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Head of Secondary

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 29 November 2018

Head of Secondary

The Role

The British International School Abu Dhabi is looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Secondary to join a well-established, supportive team in a highly successful and expanding school.

The Person:

You will be excited and inspired by the challenge of leading colleagues to ensure outstanding academic, personal and social outcomes for all students. You will be values-driven, recognising that our moral purpose guides all that we do and ensuring that these values remain at the forefront of our school’s daily life.

You will be an outstanding teacher and you will play a lead role in creating a culture of professional learning which promotes a constant focus on the development of classroom practice.  You will be very aware of latest issues and ideas within the educational field and will ensure the school is fully up to date with the latest initiatives supporting effective learning in the 21st Century.

You will be a compassionate leader who inspires fellow leaders. As a result of your leadership they will feel supported and motivated and will drive themselves to continued innovation and success. As an ambitious professional you will seek constant challenge and inspiration for yourself as well as for those around you.

The efficient running of the school and the students’ successes will ensure the popularity of the school continues to grow and applications for places continues to increase as a result. As the Head of Secondary you will play a key role in marketing the school and in conveying to the community the outstanding educational provision on offer.

Above all, you will be an excellent communicator who will establish highly positive and successful relationships with students, their parents and with colleagues. Your drive and passion will lead others to believe in you and in the opportunities and possibilities for each and every student.

The School:

The British International School Abu Dhabi is a highly successful, school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart.  Our close knit and supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating over 1800 young people of more than 70 nationalities.  To learn more about our school, please visit

The British International School Abu Dhabi is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. With over 20 years’ experience operating international schools, Nord Anglia Education is proud to be the world’s leading premium schools organisation.  We are a fast-growing network of 56 schools all around the world.

The successful candidate will benefit from the career and development opportunities that come with being part of the world’s leading premium schools organisation.  Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online forum which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. 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.

In return for your passion in ensuring a quality education, we offer you a competitive tax-free salary, accommodation, annual flight allowance, healthcare and up to two school places for your children.

To Apply:

Your application should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which is your current Head Teacher/Principal.

The closing date for application is 29th November.  First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype. Candidates who are selected for the final shortlist will be invited for interview in Abu Dhabi between 4th and 13th December.

Start date: August 2019