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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 the 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.


About the Role


Our school follows the English national curriculum to IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme post-16.  The successful candidate will be able to inspire students of all ages and abilities. Classroom resources are plentiful, and expectations are high for achievement for all students. Building and maintaining positive relationships with parents is essential and is a key part of maximising student progress. More detail about the role and requirements can be found in the accompanying job description.



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 students 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. The school was internationally recognised by winning awards at the prestigious International School Awards in both 2020 and 2021, the only school in the world to do so.


To learn more about our school, please visit

Job Purpose


Everything we do is connected to our vision to create a generation of resilient and creative global citizens, who will change our world for the better. 

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, you will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • Inspire trust and confidence in students, colleagues and parents;
  • Engage and motivate and empower students;
  • Continually strive to develop the quality of students’ learning;
  • Use the student tracking and monitoring process to advance student learning;
  • Contribute to the school improvement / development planning and promote the priorities of the school;
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school;
  • Fully embody at all times the school values of Kindness, Honesty and Respect.


Planning, Teaching and Class Management


Provide outstanding learning experiences for students by:

  • Planning effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom;
  • Positively targeting and supporting individual learning needs;
  • Maintaining high levels of behaviour and discipline;
  • Effectively using homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities;
  • Establishing a purposeful and safe learning environment;
  • Using modern technology to enhance learning opportunities.


Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting


  • Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to plan challenging learning opportunities for all students;
  • Give exam groups the best possible preparation towards achieving excellent examination results
  • Monitor and record students’ learning to ensure they remain on track to achieve and exceed expectations;
  • Report on progress to all stakeholders.


Pastoral Duties


  • Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment for all students;
  • Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the class as a whole;
  • Contribute to the preparation of action plans and other support mechanisms;
  • Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved;
  • Communicate effectively with parents, liaising with other staff as appropriate.


Extra Curricular Activities


  • Support the life of the school beyond the classroom;
  • Lead one or more agreed after school activity each week;
  • Participate in residential weeks and other trips as appropriate;
  • Contribute to whole school learning initiatives.




  • Cover for absent colleagues when necessary.
  • Work effectively in different teams;
  • Assist in whole school marketing initiatives and contribute to the growth of the school.
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.
  • Keep knowledge of wider curriculum developments up to date
  • Undertake professional development to enhance teaching and learning, identifying the impact and share the outcomes with colleagues.
  • Meet responsibilities with regard to health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant legislation and conform to professional and ethical requirements.
  • Contribute positively to the morale and community spirit in the school at all times.
  • Any other appropriate duties as allocated by members of the School’s Leadership Team. Willingness to undertake appropriate child protection training when required.


Personal Specification



  • Qualified to bachelors degree level or above in the subject taught – Essential 
  • Qualified Teacher Status – Essential


  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching UK National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and IGCSE – Essential
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching IB Diploma Programme at SL and HL, or A-level – Desirable 
  • Demonstrable evidence of innovating and adapting curricular to engage children and enable them to perform highly – Essential
  • Working in partnership with parents – Essential
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic – Essential
  • The drive to continually strive for improvement – Essential
  • A flexible approach to changing circumstances – Essential
  • Compassion and kindness towards others – Essential
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