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Founding Academic Director (English)
Permanent vacancy in Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Job Reference:
Private  International , Nursery, Primary & Secondary School
Type of Post:
Permanent, Full Time
Application type :
Overseas & Local applicants accepted
Job Start Date:
ASAP Start
Contact Email:
Interview Format:
Face to Face, Telephone, Web Camera,
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Founding Academic Director of English | Teach in Saudi Arabia

My client is located in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a premium suite of schools set in enviable accommodation within state-of-the-art facilities. My client has educational programmes (National and American Diploma) which is led and delivered by highly accomplished educationists.
The incoming Founding Academic Director for the School’s KG – G12 English Program scheduled for August 2020 or sooner, will be suitably trained and qualified and a graduate from a leading, recognised University. They will ideally possess, a defined Bachelor of Education Degree and be able to demonstrate proven successful Supervisory and indeed English Teaching/Lecturing experience (minimum 10 years) within a suitably recognized Elementary/Middle and/or High School/College programs.
In particular, my client English Program will be characterized by a holistic approach to its educational delivery, all of which will be underpinned and benchmarked against a set of high standards and expectations embedded within the Group’s ‘School Charter and Foundations for Teaching and Learning Framework’ (enclosed); the recruitment process is focusing on the identification of individuals who will best profile against these collective commitments.
My client's English Program situated within the National School will have a clearly articulated process of Performance Management and Annual Individual Review which will be contained within its developing ‘Framework for Sustained Excellence.’
In addition, individuals able to present and demonstrate through the selection process as resilient, flexible, problem solvers and are relationship and performance driven will be viewed as highly desirable. Whilst evidence of Higher Degrees will be favorably looked upon, it is the thorough assessment of an individual’s knowledge, experience, skill set and personal and professional character benched against the above criteria, which will identify the successful candidate.
Female Academic Director
  1. Responsibilities & Job Description
  2. Lead the Group’s Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 (International Division)
  3. Leadership
  4. Teaching and Learning
  5. Curriculum
  6. School Charter
  7. Line Management (Supervisors and Teachers – Coaching, Mentoring, Performance and Development)
  8. Attendance and Participation
  9. Student Performance (Reporting)
  10. Teacher Support
  11. Transition
  12. Standards and Expectations (Teachers and Students)
  1. On-Entry Assessment
  2. Cambridge - All matters pertaining to……
  3. Data Collection, Assessment and Response
  4. Access (Gifted and Additional Needs)
  5. Group’s Strategic Plan 2019-2022
  6. Planner and Schedule
  7. Recruitment and Selection
  8. Resources and Stock
  9. Where required, Event Coordination, Communication, Social Media and Public Relations
(3 Domains):
Pillars of Pedagogy
  1. Personal and working relationships are positive and strong
  2. Accountability is accepted for ensuring each student has the opportunity, support and assistance required for learning to achieve improved performance and achievement 
  3. Data from monitoring student engagement, learning progress and achievement determines and drives teaching practices 
  4. Differentiation of teaching strategies is used to cater for every student’s learning
  5. Explicit and creative instruction principles underpin planning and teaching for every lesson 
  6. Consolidation strategies are used to move student knowledge from short-term to long-term memory 
Imperatives of Student Engagement
  1. Each child feels safe, valued and respected
  2. Learning experiences are provided for students at their ability level 
  3. Progression towards shot-term and long term-term learning goals is the focus for each student 
  4. Students trust and respect their teachers 
  5. Students have a supportive network of friends at school 
Expectations for every Learning Environment
  1. Students experience support, encouragement, constructive feedback and positive affirmation 
  2. An ethos of high expectations for engagement, endeavor, behavior and achievement
  3. High standards of handwriting and presentation 
  4. Classroom displays are maintained and are relevant to current learning, are of a very high standard and educationally stimulating
Minimum Requirements
  1. MUST be Female 
  2. International Program Experience (Desirable) 
  3. Degree (s) in Education 
  4. Qualified Teacher Licensed Status from home country 
  5. At Least, a combined 10 years’ successful Supervisory /Teaching experience 
  6. Satisfactory Police checks 
  7. Outstanding References 
  8. A significant record of professional development 
  1. Highly Competitive Salary TAX FREE
  2. FREE International Health Insurance
  3. FREE Visa 
  4. FREE Excellent Secure Accommodation
  5. FREE Daily Transportation 
  6. FREE Annual Flights 
  7. FREE Annual Professional Development Programme

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Minimum Application Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirement: M.Ed, B.Ed or a relevant Bachelor's Degree with a Teaching Qualification
2 Years
Type of Staff:
Male or Female can apply to this job
Must be western trained (USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa)
Must be a native speaker of English
Newly Qualified Teachers are NOT considered
Prefer candidates with international experience
Open University qualification(s) are NOT accepted
Experienced teachers with no qualification are NOT accepted
**Your bachelor's degree MUST be in English
**Having a Master's is beneficial to your application ideally in English/TESOL/TEFL
**Experience of teaching in the Middle East is beneficial to your application
**If you have experience of working in an Islamic environment/students is beneficial for you
**Singles teachers or teaching couples with NO CHILDREN are preferred

Remuneration Package

Salary Range:
A salary from 14000 up to 15000  SAR (Saudi Arabian Riyal) per month based on experience and qualification, TAX FREE
Based on application  fully furnished Housing provided
State/Public medical provided
Flight(s) provided annual flights are provided for the teacher
Bereavement Leave:
Bereavement leave given
Emergency Evacuation:
Emergency evacuation given
Gratuity Amount:
Gratuity Amount of the end of service bonus pay is 3 weeks per annum completed and paid at the end of the contract is provided
Contract Length:
2 years contract renewable on mutual agreement
Additional information:
**Annual Professional Development 

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