Teacher of History and Politics, United Arab Emirates

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Brighton College, Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Brighton College Abu Dhabi is a leading Independent-style British International School in the United Arab Emirates. With a prime location on Abu Dhabi Island and a purpose built state of the art campus, which is nearing its seventh anniversary. It is a vibrant, busy and fulfilling place to work, but one where every teacher is expected to 'give their all'. 

Our positioning as a leading school in the region and our GCSE and A-Level results are a testament to the dedication, high standards and hard work of our staff. Teachers are supported and nurtured with CPD opportunities, identified through a combination of personal goals and the school’s development targets. Packages are amongst the best globally with an excellent salary and a strong benefits package. Opportunities for promotion exist either within the school or within the growing Brighton family of schools.

Brighton College Senior School delivers an innovative and exciting curriculum leading to GCSEs and A Levels. Our external examination results in Years 11, 12 and 13 are ‘well above curriculum and world averages’ (ADEC Inspection Report November 2016) and the results from Summer 2017 make us the highest attaining 3-18 British curriculum school in the Middle East. We strive to become the ‘first choice’ school in Abu Dhabi for children aged 3-18 and to be international recognised as world class. We strive to turn out well- educated, globally aware, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women who are ready to take a full, active and positive role in the life of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and our world. Central to this vision are our teachers and leaders.

The successful candidate will be required to set high standards of themselves and others and will conduct themselves with consummate integrity. In doing so, they will be supported by a highly effective team of senior and middle leaders and a staff, pupil and parent body committed to the achievement of excellence. 

The role is a challenging and busy one, which requires collaboration with colleagues and parents, an advanced understanding of best educational practice and a willingness to be flexible. The successful candidate will be part of a year group team and will have a professional and inclusive outlook on team work. 

The ideal candidates will have a university degree and teaching qualification from a recognised academic institution and at least 2 years relevant teaching experience.

This is a demanding and varied position where you need to have a genuine passion of educating children. We are looking for a strong desire and commitment to ignite our pupil’s curiosity in developing their knowledge, skills, understanding through leading teaching practices and methods. Are you able to demonstrate clear enthusiasm for teaching and developing? Do you have high levels of professionalism in all that you do? Are you a pro-active team player - positive, flexible and calm under pressure when working in a busy school environment? Do you ensure that the needs of the children are always your main consideration? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

Brighton College, Abu Dhabi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and other agencies.

NOTE: We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 129444, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 815 6500
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Mixed state school Brighton College Abu Dhabi educates around 1,650 pupils aged between three and 18 across its Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior schools. A Sixth Form (Year 12) opened in September 2014. Based on Abu Dhabi Island in a purpose-built campus ne...