Elementary Grade 4 Female Classroom Teacher
Required: September 2012
Teachers looking for a solid grounding in international teaching in a local setting where english is not the first language will benefit hugely from considering the potential that this local fee paying school has to offer. This is one of the few schools in Dubai that will consider teachers with less than two years of experience which is a great opportunity for those wanting to move overseas but do not have the background to be accepted by most places. And of course Dubai is an exciting and vibrant place in which to live and work, so this really ticks all of the boxes on a social and professional level.
The school is 96% local accommodating about 1700 students from KG to Grade 12 within a green and spacious campus of enviable location boasting the facilities one would expect from a good school. The curriculum is American and is more text book and exam focused rather than student centred but there is always room to flex your creative talents in the classroom. Dividing education on a gender basis due to local laws there will be some restrictions as to who can apply; some applications are only open to female candidates, like positions below Grade 4 or female high school secondary subject positions. The school is split into 4 campuses - KG, elementary, male middle and high and female middle and high. Some subjects are taught individually as low as Grade 5 where the separation begins such as English and Maths.
The school need good english speaking teachers for all primary/elementary levels and middle school/high school secondary subjects; some experience particuarly within the realms of ESL would be advantageous. Cultural sensitivity is a must and differentiation on an academic and English Language basis goes without saying. Expectations need to be adjusted accordingly as you confront a different way of doing things amongst your students, managers and parents.
With a salary range of AED7500-9000 / UK1257-1588/ US$2042-2450 tax free per month for up to 3 years experience and shared accommodation, this may not be the top attractive position on our job board but as we have mentioned it does offer opportunities for less experienced teachers looking for a foot hold on the experience ladder. Due to the accommodation offering applications need to be singles or married teaching couples; candidates with children should not apply.
The school location close to the beach offers social opportunities after work you would probably never find back home. The area is quiet and affluent but both school and the apartments are not too far away from town for an evening and weekend social life. Dubai has it all!