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Science Teacher with Biology or Chemistry Specialism

Al Basma British SchoolAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Start date:    February 2021

Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: July 2022, renewable

Due to continued expansion we seek a Science teacher to join a very successful Secondary Science team from January. A specialism in Biology or Chemistry would be an advantage. Al Basma is a popular and over-subscribed, high performing ENC School currently catering for 1450 children from FS1 to Y13.

As a BSO school (EduBase No.143834) we are able to offer a UK recognised induction year to NQTs and candidates with QTS who are yet to complete their induction year in association with ESP Education, formerly the international arm of Buckinghamshire Learning Trust.

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. All stakeholders embrace our moto ‘Striving to be the Best’ which is embedded in everything we do. Our well-behaved students and supportive parents originate from 50 countries and speak 28 languages which makes us a truly international community.

The campus is well resourced and boasts excellent facilities. We opened a state of the art Primary block for Y3 to Y6 in September 2020. The expansion will enable us to accommodate an additional 1000 students over the next five years.

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum of England and the EYFS, Development Matters curriculum in FS. We use GL CAT4 and offer a range of GCSE, iGCSE, iAS and iA Levels from Cambridge, Edexcel and AQA exam boards to our older students. All three sciences are very popular iGCSE, iAS and iA Level choices.

The school gained BSO (British Schools Overseas) accreditation in May 2016 following a successful inspection in its second year of operation. In January 2017 in its third year of operation it had its second ADEK inspection and was placed in Band A – ‘a high performing’ school. Moving from satisfactory in 2015 to  good in 2017, it was graded very good with outstanding features in its third ADEK inspection in January 2019. Most recently in February 2019 the second BSO inspection graded the school good with many outstanding features, with the inspectors commenting on the school’s remarkable rate of improvement.

Al Basma is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi called Al Bahia near to the international airport and Yas Island. Dubai is a 35 minute drive from the school. For further information please see the school information below, visit our website or Instagram account @ abbsalbasma


The successful candidate 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.

We welcome applications from candidates with one the following sets of qualifications:

• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education specialising in Y7 to 13 and CHemistry or Biology specialism.


• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or a closely related subject and an internationally recognised teaching qualification such as PGCE or PGDE in Secondary Science with a Chemistry or Biology specialism and QTS


• An internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education or a related subject with QTS

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)

Please note two supporting references and a police clearance certificate or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided.

Candidates travelling with no dependents or a spouse with their own international package will benefit the most from our package.


Our remuneration package includes:

• Two-year contract and visa (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 complete the application form and upload their CV.

Applications will be processed on receipt and suitable candidates will be interviewed without delay. Adverts will be removed once posts are filled.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted soon after applying with the package information before moving to interview on an agreed video conferencing platform for international candidates or at the school for local candidates.

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

This advert is posted by CES, our school management company, unsuccessful applicants may be contacted by CES on behalf of one of our sister schools in the UAE. If you do not wish your application to be shared with other schools in our group please state ‘Al Basma Only’ when you submit your application.