KS1 Teacher Jobs in Qatar at United School International (An Orbital Education School)
Title: KS1 Teacher
Company: United School International (An Orbital Education School)
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented and qualified Key Stage 1 Teacher to join our newly founded school. You must have recent experience working as a Primary School Teacher in a UK curriculum school, ideally with prior KS1 experience. The role is due to start from January 2023. Candidates must be available from the 2nd of January 2023 to commence employment.
United School International is the first and probably only school to be built on the Pearl, providing education for children within the local community. Because of its position, its beautiful architecture and facilities, The Pearl is one of the most desirable locations for both expatriate and local Qatar families in the city and is a rapidly growing and exciting place to live and work.
Our Primary School consists of FS, KS1 and KS2 classes with multiple form entry. All teaching groups are small and supported by TAs, LSAs, SEN and EAL specialists who support enrich the National Curriculum and EY Framework. The school has a number of state-of-the-art facilities to support exceptional teaching including the latest touch screen technology, technology labs, art facilities and easy access to carefully landscaped indoor and outdoor play areas. Additional facilities at the school include a 450 seater auditorium/theatre, STEAM & robotics room, swimming pool, training pool, badminton, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts and a full size football pitch.
The ideal candidate will have prior teaching experience to children aged 5-7 years old, and be comfortable working within Year 1 or Year 2 settings. In your application, we would be grateful if you indicate your year group preference as opportunities are available for both Y1 and Y2 Teachers.
Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead in the classroom by example. The candidate must:
Have a relevant Batchelor degree from a reputable university and qualified Teacher status, either PGCE or B.Ed from the UK
Have previous Primary School teaching experience ideally within KS1.
Have a passion for education, able to communicate clearly with good collaborative team working skills.
In return for your outstanding teaching and care for our students you will receive a very competitive tax-free salary and benefits package. This will include accommodation on The Pearl and in close proximity to all the amenities. Holidays are similar to those in the UK and the role will provide opportunity for curriculum management responsibilities for the right candidate. The school prides itself on professional development and mentoring new staff to become leaders in their field of expertise or curriculum interest.
As a British International School specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.
For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification, available by clicking ‘download pdf’ below.
About the School
United School International is a newly founded school on the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha, Qatar, a residential development reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf. There is a combination of spacious high-rise apartments and luxurious villas currently housing a population of 33,000. When finally completed in two years’ time this will have risen to around 50,000.
It is a result of an exciting partnership between Orbital Education and United Development Company, a highly successful Qatari organisation and the developer of The Pearl. It is the second major school in the city of Doha to be established by Orbital Education, with the highly acclaimed and beautifully appointed Oryx International School established in partnership with Qatar Airlines, already operating within the city.
The school provides a British style of education based upon the English National Curriculum, whilst retaining the value of local culture and tradition within its curriculum offering. The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, will allow the school to stand out as a leading international school in Qatar.
Living and working in Qatar
Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge international community that choose to live and work here. Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present.
Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunities to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more. There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It is an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
If this describes you, you meet the requirements for this position and are keen to join our excellent and friendly school we would welcome an application from you.
Applications should be made by CV in the first instance, with all relevant details of your experience and education history, accounting for any employment gaps. Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role, and how you meet the requirements set out within the Job Description and Person Specification. You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Applications should be submitted to the recruitment team at
Closing date: 30th September 2022
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