New School: Head of Early Years, United Arab Emirates

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Dar Al Marefa Private SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: July 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About Us:

An inspiring initiative by one of the most prominent UAE families Al Ghurair, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai, with a broader academic vision – to make a significant contribution to the next generation of the UAE by partnering with parents, friends and the local community.
Our Vision - is to create a community that fosters lifelong learning, is rooted in its values and beliefs, and is open minded, tolerant and appreciates diversity. Our graduates are principled and courageous individuals, ready to contribute to a more just and peaceful world.

Our Mission - is to build a consistent, challenging and safe learning environment that supports each child in exploring their capabilities, encourages them to respect other cultures and embrace the world with open-mindedness, tolerance and confidence.

Dar Al Marefa is an IB World School offering a bilingual education in English and Arabic. Our curriculum reflects our respect for local and regional cultures while preparing our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our teaching staff from 17 different nationalities provide a world-class education to our student body from over 35 countries.
In 2019, we will move to a new state of the art campus we have developed alongside Pritzker Price award winning architects RCR Arquitectes of Spain, with the aim of creating a healthy and enjoyable learning environment for our students, teachers and wider community. The new campus will cater to 2000 students across the 3 programs of PYP, MYP and DP.

The role:

This is a Middle Leadership position offering an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic team who provide excellent quality learning and teaching to children.
You will offer experience and a proven track record of leading EYFS learning and teaching provision. Whilst modelling outstanding practice as a class teacher you will possess the ability to cultivate all practitioners’ knowledge, skills and understanding of best practice in EYFS provision, develop a high quality, child-centred learning environment and embed an effective system of assessment that is robust, accurate and informs future provision.


  • BA in Education or equivalent;
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in IB or English National Curriculum in an outstanding/good EYFS setting;
  • Clear understanding of and appreciation for the effective use of assessment data to inform teaching;
  • Excellent organisation, commitment and work ethic;
  • Experience in a Leadership role with proven ability to build, lead and inspire a team;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Determination and ability to supply the best educational experience in the world.

Living in Dubai:

As one of the world’s most dynamic cities and an international hub, Dubai is one a major players in the international teaching market offering first-class education.
Dar al Marefa seek diversity and inspiring academics who have the same family values as we do.
We provide a generous package which includes; a tax free salary, family residency visa, private family medical insurance, an annual flight allowance home for you and your family and tuition fee concessions. We can help you with the stress of relocation, and can provide you high quality company accommodation equipped with state of the art facilities.

Application Process

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to

All appointments are subject to interview, successful references and background checks, visa and work permit approval as per UAE Labour law and KHDA approval.

Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2019

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More about Dar Al Marefa Private School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 112602, Street 58/71 Mirdiff, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 288 5782