Oryx International School https://oryxschool.qa/ is a unique project conceptualised by Qatar Airways and Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ creating a joint venture between a world renowned, multi-billion dollar turnover airline and a prestigious group of International schools. The objective of this £70 million project is to satisfy the demand for premium quality British style education for the children of expatriate employees of Qatar Airways in Doha.
The vision and mission of Oryx International School is to provide the employees of the world’s five-star airline and their children access to a five-star education. The new, bespoke, built to specification school provides state-of-the-art facilities and education technology to enrich teaching and learning experiences for our students. The school aspires to foster an ethos of global citizenship, the celebration of cultural diversity and a wide international perspective to equip their students with the building blocks to become potential leaders of the future across the world.
The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, which incorporates British style and tradition based upon the English National Curriculum, while retaining the value of local culture and tradition, allows Oryx International School to stand out.
Living and working in Qatar
Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge International community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present. Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunity to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.
Previous applicants need not apply.
The School is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Art and Design. A-level experience is essential. The Art department consists of 4 specialist rooms and a kiln room. Currently specialist Art is taught in secondary only but we plan to deliver carousel lessons to upper KS2 to better prepare them for the KS3 Art syllabus. There is scope to develop this further into Graphic Design in the future. Student art work is displayed around the school regularly and students are entered for various local and international competitions as well as IGCSE examinations.
Applicants should be committed and outstanding role models to staff, students and parents. You should be an excellent teaching practitioner who is able to lead by example, possessing excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.
Our Teachers are responsible for delivering high quality learning in an organised, happy and safe environment. They work together with other teaching colleagues in medium and short-term planning, target setting and monitoring to ensure challenge and the very best possible progress for every pupil. They participate in the broader life of the school, enriching the learning experience for students.
As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
All applications must be made on the TES Application System
All candidates must;
1. Complete all questions on the Online Application Form.
2. Supporting statement should be no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words, and should relate directly to the specific role applied for and cover:
· your motivation for working in education
· a brief description of the philosophy of education which shapes your particular style of teaching
· what attracts you to the position
· how you feel your experience, skills and personal qualities qualify you to take on the role with details of any unique teaching methods or techniques that you have developed or employ
· what extra-curricular activities you can lead, supervise or have participated in
· any other information you would like the selection panel to know
Incomplete applications will not be considered and all applications will be acknowledged on receipt, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application.
Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the school, Oryx International School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.
Interviews will take place in Doha and/or via Zoom. You will be contacted with arrangements ahead of interviews taking place. The school is following all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Oryx International School, Doha is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.
Oryx International School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through School
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 18 years