K-12 | 700+ students | Coeducational | Day
For January 2020
Hay Al-Sharooq International School (HASIS) is an independent international school owned by Oman Development Foundation (ODF), a subsidiary of the Omani gas company, Oman LNG. The school was founded in 2002 in a small facility in the Oman LNG compound to provide an education to the young children of locals and expatriates working for OLNG. At this location, the school grew from just 50 children to a school that now provides an education for over 700 children aged 3 to 17. As a result of its growth, in 2018 HASIS moved to its new home, external to the OLNG compound, in excellent new, purpose-built modern facilities with state-of-the-art infrastructure, with a capacity now for 1,200 students.
The school’s vision is to provide a unique international educational opportunity in Sur. At the heart of the school’s ethos are the needs of the children. The school caters for these needs by providing a nurturing environment, providing opportunities for academic achievement and fostering individual talents and strengths. Differentiated planning and innovative and highly effective teaching strategies ensure they are able to provide the children with opportunities to develop their academic and interpersonal skills whilst they learn and grow at HASIS. The school welcomes expatriate and Omani families alike, with students from a wide range of nationalities, whilst retaining a family and community atmosphere. The school is a fully accredited member of CIS.
HASIS follows a hybrid curriculum with elements taken from the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the IPC and IMYC from Fieldwork Education and the curricular set by Cambridge Assessment International Education for IGCSEs. The school follows the standards of the English and Omani Educational systems in both the Primary and Secondary phases, taught by teachers from the UK and around the world. The HASIS Primary Years curriculum is based on best international practice, where communication skills, confidence building and understanding of the global environment and its challenges are emphasized. The curriculum comprises of English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic (Islamic Studies for Muslim students), French, Music, PE, Swimming, Topic (encompassing Geography and History), Art and Design, Social Studies and Moral Education, with specialist teachers delivering Computing, French, Music, Swimming and PE. HASIS secondary phase serves children in Grades 6 to 12. The school has developed a bespoke curriculum which is tailored to the school’s context, that serves children who need both an international and Arabic curriculum. All students follow Cambridge Checkpoint, Arabic and Islamic studies and the HASIS International Middle Years Curriculum between Grades 6-8. Students then progress at Grade 9 into IGCSEs, and at the end of Grade 10 options are considered for the Ministry of Education approved GED (General Education Diploma) courses which are examined at the end of Grade 12. These important studies inform outcomes that provide the foundation for progression to University. Additionally, in 2020 HASIS will be offering an international pathway for students at Grade 11, with Cambridge A-Levels to support those who aspire to attend international universities.
Hay Al Sharooq International School is managed and operated by Al Najah Education Limited, on behalf of ODF. Al Najah Education, based in Dubai, UAE, is an experienced and successful education company, which owns and operates schools, nurseries and training centres, with a vision to create one of the largest educational platforms in the MENA andSoutheast Asia regions, encompassing the full education spectrum. Al Najah Education continuously strives to maintain integrity of its values and interests of its shareholders. The group currently owns and operates schools in the UAE, Oman and Malaysia.
Governance of HASIS is the responsibility of the HASIS Boardof Trustees, which includes members from ODF, OLNG and Al Najah Education. The role of the HASIS Board of Trustees is to set policies, agree on strategies and endorse standards and practices that ensure safe, secure and caring learning environments for all the children in which they can realize their full potential.
The Board of Trustees is currently seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational Principal, to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible, to provide dynamic, strategic leadership and direction to the school. This is a key role in providing effective leadership to continue the school is its new phase of development, embedding it into its new facilities, motivating and developing the staff team, increasing the student roll towards its new capacity while, most essentially, maintaining a key focus on the improvement and development of standards of teaching and learning.
For further information, click here to download the Candidate Pack.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact either Edward Clark on +44(0)1256 862840 or +44 (0)7718 588616, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Liz Gibbs on +44(0)7552 845990 or email email@example.com. To apply for the post, please follow the Apply Now link submitting your up-to-date CV and a letter of application, quoting code HASIS. The letter should incorporate how you meet the person specification, why you are applying for the position and what particular attributes and qualities you would bring to the role.
Closing date: 6 September 2019
Longlist interviews: 18, 19 September 2019 (by Skype)
Shortlist/Final interviews: 2, 3 October 2019 (in Sur, Oman)
Competitive salary and package