Secondary Head of Inclusion, Dubai

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Uptown International School (UIS)Dubai

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Uptown School

Uptown is a truly international, IB World School that serves our whole community. We provide a world-class education and expect excellent educational outcomes. This provides for a stimulating environment, where hard work and commitment are rewarded. We are committed to continuous improvement as individuals and as a school. If you want to join us on that journey, make a genuine difference to children’s lives and become a better teacher then please read on! We are proud to be one of few IB continuum schools in the UAE and uphold the IB philosophy in all that we do. The result is a community of students, parents and staff that are highly supportive of the aims of the school and work together to maximise opportunities for all. A strong focus on professional development and world-class facilities allow Uptown teachers to be imaginative and innovative when delivering the curriculum.

 Due to expansion, we are seeking an outstanding Secondary Head of Inclusion to join our Secondary School. Candidates need to be enthusiastic about teaching their subject to students in an inclusive school setting. Experience of teaching post-16 courses is desirable but not essential. Experience of teaching MYP and DP is also desirable but not essential. We are looking for someone who is passionate about international education, creative in their thinking and a student of learning.


We are part of the Taaleem group of schools. Taaleem is the second largest provider of education in the region and a group that has an absolute focus on education.  As a Taaleem teacher, 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 over 9,000 students attending our ten 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 CP. Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.

What do we look for?

All of our teachers must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a PGCE or an equivalent qualification from around the world. Secondary school teachers and Primary specialists will also need a degree in the subject area that they wish to teach. Experience of teaching the IB programmes would be an advantage, as would experience of working in Dubai. However, a demonstrable alignment with the ethos of the IB and a genuine commitment to international-mindedness would compensate in many ways. Experience of using effective differentiation and assessment techniques are, however, essential. 

What we offer

We are committed to developing our staff and run regular professional development workshops to ensure that our teachers are equipped to provide students with the best possible educational experience. Taaleem provides high-quality, purpose-built accommodation for teaching staff equipped with a gym, a pool and all amenities. We offer an attractive tax-free salary, medical insurance, free child places within selected schools and an annual flight allowance.

Living in the UAE

With year-round sunshine, a tax-free salary and endless career development opportunities, Dubai is one of the major players in the international teaching market. Whether you enjoy spending your weekends dune bashing and cycling the desert tracks, or indulging in some retail therapy before a dip in the sea, Dubai has it all. Its a great place to develop yourself professionally, while enjoying an enriching life outside of the workplace. At Taaleem we are proud and privileged to operate some of the leading schools in the UAE, led by outstanding teachers from all over the world. Our schools are located across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, catering to the British, IB and American curricula, so we always look for a diverse and inspiring teaching body who are looking to help educate and develop the future generations. 

Application process

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a letter of application and your CV, including two referees, to Your letter should be addressed to the Principal, Mr Christopher Bromham.

Taaleem and Uptown School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all appropriate checks will be made during the recruitment process.

More about Uptown International School (UIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Corner of Tripoli Street &, Algeria Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4251 5001
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Uptown is a truly international, IB World School that serves our whole community. We provide a world-class education and expect excellent educational outcomes. This provides for a stimulating environment, where hard work and commitment are rewarded. ...