Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies, United Arab Emirates

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The Arbor SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

On establishing a new full age range school in Dubai, Praxis Education wishes to
recruit exceptional teaching staff to contribute to the founding team of The
Arbor School.

This is an opportunity to join 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 staff who are willing to go that extra mile, and who are able to form
excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and students. In particular, the
Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies shall fulfill a key role by implementing
innovative curriculum design which fulfills local ministry requirements as well
as the school’s sustainable ethos. The Head of Department shall also have
responsibility for a team of staff that teaches UAE Social Studies and Moral
Education, and is expected to deliver excellent academic results through an
engaging and vibrant student experience.

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 learningsupport/intervention

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 verification, interview, identity checks, criminal record clearance,
and successful references.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • University Degree in Arabic language
  • Qualified Teacher Status / Teaching Qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Head of Department
  • English Language Fluency is necessary

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
teaching@thearborschool.ae for the attention of the Principal, Mr. Charles

  • 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, in particular.

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

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.

Job location

More about The Arbor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: PO Box 413898, Al Furjan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 566 7904
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