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STARTING DATE: 18 AUGUST 2019
Ras Al Khaimah Academy is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious international schools in the UAE. The school was originally founded in 1975. Since 1988 under the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the Academy consists of two neighbouring campuses: one offering a British-style curriculum (RAK Academy BC) for Primary age students (3-11 years) and the other (RAK Academy IB) offering both an International Primary curriculum (IBPYP) and an international Secondary curriculum (IGCSE, IB Diploma and A/S Levels).
The requirements of the UAE Ministry of Education covering the teaching of Arabic and Islamic studies are also catered for in all areas of the school. In September 2018 the Academy opened two new Primary schools – Al Rams and Al Hamra. Today RAK Academy welcomes over 3,800 students every day from over 60 nationalities. Emirati children make up 60% of the student body.
The Academy is accredited by CIS (www.cois.org) and was re-evaluated for IB PYP authorization May 2018.
Facilities include 196 classrooms, 12 science laboratories, three libraries, a three-storey media centre, two theatres, two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, two grass soccer fields, two tennis courts and outside covered play areas, and three cafeterias. The two campuses cover over 23 acres in total. There are extensive IT suites on both sites, including over 700 networked computers school-wide and Smart Board technology in most classrooms. The main medium of instruction is English, with an extensive Arabic language and culture programme.
The PYP Coordinator is expected to organise and manage the implementation and development of the IB programme in accordance with RAK Academy's guiding statements and IB mission. The PYP Coordinator must have a solid understanding of the IB standards and practices, in order to provide students, staff and parents with a strategic direction as we move forward toward the new Enhanced PYP, with student agency. The role of the PYP Coordinator is considered part of the pedagogical leadership team.
Genuine interest in learning and children
Bachelor Degree in Education, teaching qualification, having a Masters would be an advantage
Relevant international leadership and teaching experience
Prior experience as a PYP Coordinator (preferred)
Recent IB professional development in PYP
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, also in Arabic would be an advantage
Strong pedagogical skills, being able to lead by example
Experience working in multicultural and multilingual environments
High proficiency in technology
Proven problem-solving and creative thinking skills
Our package includes competitive tax-free salary, end-of-service indemnity upon completion of contract, annual roundtrip airfares per teacher, medical insurance, apartment, professional development and all UAE internal visa/work permit arrangements.
If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria, please submit an updated resume (max 2 pages), with cover letter asap. Application e-mail address: email@example.com. Please include: REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as PYP Coordinator in the subject line of your mail.
RAK Academy : Five Schools, One Family, One Ethos.