Al Jazeera Academy
About Al Jazeera Academy
Al Jazeera Academy - A Unique Cultural Experience
Al Jazeera Academy provides a wonderful experience for prospective staff to work and grow in a unique cultural setting. Our students are mostly native Qatari, well motivated, courteous and a pleasure to work with. The Islamic Values which underpin the school's ethos are universal. Both Muslim and non Muslim teachers are welcome to apply. The emphasis is on respect.
Located in Doha in Qatar, in total, there are almost 1800 students (KG through to Year 12) in Al Jazeera Academy. Al Jazeera is an English National Curriculum School which originally opened in September 2002, it caters for students from 3 to 18 years of age. The Academy provides three integrated learning environments, a well-resourced Kindergarten, a large Primary and a Secondary Boys' and Girls' School.
Students follow an adapted version of the English National Curriculum with approximately 25% of the curriculum set aside for Arabic Medium subjects, including Islamic Studies and Qatar History. Although the students are EAL learners they are immersed in English from an early age and increasing majority will study for first language IGCSE and AS level qualifications. External exam results are on an impressively rising trend and standards tend to be well above published UK national averages . Virtually all students progress to university either in the UK or US or attending the Qatar based universities situated in Education City.
The Academy holds current Qatar National Schools Accreditation and was also recently accredited with the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges.as a benchmark of international quality.
The Ta'allum Group of Schools
In addition to being successful in its own right, Al Jazeera Academy is a member of the Ta'allum Group family of schools. By joining Ta'allum you will become part of a committed and innovative team, with great opportunities for personal, cultural and professional development. As a rapidly advancing schools' group you will be joining an active network of like-minded people in Qatar with further expansion planned abroad in the near future. Ta'allum presently has 3 schools and is responsible for the education of nearly 6000 students. Ta’allum put educational quality at the heart of what we do and each of our schools is growing year on year as a result of our popularity with parents. The school is also committed to technology and all Ta'allum Schools have achieved Expert Microsoft Showcase status.
Values and Partnerships
Al Jazeera Academy underpins its whole curriculum with the best Islamic values whilst at the same time embedding the ethos of a global dimension within our curriculum and learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom. We value very highly our wide range of community partnerships and look to appoint teachers who are also passionate about strengthening community links for themselves and the children in their care.
Life in Doha
In common with the majority of international schools, day to day life is professionally demanding. In return for your passion to deliver quality education you will enjoy a competitive salary, accommodation (or allowance), annual flight allowance, private healthcare and education for your child. You’ll have the opportunity to live and work in an exciting part of the world and will benefit from the opportunities inherent in a high quality global organisation dedicated to education and helping others to be the best they can be.
Doha is a progressive and exciting place to live. There is much to see and do in the capital city of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar, Doha is a modern city on Doha Bay. Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade. On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world. At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices. Doha is a hub for world class sport and of course is the host for the 2022 World Cup. Doha is a particularly enjoyable and safe living environment for families.
For more information about our Academy, please see the attached booklet.
‘I have grown professionally in this Academy more than any of the institutions that I have previously worked for. It is a truly satisfying place to work. I have received various awards throughout the year in recognition for my efforts and performance i.e. certificates, plaques, bonuses. One of the most demanding places you will ever work… but I challenge you to find somewhere more rewarding!’- Secondary Head of Department
‘I would like you to experience working with Ta’allum Group. The atmosphere of the academy is covered with respect and appreciation. You’ll be working with highly qualified staff and supportive managers. There is a genuine, deep rooted desire to develop and improve. There is also a real sense of shaping the future leaders of Qatar. The unique values held by the school within the framework of a British education system.’- Primary Teacher
‘Ta’allum schools provide the elements needed for success: international education, technology-based resources for students and staff, hands on resources, luxurious buildings, safeguarding system, teachers’ award ceremony, opportunity of teaching a range of subjects and international well-organized workshops to develop your career path.’- Secondary Teacher
‘It’s a great way to meet new people. It’s a challenging job which makes you feel you have achieved. Every year you have the opportunity to improve your professional development. Best of all the team you work with are caring and supportive. I think it’s an amazing life and work opportunity in a beautiful country. You need to be adventurous to move to another country, and you need to be open to change.’- Primary Teacher
‘The staff I work with are amazing, we all help each other and are very professional. I have enjoyed my years here and every year I find I am learning new concepts and improving my own professional development. In my academy I do feel supported and have great support from my team. Over the years I have been recognised by Ta’allum as a hard worker which makes me proud. I enjoy the fact the all three schools are working together, it gives you a chance to work alongside lots of different people from different cultures. Also I love the students at the Academy and every class I have ever had I feel a connection too. I still talk and see them around school, even though they are in secondary school. That is different to any other school I have worked in as primary is almost always separate. ‘- Primary Coordinator
‘All of my colleagues are very supportive and welcoming. Moving to a new country may feel daunting at first but everyone is so friendly. I have made some good friends for life through working here.’- Secondary Teacher
‘Ta’allum has improved so much over the last 5 years or so. It is great to be part of an organisation that is on an upward spiral. Because of the demand there are at least 2 more academies under construction which will provide many more opportunities for staff to develop. It provides a brilliant opportunity for a different experience of living and working in another country. This has broadened my teaching experience and my mind. The resources and facilities available are great and the teamwork within my department is wonderful. I personally love the people I work with and how I am valued as a person.’- Senior Leader
‘I like travelling to new countries and I was intrigued to learn more about Qatar. I was also very happy to be offered generous financial benefits including free accommodation and a tax-free salary. My team are the most supportive and caring people I have met to work with. It is like one big family where everyone looks after each other. Doha is a great place. Small, safe, family oriented, stunning architecture and always lots to do.‘- KG Teacher
‘I can say that my career path has tremendously developed in the past year, since we have started engaging ourselves in different training here and online. The Read, Write Inc. training has been a great help in my teaching practice with small children. I have learned a lot which I put into practice and has seen a great leap in my students ’reading literacy. Microsoft online courses and Optimum Education are also some of the many things that made a big impact in my teaching career this year. I strongly believe that Taállum Group is genuine in helping people achieve their highest potential.’- Primary Teacher