Director of Language Acquisition, United Arab Emirates

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The Arbor SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Arbor School is new, full age-range school in Dubai. The Arbor School wishes to recruit exceptional senior educators to lead the establishment of the founding team.

This is an opportunity to join the senior management team of a new, premium, full age-range school in Dubai which will open in August, 2018. Operating to the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school will have, as its core philosophy, an emphasis on ecology, education for sustainability and inclusion.

The successful candidate will help create a new school from inception to opening and to take staff and pupils through the important first years of the new operation. Starting in the primary phase, we are looking to recruit strong educators who are able to form excellent relationships with trustees, parents and pupils. In particular, the Director of Language Acquisition shall play a key role in fulfilling the school’s mission in developing high quality language departments throughout the school, including for English Language, Arabic and MFL.

Supported by a fully bilingual management team, the applicants will provide vision and leadership to the learning community and support a wide range of abilities with the help of on-site scientific, linguistic and learning-support/intervention expertise.

Experience of the National Curriculum of England and Wales is essential and experience with international students is desirable.

The Arbor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to a CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • A university degree and a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE)
  • Degree in linguistics (or related)
  • Bilingual Arabic/English necessary
  • Experience in school leadership
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work with a range of staff at all levels.

Remuneration Package:

All positions attract a competitive remuneration package made up of a very competitive basic salary and a mix of benefits such as : accommodation allowances, schooling allowances, Transport allowances, private medical insurance, annual economy airfares to country of residence, and end of gratuity as per UAE labour law.

To apply for this position please ensure the following documents are sent to for the attention of the Principal, Mr. Charles Grayhurst.

  • A completed application form with photograph
  • A letter of application, no longer than two pages in length, which outlines your educational philosophy and suitability for the role.
    Interviews can be arranged in UK or Dubai and via videoconference.
    Appointments are subject to KHDA approval.

About the employer:
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Information about The Arbor School
Org type  Mainstream School
Phase  All-through with sixth form
Funding status  Independent
Gender  Mixed

Job location

More about The Arbor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: PO Box 413898, Al Furjan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 425 9449
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