Computer Science Specialist/Teacher (Secondary), United Arab Emirates

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ras Al Khaimah AcademyUnited Arab Emirates

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, tax free
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Nestled between the Hajar mountains and the clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, Ras Al Khaimah Academy Family of Schools is based in Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost Emirate of the UAE. Just one hour’s drive from Dubai International Airport, the Academy provides UK and IB education to almost 4000 students from 88 nationalities across its 5 schools, each with its own unique character. Due to expansion, and the opening of two new schools, we are seeking dynamic and committed teachers to join us at this exciting time in our development. Over the past five years the Academy has grown markedly, in both our student numbers and our reputation for developing academic achievement; certainly the international school of choice in the Emirate. 

We are seeking a Computer Science Specialist/Teacher to be part of a professionally dynamic, supportive and forward thinking learning community, in a safe, family-friendly setting. The successful candidate must: 

• have a degree in Computer Science or a similar discipline

• know Python (or Java) programming language and be able to program in it. This is a hard requirement. 

• be passionate and be abreast of current topics and trends in Computer Science and in technology. 

• be familiar with software development process and how different domains within the discipline of Computer Science influence products and services in the world

• have 2 year or more experience in the UK or overseas preferably in a British or IB curriculum school (IGCSE/IB Diploma/A Level) 

• be able to guide and influence the Computer Science curricula in line with modern technology and trends 

• preferably have experience as a programmer/Software Developer in the industry 

• preferably have a post-graduate qualification in education (such as PGCE/GTP), with QTS

• have a good ability to utilize IT to support teaching and learning  

• be able to engage, motivate and support children, staff and parents

• be a reflective practitioner with the ability to think creatively and innovate

• be a positive and enthusiastic member of staff

• be willing to be involved in extra-curricular activities

• most importantly of all, fully subscribe to the maxim that “all complex decision-making be based on what constitutes best practice for the child”.

The school offers a competitive, tax-free international salary and benefits package, comparable to other international schools in the region. 

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RAK Academy Family of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must have undergone child protection screening and any offer of appointment will be subject to such checks. 

More about Ras Al Khaimah Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 975, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 7 2362441
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About Ras Al Khaimah Academy

RAK Academy is an independent, co-educational international school, situated in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK),  the northernmost emirate, about 1 hour's drive from Dubai.  Founded in 1975, it was the first international ...