Teacher of English - Secondary, United Arab Emirates

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Al Shohub SchoolUnited Arab Emirates

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Al Shohub School is situated in Khalifa City Abu Dhabi. It is a privately owned school, which was originally set up in 1999 to provide a British curriculum education for Emirati girls.  Although it has developed a lot along the way, Al Shohub is still very much a ‘local’ school, catering for a predominantly Emirati clientele, which now caters for the 3 – 18 age group (girls only from Year 5). We adhere as closely as possible to the National Curriculum of England & Wales, within certain cultural and religious constraints, culminating in IGCSE and AS & A2 level examinations.  All lessons are taught in English, apart from Arabic and Islamic Studies, which comprise approximately 20% of lesson time, as prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

Nearly all our students are native Arabic speakers, but English is the official language of the school and it is not necessary for the teachers to have any knowledge of Arabic.  Although we have students of quite a broad ability range, prospective students are admitted, based on performance in English and Mathematics entrance tests.  Over the past few years, the curriculum has been brought closely in line with the ethos and pedagogy of the NC, with emphasis, for example, on independent, differentiated learning, cohesive assessment and AfL strategies and tracking procedures. 

The school is funded solely through the fees, which are in the middle bracket for Abu Dhabi private schools. Fee levels, as well as many administrative and curricular areas, are subject to the approval and licensing regulations of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) www.adec.ac.ae .

Until five years ago, Al Shohub was one of only four exclusively British Curriculum schools in Abu Dhabi; there are now fifteen. All the other British schools have an expatriate student base, with typically 25-30% Emirati students. At the moment, 95% of Al Shohub students are Emirati and we are the only British school which is not mixed throughout.  Al Shohub is a member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and an accredited centre for CIE and Edexcel examination boards.

In Abu Dhabi, 13 different curriculums are offered in total, with the Ministry of Education (Arabic), American and Indian curriculums being the most prevalent. These reflect the diverse population of the United Arab Emirates,where expatriates constitute approximately 80% of the total population. 

Al Shohub School would like to invite outstanding candidates who are interested in working in the UAE for the following post:

Teacher of English - Secondary


  • Female only
  • A degree in the subject intended to teach
  • A valid PGCE
  • At least 4 years of teaching experience in the English National Curriculum
  • Holding an ADEC license is beneficial
  • Possess valid references, DBS/police checks
  • Demonstrates passion for the subject and is able to deliver the following curriculums:
    o IGCSE Edexcel Second Language English
    o IGCSE Edexcel First Language English
    o IGCSE Edexcel Literature

The successful candidate will be required to teach across the age and ability range, including KS3. We seek flexible and dynamic individuals who are keen to take an active role in the development of the English Department and the school as a whole. As well as being responsible for planning and teaching, you will work closely with the Librarian to promote reading within the school. This will involve planning and facilitating school outings and organising events within the school.

If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your CV to include qualifications, a recent photograph and covering letter to recruitment@alshohub.org

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More about Al Shohub School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 31515, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 5559 995
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