We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Principal – Pastoral, to join our team.The successful candidate will have strategic responsibility for pastoral systems, inclusion and wellbeing across the whole school (approx. 5000 students, primary and secondary).Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, maintaining and regularly reviewing effective behaviour systems to ensure outstanding learning behaviours across all parts of the school
  • Ensuring systems for child safeguarding and child protection are robust and improved across the school
  • Overseeing the Inclusion department to ensure personalized learning is supported in every aspect; be it academically, socially, or emotionally
  • Accountability for the execution of the wellbeing strategy and initiatives across the school
  • Delivering appropriate training for staff to ensure that they can effectively implement behaviour and safeguarding systems to ensure consistency across the school
  • Monitoring and evaluating the quality of students’ personal and social development and their protection, care, guidance and support
  • Ensuring appropriate systems and structures are in place to hold staff to account
  • Ensuring policies and procedures related to pastoral care, safeguarding and child protection are formalised and implemented across the school
  • Supporting the development of a culture in the school which is stakeholder focused and aims to improve levels of engagement and satisfaction for students, parents, staff and community stakeholders

To be considered for this role, you should have:

  • Experience of working with data management system
  • The ability to work constructively as part of a team understanding roles and responsibilities, including own
  • The ability to build and form good relationships with young people, colleagues and other professionals
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment, without distractions
  • Full training for safeguarding in schools
  • Working knowledge of Data Protection
  • Knowledge of, and ability to utilise, ICT to access and retrieve information. Particularly Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, parents and other related professionals both orally and in writing
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work with different agencies to improve student outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to and drive change as required

This role would be suitable for somebody with experience of pastoral systems in a large school looking to take the next step to senior leadership or a senior pastoral leader in a small school looking to extend their experience.About Your BenefitsAll positions attract an excellent remuneration packageAbout GEMSTrusted 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 SchoolThe Westminster School is one of the largest international schools in the GCC region offering British curriculum to over 72 different nationalities. Our curriculum is founded on the four core values of Leadership Qualities, Universal Values, Forward Thinking and World Citizenship, which brings a breadth of vision to the educational program and extracurricular activities offered at The Westminster School, where students effectively learn to take their decisions independently, solve problems creatively, and interact positively with others, irrespective of the society they are placed in.

About GEMS Education

GEMS Education is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. It is a highly-regarded choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region. As a company founded in the UAE in 1959, it holds an unparalleled track-record of providing diverse curricula and educational choices to all socio-economic means. Operating 47 owned and operated schools, and a further three managed in the MENA region, GEMS Education currently serves over 115,000 students; and through its growing network of schools as well as charitable contributions is fulfilling the founder’s vision of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.