Science Teacher, 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

As a popular, expanding and over-subscribed, high performing ENC school, we seek a Science teacher for KS3, 4 and 5. Due to recent changes in qualifications 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 can also offer the NQT Induction year in association with Buckinghamshire Learning Trust to NQTs and candidates yet to complete their induction year who meet the qualification requirements below.

The school aspires to create a global community of 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 the following sets of qualifications. There is no longer a need for teachers to have post-graduation teaching experience (in accordance with Abu Dhabi 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 Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science
  • Internationally recognised Degree in a scientific discipline or a related subject and an internationally recognised teaching qualification such as PGCE or PGDE in secondary Science
  • Internationally recognised Degree in a Science subject with QTS (Qualified Teachers Status)

Any joint honours degree which includes theology or religious education will not be accepted by Abu Dhabi Education Council.

Two supporting references and a police clearance certificate or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided should the candidate be successful.

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 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 a brief supporting statement. Finally, applicants will need to click on the ‘Submit application’ button to complete the process.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted soon after applying to arrange an interview via SKYPE for international candidates and at the school for local candidates. Therefore an early application is advised.

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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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