EYFS / Primary Class Teacher (NQT'S & Applicants with Degree Accepted), Al Ain, UAE

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Garden City British SchoolAl Ain, UAE

Date posted:
Start date: September 2017 or January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

EYFS / Primary Class Teacher (NQTs & Applicants with Degree ACCEPTED), Al Ain, UAE

Due to a sudden increase of new admissions in the school, we seek additional classroom teachers from KG1 (FS2) to Grade 4 (Year 5) for January 2018 or SOONER if available.


As a result of recent changes in qualifications and experience requirements, we can now accept applications from Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) with no teaching experience. However, teachers with classroom experience of one year or more are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants with a degree (in a National Curriculum of England subject) but without a teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE) are also welcome to apply. It is now possible to enroll onto a PGCE course in the UAE and complete the qualification during the first year of your contract.


Garden City British School (GCBS) is a new school due to start operations from September 2017 with classes from FS2 (KG1) to Year 6 (Grade 5). Applications are welcome for all years/grades. In its first year, the school is anticipated to have an enrollment of between 250 and 300 students.

As a primary-only school, Garden City will be unique as there are very few similar schools established and running in Al Ain. The school will follow the EYFS, Cambridge and National Curriculum of England (2014) alongside Ministry of Education subjects such as Arabic, Islamic Studies (Muslim students only) and UAE Social Studies which are compulsory subjects for all private schools in the United Arab Emirates.

The GCBS campus will boast excellent facilities including technology-rich classrooms, multi-purpose sports hall, 25m swimming pool, outside sports/play areas and specialist teaching rooms. Students will have ample opportunities to engage in enrichment activities involving discovery, innovation and enterprise.

We anticipate attracting students from a variety of nationalities alongside a faculty of teachers qualified and experienced to deliver the National Curriculum of England.

Garden City British School will be managed by Creative Education Services (CES), an educational service group operating various schools in the UAE including Al Basma British School (www.albasmaschool.ae) where education is exciting and fun, based on inquiry, investigation and problem solving that prepare students for life in this complex and changing world.


Al Ain (meaning The Spring) is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Al Ain is often called the ‘Garden City of The Gulf’ given the many oases, parks, tree-lined avenues and decorative roundabouts. The city is on the Oman border and is approximately two hours drive to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As a developing tourist destination, the dry desert air makes Al Ain a welcome retreat from the coastal humidity of the larger cities. A highlight is the drive up the mountain road to the top of Jebel Hafeet, treating you to sweeping views of the arid splendour.

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Successful candidates will need to 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.

Applicants should have the following minimum requirements:

  • For KG1/2 (FS2/Year 1), applicants should have
    o Internationally recognised BEd or Bachelor Degree in primary or early years education
  • For Grade 1 (Year 2) to Grade 5 (Year 6), applicants should have either
    o Internationally recognised BEd or Bachelor Degree in primary education
    o Internationally recognised subject Degree + PGCE (or equivalent) in primary education
  • For trainee teachers with a degree but without a teaching qualification and wanting to complete a PGCE during the first year of their contract, applicants should have
    o Internationally recognised Degree in a National Curriculum of England subject

Any degree or joint degree which includes theology, religious education, criminology or politics will not be accepted by Abu Dhabi Education Council.


Our remuneration package includes:

  • Two-year contract (renewable)
  • Tax-free salary
  • Shared furnished accommodation (including internet access) or an accommodation allowance
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Annual flights
  • Excellent international medical cover
  • End-of-service gratuity


Applicants travelling alone without dependents are preferred.

Applicants living locally in Al Ain on spouse/family visa are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to UAE law, the school cannot provide accommodation to unmarried couples.

Interested applicants should click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to upload their CV and supporting statement. Applicants can either upload their supporting statement or copy and paste into the available space provided. Finally, applicants will need to click on the ‘Submit application’ button.

Alternatively, applicants can send their CV and supporting statement to jobs@gardencityschool.ae immediately.

Early applications are appreciated.

Interviews will be held in the UK, via SKYPE or locally.

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More about Garden City British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: PO Box 17743, Unnamed Road, Manazir, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 3 780 5775
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