Head of Secondary

Teach Away Inc.
AED 800,000 - 1,000,000
Job description

Annual Flight Allowance for self and dependents

  • Minimum Teaching Experience: 3 years of teaching experience
  • Major: Education


  • Teaching Certification


  • Master’s degree or NPQSL/NPQH, Teaching certification, Principal/educational management qualification
  • Experience working in a school with a large student body (required)
  • Experience working with English Language Learners (required)
  • Experience in Leading Curriculum Development (required)
  • Previous experience working in the UAE or the GCC region (desirable)
  • Knowledge of international accreditation, inspection, and evaluation frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Proven track record of successful educational leadership
  • Management of human and physical resources
  • Strategic planning, knowledge of child protection, and health and safety
  • Experience in developing and leading high-performing teams
  • Highly effective relationship management with a variety of stakeholders
  • Competitive Tax-free Salary
  • Annual Flight Allowance for self and dependents
  • Private Medical Insurance for self and dependents
Job Description:

Taaleemis looking for a qualified, engaging, and inspirational Head of Secondary, to join our growing Dubai Schools campuses for the coming academic year 2023 - 2024.

Start date: July/August 2023

For the Head of Secondary, this will be a career-defining leadership challenge. The founding team is carefully shaping an educational offer based on an understanding of Taaleem’s ethos and the needs of the pupils, 100% of whom are Emirati.

The successful candidate will bring a track record of highly successful leadership as either a serving or aspiring Principal and, preferably, have experience working in both the US and the UAE. The Head of Secondary will shape a school character that is based on the distinctive traditions of an Americanapproach to education yet is firmly rooted in Emirati culture.

The successful candidate must have the desire to work as part of a team and to build a close relationship with the central team and the wider family of schools. First-class communication skills with the gravitas to act as a credible ambassador to a range of audiences is crucial and will be complemented by commercial acumen and the personal drive to establish this new school as a success from the outset.


As a leading education provider in the Middle East, Taaleem is continuing to support the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, establishing a unique partnership between the government and the private sectors. We currently manage and operate a number of private-public partnership schools in the UAE, to raise the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth.

The Role:

The core purpose of this role is to provide professional, highly effective leadership and management that will achieve outstanding results in all aspects of school life. The Head of Secondary promotes an inspiring vision and clear direction that is shared by all members of the school community.

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners. We offer an American education that will be guided by Arabic principles and Islamic values which will foster future-ready graduates, driven by pride and tolerance.
The main objective of the Dubai Schools Al Barsha, Mirdif, and Nad al Sheba Projects is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools.


  • Model of integrity, resilient, collaborative team player, inspirational speaker, empathetic listener, and strategic thinker
  • Able to convert vision into action
  • Internationally minded, emotionally intelligent, interculturally aware, creative, and persuasive
  • Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
  • Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional, and nurturing.
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