Head of Primary School - Raha International School - UAE

Head of Primary School - Raha International School - UAE

Head of Primary School - Raha International School - UAE
Raha International School - Taaleem
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Raha International School

Who are we?

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 now has 9,000 students attending our 11 international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taaleem is also one of the Middle East’s leading IB workshop providers for PYP, MYP, DP and IBCP. We began training in 2009 and have enrolled over 3500 participants to date.


We recruit the very best international teachers who can deliver our international curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. Taaleem, which means ‘education’ in Arabic, is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.


Raha International School

At Raha International School (RIS), a member of the Taaleem family of schools, we believe that a successful education is all about inspiration: inspired teaching to drive academic achievement, and responsible adult role modelling to encourage emotional intelligence. Recently rated as “Outstanding” by ADEC, we are proud to offer the highest level in schooling from our 14-acre site in the heart of Raha Gardens.


Our Curriculum
RIS is an International Baccalaureate World School catering for all grades from EY 1 to Grade 12, offering this internationally acclaimed curriculum respected for its relevance to today’s multicultural and increasingly global society. Our school is a contemporary and dynamic organisation, educating students from over 80 nations who collectively speak 45 mother tongues. We have recently opened a pioneering Performing Arts centre, which adds to the exceptional facilities that our students and teachers can take advantage of.


What do we look for?

Due to ADEC regulations, we require our teachers to have one of the following:

Experience and Qualifications

·         At least three years in a senior leadership role, with whole school responsibilities.

·         A Master’s Degree or higher in Educational Leadership or professional qualification, such as NPQH

·         Experience of working with DSIB, OFSTED or similar school inspection authority

·         Knowledge and understanding of the IB curriculum (experience in an IB school is desirable but not essential)

·         Experience of working in an international school setting

·         Fully qualified to teach in the UAE


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!


The Role


We are looking for a primary school Headteacher, who will lead the Primary School Leadership Team and report to the whole school Principal. The Primary Head will be responsible for the day to day running of the primary school and for working with the leadership team to set the strategic direction of the school. The primary school educates roughly 700 students across Grade 1 to Grade 5 following the IB Primary Years Programme.


Posted: January 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates
August 2018

Principal Job Benefits

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

Taaleem provides excellent, high quality purpose built accommodation for teaching staff equipped with gym, pool and all amenities. We offer an attractive tax-free salary, medical insurance, free child places within selected schools and an annual flight allowance along with great corporate discounts with many service providers in Abu Dhabi.

Qualifications & Requirements


About United Arab Emirates

Teach Away Inc. is the founding recruitment partner for one of the world’s largest educational reforms, the ADEC Licensed Teacher Program. As the Abu Dhabi Education Council’s first worldwide recruitment partner, Teach Away is the number one choice for thousands of educators across the globe.

UAE Dirham
Constitutional monarchy
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²