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Job Title: Founding School Principal

Full Time
Praxis Education

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of an appointed principal at a private school are to:

•Oversee and ensure the school's commitment to quality education and its continued improvement, with a main focus on students' outcomes.
•Ensure the implementation of the school's stated curriculum and related assessment and certification requirements in all phases.
•Ensure that the school is meeting the needs of all students, and groups of students, and must ensure students with special educational needs make at least good progress in all aspects of their education and development.
•Ensure that all Emirati students are making at least good progress in all aspects of their education and development.
•Ensure that the school is compliant with KHDA regulations and requirements.
•Promote Arabic language and the Emirati heritage as part of the school culture and curriculum.
•Recruit and appoint qualified staff, including vice principal(s) and section/department heads, according to rigorous standards in line with the demands set by KHDA and other related government agencies.
•Implement rigorous policies and procedures and oversee provision to ensure students' health and safety at all times.
•Oversee and ensure all school records are updated, accurate and available to KHDA upon request.
•Implement and adhere to current and future regulations issued by KHDA and relevant authorities.
•Ensure the vision and mission stated in the KHDA approved academic plan for a new school are implemented.


This is an opportunity to be the founding principal of a new, premium, full age range school in Dubai. Operating to the English curriculum, the school will have, as its core philosophy, an emphasis on education for sustainable development and inclusion and will be established in Dubai.

This is an opportunity to create a new school from inception to opening and to take staff and pupils through the important first years of the new operation. Starting in the primary phase, we are looking to recruit an experienced principal who is able to form strong relationships with trustees, parents and pupils.

Supported by a fully bilingual management team, the principal will provide vision and leadership to the learning community and support a wide range of abilities with the help of on-site scientific, linguistic and learning-support/intervention expertise.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
• Relevant and appropriate teaching experience and teaching qualifications;
• Experience of no less than ten cumulative years in educational leadership;
• For a first time principal candidate and for a candidate newly recruited to Dubai: an advanced (post-graduate) university degree/diploma/qualification in education.

The UAE National agenda places high emphasis on Innovation, Inclusion and Self Evaluation. We are actively seeking candidates that have a proven track record in these areas.

Appointments are subject to KHDA approval.

About the Company

Established in 2016 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Mutatawera Gulf General Trading (MGGT), Praxis is an educational services company that builds and operates full-age range schools in the Gulf (GCC) region.

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