- ADEK’s fourth national recruitment initiative in the UAE to strengthen local staff and enrich the capacity of Emirati school leaders through the network of charter schools
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a new leadership edition of its local talent incubator, the Emirati Recruitment Initiative (ERI).
The latest initiative aims to attract experienced Emirati educators to the emirate’s vast charter school ecosystem as part of ongoing efforts to further enrich local capacity and contribute to the education sector and contribute to development at term of the vital network of charter schools.
Applications are now open to UAE nationals with relevant experience in the education sector who wish to play a role in nurturing the next generation of students at charter schools in the emirate. Successful Emirati recruits will have access to specialized training and employment opportunities as principals and vice principals through the network of charter schools.
“Emirati executives are a critical pillar to the success of our education ecosystem, especially in charter schools, where our Emirati students can access quality educational opportunities while fostering their sense of national identity,” said Her Excellency Sara Awadh Issa Musallam, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Early Education, President of the Federal Agency for Early Education (FAEE) and President of ADEK.
“Enriching development pathways for Emirati educators helps ensure a sustainable human capital talent pool capable of leading the future development of the education sector. We aim to increase the number of passionate and dedicated Emirati employees at Abu Dhabi charter schools, as we believe that Emirati school leaders are essential to achieving our mission of building global citizens who remain loyal to their national and cultural roots.
The fourth recruitment campaign is dedicated to attracting school leaders and follows three previous campaigns to recruit teachers, administrators, counsellors, social workers and parent relations officers. The first three ERI recruitment drives attracted over 300 UAE national participants, with the program directly responsible for placing 145 Emirati education professionals in charter schools.
HE Khulood Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Education Partnerships Sector at ADEK, added: “This strategic development opportunity is open to all experienced Emirati educators; we invite them to become school leaders and encourage applications to help students reach their full potential. The initiative is a clear demonstration of our commitment to building Emirati human capital in line with the recent expansion of our charter school model, which now provides quality learning opportunities to more than 46,500 students.”
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a two-day assessment workshop, during which they will hear expert panelists discuss the education sector and undergo a detailed orientation on the ADEK charter school ecosystem. Applicants will then be grouped into teams to solve a case study challenge, before presenting their results to a selection panel. Successful applicants will be scored on their understanding of the case study challenge, their communication skills, applied research, the quality of their proposed solution, the narrative and flow of their presentation, and their ability to respond to the demands of the panel.
Interested candidates can apply online via https://leadership.charterschools.ae/
About Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK)
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is the regulatory body for the education sector in the emirate. It oversees and provides services throughout a learner’s journey, from preschool through college and beyond. It also advocates inclusiveness for determined people in the regular school system and by providing special schools.
Across Early Childhood and Kindergarten to Grade 12, ADEK licenses and regulates nurseries and private schools in Abu Dhabi while legislating, mandating and operating its own charter schools and 2 schools for people determined.
ADEK also annually offers distinguished students from Abu Dhabi full scholarships and support to study at the best universities in the world. In addition, the Department audits and improves the delivery of higher education in Abu Dhabi, incentivizing higher education institutions to open required programs or schools that meet Abu Dhabi’s needs while championing a student-friendly ecosystem and to teachers in the emirate.
With a vision of educational empowerment. Empower minds. Empower the Future, ADEK recognizes that every learner is different and that a diversity of teaching methods is essential for student success. To this end, ADEK is partnering with stakeholders to enable an excellent education system to flourish in Abu Dhabi and produce future-ready graduates with the 21st century skills needed to support and make advancing the vision of Abu Dhabi.