Aldar Academies, West Yas Academy

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Aldar Academies, West Yas Academy

West Yas Academy aspires to be a world-class school that challenges all of its students to achieve their highest potential and inspires them to be the critical thinkers, problem-solvers, artists, and innovators of the future who will make positive contributions to their communities, nations and the world.

West Yas Academy is an American Curriculum school located on Yas Island, and its inaugural term was in August 2016. The school is a part of Aldar Academies, one of the UAE's largest providers of leading private education, with schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, rated outstanding by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.

West Yas Academy is our first Massachusetts State Curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, which is the most highly regarded and successful public school curriculum in the United States. The Massachusetts Curriculum draws on a rich history of academic excellence and rigor, and has historically benefited from proximity to and interaction with higher education institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

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+971 2 813 2162
West Yas Academy
West Yas Zone K
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Yas Island

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Advanced Placement
United States of America

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Visa Requirements
The school pays for and supports candidates with the acquisition of their and their dependents visa.
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Generous tax free salary and rent free accommodation provided. Full medical and dental benefits provided to employee and dependents. Annual return flights to home country to employee and dependents.

MS/HS Art Teacher

Please see attached job description.
Starting: 20 Aug 2021
Apply By: 30 Jun 2021
Closes In: 5 days


Aldar Academies are currently seeking an inspirational school leader for the position of Principal at West Yas Academy in Abu Dhabi commencing Academic Year 2021 - 2022, or by negotiation for the right candidate.

West Yas Academy is situated on Yas Island, the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Ferrari World, in a purpose-built campus with world-class facilities designed to provide learners with a future-focussed curriculum set in vibrant learning environments and equipped with the latest technology. The school delivers the US Massachusetts Curriculum, the most highly regarded US curriculum with close ties to Harvard and MIT.

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 candidate will combine an excellent track record of successful leadership experience, developed in the US or internationally, with strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness with the ability to inspire the West Yas community and manage the demands and needs of all stakeholders. Exceptional communication skills combined with being a visible leader and ambassador for the school are central to this role. The role requires strategic thinking with a firm grasp of how to ensure outstanding teaching and learning across all phases of the school. Candidates must be committed to working in partnership with the local community and developing ways to engage with parents and forge effective partnerships with them.

The successful candidate will be closely aligned with the core values and ethos of Aldar Academies and West Yas Academy and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

• Strategic, operational, and financial responsibility for the school
• Strategic direction and leadership of school improvement
• Provide inspiring and purposeful leadership for the staff, students, and the wider community
• To develop a school improvement plan founded in a secure understanding of data and classroom observation
• Monitor and evaluate the performance of the school and the quality of teaching and learning
• Continue to maintain an environment that promotes and secures outstanding teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement, and good behaviour.
• Develop and maintain effective links with the community including business and industry, to extend the curriculum and enhance teaching and learning
• Improve the existing system for the management of staff performance, incorporating target setting and individual development plans
• Continue to develop an organisation in which all staff feel valued and recognise that they are accountable for the success of the school

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 30 Jun 2021
Closes In: 5 days