Primary Early Years / KS1 Teacher, Doha, Qatar

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Qatar International SchoolDoha, Qatar

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

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Please call Penny Kontopyrghou on 00447595 968 600 for more information or email your CV and questions to

We require for September 2018 start an outstanding Early Years/KS1 Teacher to join a successful team of specialists within our multi-cultural International school.

Qatar International School is a 3-18 international school that operates a British system of Education based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
The school is led by a team of experienced British trained professionals. Qatar International School has an outstanding reputation in Doha and results are well above the national average for Qatar as well as the international average for similar schools

This successful school based in central Doha has a strong leadership team, offers excellent teaching facilities and small class sizes ( around 22 students  in each class)

A high percentage of students successfully apply to universities across the world.

The post requires all successful applicants to have recent experience of delivering the National Curriculum in the British System, preferably with a minimum of two years.

Applications from applicants that have taught Early Years and KS1 are welcome to apply.

Applications from specialist primary teachers will also be considered.
NQT’s are welcome to apply.

Primary Department - Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1

Our Key Stage 1 block is a bright, friendly place, where staff support each other to produce a caring and stimulating environment. Our six teachers in each year group plan and work together to share the workload and to deliver best practise. We have introduced the ‘Read Write Inc’ scheme to the children this year and it has already proved to be a huge success. We also have a range of exciting topics that are covered during the course of the year including linked educational visits and guest speakers. Due to the fact that we have a high percentage of EAL learners our curriculum reflects that in the amount of English we cover in to order to achieve our high standards. We have a ten enthusiastic teaching assistants working alongside us in the block, all trained with our current schemes and ready to help with intervention groups and the daily routines of Key Stage 1.

Our students are lovely, willing to work and learn in our classes. The students’ parents are also great, we don’t always see many of them often as a number of our students are picked up by maids and drivers, however, when we have a concert or a parents’ evening, they are supportive and very generous.  We communicate with the parents via email on a weekly basis and the Class Dojo allows opportunities for daily updates too.

Although we have a mix of nationalities and ages amongst our staff, we all get along very well with each other. There are many occasions where we get together for lunch after school or to celebrate one another’s birthdays. We try to be like family for each other because we are all expats away from home.
We are encouraged to resource our lessons with a variety of media including ICT. We have two hours of staff training after school on Sundays and we all contribute at least an hour to an after school activity. Our Continuous Professional Development programme is designed around sharing good practise with additional input from international experts.  Some of us deliver tuition to students after school for which we receive extra payment. Doha itself is a great place to live; safe, moderate, sporty, full of sunshine with excellent opportunities to network with other expats.

The Location 

Doha is the capital city and central focus of Qatar. The city has a large proportion of expats and as a result is extremely diverse.

Qatar offers a warm, sunny climate throughout the year.

Expats can visit the souqs for spices and traditional clothing, enjoy local food and drinks in the streets. There are various modern malls throughout the city.
There are also many modern areas in Doha to visit in the evenings including international restaurants offering excellent food.

The Package

  • Teaching salary paid in Qatari Riyals.
  • This equates to a yearly tax-free salary dependent on exchange rate and teaching experience.
  • Furnished accommodation and utilities allowances included.
  • Transport allowance and benefits including excellent private health cover.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be UK qualified teachers with a relevant teaching qualification including QTS.

Experience teaching the British national curriculum is essential including a proven track record of supporting students through their IGCSE and A-Level exams.

The school can consider applications from strong Newly Qualified Teachers
The successful candidate will join a stable and supportive staff and be responsible for planning high quality provision, showing independence and collaboration in equal measure. In addition to teams of 6 teaching and 6 support staff in FS1, FS2 and Y1 and a team of 6 teachers and one intervention Teaching Assistant in Year 2, there are also more than 50 teaching staff across the whole of the primary school. This is a team of supportive, dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to optimise the learning experience for our 1000 Primary pupils.

In addition, the school has a strong and increasing commitment to ensuring the highest quality CPD in order to ensure candidates maintain their links to the UK curricular demands

How to apply

Please send your CV and supporting letter addressed to the Principal, Mr Deane Baker:

  • Letter of Application: 2 pages maximum
  • CV (maximum of three pages - to include VISA details)
  • A recent photo
  • A list of at least three referees - the list should include their names, positions, current email addresses and phone number. One of your referees must be from your present school or employer

Apply by 22/01/2018

Please send your application including a CV and supporting letter to including the following information for VISA purposes

  1. Date of birth
  2. Marital status
  3. Your Nationality
  4. Number of dependants

If applicable the Nationality of your Wife/Husband/ Nationality of your children

Job location

More about Qatar International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 5697, United Nations Street, Doha, Qatar
Telephone: +974 483 3456
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Qatar International School is an English-speaking private day school located in Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar. The school follows the latestNational Curriculum of England and Wales for students ranging between 3 and 18 years of age.