Vice Principal, leading on Pastoral Welfare and Standards, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abdulla Bin Otaiba SchoolAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Abdulla Bin Otaiba (ABO) School is looking to appoint a positive, dynamic and enthusiastic Vice Principal, leading on Pastoral Welfare and Standards, to join our successful Leadership Team. 

ABO is a US Curriculum Elementary (Primary) school, from KG2 to Grade 5 (FS2 to Y6). 

The role will involve the leadership of Inclusion, SEND, Pastoral (Behaviour and Attendance) and Safeguarding. A strong interest in and a commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning, with excellent administration and communication skills are paramount. 

ABO is a vibrant, happy community, where students really enjoy being at school and staff are committed to raising expectations. 

We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion for learning. 

Specific Responsibilities: Vice Principal Primary Pastoral Welfare & Standards


  • To lead on behaviour, attendance and punctuality and ensure appropriate, updated, policies are in place 
  • To lead on key stage transitions and the development of student leadership and student voice, 
  • To lead safeguarding and fulfil the role of Child Protection Officer. 
  • To have a strong knowledge of child protection procedures and an understanding of the need for compliance with these procedures.
  • To work alongside the school Head of Inclusion and Inclusion team and the School Counsellor. 
  • To work alongside the Aldar Education Inclusion team and to be an active participant in relevant Aldar Education network groups. 
  • To oversee CA provision within the school and to facilitate a relevant programme of CA training 
  • To facilitate the introduction of a house system. 
  • To develop and embed the implementation of the Behaviour policy across ABO
  • To liaise with all ABO stakeholders and relevant external bodies to ensure the welfare of students is maintained to the highest standard. 


  • Bachelor of Education or  1st degree + PGCE (as per ADEK criteria)
  • A Master’s degree, or NPQML or NPQSL qualification is desirable but not essential


  • As per ADEK 8 years of educational experience with minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Experience of working with parents and external agencies
  • Experience of working with children with a variety of special educational needs
  • Ability to present effectively to a range of audiences 
  • DSL Training is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working successfully with partners in the local community is desirable but not essential
  • Sound knowledge of policies and developments in SEN education is desirable but not essential

Abdulla Bin Otaiba School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police/DBS clearance.    

More about Abdulla Bin Otaiba School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 10 years
Address: Hubour Street, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 445 3820