As a popular, expanding and over-subscribed, high performing British-curriculum school, we seek EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teachers to join a thriving Primary and Early Years team in our eight form entry school from September 2018. Due to recent changes in qualifications and experience requirements, we can now accept applications from teachers with all levels of experience including Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) with no post-qualification teaching experience. As a BSO (Edubase No. 143834) and BSME school, we can also offer the NQT Induction year in association with Buckinghamshire Learning Trust to NQTs and candidates yet to complete their induction year who meet the qualification requirements below.
The school aspires to create a global community of critical thinkers, creators, innovators and leaders who will have a positive impact on the world of tomorrow. We pride ourselves on being a happy and vibrant community where students, parents and teachers enjoy coming to school. Our well-behaved students and supportive parents originate from over 54 countries and speak 28 languages which makes us a truly international community. The campus is well resourced and boasts excellent facilities.
We follow the 2014 National Curriculum of England and the EYFS, Development Matters curriculum in FS. We offer a range of GCSE, IGCSE and AS levels from Cambridge, Edexcel and AQA exam boards.
The school gained BSO (British Schools Overseas) accreditation in May 2016 following a successful inspection in its second year of operation. Most recently in February 2017 in its third year of operation it had its second biannual inspection and was placed in Band A – ‘a high performing’ school moving from satisfactory it was graded good with very good features. Since then the school has continued to improve and is due for its third biannual inspection in February 2019.
The school is located in a very quiet and safe neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi called Al Bahia near to the international airport and Yas Island. Dubai is a 45-minute drive from the school. For further information, please visit our website www.albasmaschool.ae or download the additional information pack from this webpage.
Successful candidates will show a genuine commitment to creating an inspiring and stimulating child-centred learning environment. Teachers will be highly motivated as exemplary practitioners demonstrating a deep understanding of personalised learning. Candidates should be committed to ongoing school improvement and feel comfortable in a climate of innovative and creative development.
All applicants should have one the following sets of qualifications. There is no longer a need for teachers to have post-graduation teaching experience (in accordance with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge regulations which apply to all private schools in Abu Dhabi).
- An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Education specialising in EYFS or Primary
- An Internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree in an ENC subject + an internationally recognised teaching qualification such as PGCE or PGDE in Primary or Early Years or QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
- An Internationally recognised Degree in Early Years or another aspect of education with QTS
Any joint honours degree which includes theology or religious education will not be accepted by Abu Dhabi Education Council.
Two supporting references and a police clearance certificate or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided should the candidate be successful.
Candidates travelling with no dependents will benefit the most from our package.
Our remuneration package includes:
- Two-year contract (renewable)
- Tax-free salary
- Shared furnished accommodation (including internet access) or an accommodation allowance
- Settling-in allowance
- Annual flight allowance
- Excellent international medical cover
- End-of-service gratuity
- Fee discount for dependent children
Interested applicants should click on the 'Apply now' button below to upload their CV and provide a brief introduction of themselves in the 'Supporting statement' box before submitting their online application.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted soon after applying to arrange an interview via SKYPE for international candidates and at the school for local candidates.