Mathematics Teacher, possible leadership position, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Basma British SchoolAbu Dhabi, UAE

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

Mathematics Teacher, possible leadership position, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dates: START: September 2018
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Two years (renewable)

A popular, expanding and over-subscribed, high performing British-curriculum school, we seek a Mathematics teacher and a Mathematics Curriculum Leader for KS3, 4 and 5 to join a thriving team of 5 specialist teachers in our growing Secondary School from September 2018. As a new school there are no precedents for our practice. In affecting change and development we not only like to think outside the box but to imagine there is no box.

We seek two UK trained Maths teachers preferably with ENC experience. Candidates with leadership experience and those ready to take the next step in their career are invited to apply for the Curriculum Leader position.

Due to recent changes in qualification and experience requirements, we can now accept applications from teachers with all levels of experience including Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) with no post qualification teaching experience. As a BSO (EduBase No. 143834) and BSME school we also offer the NQT Induction year in association with Buckinghamshire Learning Trust to newly and recently qualified teachers who meet the qualification requirements below.

The school has the moto ‘striving to be the best’. As such it aspires to create a global community of teachers and learners who are critical thinkers, creators, innovators and leaders who will have a positive impact on the world of tomorrow. We pride ourselves on being a happy and vibrant community where students, parents and teachers enjoy coming to school. Our well-behaved students and supportive parents originate from over 54 countries and speak 28 languages which makes us a truly international community. The campus is well resourced and boasts excellent facilities.

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum of England and the EYFS, Development Matters curriculum in FS. We offer a range of GCSE, IGCSE and AS levels from Cambridge, Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

The school gained BSO (British Schools Overseas) accreditation in May 2016 following a successful inspection in its second year of operation. Most recently in February 2017 in its third year of operation it had its second biannual inspection and was placed in Band A – ‘a high performing’ school moving from satisfactory it was graded good with very good features. Since then the school has continued to improve and is due for its third biannual inspection in February 2019.

The school is located in a very quiet and safe neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi called Al Bahia near to the international airport and Yas Island. Dubai is a 45-minute drive from the school. For further information, please visit our website or download the additional information pack from this webpage.


Successful candidates will 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. Candidates should be committed to ongoing school improvement and feel comfortable in a climate of innovative and creative development.

All applicants should have one of the following sets of qualifications. There is no longer a need for teachers to have post-graduation teaching experience (in accordance with Department of Education and Knowledge Regulations which apply to all private schools in Abu Dhabi):

  • Internationally recognised Bachelors Degree in Education specialising in Y7 to 13 Mathematics or
  • Internationally recognised Degree in a Mathematical subject + PGCE in Secondary Mathematics or other internationally recognised teaching qualification such as a PGDE or
  • Internationally recognised Degree in a Mathematical subject with QTS

Any joint honours degree which includes theology or religious education will not be accepted by the Department of Education and Knowledge, ADEK.

Please note two supporting references and a police clearance certificate or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided by successful candidates to complete the ADEK approval and visa process.

Candidates travelling with no dependents will benefit the most from our package.


Our remuneration package includes:

  • Two-year contract (renewable)
  • Tax-free salary
  • Shared furnished accommodation (including utilities and internet access) or an accommodation allowance
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Excellent international medical cover
  • End-of-service gratuity
  • Fee discount for dependent children


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.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted soon after applying to arrange an interview. An early application is therefore advised. Interviews will take place via video call for international candidates and at the school for local candidates.

Whilst we appreciate all applications, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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More about Al Basma British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Al Bahia, Behind Deerfields Mall, P.O Box No 45994, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 562 3454
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