About the job
About The Role
Due to the continued success of our GEMS Founders School, we are looking to recruit a Primary French Teacher – this role will be a September 2023 start.
This is a fantastic opportunity for NQTs to gain valuable international exposure, or for more experienced teachers to take the next step in their career with a global leading company and within a world-class International School located in the heart of Dubai.
Teaching at GEMS is not just a job, its a career. Our teachers enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. As part of our commitment to developing our teachers, Graduate teachers will benefit from our accreditation with British Schools Overseas and enrollment to our NQT programme; while our more experienced teachers are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world – especially as we expand into more and more countries. GEMS teachers are at the forefront of opportunities for growth and development; with most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools.
As well as being a great place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Dubai enjoy an exciting lifestyle, with opportunities for new and exciting leisure activities and travel across the region and further afield!
The successful candidate will have:
A B.Ed or PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with a subject related degree
Proven experience of teaching Primary French at FS/KS1 or KS2
Experience or an awareness of the National Curriculum of England
The ability to share your outstanding practice
A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling for up to two children, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity
GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhance the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.
Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.
About The School
GEMS Founders School, Dubai (GFS) opened its doors in September 2016 to over 1800 students from FS1 Year 8. This is the most successful school opening in GEMS Education history in terms of enrolment. In September 2017, we welcomed over 3500 students and extended the school to Year 9. In September 2018, we opened our Year 10 and Year 12 (International GCSE and A Level curriculum) and started that year with 3800 children. In 2019, we reached the capacity of 4260 students in Phases 1 and 2 of our original building and in 2021 expanded to Phase 3 to provide additional facilities for extended curriculum options. We reached full capacity in 2022 with 6139 children from FS1 Year 13. Since opening, we have established a positive learning environment for our children and staff following both the National Curriculum for England and UAE Ministry of Education curricular. As a British school overseas with over 100 nationalities, it is important that we value all of our languages and cultural understanding and use this as a catalyst to embrace the culture, history and beliefs of our student and staff body. We have been rated Good in two DSIB inspections, with the most recent one also recognising some Outstanding features. We are British Schools Overseas (BSO) accredited gaining Outstanding judgements in all standards, allowing us to offer the NQT, QTS and iPGCE programmes to our teachers through the TES Institute. GEMS Founders School, Dubai is truly unique and anyone who comes to work here has a wonderful opportunity to leave their mark. In line with our school vision, you will have the opportunity to Grow, Flourish and Succeed in everything you do at GFS.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.
Bachelor’s degree in the French language, French Literature, or a related field. Prior experience working as a French teacher or a similar role in the Educational field.
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