Head of School - Secondary, Qatar

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Dukhan English SchoolQatar

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

Co-educational • 3 – 18 years • 1300 pupils.

Dukhan English School (DES) is one of the oldest international schools in Qatar. It also benefits from being the only international school serving Dukhan. Its students are accommodated across a soon to be completed, state of the art campus, the families of whom are all Qatar Petroleum (QP) employees. As such, the Head of Secondary plays a prominent part in the town as a whole; the sense of community is a key factor in the success of the school.

DES was established in the early 1950s by British Petroleum, the operators of the Dukhan Field at the time. As oil operations have grown, the school has expanded and Dukhan is now a multi-national town with residents of almost 50 different nationalities. This is an exciting time for DES: a new, purpose-built primary school opened in October 2018 for pupils aged 3-11 and a new secondary school will open in October 2020. The Head of Secondary of DES will have a unique opportunity to play a crucial role in shaping the next phase of its development.

  • The core purpose of the Head of Secondary is to be an inspirational leader with drive and vision in leading Dukhan English School on its journey to academic excellence.
  • The Head of Secondary will be responsible for ensuring that the core values of QP, integrity, safety, excellence, collaboration, responsibility and respect are embedded within the culture of the school and support the delivery of outstanding provision for the students
  • The Head of Secondary will be committed to supporting collaborative working practises across the QP schools


In addition to the Head of Secondary, the Senior Leadership Team comprises of the Principal, Head of Primary, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Leader and four Assistant Heads.

Salary: highly competitive remuneration and an extensive benefits package that is supportive of the needs of families

Closing date: 31st January 2020

For an informal discussion about the post please email or telephone
Nigel Woolnough +44 (0) 7717 580189 – nigel@anthonymillard.co.uk
or Hugo Besterman +44 (0) 7981 827607 – hugo@anthonymillard.co.uk
or Nikki Naish +44 (0) 7717 018434 – nikki@anthonymillard.co.uk

Dukhan English School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More about Dukhan English School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 100001, Sheikh Ahmed Road, Dukhan, Al-Shahaniya, Qatar. View in Google Maps
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1. General Information

Dukhan English School (DES) was established over 50 years ago and provides education for the children of Qatar Petroleum (QP) employees who live in Dukhan.

Dukhan English School Vision

Dukhan English School is a British Internati...