Garden City British School (GCBS) is in its first year of operation with classes from FS1 (pre-KG1) to Year 6 (Grade 5). Applications are invited from passionate and creative EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teachers to join a thriving Early Years and Primary team. We would like to attract a mixture of NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) with no post-qualification teaching experience as well as experienced teachers. Specialisms in art, PE, music and drama are especially welcome.
As a primary-only school, Garden City is unique as there are very few similar schools established and operating in Al Ain. The school follows the EYFS, Cambridge Primary curriculum and National Curriculum of England (2014) alongside Ministry of Education subjects such as Arabic, Islamic Studies (Muslim students only) and UAE Social Studies which are compulsory subjects for all private schools in the United Arab Emirates.
The GCBS campus boasts excellent facilities including technology-rich classrooms, multi-purpose sports hall, 25m swimming pool, outside sports/play areas and specialist teaching rooms. Students have ample opportunities to engage in enrichment activities involving discovery, innovation and enterprise.
Our well-behaved students come from a variety of nationalities alongside a faculty of teachers qualified and experienced to deliver the National Curriculum of England and Cambridge Primary curriculum.
Al Ain (meaning The Spring) is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Al Ain is often called the ‘Garden City of The Gulf’ given the many oases, parks, tree-lined avenues and decorative roundabouts. The city is on the Oman border and is approximately two hours drive to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As a developing tourist destination, the dry desert air makes Al Ain a welcome retreat from the coastal humidity of the larger cities. A highlight is the drive up the mountain road to the top of Jebel Hafeet, treating you to sweeping views of the arid splendour.
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Successful candidates will need to show a genuine commitment to creating an inspiring and stimulating child-centred learning environment. Teachers will be highly motivated as exemplary practitioners demonstrating a deep understanding of personalised learning.
Applicants should meet one of the following qualification sets. There is no longer a need for teachers to have post-graduation teaching experience (in accordance with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge regulations which apply to all private schools in Abu Dhabi).
- an internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Education (BEd) specialising in Early Years or Primary
- an internationally recognised Degree in Early Years or Primary or another aspect of education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
- an internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in an English National Curriculum subject + an internationally recognised teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE/PGDE) in Primary or Early Years or QTS
Any degree or joint degree which includes theology, religious education, criminology or politics will not be accepted by the Ministry of Education.
Our remuneration package includes:
- Two-year contract (renewable)
- Tax-free salary
- Shared furnished accommodation (including internet access) or an accommodation allowance
- Settling-in allowance
- Annual flights
- Excellent international medical cover
- End-of-service gratuity
Candidates travelling with no dependents will benefit the most from our package.
Applicants living locally in Al Ain on spouse/family visa are strongly encouraged to apply.
Due to UAE law, the school cannot provide accommodation to unmarried couples.
Two supporting references and a police clearance or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided should the candidate be successful.
Interested applicants should click on the 'Apply now' button below to upload their CV and provide a brief introduction of themselves in the 'Supporting statement' box before submitting their online application.
Early applications are appreciated.
Interviews will be held in the UK, via SKYPE or locally.