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Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS)

United Arab Emirates

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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
2 February 2018

Job overview

Due to internal promotion, Al Ain English Speaking School is looking to appoint an outstanding Director of Physical Education who will lead the P.E department with committed, enthusiastic and experienced teachers.  We welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and dedicated professionals.  We’re looking for passion, enthusiasm and experience, and a love for out of the box teaching!   

As a qualified teacher, you will have significant experience of teaching the UK National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, 4 & 5.  You must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of teaching and experience of iGCSE & A Level  is desirable. We offer PE from the Foundation stages in Primary school through to A-Level in the Secondary school and you will be given the opportunity to teach across the age ranges.

You will be an excellent communicator and confident with your subject knowledge and craft, and be someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents.  You will be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom. You won’t be afraid of hard work and will be relentlessly focused on giving our students opportunities for success both in and beyond the classroom. Experience of developing innovative lessons and extracurricular activities would be an advantage.

Al Ain English Speaking School is a very successful all-through school that was established in 1979 and is one of the oldest schools here.  It is held in high regard by the local community and has excellent facilities and buildings, which continue to grow.  Indeed, new staff can also enjoy brand new accommodation with underground car parking.   The school has a lovely campus and superb indoor swimming pool.  More importantly, brilliant kids and staff from all over the world.  Think you’ve got what it takes to join this amazing team?
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The successful candidate will benefit from a career working with a senior leadership who come from Outstanding School backgrounds.  You will enjoy CPD opportunities that will allow you to grow as well as opportunities to be involved in ground breaking projects and innovation that will not only put this school on the map, but your career and name too!  The leadership team is visionary and enjoys fresh approaches to teaching and learning.   

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package.  You will have the opportunity to live in and work in one of the world's UNESCO Heritage sites which is almost equidistance from Dubai and Abu Dhabi which can be reached in approx. 1.5 hours.  Al Ain, whilst a city, is relatively peaceful and exceptionally family friendly and we welcome applications from husband and wife teaching couples.

We will provide you with modest accommodation, health insurance, a return flight allowance  per year to your home country and a tax free salary.  A sun tan is also guaranteed as the sun always shines!

Selection Process:

Applications should be made to Caroline Reader at creader@aaess.sch.ae and should contain a CV, letter of application and completed application form and the details of two professional referees.  You are also required to submit a copy of your teaching qualifications and a current photograph of yourself.

Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB).

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February 2018.

Interviews will take place mid to late February.


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Al Ain English Speaking School is one of the oldest schools in Al Ain with a reputation that goes beyond the city boundaries.  It sits in the ‘Garden City’ renowned for being an oasis in the desert. AAESS is an all through school with over 1850 children from 3 to 19, and continually growing.  The campus is spacious and welcoming and prides itself with good facilities such as our fantastic indoor swimming pool; floodlit tennis courts;  566 seat auditorium; food prep and nutrition kitchen; automotive garage; TV & radio production studio and two Apple Mac suites.  We deliver the British Curriculum and offer iGCSE, AS and A Levels, with our 6th Form students securing places in prestigious universities all over the world.

Al Ain English Speaking School is the only school to hold the British Schools Overseas Award, where we are endorsed by the British Government and quality assured by Ofsted.

Al Ain English Speaking School is a caring and multicultural community that enables all individuals to realise their potential in a dynamic and innovative learning environment.  We value enquiry, perseverance and reflection, treating one another with respect and integrity, while learning together to become responsible and enterprising global citizens.

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