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PYP Co-ordinator

Uptown International School (UIS)Dubai

Uptown International School

Uptown is a truly international, IB World School that serves our whole community. We provide a world-class education and expect excellent educational outcomes. This provides for a stimulating environment, where hard work and commitment are rewarded. We are committed to continuous improvement as individuals and as a school. If you want to join us on that journey, make a genuine difference to children’s lives and become a better teacher then please read on! We are proud to be one of few IB continuum schools in the UAE and uphold the IB philosophy in all that we do. The result is a community of students, parents and staff that are highly supportive of the aims of the school and work together to maximise opportunities for all. A strong focus on professional development and world-class facilities allow Uptown teachers to be imaginative and innovative when delivering the curriculum.

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding PYP Co-ordinator to join our Primary team. Please refer to the job description for more information.


We are part of the Taaleem group of schools. Taaleem is the second largest provider of education in the region and a group that has an absolute focus on education. As a Taaleem teacher, you will join one of the largest, most respected education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Taaleem (which means ‘education’ in Arabic) was established in 2004 and now has over 9,000 students attending our ten international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taaleem is also one of the Middle East’s leading IB workshop providers for PYP, MYP, DP and CP. Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.

What do we look for?

All of our teachers must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a PGCE or an equivalent qualification from around the world. Secondary school teachers and Primary specialists will also need a degree in the subject area that they wish to teach. Experience of teaching the IB programmes would be an advantage, as would experience of working in Dubai. However, a demonstrable alignment with the ethos of the IB and a genuine commitment to international-mindedness would compensate in many ways. Experience of using effective differentiation and assessment techniques are, however, essential.

What we offer

We are committed to developing our staff and run regular professional development workshops to ensure that our teachers are equipped to provide students with the best possible educational experience. Taaleem provides high-quality, purpose-built accommodation for teaching staff equipped with a gym, a pool and all amenities. We offer an attractive tax-free salary, medical insurance, free child places within selected schools and an annual flight allowance.

Application process

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a letter of application and your CV, including two referees, to

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th January 2021. Please note that an appointment may be made prior to this if an exceptional candidate is found.

Taaleem and Uptown International School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all appropriate checks will be made during the recruitment process.

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