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Head of English - ASAP start
Permanent vacancy in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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,
Area of Expertise:


Head of English | Teach Abroad | Teach in the UAE 

My client is part of an established group of schools looking for an experienced Head of English who has preferably worked in a similar school setting. The ideal will be fully qualified with QTS, have excellent knowlegde of the UKNC and be able to deliver up to A level standard. A candidate that has worked in an Islamic faith school would be ideal for this type of role based on the student and staff population.

You will be required to raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the whole curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress. Have accountability for student progress and development within the subject area. To develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.  Ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Principal.   Have accountability for leading, managing and developing the subject/curriculum area. Manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department effectively to support the department development plan. 

Requirements to Apply
  • Bachelors dcegree in English
  • A PGCE in English with QTS
  • An M.Ed is preferred
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience of being a HoD English - at least 2 years
  • Specialised in teaching Teaching and Learning to further develop staff
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • The ability to roll out online learning if needed
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Trained from a recognised university
Salary Package
  • TAX FREE from 15,000 - 18,000 AED (which includes housing and transportation allowance
  • FREE medical insurance for self, spouse and up to 1 child
  • FREE visa cover for self, spouse and up to 1 child
  • FREE anunal tickets for self, spouse and up to 1 child
  • Gratuity bonus as per UAE labour law
  • A 2 year rolling contract

Job Description
  • To develop and review syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in the department.
  • To actively monitor and follow up student progress. To work with colleagues to formulate aims, objectives and strategic plans for the department which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the students and to the aims, objectives and strategic plans of the School. To be accountable for the development and support delivery of the Department’s curriculum.
  • To keep up to date with and respond to developments in the subject area and teaching practice and methodology.
  • To undertake Performance Management Review(s) and to act as reviewer for a group of staff within the designated department.
  • To make appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent, ensuring appropriate cover within the department, liaising with the cover supervisor/relevant staff to secure appropriate cover. 
  • To participate in the interview process for teaching posts when required and to facilitate induction of new staff in line with school procedures.
  • To promote teamwork and to motivate staff to ensure effective working relations.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of staff within the designated department and act as a positive role model.
  • To establish common standards of practice within the department and develop the effectiveness of teaching and learning styles.
  • To contribute to the school procedures for lesson observation.
  • To ensure that all members of the department are familiar with departmental aims and objectives within the framework of the School Development Plan.
  • To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with the parents of pupils.
  • To participate in regular training sessions as part of professional development (PD).
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school as reflected in the Mission Statement.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
  • Any additional tasks/project assigned to you by school management.
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Minimum Application Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirement: M.Ed, B.Ed or a relevant Bachelor's Degree with a Teaching Qualification
5 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
**Degree in English needed with PGCE holding QTS
**Experience of being a HoD at least 2 years
**Experience of working in an Islamic faith school is preferred
**Due to Covid candidates based in the Emirates are preferred but this is not essential

Remuneration Package

Salary Range:
A salary from 15,000 up to 18,000  AED (UAE Dirham) per month based on experience and qualification, TAX FREE
State/Public medical provided
Flight(s) provided annual flights are provided for the teacher, spouse and 1 child
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
Tuition fees covered for children:
100 % discount is offered for child 1
25 % discount is offered for child 2
Contract Length:
2 years contract renewable on mutual agreement

Important Information

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Please Note: The job description and requirements above have come directly from the employer and not from SeekTeachers. This is an overseas position with different cultural beliefs and a segregated learning policy and as such it satisfies the criteria of a genuine requirement for the post, under schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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