Head of Islamic Studies, Dubai

Closing date:

Star International School MirdifDubai

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Star International School Mirdif is a bespoke British Curriculum School situated in the Mirdif Community of Dubai offering EYFS, Primary and Secondary Education. We are looking to appoint a Head of Islamic Studies who has the enthusiasm, commitment and energy needed to work in a rapidly growing and improving school. 

The Post

Due to continued expansion we are looking for outstanding teachers who are excited to join our family oriented school and display a passion for education. With the growth of the Secondary school we require an experienced  Islamic Studies leader preferably with secondary experience. Applications are welcomed from teachers or existing heads of Islamic Studies who have a creative approach to curriculum delivery and who put the children first. The candidate will be able to put in place robust assessment and reporting systems  and have experience of utilising data to track and monitor the progress and attainment of students. You will need to be self-motivated, have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and be able to work well as part of a team. 

At Star International School we offer:

Children who are well motivated and have a superb attitude to learning;

A fabulous staff team, a highly supportive group of parents and governors, who together, create a strong school community

A great environment for learning with excellent resources and facilities

Appropriate research led working practices and a keen focus on staff well-being

An Innovative risk-taking attitude to teaching and learning with trust placed in our teachers

A growing school community with a wide range of opportunities for professional growth and development

Qualifications & Experience

Relevant teaching qualification: minimum of a BEd or BA/BSc 

Secondary Islamic Studies experience (Preferable)

Excellent working knowledge of the Islamic Studies Curriculum in UAE

Experience of utilising data to track and monitor the progress/attainment of students

Experience of leading the assessment and monitoring of students across the Islamic A/B department (preferred)

Minimum of 5 years’ experience of teaching Islamic in UAE Schools with line management experience (preferred)

Experience of teaching IGCSE/GCSE or equivalent qualifications for Islamic

KHDA approval as an Islamic Studies Teacher preferred 

Terms & Conditions

Contracts are for two years in the first instance and include: 

Tax free salary

Accommodation or allowance

Free schooling for 1st child and 50% bursary for the second child

Medical insurance

Flight allowance

Applications & Further Information

Please send a full CV with details of three referees (including email addresses), and a recent passport sized photo to careers@starmirdif.com. Please also include a statement (no more than 1000 words) identifying what you can offer Star International School Mirdif to further develop the growth and opportunities of the children in your care. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Principal’s PA on 04 288 4644 or via email at pa.principal@starmirdif.com to arrange a time. For more information about our school, please visit our website www.starmirdifschool.com.

Please clearly indicate the Post for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview details by email. The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the deadline should the right candidate be found.

Closing date for applications is Sunday,  17th January 2020. Early applications to the post are very welcome.

More about Star International School Mirdif
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Mirdif Campus, 24B Street, Mirdif, Dubai, 90848, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 2884644