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Primary Class Teacher - August 2024

Middle East
Direct Employer
UAE, Abu Dhabi

Job overview

Start date: 16th August 2024

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: July 2026, renewable

Please note candidates who have been selected for the next stage of the process will be contacted from 15th April after the Spring Break.

Please state if you have a preference of working in KS1 or KS2 in your application.

If you need to complete ECT induction please state the number of terms remaining.

Al Basma is a popular and over-subscribed, high performing ENC School. We seek a Primary teacher to join our very successful Primary team for the new academic year.

Our seven form entry school currently caters for 1950 children from FS1 to Y13. We opened a state of the art Primary block for Y3 to Y6 in September 2020. We continue to grow at a rate of around 200 students per year and expect to reach capacity of 2400 in 3 years time.

As a BSO school (EduBase No.143834), we are able to offer a UK recognised induction to candidates with QTS using the Early Career Framework, in association with ESP Education.

The school aspires to create a global community of critical thinkers, creators, innovators and leaders who will have a positive impact on the world of tomorrow. We pride ourselves on being a happy and vibrant school community where students, parents and teachers enjoy coming to school. All stakeholders embrace our motto "Striving to be the Best" which is embedded in everything we do. Our well-behaved students and supportive parents originate from 54 countries and speak 28 languages which makes us a truly international community. The campus is well resourced and boasts excellent facilities.

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum of England and in EYFS the updated 2020 Development Matters Framework. We use both GL CAT4 and GL Progress tests for Year 4 to 10. In addition we offer a range of GCSE, iGCSE, iAS and iA Levels from Cambridge, Edexcel and Pearson exam boards to our older students. We have begun to introduce a range of BTEC qualifications to better personalise pathways.

The school initially gained BSO (British Schools Overseas) accreditation in May 2016 in its second year of operation and continues to improve, achieving good with an increased number of outstanding features in May 2022. Since January 2017 the school has consistently achieved Band A gradings in the ADEK Irtiq'aa inspections. Most recently, in February 2022, the school consolidated its Very Good ADEK grading with a significant number of features graded outstanding.

Al Basma is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi called Al Bahia near to the international airport and Yas Island. Dubai is a 35 minute drive from the school. For further details please see the school information below, visit our Instagram account @abbsalbasma or our website www.albasmaschool.ae


The successful candidate will show a genuine commitment to creating an inspiring and stimulating child-centered learning environment. Teachers will be highly motivated as exemplary practitioners demonstrating a deep understanding of personalised learning. Candidates should be committed to ongoing school improvement and feel comfortable in a climate of innovative and creative development.

We welcome applications from candidates with one the following sets of qualifications:

Please note your documents must be attested for the UAE prior to arrival.

An Internationally recognised Bachelor's Degree in Education specialising in Primary with QTS or equivalent.


An Internationally recognised Bachelor's Degree and an internationally recognised teaching qualification such as PGCE or PGDE in Primary or Early Years education and QTS or equivalent.


An Internationally recognised Bachelor's Degree in an aspect of Primary Education with QTS or equivalent.

Please note two supporting references (including most recent employer) and a police clearance certificate, ACRO or DBS no more than 3 months old must be provided by successful applicants.

Candidates travelling with no dependents or with a spouse with their own international package will benefit the most from our package.


Our remuneration package for overseas UK qualified appointments includes:

- Two-year contract and visa (renewable)

- Tax-free salary

- Shared furnished accommodation (including internet access) or an accommodation allowance

- One way flight at start and end of contract for candidates joining from outside of UAE

- Annual flight allowance

- Excellent international medical cover

- End-of-service gratuity

- Increasing fee discount for dependent children according to years of service


Interested applicants should click on the "Apply now" button below to complete the application form and upload their CV.

Applications will be processed on receipt. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted soon after applying with the package information before moving to interview via Zoom or a mutually agreed platform. Candidates located in the UAE will be invited to school for a face to face interview where possible. Interviews will begin before the advert closes and the advert will be removed when posts are filled.

Whilst we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted due to the volume received.

This advert is posted by CES, our school management company, once this post is filled applicants may be contacted by CES on behalf of one of our sister schools in the UAE. If you do not wish your application to be shared with other schools in our group please state Al Basma Only when you submit your application.

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Al Basma British School

About Us

Al Basma British School is a co-educational independent all-through school. It is based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The school opened its doors in 2014. Students follow the National Curriculum of England, with additional lessons in Arabic language, UAE Social Studies and Islamic Studies (for Muslim students) to meet the requirements of the UAE Ministry of Education. In terms of facilities, the school has 2 multi-purpose sports halls, 2 swimming pools, play areas, a medical clinic with experienced nurses, 2 cafeterias, an administration hub, well resourced classrooms equipped with interactive panels and whiteboards, extensive STEM facilities, performance and visual arts studios and designated 6th form areas.

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