New School: Head of Primary, Dubai

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Dar Al Marefa Private SchoolDubai

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Start date: July 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About Us:

An inspiring initiative by one of the most prominent UAE families Al Ghurair, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai, with a broader academic vision – to make a significant contribution to the next generation of the UAE by partnering with parents, friends and the local community.

Our vision is to create a community that fosters lifelong learning, is rooted in its values and beliefs, and is open minded, tolerant and appreciates diversity. Our graduates are principled and courageous individuals, ready to contribute to a more just and peaceful world. Our mission is to build a consistent, challenging and safe learning environment that supports each child in exploring their capabilities, encourages them to respect other cultures and embrace the world with open-mindedness, tolerance and confidence.

Dar Al Marefa is an IB World School offering a bilingual education in English and Arabic. Our curriculum reflects our respect for local and regional cultures while preparing our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our teaching staff from 17 different nationalities provide a world-class education to our student body from over 35 countries.

In 2019, we will move to a new state of the art campus we have developed alongside Pritzker Price award winning architects with the aim of creating a healthy and enjoyable learning environment for our students, teachers and wider community. The new campus will cater to 300 students across the 3 programs of PYP, MYP and DP.

The role:

The Head of Primary must be an adaptable and innovative leader, who consults on and establishes a professional direction for their particular responsibility areas; viewed as a genuine ambassador for their subject and the School.

They will be a visionary leader, a passionate educator and a committed team player who demonstrates a collegiate and collaborative approach to working with others.

They will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders.


  • Minimum BA essential; Master’s Degree advantageous;
  • Fully qualified Teacher with recent experience as a Deputy Head or Head of Primary leading a high performing team; ideally within IB DP or English National curriculum environment;
  • Demonstrated successful leadership, organization and management skills;
  • Proven effective communication, public relations and collaborative skills;
  • Professional commitment to the successful implementation of an enriched international curriculum;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute to the general welfare of the School;
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written; highly organised; refined interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in Arabic is advantageous but not essential.

Living in Dubai:

As one of the world’s most dynamic cities and an international hub, Dubai is one a major players in the international teaching market offering first-class education.

Dar al Marefa seek diversity and inspiring academics who have the same family values as we do.

We provide a generous package which includes; a tax free salary, family residency visa, private family medical insurance, an annual flight allowance home for you and your family and tuition fee concessions. We can help you with the stress of relocation, and can provide you high quality company accommodation equipped state of the art facilities.

Application Process

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to

Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2019

All appointments are subject to interview, successful references, visa and work permit approval as per UAE Labour law and KHDA approval

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More about Dar Al Marefa Private School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 112602, Street 58/71 Mirdiff, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 288 5782

An inspiring initiative by the Al Ghurair family, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai with a broader academic vision – to make a significant contribution to the next genera...