English Teacher, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Al Basma British SchoolAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: 25/8/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Dates: START: September 2019

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Two year, renewable

Following the recent withdrawal of a candidate we seek a teacher to join a thriving English team from September 2019. Al Basma is a popular and over-subscribed, high performing ENC School, catering for children from FS1 to Y13. As a BSO school (EduBase No.143834) we are able to offer a UK recognised induction year to NQTs and candidates with QTS who are yet to complete their induction year, in association with ESP Education, formerly the international arm of Buckinghamshire Learning Trust.

The school aspires to create a global community of critical thinkers, creators, innovators and leaders who will have a positive impact on the world of tomorrow. We pride ourselves on being a happy and vibrant community where students, parents and teachers enjoy coming to school. All stakeholders embrace our moto ‘Striving to be the Best’ which is embedded in everything we do. Our well-behaved students and supportive parents originate from 50 countries and speak 28 languages which makes us a truly international community. The campus is well resourced and boasts excellent facilities. 

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum of England and the EYFS, Development Matters curriculum in FS. We use a range of GL assessments and offer a range of GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A Levels from Cambridge, Edexcel and AQA exam boards to our older students. Although the student body is 96% EAL English Language and Literature are studied very successfully by the majority of students at GCSE with a minority of students studying ESL iGCSE.

The school gained BSO (British Schools Overseas) accreditation in May 2016 following a successful inspection in its second year of operation. In January 2019 in its fifth year of operation it had its third ADEK inspection and was placed in Band A – ‘a high performing’ school. Moving from satisfactory in 2015 to  good in 2017, it was graded very good with outstanding features in 2019. Most recently in February 2019 the second BSO inspection graded the school good with many outstanding features, with the inspectors commenting on the school’s remarkable rate of improvement. 

Al Basma is located in a very quiet and safe neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi called Al Bahia near to the international airport and Yas Island. Dubai is a 35 minute drive from the school. For further information please see the school information below and visit our website www.albasmaschool.ae


The successful candidate will show a genuine commitment to creating an inspiring and stimulating child-centred learning environment. Teachers will be highly motivated as exemplary practitioners demonstrating a deep understanding of personalised learning. Candidates should be committed to ongoing school improvement and feel comfortable in a climate of innovative and creative development. 

We welcome applications from candidates with one the following sets of qualifications: 

• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Education specialising in Y7 to 13 English Language or Literature. 


• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in English or a closely related subject and an internationally recognised PGCE or PGDE in Secondary English and QTS


• An internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in English Education or a related subject with QTS 

Please note an EILTS or TEFL qualification alone is not accepted in place of  a teaching qualification or QTS

Any joint honours degree which includes theology or religious education will not be accepted by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge. 

There is no longer a need for teachers to have post-graduation teaching experience (in accordance with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Regulations which apply to all private schools in Abu Dhabi)

Please note two supporting references and a police clearance certificate, ACRO or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided.

Candidates travelling with no dependents or a spouse with their own international package will benefit the most from our package.


Our remuneration package includes:

• Two-year contract and visa (renewable)

• Tax-free salary 

• Shared furnished accommodation (including internet access) or an accommodation allowance

• Settling-in allowance

• Annual flight allowance

• Excellent international medical cover 

• End-of-service gratuity

• Fee discount for dependent children


Interested applicants should click on the ‘Apply now’ button below.

Applications will be processed on receipt and suitable candidates will be interviewed without delay. The advert will be removed once the post is filled. 

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted soon after applying with the package information before moving to interview via SKYPE for international candidates and at the school for local candidates.

Whilst we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. 

This advert is posted by CES, our school management company. Unsuccessful applicants may be contacted by CES on behalf of one of our sister schools in the UAE. If you do not wish your application to be shared with other schools in our group please state ‘Al Basma Only’ when you submit your application.

More about Al Basma British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Al Bahia, Behind Deerfields Mall, P.O Box No 45994, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 562 3454
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Al Basma British School is a co-educational independent all-through school. It is based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The school opened its doors in 2014. Students follow the National Curriculum of England, with additional lessons in Arab...