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Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher

Horizon English School

Dubai, UAE

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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
10 January 2018

Job overview


Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Fixed Term – 2 years, renewable

The School 

Since its formation in 1989, Horizon has established a rich tradition as a school that cares. At Horizon, we develop our children into kind, creative, tolerant and passionate learners, who are given the opportunity to succeed today, whilst being prepared for the complexities of tomorrow.

We have challenging and rigorous academic expectations based on the National Curriculum for England, in an inclusive environment where barriers to learning are identified, appreciated and overcome together. We aim to develop the leaders of the future, by surrounding children with opportunities to innovate, critically reflect, collaborate and take ownership of their own learning processes and outcomes.

Horizon is a modern, forward-thinking school, which embraces new opportunities within learning and teaching. Tradition and values drive our guiding principles, but it is a willingness to innovate which ensures the school continues to thrive. 

Click on the following video link to see what a truly exceptional place it is to be:

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The Post 

We are seeking an exceptional individual with the passion, competencies and desire to join our flourishing school. 

As the Assistant Head, you will bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leading outstanding learning and teaching. You will have thorough knowledge, understanding and experience of curriculum development using the national curriculum for England, preferably in an international context. As a practitioner, you will model outstanding practice, whilst possessing the ability to coach, mentor and manage educators effectively. 

The precise nature of the role is flexible as the priority is to appoint a leader of the highest calibre, whose passions, skills and attributes can be aligned to school priorities. The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Headteacher and assume responsibility for a particular phase of the school, whilst having whole-school accountabilities to be defined upon appointment. 

The successful candidate will benefit from furnished accommodation, private medical cover, flight allowances, end of service gratuity and an attractive tax-free salary. 

The Application Process

Please complete the TES application form online - and email a short letter of application, together with an up-to-date copy of your CV to

Interviews will take place in:
Manchester: 19th - 21st January 2018
London: 22nd - 23rd January 2018
Dubai: January/February 2018 (UAE-based candidates only)

Thank you for your interest in Horizon English School.  Due to the large number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Horizon English School

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+971 3422891

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Horizon English School

Founded in 1989, Horizon English School is a vibrant, outstanding international primary school of over 1,000 little learners, representing more than 80 nationalities, following the National Curriculum of England.  We are an accredited member of BSME (British Schools in the Middle East).

At Horizon, pupils are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning, steering it in the direction of their choice, with facilitation from teachers. From FS1 to Year 6, children are presented with opportunities and challenges and are consulted about their learning consistently and continuously throughout their school career. Our learning is exciting and innovative, and children’s interests are at the heart of everything we do.

As well as our academic success, Horizon offers a wide and varied range of extracurricular activities for the children to immerse themselves in.   Our PE staff encourage children in a host of sporting activities; our latest success being overall winners at the 2023 BSME Primary Games, a three day competition covering five sporting disciplines – a very proud moment for the whole school.

The Horizon English School vision promotes a real community ethos and we have close links with charities in Dubai, which staff, parents and children love to support and be part of.

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