Female Head of Secondary, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The Sheikh Zayed Academy for GirlsAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: from GBP 60,000 (tax-free)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls provides a high-quality, KG to Grade 12 American curriculum delivered by inspirational teachers, ensuring that all of our students are able to make the most of their talents and abilities. Our striking school, with its generous grounds and facilities, supports us in providing exceptional opportunities for our students.  SZPAG is accredited by NEASC and CIS.

As well as providing a top class education to the daughters of local families, the school has a strong emphasis on developing our students’ awareness of local culture, so that they can become the UAE’s leaders for the future.  Our aim is to help our girls develop a deep understanding of how their heritage and traditions can prepare them to face and embrace the challenges of tomorrow.

We live by our school’s motto: Honoring the past. Educating for the future.

The school is licensed by the Department of Education and Knowledge, Abu Dhabi. Our local regulatory authority operates an inspection rubric based on the Ofsted framework applied to UK schools.  The school’s ambition is to make the small improvements necessary to be rated Outstanding in 2019/20.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced Head of Secondary to continue the secondary school’s forward momentum in academic achievement and progress. The successful candidate will be collaborative and culturally sensitive and will work closely with the other members of the SLT, the Subject and Pastoral Leads and the teaching staff to ensure that the Secondary School provides an outstanding educational experience for our girls, preparing them to contribute fully to the communities in which they live.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred)

  •  Master’s or equivalent qualification in Education

  •  A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check

  •  A minimum of 10 years in education, 3 of which in a leadership role.


Salary from AED 24,000 per month (negotiable, tax free) plus generous overseas benefits including accommodation, vacation flights, tuition benefit for school-age children, comprehensive medical insurance.

To apply for the post email your CV and a formal letter of application to Heather Gorman at Heather.Gorman@zayedacademyboys.ae. The letter should incorporate how you meet the person specification, why you are applying for the position and what particular attributes and qualities you would bring to the role.

The closing date for applications is February 21st, 2019.

More about The Sheikh Zayed Academy for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 42989, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 619 5555