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Director of Education for Sustainability

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The Arbor School

United Arab Emirates

Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
April 2018

Job overview

The Arbor School is a new, full age-range school in Dubai. The Arbor School wishes to recruit exceptional senior educators to lead the establishment of the founding team.

This is an opportunity to join the senior management team of a new, premium, full age-range school in Dubai which will open in August, 2018. Operating to the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school will have, as its core philosophy, an emphasis on ecology, education for sustainability and inclusion.

The successful candidate will help create a new school from inception to opening and to take staff and pupils through the important first years of the new operation. Starting in the primary phase, we are looking to recruit strong leaders who are able to form excellent relationships with trustees, parents and pupils. In particular, the Director of Education for Sustainability shall play a key role in fulfilling the school’s ecological and sustainability vision, which includes ensuring that eco-literacy is embedded throughout the school’s curriculum, activities and premises, staff training, the development of outreach programs and the operation of the school’s bio-dome.

Supported by a fully bilingual management team, the applicants will provide vision and leadership to the learning community and support a wide range of abilities with the help of on-site scientific, linguistic and learning-support/intervention expertise.

Experience of the National Curriculum of England and Wales is essential and experience with international students is desirable.

The Arbor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to a CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  1. Relevant and appropriate qualifications and teaching experience
  2. Experience of no less than five cumulative years in educational leadership;
  3. The UAE National agenda places high emphasis on innovation, inclusion and self evaluation. We are actively seeking candidates that have a proven track record in these areas.

Remuneration Package:

All positions attract a competitive remuneration package made up of a very competitive basic salary and a mix of benefits such as : accommodation allowances, schooling allowances, Transport allowances, private medical insurance, annual economy airfares to country of residence, and end of gratuity as per UAE labour law.

To apply for this position please ensure the following documents are sent to teaching@thearborschool.ae for the attention of the Principal, Mr. Charles Grayhurst.

  • A completed application form with photograph
  • A letter of application, no longer than two pages in length, which outlines your educational philosophy and suitability for the role.

Interviews can be arranged in UK or Dubai and via videoconference.
Appointments are subject to KHDA approval.

About the employer: http://thearborschool.ae/
More about The Arbor School : https://schoolscompared.com/all-through/dubai-all-through/arbor-school-al-furjan/
Information about The Arbor School
Org type  Mainstream School
Phase  All-through with sixth form
Funding status  Independent
Gender  Mixed

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About The Arbor School

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The Arbor School is an ecological school in Dubai, based on the National Curriculum for England. An extraordinary school, blending academic rigour with a deep understanding of the world and our place within it. At the Arbor School, children are taught to question their impact on the planet and to assume their responsibility as stewards of the future in a profoundly interconnected world.

Inspired by an ecologist, taught by a community of passionate educators.

A Unique Ecological Approach

A mindful approach to education that combines ecoliteracy - the ability to understand the natural systems that make life on earth possible, with the rigour provided by the National Curriculum for England.

Our People

Our team of passionate educators bring a wealth of experience and ecological expertise, as they strive to create an outstanding flagship school in our region.

Our Learning Spaces

The school is specifically designed to inspire and nurture students different learning styles and abilities. Space to collaborate, shine and reflect with access to a range of environments not usually accessible in the Gulf.

The Arbor School is located in Al-Furjan, within easy reach of Jumeirah Village Triangle, Green Community, Victory Heights and the Marina. Offering FS1-Year 9 (Year 10 opening in 2022/2023), we provide a unique ecological approach to learning in Dubai.  The Arbor School’s educational vision is founded upon the British curriculum and focuses on project based, experiential and outdoor learning.  The school offers modern, adaptive facilities, six climate-controlled biodomes and learning gardens as key spaces to engage children in a deeper understanding of their ecology and environment.

Our Mission Statement

The Arbor School aims to foster a positive, caring and compassionate school environment, in which learners can shine in unique ways. Arbor students shall become innovative and capable leaders, with a strong set of ethical values, anchored by a deep sense of ecoliteracy, sustainability and environmental justice.

The Arbor Promise

Students at Arbor are expected to demonstrate hard work and effort in all that they do. They are proactive in their learning, resilient when faced with a challenge and collaborative in solving problems. Arbor students are exceptionally caring, with an acute sense of compassion for others. They are passionate about the world around us and act with integrity and ingenuity when striving for a sustainable future.

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