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Primary School Year Leader (Key Stage 1 &2) – August 2022

The Arbor SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

The Arbor School is a growing school situated near the Dubai Marina area of Dubai, in the UAE. The school opened in September 2018 and currently has over 800 children on the register. The school offers the National Curriculum for England with a focus on Ecoliteracy, Sustainability and Environmental Justice which are incorporated into the curriculum across all our year groups. The school has a diverse student body with children from over 50 countries, creating a truly international environment.

An Arbor teacher has the opportunity to be more than an ordinary teacher, as they will develop their professional skills and knowledge in an extraordinary learning environment. The Arbor teacher is committed to the ethos of the school, instilling an understanding of the interconnectedness of our world through the concepts of ecoliteracy, a passion for the prudent use of resources in our drive towards sustainable lifestyles, and a profound sense of justice for all that inhabit our earthly household. The education of an Arbor student does not stop at the classroom door, and therefore an Arbor teacher values the learning experiences that occur in the learning garden, with our animals, inside the greenhouse, inside the biodomes or within the reflection garden, as much as they value a student’s progress in mathematics and English. 


Arbor teachers are a part of a community which is inclusive, fun-loving, and active. Arbor teachers enjoy authentic friendships with their colleagues, positive relationships with school leaders, who care for their wellbeing, and are a team in the true sense. Arbor teachers are resilient in the face of challenge, are stable and calm in the face of change, and creative and flexible when solving problems. Arbor teachers bring their passions and interests to enrich our school and are clear that there is an expectation to do so. We commit to meeting agreed deadlines, to communicating proactively with an assumption of positive intent and share a passion to provide an education of the highest quality to our students.


The Arbor School Dubai is currently seeking well-qualified, caring and inspiring Primary School Year Leaders (Key Stage 1 & 2). You will serve as an integral part of the student journey to join an outstanding Primary School Leadership Team, adding great value in leading a team of dedicated Primary School class teachers and Learning Support Assistants to deliver our innovative, challenging and balanced curriculum (based on our eco-themes/enhanced English National Curriculum) in our thriving Primary School. The Arbor School celebrates a diverse community of staff and students, united by creativity and innovative engagement for learning, as well as a strong commitment to ecoliteracy. This post is open to highly effective, dynamic Year Leaders to both lead and manage a year group (year group dependent on the right candidates), ensuring that all stakeholders are driven and motivated by the student body. This is an exciting opportunity for leaders with a strong commitment to developing world class education, supporting both people and our planet. 


• Native-level English language skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Education or a bachelor’s degree with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS or equivalent

• Minimum two years of teaching experience within a British Primary School

• Experience and understanding of the National Curriculum for England

• A track record of outstanding teaching and learning and an ability to create a caring and nurturing classroom environment

• A sense of humour and an excellent work ethic


Competitive tax-free salary, school provided accommodation, free school places for children, private medical insurance, annual airfares, and end of contract gratuity as per the UAE labour law.


To apply for this position please complete your application on TES and upload:

• An up-to-date CV with a recent professional photograph included.

• A letter of application (cover letter), no longer than two pages in length, which outlines your educational philosophy and suitability for the Arbor School.

• Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021 

• Longlist interviews commence: WB 2nd January 2022

• Shortlist interviews commence: WB 9th January 2022


The Arbor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective safer recruitment practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to CV and qualification checks, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks (home country and countries taught in), and successful professional references. 

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