Head of Primary School, Abu Dhabi

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Raha International SchoolAbu Dhabi

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Who are we?

As a Taaleem member of staff and senior leader at RIS you will join one of the largest, most respected education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Taaleem (which means education in Arabic) was established in 2004 and now has 9,000 students attending our 11 international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taaleem is also one of the Middle East's leading IB workshop providers for PYP, MYP, DP and IBCP. We began training in 2009 and have enrolled over 3500 participants to date.

We recruit the very best international teachers and leaders who can deliver our international curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.

Raha International School

At Raha International School (RIS), we believe that a successful education is all about inspiration: inspired teaching to drive academic achievement, and responsible adult role modelling to encourage emotional intelligence. Recently rated as Outstanding by ADEK (Abu Dhabi Education and Knowledge), we are proud to offer the highest level of education on our 14-acre site in the heart of Raha Gardens in Abu Dhabi. 

Our Curriculum
RIS is an International Baccalaureate World School catering for all grades from EY 1 to Grade 12, offering this internationally recognized curriculum respected for its relevance to todays multicultural and increasingly global society. Our school is a contemporary and dynamic organisation, educating students from over 80 nations who collectively speak over 50 mother tongues. We have recently opened a pioneering Performing Arts centre, which adds to the exceptional facilities that our students and teachers can take advantage of.

What do we look for?

Due to ADEK regulations, we require our leaders to have the following:

  • Bachelors of Education 
  • Four years leadership experience
  • Qualified teacher status 

Aside from your qualifications, personality is very important, we look for inspirational leaders who have the ability to inspire and motivate staff. If youre able to demonstrate outstanding standards of leadership, with a passionate, enthusiastic, creative and dynamic attitude then we want to hear from you!

The Role

We are looking for a Primary School Headteacher, who will lead the Primary School Leadership Team and report to the whole school Principal. The Primary Head will be responsible for the day to day running of the primary school and for working with the leadership team to set the strategic direction of the school. The primary school educates roughly 650 students across Grade 2 to Grade 5 following the IB Primary Years Programme.

Job location

More about Raha International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 34150, Khalifa City 'A', Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2556 1567
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Consistently rated among the top schools in Abu Dhabi, Raha International School was the first school in the UAE capital to be fully authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

With the aim...