Head of Boys Secondary

Rashid & Latifa School - UAE
Head of Boys Secondary Leading Possibility…

Rashid and Latifa School (RLS) was created as a unique entity by Royal Decree. We are committed to providing world class education in Dubai to ‘Inspire future leaders’.

At RLS we seek to employ talented staff who are fully engaged with the vision of the school to ‘inspire young people who are capable, life-long learners, prepared to contribute and lead in an ever-changing world.’ Our mission is to provide a personal, world-class education, within a UAE cultural context that:

  • Develops young leaders who will have a positive impact on Dubai, the UAE and the world
  • Nurtures bilingualism, responsibility, and empathy as global citizens
  • Values students as individuals and helps them identify their unique contribution and purpose


RLS will open its unique, world leading secondary school in August 2024. The facilities comprise of one campus over three sites: a mixed gender primary (opening August 2023) and two single gender secondary sites.

RLS is a prestigious school primarily for the children of The Ruling Family of Dubai. A significant number of scholarships will be available which will support Emirati students, as well as those from the international community of Dubai.

The school is currently undergoing a major repurposing and refit to unite the three sites as one school campus. These bespoke facilities will include state of the art environments, which support an informed, future focused approach to learning and teaching.

RLS will establish its place as a ‘Global Leader in Education,’ providing an engaging, modified UK National Curriculum focused on personal and collaborative learning, enabling success for all within an innovative, dynamic and data driven environment that is learner-centred.

By providing a balanced and well-grounded education we are undertaking an ambitious challenge to equip our learners with four key values and attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Curiosity
  • Endeavour

We are committed to attracting and retaining staff of the highest calibre, actively seeking excellent educators who constantly operate at an outstanding level and beyond, as well as displaying a purposeful commitment to learner wellbeing and the life of the school.

Reward and recognition for all within RLS is of paramount importance including a positive approach to terms and conditions. To this end, all positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, private medical insurance and end of service gratuity.


The Head of Boys Secondary is responsible for inspiring academic excellence and promoting the highest standards of achievement through clear strategic direction and leadership. We are seeking a strong, passionate and innovative educational leader with a vibrant personality and the ability to connect with young people through mutual trust and respect.


  • Set an exemplary tone for the RLS community through modelling the school's vision, values, and ethos.
  • Build and lead an exceptional team, relentlessly focused on research based, innovative pedagogy placing high importance on learner wellbeing
  • Use data in an impactful way to support the holistic and academic performance of learners and staff
  • Engage, inspire and motivate staff through professional practice, reflective dialogue and the implementation of a dynamic and effective performance management framework to support individual and whole school growth
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships and communication with parents and the community to support and improve learners' enjoyment and achievement and ensure the safeguarding of all stakeholders
  • Implement and support a thriving whole school student leadership programme

Learning and Teaching

  • Ensure the school is founded upon positive relationships that enhance each learner's sense of belonging, level of motivation and engagement to promote successful learning
  • Drive the planning and development of an innovative curriculum with highly aspirational goals designed to support the unique needs of every learner
  • Manage quality assurance processes through the analysis of data to inform school improvement priorities
  • Implement consistent behaviour management strategies to maintain a positive school culture that deliberately and carefully optimises conduct, character and academic achievement to develop a deep sense of belonging to RLS
  • Know how to tailor effective personalised provision for all learners including those for whom English is an additional language, and how to apply diversity and promote equity and inclusion in teaching
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as requested by the Principal deemed necessary for the effective operation of the school


  • Kind and compassionate with a great sense of humour
  • Positive, solution focused attitude with a growth mindset
  • Globally minded and community orientated professional values
  • Evidence of being an innovative and exceptional secondary practitioner
  • Value teams and teamworking, demonstrating respect for all members of the school community
  • A minimum of 5 years outstanding practice in secondary including experience in senior leadership
  • High level of competence in the use and application of technology and data to enhance student learning
  • Appropriate degree, with UK PGCE or teaching qualification
  • NPQH or masters level in education and leadership
  • Valid police checks and supportive references

Applications will not be reviewed without the following:

  • CV
  • A statement outlining your educational philosophy (of no more than two A4 pages)

Selection process:

  • Deadline for applications is the 23rd October 23:59 (GST)
  • Longlisting by the 28th October
  • Shortlisting by the 4th November
  • Interview dates to be confirmed

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