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Foundation Stage Co-ordinator

Foundation Stage Co-ordinator

The Arbor School

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
17 January 2018

Job overview

This is an opportunity to join the leadership team of a new, premium, full age-range school in Dubai which will open in August 2018. Operating to the English curriculum, the school will have, as its core philosophy, an emphasis on ecological education, education for sustainability and inclusion. The facilities shall be outstanding, and include bio-domes, learning gardens and extensive provision for both sports and the arts.

We therefore seek exceptionally hard working and motivated teachers, who view a founding school as an opportunity to take an important role in shaping a truly outstanding education. Starting in the primary phase, we are looking to recruit teachers and leaders who are willing to go that extra mile, and who can form excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and students. All our staff shall play a key role in fulfilling the school's mission in ensuring that The Arbor School fosters a positive, caring and compassionate learning environment, which is anchored by a deep sense of environmental justice and sustainability.

Supported by an experienced 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. 

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 CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • First  language English speaker
  • Bachelor degree in Education or a Bachelor degree with a Postgraduate Certificate      in Education with QTS
  • A successful    track record in teaching and learning and an ability to create a caring      and nurturing classroom environment
  • An appreciation for environmental sustainability and of values-based education
  • A sense of humour and excellent work ethic.

Remuneration Package

All positions attract a generous remuneration package including a competitive salary, accommodation allowance, schooling for children, private medical insurance, annual airfares and end of contract gratuity as per UAE labour law.

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

· An up to date CV with photograph included

· A letter of application, no longer than two pages in length, which outlines your educational philosophy and suitability for a role at The Arbor School.

Interviews shall be held in the UK or Dubai during January or February.

The Arbor School reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the termination of the advertisement date, so early applications are encouraged.

All appointments are subject to KHDA approval.

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About The Arbor School

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+971 566 7904

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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 Arbor, 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.

Arbor School is located in Al-Furjan, within easy reach of Jumeirah Village Triangle, Green Community, Victory Heights and the Marina. Offering FS1-Year 13 (Y12 opens September 2024), we provide a unique ecological approach to learning in Dubai.  The Arbor School’s educational vision is grounded in 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

Arbor School’s mission is to provide an education that connects our community with the natural world and inspires us to imagine and build a future in which all may flourish.

Arbor School is a diverse and welcoming community that nurtures curiosity and celebrates the connectedness of humans with the natural world. Arbor recognises and addresses the unique academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each individual and strives to build a culture of human flourishing, social harmony, and ecological abundance.

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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