Coordinator of Arabic Language and Culture, Saudi Arabia

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British International School RiyadhSaudi Arabia

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The British International School, Riyadh caters for students aged 3-18. 50% of students are British but over 50 nationalities are represented within the student body. The school is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The recent British School overseas inspection described the BIS curriculum as “outstanding” and states that “students demonstrate outstanding attitudes, behaviour and personal development. They take a pleasure in their own success and that of others”. In a recent confidential survey staff overwhelmingly stated that they enjoy working at the school. We now seek to add to our team.

Last year the Saudi Ministry of Education formalised the Arabic components of the curriculum and as a result we have undertaken an audit of our provision. Following this review we have taken the decision to appoint a person to coordinate the entire programme – i.e. Arabic Language, Arabic Culture and the History and Geography of Saudi Arabia across the whole school for all years.

We regard this as a hugely exciting position as the person appointed will be accountable for a very important aspect of our curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;
  • be fluent in both English and Arabic;
  • have taught in a British curriculum school;
  • be able to teach Arabic to A-level;
  • be able to design an inspiring and motivating Arabic Culture curriculum for all age groups within the school;
  • be able to work as part of a team and to liaise with teachers in many areas of the school;
  • be able to develop an enquiry based curriculum which is delivered through methodology and pedagogy cognisant with 21st century practice.

The person appointed will be expected to take ownership of all aspects of Arabic at BISR – including the language, culture and the History and Geography of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They will also liaise with the Ministry of Education on all curriculum and extra-curricular related matters. They will be a dynamic person with an abundance of initiative and good humour. They will be committed, passionate about their job, and they will be fully supportive of our ethos, Mission and Motto.

There may also be a Position of Responsibility allowance for the right candidateTo apply, please follow the link: and provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;

Closing date for all applications: Thursday 28th September 2017 at 10:00 (KSA)

BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people. All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified

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More about British International School Riyadh
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P.O Box 85769, Riyadh, 11612, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 248 2387