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Assistant Head Early Years

Aspen Heights British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: May 3, 2023

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Assistant Head of Early Years- Non Class based


Key Task:  To support the Head of Primary and Early Years and Deputy Head of Primary and Early years in the continuous development of the Foundation Stage.


Key Qualities:


We want to appoint a colleague who is:


        An exemplar classroom teacher who is committed to their own, and others’ professional development.

        A clear communicator at all levels; direct yet sensitive to other’s points of view.

        Committed to developing positive relationships with all members of the school community.

        A supportive colleague- a ‘critical friend’ who maintains confidentiality at all times.

        A good problem solver.

        Highly organised.

        Flexible, positive and adaptable to change.

        Personable, enthusiastic, collaborative and committed.

Key Experiences:


        Has measurable and significant experience of developing and improving other colleague’s classroom practice.

        Has had a significant impact on driving school improvement priorities.

        Has led a range of training to a variety of groups.

Key responsibilities:


        To be a role model to all in all areas; professional conduct, professional teaching and learning practice and professional development.

        To collaborate with other SLT members to ensure continuous school improvement.

        To ensure the day to day running of the foundation stage is in line with our school vision and aims.

        To raise attainment and improve teaching and learning in the foundation stage

        To lead and implement initiatives to successfully deliver school improvement priorities.

        To reflect on data analysis of the phase, with the Head of Primary and Early Years/ Deputy Head of Primary and Early Years and devise and deliver an action plan securing continuous improvement.

        To carry out looking for learning visits, and support colleagues to improve their classroom practice.

        To co-ordinate monitoring of the foundation stage through observations., planning scrutiny and learning walks.

        To co-ordinate the role of learning assistants working in the foundation stage; their timetable and their performance management in consultation with other leaders..

        To line manage some teachers and learning assistants in the phase.



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