Teacher of English (Secondary), Al Ain, UAE

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Al Dhafra Private SchoolAl Ain, UAE

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 Teacher of English (Secondary)

Al Dhafra Private Schools are owned by Dhafir Group who are a highly successful and well-organised establishment based in the UAE. The group currently own 2 co-educational, all through schools based in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, which offer the American and British curricula.


Al Dhafra, Al Ain is a well-respected and popular school with over 2650 students, meeting the needs of the local Emirati and diverse international community. The school is on a very exciting journey and is eagerly awaiting its next inspection from the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). The school follows both the English National Curriculum (with courses to IGCSE, AS, and A level) and the American system. The school empowers its staff to fulfill their roles successfully and encourages and supports professional development. The school enjoys the benefits of dynamic, experienced leadership and management, a vibrant learning community, dedicated teachers and supportive governance. The school is located in the east of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, on the border of Oman. Al Ain is known as the Garden City of the UAE, benefitting from oases and ancient irrigation schemes. It is a welcoming family city only 75 minutes away from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

THE POST – Teacher of English (Secondary), United Arab Emirates

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, highly skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of English (Grades 6-12) who would work alongside, develop and support a multi-cultural staff team in our continued pursuit of excellence. Our focus is purely on your ability as a practitioner so experience of the American curriculum we follow is not essential.

We invite applications from Teachers who are committed to:

Nurturing and developing every aspect of a child’s development;

Making learning meaningful, student centred and enjoyable;

Promoting a real sense of family community through working in partnership with all stakeholders;

Their own and their colleagues’ professional development both within their school and across the Abu Dhabi network of schools;

Supporting school improvement and aspiring to excellence;

Contributing to the wider life of the school.

Qualifications / Person Specification:

A relevant teaching qualification: PGCE/QTS for the age group you will be teaching, and a degree in English;

A minimum of 2 years recent teaching experience preferred;

An excellent track record in preparing students for external examinations

An excellent understanding of secondary (KS3-5) teaching and learning;

Experience / Understanding of English language learning, particularly for students for whom English is a second language;

Excellent communication skills to lead by example, as well as collaborate with leaders, Senior Management and parents;

Ability to research new initiatives and implement them whilst evaluating current processes.

Terms and conditions:

2 years contract renewable annually;

Remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, accommodation or allowance, health insurance, flight allowance and end of contract gratuity.


Please send your full CV, with details of two referees (including email addresses) and a recent photograph, along with a letter of application (2 sides of A4), making reference to your classroom practice, planning and assessment, experience of subject leadership and recent school initiatives to: secretary@dhafraschools.com

Please insert the position applied for as the subject of your email.

Please visit www.dhafraschools.com  for more information about us.

Interviews with take place in Manchester, March 8th-11th for overseas candidates and immediately for UAE and Middle East Candidates.

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More about Al Dhafra Private School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Al Ain Campus, P.O.Box 17814, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 3767 1123
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