Head Of Humanities Al Bateen Academy

Job Description

  • Job Title Head Humanities Bateen


Aldar Academies are seeking an outstanding Head of Humanities for Al Bateen Academy commencing Academic Year 2022-23.

Al Bateen Academy is located in the center of the city of Abu Dhabi and is a hugely popular school based in a vibrant community. The school is a high achieving British and IB World School (Years 7 to 13) easily exceeding IB Diploma global averages year on year and achieving outstanding I/GCSE results. The school recently expanded into primary years, starting with FS2 to Year 3, and developed this year to include a full primary provision, FS2 to Year 6. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an exciting addition and provides the community with an all through school experience from FS1 to Year 13 offering PYP, UK and IB Diploma options.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi's leading school group.

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.


Develop and implement policies and practices for department which reflects the School's vision, aims, commitment to high standards of achievement, and effective teaching and learning;

Establish, monitor and evaluate short, medium and long term plans for the development of department;

Use data effectively to identify students who are underachieving in department; create and implement plans of action to support those students;

Analyse and interpret relevant school data, to inform policies and department/school SEF writing;

Ensure that appropriate and relevant schemes of work are developed, in place, and regularly reviewed and evaluated, for all year groups and courses. These must include suitable provision for SEN/POD, G&T, and EAL students.

Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in department for all students including those of high ability and those with special educational needs;

Establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on student achievement;

Set expectations for staff in relation to standards of achievement and the quality of teaching and learning and behaviour;

Evaluate the quality of teaching and learning of department and use this to identify effective practice and areas for improvement; take action to further improve the quality of teaching and learning;

Ensure the department is regularly contributing towards the school's CAS Programme and after school Booster/Revision Sessions for I/GCSE and IB DP courses.

Performance manage team in accordance with school performance management policy;

Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships with team, ensuring collaboration, support, accountability and high professional standards;

Hold regular department meetings with minutes and agendas; agenda should include focus on improving standards relating to student achievement and teaching and learning;

Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources;

Maintain efficient and effective control of the Department's Resource and CapEx budgets;

Effective use accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for teaching and learning in accordance with Learning Environment Policy;

Ensure a safe working and learning environment in which risks are properly assessed and Health and Safety policy and regulations are observed at all times.

Contribute to the school's CAS Programme by leading/supporting one after-school activity each term, including leadership of Model United Nations (MUN);

To be an Academic Mentor and Extended Essay Supervisor to Year 12/13 students;

Undertake duties as part of the staff duty rota;

Cover for absent colleagues;

Invigilate examinations, as required, including a minimum of one evening and one weekend external examination session, to support the Examinations Officer and Summer Examination Schedule;

Any other duties as assigned by the Principal.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in the related subject with PGCE or other teacher qualification

Minimum of 6 years' experience as a Humanities Teacher.

Minimum Experience

Minimum of 6 years' experience in teaching GCSE Geography or History.

Experience in teaching IB Diploma is preferred.

Job Specific Knowledge & Skill

Previous experience working with students whom English is not their first language

Passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child

A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children

Recent and consistent involvement in extra-curricular activities

Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic back-ground

A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life

A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check


Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and con-tribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Academies are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our compa-ny.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ex-pects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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