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Head of Early Years – Dukhan English School

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This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader or aspiring leader to join the school’s ambitious leadership team as our EYFS Phase Leader. This position is the equivalent to a UK Assistant Head and is an integral role in leading the Primary school.


Dukhan English School is the true definition of a community school, where all are welcome. We are a vibrant and dynamic group of teachers within a supportive and encouraging community. DES, founded in the early 1950s, is a not for profit school owned and operated by Qatar Petroleum. 


The school serves the Dukhan township, comprising a diverse community of more than 40 nationalities.  Our new purpose-built campus, which is nearing completion, spans 27 acres with state-of-the-art learning environments including a 800 seat auditorium, assembly hall for 1500, 3 sports halls, 2 large green fields, swimming pools and an all-weather pitch.   


At DES we are committed to developing a culture of excellence in which our pupils and staff can flourish. We believe:

• Every member of staff is a role model for life-long learning

• In a culture of possibility, where all of us can make progress beyond what we imagine

• Every child in every classroom deserves someone who will champion them and support their personal and academic development

• In an evidence informed approach to teaching and learning that shapes our classroom practice

• In innovation and recognise we all make mistakes as part of the learning journey

• That generosity of spirit and our QP values lie at the core of our interactions both professionally and personally

We are seeking professionals who will:

• Be reflective practitioners committed to continued professional growth

• Be able to work collaboratively with colleagues to support the development of the curriculum

• Provide classroom experiences centred around challenge and enjoyment for all students

• Have knowledge and experience of using innovative pedagogical approaches within the classroom, including the use of technology

• Preferably have knowledge and experience of teaching EAL students

• Be skilled in the use of both formative and summative assessment approaches

• Provide critical analysis of the progress, intervention and achievement for all children

Leadership Responsibilities:  

• Manage and develop the curriculum

• Enhance the use of data to evaluate and accurately improve the provision and track progress of all learners across the Early Years 

• Monitor the quality of teaching and learning The Lead needs to be organised, approachable and able to deliver CPD opportunities for the staff in EYFS.  

• To increase parental involvement and engagement with the learning process in EYFS

• Implement and monitor the impact of relevant areas of the School Development Plan

• Effective deployment of resources to create engaging learning environment to support continuous provision

• Develop and nurture positive working relationships through excellent interpersonal skills and a great sense of humour 


Classroom responsibilities:

• Implement knowledge of the current English Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to provide a relevant and challenging learning experience for all students 

• Apply an understanding of how learners develop in their most formative years and provide appropriate support to ensure high levels of development 

• Provide language rich learning environments to ensure rapid English language acquisition and development of early reading

• Engage teaching assistants in the observation and teaching process, ensuring both quality of input to children and accurate recording of achievement throughout 

• Maintain accurate formative and summative assessment records 

• Provide critical analysis of the progress, intervention and achievement for all children  


In return for your passion, successful candidates will enjoy the full benefits of working for the corporation, which include generous tax-free salaries, an interest free car loan, schooling for up to four children, medical cover and airfares for the entire family. In addition to which candidates will benefit from free accommodation and paid utilities, a generous furnishing allowance and excellent leisure facilities within a private township.  


Dukhan English School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to have undertaken relevant safeguarding checks.  


You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 5 years teaching experience.
  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, PGCE or PGDE, UK Qualified Teacher Status or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • Medical check, References, Criminal background check
  • Over 29 and below 50 years of age
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