Assistant Head (Key Stage 1), Abu Dhabi

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Al Rabeeh SchoolAbu Dhabi

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive (Tax Free)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Head (Key Stage 1) 

Al Rabeeh is seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and adaptable Assistant Head (Key Stage 1) from August 2020. The successful applicant will have  experience in an English National Curriculum School. 

The Al Rabeeh name has been synonymous throughout the city for high quality education and pastoral care since 1979. It is a well-established primary school with an excellent reputation within the community of Abu Dhabi. Al Rabeeh School is one of the oldest international schools in Abu Dhabi, growing considerably over the years. 

The school is the founding school of an expanding group of schools and academies, which are aiming to be the best providers of education in the Emirate. We recruit the very best teachers who can deliver our curriculum in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. Al Rabeeh  is a member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and is committed to professional development and the CPD programmes BSME offers. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team applicants should ideally have a higher level qualification in counselling or pastoral care; and experience in counselling and pastoral care within an all-through school. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification, have at least 5 years’ teaching experience and proven pastoral leadership responsibility. Candidates must also have recent experience either in a UK school, or of teaching the English National Curriculum and it is essential you are a fluent English speaker.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

An aptitude to lead, motivate and inspire others with a proven track record in pastoral leadership and care 

A comprehensive knowledge and experience of developing effective pastoral systems across primary phases

An ability to develop and support student leadership and community involvement across both primary phases

A commitment to the development and support of effective behaviour management systems   

A respect for the views of parents, and an appreciation for the importance of parental engagement and participation in students’ emotional development.

A proven track record in commitment to excellence, and the maximising of academic and personal achievement for all children

An ability to foster effective relationships with students, parents and other stakeholders

Resilience and a solutions-focused work ethic and a willingness to go the extra mile

An ability to adapt to the local educational context of the United Arab Emirates

Experience of teaching, leadership and management in the Middle East (preferable)

Package Details:

• Competitive salary (tax free)

• High quality furnished accommodation, plus utilities or housing allowance

• Annual return air ticket / allowance

• Comprehensive medical insurance cover

• End of service gratuity

• Visa arranged by the school


Al Rabeeh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening.


To apply please click the 'apply now' or forward an up-to-date CV,  covering letter and photograph to jobs@alrabeehschool.ae.  

Closing date for applications; 5th April 2020, but interviews may take place ahead of this date so an early application is advantageous.  Please provide the details of 3 referees with your application. 

While we thank all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 



More about Al Rabeeh School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 12 years
Address: Hadbat Al Zafranah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 4482856
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