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Our School Philosophy commits to both academic excellence and unity. We therefore strive to employ highly motivated, international and talented teachers with outstanding creative minds to make learning a lively and fulfilling experience for our students. We are currently seeking teachers with experience in Early Years and Kindergarten Teaching as well as the IB PYP and MYP.

Applicants must have a relevant degree and teaching qualification as well as a minimum of two years’ qualified teaching experience in an international context and/or a Swiss Primary School in either French or German.

If you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team, please apply for the relevant vacancy below.

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The role of a Secondary Islamic Studies Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Secondary Islamic Studies Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary German Language Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB MYP Programme (grades 6 to 10) and IB DP Programme (grades 11 and 12). In addition to teaching, the Secondary German Language Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary German Language and Literature Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB MYP Programme (grades 6 to 10) and IB DP Programme (grades 11 and 12). In addition to teaching, the Secondary German Language and Literature Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Visual Art Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB MYP Programme (grades 6 to 10) and IB DP Programme (grades 11 and 12). In addition to teaching, the Secondary Visual Art Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of the Teaching Assistant is to consistently expose the students to English language through the day and to support the Class Teacher in her daily tasks, helping students with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

The role of a Secondary Spanish Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB MYP Programme (grades 6 to 10) and IB DP Programme (grades 11 and 12). In addition to teaching, the Spanish Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Music and Drama Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Music and Drama Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Mathematics Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Mathematics Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The Secondary School Librarian is responsible for managing the secondary library. He/she will create an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The Secondary School Librarian will be an excellent communicator who encourages and promotes enthusiasm in others. He/she will assist the Subject Coordinators with raising the profile of the library throughout the secondary school and will contribute to the development and delivery of the school’s vision and values. He/she will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. He/she will instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. He/she will collaborate with teachers and specialists to ensure appropriate library resources are available to support teaching and learning. He/she will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library provision at SISD is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and materials are appropriate for use in the UAE.

He/she will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary French Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB MYP Programme (grades 6 to 10) and IB DP Programme (grades 11 and 12). In addition to teaching, the French Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Business Management Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Business Management Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Arabic Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Secondary Arabic Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Physical Education Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). The role of a Physical Education Teacher is to help students learn the rules and objectives of various sports. The Physical Education Teacher also teach students how to live a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to take part in daily exercise and activity in accordance with each student’s ability. In addition to teaching, the Secondary Physical Education Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading sports coaching of school sports teams or extra-curricular activity and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Psychology Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Psychology Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Physical Education Teacher is to help students learn the rules and objectives of various sports. The Physical Education Teacher also teach students how to live a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to take part in daily exercise and activity in accordance with each student’s ability. In addition to teaching, the Primary Physical Education Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading sports coaching of school sports teams or extra-curricular activity and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of the Primary Class Teacher (Grades 1-5) is to build and maintain a successful IB PYP programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the PYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Primary, PYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and subject Coordinators. The Primary Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. He/She is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The role of the Primary Class Teacher (Grades 1-5) is to build and maintain a successful IB PYP programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the PYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Primary, PYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and subject Coordinators. The Primary Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. He/She is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The role of the Primary Class Teacher (Grades 1-5) is to build and maintain a successful IB PYP programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the PYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Primary, PYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and subject Coordinators. The Primary Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. He/She is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The Physical Education Technician will be responsible for supporting the Sports dept in the setting up of practical classes, supporting teaching and learning and administration support. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all staff.

The role of an Islamic Studies Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in accordance with the Ministry of Education curriculum and within the IB framework. In addition to teaching, the Islamic Studies Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Physics Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Physics Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Physics Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Physics Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and cocurricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extracurricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Environmental Systems & Societies Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Individuals & Societies Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Chemistry Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Chemistry Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Chemistry Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Chemistry Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Biology Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Biology Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and cocurricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extracurricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Integrated Sciences and Biology Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Integrated Sciences and Biology Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and cocurricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extracurricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Individuals & Societies Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Individuals & Societies Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary Individuals & Societies Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the Individuals & Societies Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of the Inclusion Teacher is to identify and ensure the school addresses learning needs for SISD to become an inclusive learning environment in which diversity is celebrated for all students. The role requires regular liaison with class teachers, specialist teachers, heads of departments and parents regarding student’s welfare and development to enable them to achieve their best and overcome barriers to learning. In addition to teaching, the Inclusion Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of the French Language Teacher is to deliver the language support/acquisition course to improve reading, writing and speaking skills to students with French as a second language within the IB Primary Years (PYP) framework, offering the best possible linguistic and academic educational experience. He/She is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents. In addition to teaching, the French Language Teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, interalia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary French Language and Literature Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the French Language and Literature teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of a Secondary English Language and Literature Teacher is to deliver excellent teaching and learning in the context of the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and/or the IB DP Programme (grades 11 to 12). In addition to teaching, the English Language and Literature teacher will share in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school. This will include, inter alia, leading at least one extra-curricular activity per week and providing Boarding House support in terms of supporting a group of students as a Tutor at least once a week. Occasional participation in outreach or promotional activities may be required, but every effort will be made to ensure that this request is reasonable and shared equitably amongst all teaching staff.

The role of the Early Years Class Teacher (PreKG-KG2) is to build and maintain a successful Early Years programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the EYPYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Early Years, EYPYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and Subject Coordinators. The Early Years Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. The Early Years Class Teacher is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in her teaching and in her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The role of the Early Years Class Teacher (PreKG-KG2) is to build and maintain a successful Early Years programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the EYPYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Early Years, EYPYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and Subject Coordinators. The Early Years Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. The Early Years Class Teacher is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in her teaching and in her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The role of the Early Years Class Teacher (PreKG-KG2) is to build and maintain a successful Early Years programme within the school by providing an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, in conjunction with the EYPYP Programme Coordinator. Support and guidance will be provided by the Head of Early Years, EYPYP Curriculum Coordinator, Grade and Subject Coordinators. The Early Years Class Teacher will ensure that all subjects taught are planned to provide coverage, progression and continuity. The Early Years Class Teacher is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in her teaching and in her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The Boarding House Academic Tutor/Houseparent will contribute to the development of a Boarding House ethos that is consistent with SISD’s values. He/She will support excellence in all areas relating to pastoral care for boarding students. He/She will take a personal interest in all boarding students individually, with particular reference to their aptitudes, background, prospects and intended career, particular virtues, any special problems and, in the light of this information, and in support of the Head of Boarding and Matron, direct and advise them so that they can make the best use of the opportunities available to them within and beyond SISD.

The Deputy Head of Secondary School (Pastoral) is a key member of the Secondary Leadership Team with a key role in overseeing the provision of high-quality pastoral care, assuming responsibility for the enrichment of student life in the secondary school.

The Deputy Head of Early Years is a key member of the Early Years Leadership Team with a key role in providing support to the Head of Early Years and contribute to the strategic planning of the Early Years department as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care and support for students.

The Secondary Student Support and Well-being Counsellor is responsible to provide a professional support service within the secondary school. To promote, deliver and support health and well-being in the secondary school and to contribute to the creation of a supportive framework for students, staff and parents. As an Inclusion Teacher your role is to identify and ensure the school addresses learning needs for SISD to become an inclusive learning environment in which diversity is celebrated for all students.

The role of the Teaching Assistant is to consistently expose the students to English language through the day and to support the Class Teacher in her daily tasks, helping students with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

The Secondary English Language Teaching Assistant is expected to support the English Language & Literature teachers in ensuring high quality education for all students in their specialist area and to help to improve the quality of learning and standards of achievement. In that, the English Language Teaching Assistant works with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance, and mainly direct supervision of the teacher. He/She should conduct themselves in an appropriately professional manner at all times to support and foster the aims and ethos of SISD.

The language is instruction is English

We are looking to add to our list of supply teachers who cover for our permanent teachers when they are absent from school.
• French native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• German native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• English native speaking Early Years & Primary Class Teachers
• Specialist Teachers (Art, Music, PE)

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