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Assistant Head - Primary
The British International School Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job reference: 010685

Location: The British International School Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Closing date: 20/02/2021

Department: Teaching

Assistant Headteacher - Primary

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

About You

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 all 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.

You will have extensive leadership experience and will have the drive and vision to inspire all staff. You will be compassionate and go the extra mile to support and develop your team.

About the Role

There are over 1100 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 Assistant Headteacher - Primary will lead and inspire our teachers and our students to amazing achievements. He or she will work closely with the Primary Leadership Team 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.

There is flexibility within the leadership team for roles and responsibilities to be adjusted as best fits the team at that time. Within their letter of application, candidates may wish to identify any skills or experience which could be suited to a particular area of responsibility.

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 aged 3-18, from more than 90 nationalities.  

The school was originally opened in 2009 and is now widely recognised as one of the leading schools in the Middle East. To learn more about our school, please visit http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/abu-dhabi

About Nord Anglia

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 69 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offer our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:​​​​​​​

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture that is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
  • Opportunities to apply for further leadership positions

Selection Process

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 applications is 20th February 2021. Interviews will be conducted at the School or via Microsoft Teams. The start date is mid-August 2021.

Safeguarding

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.

 

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