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Class Teacher

Doha English Speaking School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
17 January 2018

Job overview

Primary and Secondary teachers For EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and KS3 at Doha English Speaking School, Qatar.

DESS is the premier not-for-profit school in Doha with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. Graded as ‘Outstanding’ by PENTA International Inspectorate in May 2017 and ‘Qatar Organisation of the Year 2017’ by QBBF (Qatar British Business Forum). The school is sponsored by the British Embassy and a proud member of IAPS, COBIS and BSME.  We are a dynamic Primary school with a clear direction, having learning at the heart of our mission.  Our children represent 31 nations (90% British) and together generate a culture of success and enjoyment.  Learning is led by an excellent group of adults who work in teams to achieve the highest standards academically, as well as providing a very happy working environment.

We are seeking lively, dynamic Primary teachers for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to join our team of hardworking and motivated professionals and Subject Specialist teachers for our brand new KS3 building opening September 2018. Please state your subject specialism and second subject that you could offer.

Suitable candidates will have a UK recognised teaching qualification, be exemplary practitioners and enjoy working as part of a team. Candidates must promote high standards and expectations and be committed to contributing to the further development of the school. Single teachers and married teaching couples, who have completed their first year of full time teaching, are encouraged to apply. 

There may also be Senior Phase Leader positions available.  Expressions of interest are welcome, indicating a preferred Year Group.

We are offering:

  • A generous tax free salary
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Small classes & excellent facilities
  • Fully furnished, air conditioned accommodation
  • Free utilities 
  • On site swimming pool and sports facilities 
  • Annual return air fares to the UK
  • Private Health Insurance
  • The chance to work in one of the sunniest and most rapidly developing cities in the world!

Please apply using the online application at with the subject reference TESAD (CL) - by 17th January 2018 at 1.00pm

We reserve the right to close a position once we have received sufficient applications to form a short-list.  Early application is therefore encouraged.

Please note that all applicants will need to provide a DBS certificate, a certified copy of their original Education Certificate/s duly notarised and attested by a notary public in their country of issue and a transcript of their university degree. Stamped by the Qatar Embassy. These documents are required by the Qatari Labour Department when applying for a work visa. (Advice can be provided by the school regarding how these can be obtained).

Interviews and teaching observations will be held in the UK week commencing Sunday 21st January, 2018. (Interviews can also be arranged in Doha for those already living locally or via video call).

We invite you to visit our school website at to find out more about us.  We look forward to receiving your application.

About Doha English Speaking School

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+974 459 2750

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Doha English Speaking School (DESS) was founded in 1981, catering for the growing need for an English speaking school.

The history of the school dates back to 1971 when an English Primary School catering for British children was first built. The junior school was opened in February 1979 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the present Emir's father.

The discovery and subsequent exploitation of a huge gas field on its north coast has led to significant economic progress in Qatar in recent years. This in turn has led to a rapid expansion of the Doha English Speaking School, both in terms of pupil numbers and overall facilities.

This not-for-profit school caters for children between the ages of three and eleven years, with plans underway to expand in to Years 7 and 8.  Although the admissions policy prioritises British children, the school has a strong international element.

The DESS Board oversees the management and development of the school in accordance with our Constitution, the best practice of British and International schools and Qatar’s laws and regulations.

The Board works closely with the Senior Leadership Team, and proposes policy, strategy, improvement plans, use of resources and educational developments.  The Board then debates, guides and approves these as well as monitoring, by way of regular reports, the operations of the school, to help the school achieve its vision as an international beacon of excellence in education.

Doha English Speaking School
Vision, Mission and Values

An International Beacon of Excellence in Education

Learning Together - High Expectations - Celebrating Success
Our mission at DESS is to:

  • create a happy, secure, stimulating and supportive learning environment
  • care for the whole child – prepare future citizens
  • deliver the National Curriculum for England in a relevant, meaningful and rigorous way
  • offer not-for-profit education
  • work in partnership with our community
  • welcome innovation
  • provide staff with the opportunities to enhance and develop professional skills

At DESS we value:

  • care and consideration which allows everyone to thrive
  • the fostering of respect for, and tolerance of, others and their differing cultures
  • the creation of a trusting community where honesty and integrity are the norm
  • the nurturing of high self-esteem and the confidence to ‘have a go’
  • a climate of enthusiasm and enjoyment in learning
  • the development of skills for lifelong learning
  • the desire to improve through reflective learning
  • the perseverance to strive for success
  • the pursuit of excellence
  • the celebration of efforts and achievements

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