Adek launched the publicly funded, privately run charter schools model in 2018, and this school year the emirate has more than 30 charter schools. More than 46,500 students are enrolled in these establishments.
“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 Sara. Musallam, Minister of State for Preschool Education, President of the Federal Agency for Preschool 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.
ERI 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 campaigns attracted over 300 UAE national participants, with the program directly responsible for placing 145 Emirati education professionals in charter schools.
“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 over 46,500 students,” said said Khulood Al Dhaheri, executive director of educational partnerships at Adek. .
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a two-day assessment workshop, during which they will hear from expert panelists discussing the education sector, and will also undergo a detailed orientation on Adek’s 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.