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Primary Homeroom Teacher

Dubai Schools
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Accommodation or housing allowance
Annual flight allowance for self
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • BEd
  • Teaching Credential/License

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education or relevant subject and/or a valid certified professional teaching qualification and license.


  • Experience teaching US Curriculum (desirable)
  • Experience working with English Language Learners (advantageous)

What We Offer:

  • Teaching Staff are offered two-year contracts, which can be extended by further periods of up to two years, on the recommendation of the Principal.
  • Salaries are awarded based on experience and qualifications and will be appointed to a specific point on the Dubai 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 Dubai 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 for self
  • Relocation allowance
  • Tuition fee discount 

Key Relationships: Students, colleagues, parents and the School Principal, Heads of School and Senior Leadership Team

Positioning of Role: This role reports to the Principal or relevant Head of School

Primary Purpose of Job: 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 and the Dubai Schools values of Future Ready, Trust and Empathy, Collaboration and Inclusion, Cultural Preservation, and Academic Excellence, the Dubai Schools 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. Dubai Schools and Taaleem Teachers inspire young minds.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Representing areas of knowledge, understanding, and skills, in all their richness, to students taught.
  • Inculcating by precept and example the highest regard for truth, justice, equality of opportunity, human rights, benevolence, and compassion.
  • Engaging and motivating students to achieve at levels that are beyond their expectations and previous limits.
  • Using excellent subject knowledge, and pedagogic, and interpersonal skills to enthuse students and enable students to enjoy learning.
  • Making full use of educational technology and blended learning practices to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for students of all ages and attainment levels.
  • Planning lessons taking full account of students’ individual learning needs, as well as their learning styles, preferences, and capabilities.
  • Encouraging and enabling all students to become effective, confident, and independent life-long learners.
  • Maintaining excellent professional relationships with colleagues by making a wider professional contribution to the continuing improvement of the school.
  • Planning and delivery of a program of learning opportunities and activities to enrich and enhance the taught curriculum.
  • Co-operating with colleagues to establish and maintain fair and consistent disciplinary practices in the classroom, around the school, and on school trips, and taking active measures to protect students from all forms of abuse, including racist or sexist abuse, bullying, and any kind of corporal punishment.
  • Communicate openly and professionally with parents regularly about the attainment and progress of their child.
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality when speaking to parents and external parties.
  • Model good practice of academic honesty.
  • Contribute actively to department discussions in meetings.
  • Contribute to and plan after-school activities as required.
  • Actively support the school partnership with the community e.g. attending school/community events which may occasionally occur at weekends or in the evening i.e. school concerts etc.
  • Other responsibilities as reasonably requested.


  • Teach with consistent effectiveness the students in her/his classes, taking full account of all students’ individual educational needs.
  • Set and mark work to be carried out by the students in school, at home, and elsewhere as appropriate.
  • Promote the intellectual, moral, spiritual, cultural, physical, and personal abilities and aptitudes of the students in her/his classes and provide guidance and advice to students on educational and relevant social and other matters.
  • Make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students.
  • Take part as appropriate in whole school development and share and promote best practices.

Assessment, recording, and reporting:

  • Assess, record, and report on the development, progress, and attainment of the students in her/his classes.
  • Use data to inform instruction and to plan for the learning priorities of different groups of students.
  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports, and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Guide students to set targets to improve on their previous ‘best’ and give regular feedback to students to support the next steps in learning.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Keep under review her/his methods of teaching and program of work.
  • Be proactive and take accountability for your development.
  • Participate in arrangements for her/his further training and professional development as a teacher.

Curriculum Development:

  • Plan and prepare annual standards-based scope and sequence of skills, thematic units, and lesson plans of curriculum against the expectations of schoolwide planning documentation.
  • Advise and co-operate with the Principal, the Heads of School, A.P for teaching, learning, and assessment, and other colleagues on the preparation and development of age-related standards-based programming based on the NYCCSS, teaching unit plans, methods of teaching and assessment, and pastoral arrangements.
  • Take responsibility for specific subjects.
  • To embed UAE heritage and culture and Dubai Schools Values within the curriculum.

Taaleem is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. At Taaleem, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices about 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 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

Everybody remembers an inspiring teacher because of the material difference he or she makes to us as individuals, stretching our potential and encouraging us to make the most of our strengths. Empowerment is the upshot of inspirational teaching and it sees students increasingly aiming higher and aiming more.

Together, inspiration and empowerment can be the architects of our future successes. Having charted the link between inspiration, empowerment and success, creating an environment that inspires children is the driving force behind Taaleem.

The Dubai Schools Mission is to be a Beacon of Academic Excellence. Combining an inquisitive teaching approach and future-focused skillset delivery, we work hand-in-hand with the community to nurture students to become independent and empathetic learners.

The vision for Dubai Schools is to offer a first-class international education to students by being a beacon and exemplar of academic quality. The school uses the US curriculum, the New York Engage Standards, as the foundation of the educational program, balanced with a sharp focus on Arabic literacy, Islamic studies, and the cultural values of the UAE. Maintaining this balance is crucial and is likely to define the successful leadership of a school that seeks to meld global-mindedness with an appreciation of the UAE’s cultural heritage.

The main objective of the Dubai Schools Project is to create a mutually beneficial partnership between the government and the private sector that ensures Dubai’s aspiration to have 100% of Emirati Students enrolled in 'Good+' rated schools by 2026.

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