Dubai Heights Academy is a warm and welcoming place to work. Located in the Al Barsha South area of Dubai, this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational Teacher of English to join our team.
We opened in 2017 and offer an inclusive, exciting and outstanding education to an international community of students. Launched in September 2020 for Year 7, Dubai Heights Secondary School will grow organically over the next few years to cater for students from the ages of 11-18 and consist of 3 distinct stages, Keys Stage 3 (11-14), Key Stage 4 (14-16) and Key Stage 5 (16-18).
The campus is state-of-the-art with separate buildings for each phase as well as a 380 seat auditorium. There are three temperature controlled swimming pools, fully equipped science and computer labs, specialist rooms for art, DT, music, and drama, a library, two multipurpose sports halls, a full size football pitch, a variety of outdoor play areas and a spacious canteen.
Dubai Heights Academy Secondary provides a curriculum that meets the needs of all of our students and follows the National Curriculum for England as the basis of its curriculum. This has been tailored to comply with local requirements and supplemented with Arabic language, Islamic Studies, Moral Education and Social Studies. In addition, Dubai Heights Academy has partnered with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to develop and deliver a bespoke AI (artificial intelligence) project-based programme for Key Stage 3 students, to further enrich our broad and balanced curriculum.
We are driven by an underlying philosophy captured by our school ethos of ‘Every Child, Every Mind and Everybody matters’ and believe that every student deserves the best possible education, regardless of background and ability.
Applications are invited from dynamic and talented teachers who have excellent subject knowledge and who are able to contribute to continued improvements in progress and student attainment.
We expect all applicants to be well qualified, self-motivated, adaptable, imaginative, and keen to join a team that is committed to academic excellence.
The successful applicant will be required to have the following:
- A B.Ed. or degree (English) and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with exceptional subject knowledge.
- At least 3 years’ experience of the National Curriculum for England.
- Experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent.
- Experience of and ability to offer a second subject at KS3 is desirable.
In return we can offer you:
- A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors
- A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity
- A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students
Our Compensation and Benefits package includes:
- Competitive tax-free salary
- Accommodation allowance
- Medical Insurance coverage
- Annual flight allowance
- Discounted tuition fees for up to two children
- End of service gratuity in line with UAE Labour Law
Interviews will take place at Dubai Heights Academy or via Zoom, should a face to face interview not be possible
Closing date for applications is Sunday, 11th April 2021, however interviews may take place ahead of this date so an early application is advantageous.
Whilst we thank all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.
Dubai Heights Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all its staff to share this commitment. Applicants must have undergone a child protection screening to receive an offer of employment. You will be required to provide a Police Verification Check from your home country/country of residence along with attestation of your qualifications’ and any applicable personal documents e.g. Degree, Marriage Certificate etc. A full checklist will be provided to successful candidates.
Successful applicants will take up their position in mid-August 2021 and will be required to participate in a thorough programme of induction.
Dubai Heights Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.