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Assistant Principal - UAE Nationals Only

Taaleem Ajyal Schools (ESE)
Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 4 years of teaching experience
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License

Primary Purpose of Job:  

The core purpose of this role is to support the Leadership Team in fulfilling the vision to achieve outstanding results in all aspects of school life.

Key Responsibilities:

Vision, Mission and Education Strategy:

• Articulate a vision for outstanding student learning and gain the commitment of all team members to the delivery of this vision.

• Think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities to raise the profile of the School.

• To contribute to effective school self-evaluation and improvement planning.

School Budget and resources:

• Support by establishing resource needs and liaise with colleagues to avoid unnecessary duplication.

• Ensure value for money and cost effectiveness in the use of equipment and resources.

• Ensure that there is a safe working and learning environment for both students and colleagues.

Operational Leadership:

• Deputise when necessary for the Principal or VP.

• Set clear expectations and establish constructive working relationships with colleagues at all levels

• Implement areas of development as identified by the School Improvement Plan.

• Facilitate collaborative work that dovetails and supports the whole school development and its commitment to raising standards.

• Provide professional instructional leadership in terms of curriculum development, instruction, and teacher development in order to deliver consistently high standards of teaching and learning.

• Support the induction of new teachers.

• Foster a sense of 'team spirit' through a culture of recognition and praise Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

• Be a positive role model for other staff members.

• When required, chair meetings effectively, and make presentations to SLT, parents, colleagues and to Taaleem .

Academic Performance Measurement:

• Be involved in analysis of data to identify barriers to learning and suggest ways to address these Monitor and review student progress and take action as necessary to enhance student progress and achievement.

• Support monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and learning and of systems and practices; evaluate their impact on student progress and standards and thereby identifying further areas for development.

• Carry out appraisal and probation reviews.

Leading on Learning and Teaching:

• Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in line with the school’s frameworks and expectations.

• Provide guidance and model/demonstrate where necessary, appropriate teaching and learning styles/methods to ensure effective lessons.

• Take a lead on promoting effective learning environments and displays indoors and out so that they are aesthetically pleasing and have intrinsic educational value.

• Share responsibilities for assemblies.

• Use research and best practice to develop teaching and learning across the school .

• Commit to own on-going professional development.

Safety and Wellbeing:

• Contribute to a culture of care at every level with respect to teachers and students and promote responsibility to ensure that the education objectives are delivered.

• Support the SLT in promoting a positive ethos.

• Promote the effective management of student behaviour and safeguard the safety and welfare of students.

• Ensure the school complies with relevant legislation.

• Comply with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and the requirement to report to the Child Protection Officer any concerns relating to the safety or welfare of children.

• School Procedures and Processes:

• Contribute to the development of administration procedures and processes in order to ensure the school operates effectively and efficiently.

• Perform supervision duties as required.

• Participate in meetings as necessary, some of which may be on your own time.

• Assist in ensuring that Islamic and Arabic traditions and values, and Taaleem core values are embedded and lived, in order to build a consistent and distinctive value framework for educating students.

Parents and Community:

• Participate in parent engagement activities including the development and provision of timely feedback of students to their parents.

• Plan and deliver workshops to Parents Promote the school within the community.

What We Offer

We are committed to developing our staff and run regular professional development workshops to ensure our senior leaders are equipped to provide students with the best possible educational experience.

Salaries are awarded on the basis of experience and qualifications and will be appointed to a specific point on the Taaleem Ajyal Schools’ salary scale. We regularly review our salary scales, which are structured to enable ongoing development and progression.

We offer a comprehensive set of benefits to our international staff, ensuring internationally recruited staff are provided with accommodation appropriate to the teacher’s status and family needs.

The Taaleem Ajyal Schools provide Medical Insurance to all employees under its sponsorship, during their employment, as per the UAE Labour Law. The insurance will cover the medical expenses within defined individual annual limits and as per the terms and conditions of the prevailing medical insurance policy.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive tax-free salary
  • Employment visa
  • Taaleem provided accommodation or housing allowance
  • Medical insurance for self, spouse, and two children
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Tuition fee discount

Taaleem requires qualified Assistant Principal, UAE National for public-private partnership elementary schools in the UAE, for an August 2024 start.


As a leading education provider in the Middle East, Taaleem is continuing to support the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, establishing a unique partnership between the government and the private sectors. We currently manage and operate a number of private-public partnership schools in the UAE, with the aim of raising the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth. 

In August 2022, Taaleem were awarded four Emirates Schools Establishment campuses located in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah. This exciting project is the newest addition to an already successful partnership with the UAE Government, expanding Taaleem's portfolio of private-sector-run government schools into the Northern Emirates of the UAE. 


If you are interested in applying for this position, please click apply and ensure a copy of your CV and cover letter is attached to accompany your application.


Taaleem is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. At Taaleem, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices in relation to child protection and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to various background checks including, receipt of high quality references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification and police checks, including overseas checks.  

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

As a leading education provider in the Middle East, Taaleem is supporting the UAE Vision and National Agenda 2021, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in their commitment to establishing a “First Rate Education System” for all students.

We currently manage and operate 8 ESE public-private partnership schools in the UAE, to raise the quality of education; playing a significant role in shaping the present and future lives of Emirati youth.

Al Maktoum Primary School, Al Diyafah Street, Al Satwa Al Qarayan C1 School, Al Qarayan, Sharjah Al Mataf C1 School, RAK Al Furqan C1 School, East Sharjah Sheikha Mariam C1 School, Sharjah Wadi Al Helo C1, Kalba Omar Abdul Aziz C1, Ajman Lubna Bent Hubab C1, Dibba

Due to the success of Taaleem's Ajyal Generation School project, this summer 2024, we will be awarded 2 new additional campuses and we are therefore looking for outstanding educators to join our growing family!

We are seeking dedicated, resilient teachers who are committed to the long-term goals of this project. We would like to recruit individuals who believe they can make a difference to their students, who understand that change is a process, and who want to take an active role in sharing their expertise as the team moves towards achieving its shared goals.

Taaleem Teachers inspire young minds. As a Taaleem teacher, you will join one of the largest, most-respected education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Taaleem (which means ‘education’ in Arabic) was established in 2004 and we recruit the very best teachers who can deliver our international curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner.

The Taaleem teacher embodies, radiates, and transmits the unique Taaleem ethos of excellence, innovation, creativity, and compassion. Through inspirational teaching, with a deep understanding of students’ individual learning needs, the Taaleem teacher strives to ensure that our distinctive curriculum programs lay firm foundations for academic and professional success, personal and spiritual fulfillment, and a love of lifelong learning in every one of our students.

Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents. Aside from your qualifications, personality is very important, we look for inspirational teachers who leave a lasting impression on students for years to follow. If you’re able to demonstrate outstanding standards of teaching and learning, with a passionate, enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic attitude then we want to hear from you!

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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