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EYFS Teacher / Primary Class Teacher

Garden City British SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

Contract term: Permanent/Unlimited

Start Date: Immediate 

Suitable for NQTs: YES (The school will not be able to provide NQT status but, the NQTs are always welcome to apply for the positions)


Garden City British School (GCBS), a popular highly reputed British School in Al Ain, seeks EYFS/Primary teachers to join a thriving team from September 2021.  Our school presently caters to children from FS2 to Y9. GCBS is rated as an “A” band “Good” School by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK), and is accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

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 enthusiastic students and supportive parents originate from 36 countries which makes us a truly international community. The campus is well resourced and boasts of excellent facilities.

GCBS recently won third place in a Best Library competition from amongst 116 schools in UAE, the only one in Al Ain.   The School has produced remarkable achievements in a short span of time.   The School’s cross-curricular, technology-driven Moral Education Programme has been of keen interest to the Crown Prince’s Office and is given the status of ‘noteworthy school’ in its implementation of the Programme.

GCBS is located in the School Zone of Al Ain, UAE, a city known as the “OASIS of the Middle East” which is a very quiet and safe place preferred for family living.   The vibrant cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are just 75 min drive away and the international airport is just 15 min from the School. For further details about the school please visit


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 of the following sets of qualifications:

• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Education specialising in Early Years / Primary education.


• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in an ENC subject and a Diploma in EYFS / Primary Education.


• An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in any aspect of Early Childhood / Primary Education with QTS.

Any joint honours degree which includes theology, criminology or religious education will not be accepted by the 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 or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided.

Candidates travelling with no dependents 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 to upload their CV and a short letter of application.

Candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted soon after applying to arrange an interview via SKYPE for international candidates and at the school for local candidates.

Whilst we appreciate all applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. This advert is posted by CES, our school management company. Applicants not taken forward 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 ‘Garden City Only’ when you submit your application.

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