The British International School Abu Dhabi is looking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head of Primary to join a well-established, supportive team in a highly successful and expanding school.
You will be a teacher who is passionate about their profession and seeks continuous improvement. You will have a positive mindset and will always do your very best for students, for parents and for colleagues. You will have strong experience of the UK national curriculum; further experience of international education will be an added advantage.
You will be an excellent communicator who will work well with all members of the community. You will have a strong focus on being the best teacher you can be and will also participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life. You will be responsible for encouraging and developing further our culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success. Keen to collaborate and share your expertise, you will have good interpersonal skills and the ability and confidence to build strong working relationships. The flexibility and open-mindedness required to adapt quickly to a fast-paced international environment are essential.
About The Role
There are over 1000 students in our Primary school and a large number of classes and teachers. Our school follows the UK national curriculum with additional aspects which complement our local context. The Deputy Head of Primary will lead and inspire our teachers and our students to amazing achievements. He or she will work closely with the Head of Primary and other senior staff to embed a culture of high achievement for all aspects of learning and development. Building and maintaining positive relationships with parents is essential. More detail about the role and requirements can be found in the accompanying job description.
About Our School
The British International School Abu Dhabi is a highly successful, growing school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart. Our close-knit, supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating over 1700 young people from more than 70 nationalities.
In addition to being highly successful in its own right, The British International School Abu Dhabi is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 54 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 49,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives our students a special advantage, having a wide range of resources and support available to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and staff, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.
In return for your passion in ensuring our students experience the highest quality education, we offer a very competitive tax-free salary, accommodation, annual flight allowance, worldwide healthcare and up to two school places for your children.
We offer significant career opportunities that come with being part of a global organisation. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development to ensure that our team don’t just maintain their skills and expertise, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which should be your current Head Teacher/Principal.
The closing date for application is 14th January 2018. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 29th January 2018. Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person.
The start date is mid-August 2018.
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders having regular unsupervised contact with children are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.