Head of Physical Education: FS1 to Year 6, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Cranleigh Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified and enthusiastic primary based Head of PE to teach from FS1 to Year 6. Lessons from FS1 – Year 2 are mixed and Year 3 onwards are single sex. The ideal candidate will also have experience coaching netball, football, cricket or rugby to a high level. The post will suit an experienced Head or Assistant Head of department , committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. 

At Cranleigh, we make PE and sport fun for our students and encourage their active and enthusiastic participation, at the same time producing motivated sportsmen and women who are good role models. As a consequence, we have a growing reputation within the Abu Dhabi International Schools Sports Association (ADISSA) and the British Schools Middle East (BSME) from Y3 – Y13. 

We have an extensive after school CCA program, with a choice of many different sports, and regular inter-school matches for Y3-Y6, students are kept healthy and active. Many students play several sports, and we encourage this: our belief is breadth of experience is preferable to specialisation at school level. 

We are very lucky to have our own first-class facilities onsite to match a wide range of interests and abilities. A team of well qualified and motivated PE staff deliver our broad and diverse PE programme. Our major sports are football, netball, swimming and rugby, but we are also competitive at athletics, cricket, touch rugby, volleyball and basketball.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teaching practitioner who is forward-thinking, experienced and energetic to build on our current success.

The closing date for applications will be Thursday, 2nd January 2020. Interviews will commence the week of 5th January 2020.

About Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi sits at the entrance to Saadiyat’s emerging Cultural District in keeping with the school’s motto, ‘Ex Cultu Robur’ – ‘From Culture Comes Strength’. Built over seven hectares, we have a beautiful, bespoke campus situated within minutes of New York University Abu Dhabi and the magnificent Saadiyat Beach, as well as the extraordinary Louvre Abu Dhabi.

In addition to the broad academic curriculum, our daily routine offers a wealth of opportunities that allow pupils to explore their full range of talents in fine arts, performing arts, music, sport and other activities such as gymnastics, golf, horse riding and debating to name but a few. Check out our Facebook page to get an even better idea of day-today life at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. 

We are looking for first class teachers to join our vibrant team and work with us in our pursuit of excellence.  Attractive packages will reflect the professionalism of our staff and the value we place on them.

Application Process

Prospective candidates should carefully read the attached applicant info pack to support their application.

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



More about Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Cranleigh School Access Road, Saadiyat Island, PO BOX 126888, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 4970000
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About Cranleigh Abu Dhabi  

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi seeks to provide a truly transforming experience in which intellectual, artistic, sporting, spiritual and social development is at the heart. 

Based on the community and family-oriented ethos ...