each a special advantage. By working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools also have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success
The role
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic principal to lead NAS Dubai and to take overall responsibility for the leadership, organisation, and management of the school. The key deliverables will be aligned with the annual school quality review and other key objectives in the school plan as measured by key performance indicators covering education quality, student numbers, revenue and cost control, professional development, reputation management, and health & safety
The ideal candidate will:
  • Possess a creative and pragmatic mind with the ability to lead innovations in teaching and learning and the broader activity of the school
  • Be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for every student in our care and engage with children, staff and parents to ensure that we identify, understand and meet their educational aims and needs
  • Lead with a strategic and decisive style, suitable for a highly successful school within a competitive environment
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to run an innovative curriculum using contemporary international thinking
  • Be an ambassador and help to build the brand and reputation of the school
  • Demonstrate a flair for developing managerial and educational talent
  • Respect, appreciate and understand a variety of cultures and societies, building strong relationships with all members of the school community
The principal will be member of Nord Anglia Education’s Senior Leadership Team, driving the progression of the entire Nord Anglia organisation by sharing good practice, innovation and support across the family of schools. You will also benefit from our contemporary approach to continuous professional development
Application process
We welcome applications from those that are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and our school’s local community
To express your interest in this prominent role, please address a CV and covering letter via our careers page
Deadline for Applications: 3rd June 2024 On-site Interviews: Week commencing 24th June 2024 Start Date: August 2025

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