Foundation Stage Teacher – Immediate Start, The Arbor School, Al Furjan - Dubai

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The Arbor SchoolThe Arbor School, Al Furjan - Dubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Due to continued role growth, the Arbor School seek passionate, inspired Early Years teachers to join our school in January 2020, or earlier if possible.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team of an extraordinary ecological school in Dubai, based on the National Curriculum for England with a core philosophy centred upon ecoliteracy, sustainability and environmental justice. The facilities are truly unique, and include six biodomes, learning gardens, maker spaces and extensive provision for both sports and the arts.

Our Foundation Stage is a purpose-built facility with direct access from the classroom to gardens, break – out zones and the Foundation Stage play area.  The children in the Foundation Stage experience play – based, discovery learning as they flow between each exciting learning area. With easy access to our fabulous green spaces, creative and passionate teachers have the opportunity to craft fantastic learning experiences for our students. 

We therefore invite applications from exceptionally hard working and motivated teachers, who are excited by the opportunity to take an important role in shaping a truly outstanding and unique education. We seek teachers who are passionate and curious, who can form excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and students, and value the wellbeing of their students above all else. Arbor teachers can expect to be part of the formative years of a unique school, crafting a bespoke and unique learning experience which believes in the power of inquiry to engage learners in authentic learning experiences, but balances this with a classroom and curriculum that is masterful in nature, rigorous in application and personalised in its delivery.

Please refer to the supporting documentation to gain an insight into what makes an Arbor Teacher. If you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity, we welcome your application.

Required Candidate profile:

  • Native - level English language skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a bachelor’s degree with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching Early Years in British schools
  • A track record of outstanding teaching and learning and an ability to create a caring and nurturing classroom environment
  • An appreciation for environmental sustainability and the value of nature as a teacher 

Renumeration Package

All positions attract a generous renumeration package including a competitive salary, accommodation allowance, schooling for children, private medical insurance, annual airfares and end of contract gratuity as per the UAE Labour Law.

The Arbor Promise

Students at Arbor are expected to demonstrate hard work and effort in all that they do. They are proactive in their learning, resilient when faced with a challenge and collaborative in solving problems. Arbor students are exceptionally caring, with an acute sense of compassion for others. They are passionate about the world around us and act with integrity and ingenuity when striving for a sustainable future.


To apply for this position please fill out the application on TES.

The Arbor School reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the termination of the advertisement date, so early applications are encouraged.

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 CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

All appointments are subject to KHDA and Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation approval.

More about The Arbor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: Al Furjan, PO Box 413898, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 566 7904
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