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Art Teacher

Art Teacher

Wales International School

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
26 August 2018 (TBC)
Apply by:
11 January 2018

Job overview

Wales International School are seeking to appoint an outstanding practitioner, who can teach Art to Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 and in the future to IGCSE level.

We are seeking a well-qualified teacher for August 2018 to teach students whose first language is usually Arabic. Within cultural parameters, we adhere as closely as possible to the National Curriculum, which constitutes around 80% of the timetable.  All lessons are taught in English.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ continuous experience.  They will show initiative and adaptability, will be a team player and will relish the challenges and rewards of teaching in an international setting.

If you are excited by the challenge of a different teaching experience in a vibrant environment, this opportunity may well be for you. The successful candidate will be welcomed into a team that fosters pedagogical discussion and aims to make their subject accessible to all students.

Description of role:

  • Candidates with experience of working in a successful school that follows The National Curriculum in England at KS1,2 and 3, IGCSE / GCSE.
  • Excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical practice.
  • A proven track record of outstanding teaching at all levels.
  • Drive and enthusiasm to inspire, nurture and empower students. 
  • Focus to maximise student attainment, progress and achievement.
  • A confident and impressive communicator who is a team player

We can offer the right candidate:

  • A friendly, supportive working environment
  • The opportunity to make a difference
  • An attractive, tax-free salary
  • Medical insurance and residence visa
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Education allowance for accompanying children
  • Annual travel allowance
  • End-of-service gratuity
  • Unlimited sunshine, safe environment and a good lifestyle

Required Candidate profile:

  • UK National or first language English speaker
  • A Bachelors degree relevant to their subject area
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS
  • Minimum 4 years teaching experience in the Gulf or in UK
  • Holding an ADEK license is beneficial but not essential.
  • 21st Century teaching skills

The appointee will sign up for an initial two-year expatriate contract, which will be annually renewable thereafter. We can also offer the right candidate a friendly, constructive and supportive working environment, with lots of challenges ahead.  Along with that, there should be huge job satisfaction and the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future development of the school. Our students are responsive and respectful, but lively at the same time, as we equip them with the skills to make a positive contribution to their society as adults.  Abu Dhabi is an exciting place to work, a vibrant city with lots going on and very welcoming to expatriates who are respectful of local culture and social norms.  It is rapidly establishing itself as the cultural, as well as the actual, capital of the UAE.  If you want an ‘authentic’ and fulfilling ex-pat experience, then Wales International School is a rewarding place to work.

Either apply through the TES website or send a copy of your CV to include qualifications, a recent photograph and covering letter to Nesrin Alikou at liaison@walesschool.com  mentioning the post for which you have applied in the subject line. Previous applicants may apply.  

Initial interviews will be held via Skype during the week commencing 7 January 2018.

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About Wales International School

Wales International School, Abu Dhabi is a school with a bold vision and the highest standards. As one of the leading international schools in Abu Dhabi, we pride ourselves on being a member of COBIS and BSME, as well as being a member of the elite High Performance Schools network, and a nominee for the TES international school awards 2024.

We are known internationally for our commitment to sustainability, inclusion, and innovation, as well as being a Center of Excellence for bilingual and multilingual education practice. We are a 3-18 school, functioning as the school of choice for our predominantly Emirati clientele.

We offer a rigorous yet creative approach to the National Curriculum of England & Wales, whilst always being sensitive to our host community, and have been endorsed by Edexcel and Oxford AQA. All of our lessons are taught in English, and our staff, parents, and students enjoy the community feel we provide. We are proud to be an inclusive school with a broad ability range, however we have rigorous entry testing for all prospective students in English, Mathematics, and Arabic. 

The school is located on a purpose-built, modern campus, with a state-of-the-art swimming pool, well-maintained playing fields, bespoke play areas, innovation labs, STEAM rooms, and hydroponics. We have a unique relationship with the Gracia Farms Group, as we seek to develop our commitment to sustainability through a staff-led farm school initiative.

As a school, we have high expectations of our staff however we support anyone who seeks professional development opportunities, and have staff completing Masters degrees, NPQs, QTS, and ECTs. We are constantly seeking more ways to enable our staff to pursue their own career development, and have bespoke leadership training for any staff member who is interested, involving a Pioneers group, a leadership book club, support to design and lead on strategic projects, and mentoring from skilled leadership who are always supportive and welcoming. We also have a weekly CPL program which has been described as " truly outstanding".

WIS is a school that actually values the contribution and unique role each staff member plays in the development of intellectual curiosity in our children. If you are the kind of person who loves education

This year, the school is being further enhanced with new campus developments such as a nursery and a running track. We are also continuing to evolve our curriculum offer and our dynamic, innovative approach to learning which makes every day at WIS exciting and unique. WIS truly is a school where every learner aims higher!

Wales International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including checks with past employers and enhanced DBS and ICPC checks.

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Applications closed