Head of Arabic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Hartland International SchoolDubai, United Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Hartland International School seeks to appoint an exceptional and dynamic, well-qualified Teacher of Arabic Language to lead the Arabic Department.

Our School

The school which opened in September 2015, is rapidly developing a reputation for excellence in learning and teaching. We provide the best possible education for every child in our care and import the very best practices from independent schools around the globe. With just over 550 children enrolled at present from 65 different nationalities, Hartland is a truly international community. We combine a unique blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support to target excellence and create a values based family of teachers, children and parents. ‘The Hartland Way’, our attributes and values programme, underpins our philosophy and vision for our young people.

Located in the heart of Dubai, in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and Downtown Business area of the city. The school will operate from Foundation Stage to Year 10 and anticipates natural year on year growth in the secondary section in the coming years. We offer the National Curriculum for England and plan to offer GCSE’s / IGCSE’s, ‘A’ Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The Post

Applications are invited from teachers who are outstanding practitioners and are passionate and forward thinking and who will thrive in a vibrant learning environment, helping us build a successful Arabic programme across the whole school. The successful candidate will be required to show leadership in securing standards of excellence in teaching and learning and will have the necessary skills needed to devise a curriculum which will stimulate and motivate students to achieve. There is a very strong enrichment programme at the school and the successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to this, joining a committed and exceptional staff group. Arabic is an important core subject in the school and as such, this is a significant role of responsibility in our drive to raise standards.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a relevant honours degree, (BA with PGCE / PGDE and QTS or equivalent)
  • Have experience of teaching in a UK curriculum or similar setting  
  • Have relevant experience at subject leadership or middle management level
  • Demonstrate a clear and practical knowledge of how to raise attainment and progress and the use of data to support excellence
  • Have a minimum 5 years’ teaching experience 
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Be committed to the Hartland Values


In return, you will have the opportunity to work in a state of the art modern school with a committed and dedicated staff and a committed approach to continuing professional development.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2019 with interviews taking place the following week.

Start date for this position is August 2019.

Candidates wishing to apply should complete the application form and send it with a CV and covering letter to the HR Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Riley at lriley@hartlandinternational.com 

Your application should contain the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees and include your current line manager / Head of School. Please include a recent photograph.
Please click on the apply button to submit your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Hartland International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to a police check.

Job location

More about Hartland International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid, Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 407 9444
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Located in the heart of Dubai, Hartland International School is in its fourth year of operation and is already an established name on the educational landscape of Dubai. Providing an enriched education through the National Curriculum for England, &nb...