Head of Secondary in Qatar

Country: Qatar
Region: Middle East
Subject: Education
Level: Ages 11-18 / Secondary
Start date: 1st August, 2023
Closing date: 16th December, 2022

This international school in Dukhan is seeking an experienced Head of Secondary to start in August 2023. They are seeking an inspirational leader with the drive and vision to work in close collaboration with the school Principal, in leading the school on its journey to become a centre of academic excellence and a place where students can thrive and become happy and successful leaders of the future.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • At least three years’ experience as an outstanding school leader
  • Leadership experience in both a high performing UK and international school
  • Deep understanding of the learning needs of students with EAL
  • Successful leadership track-record, preferably in a whole school context
  • Continuing professional development in preparation for senior management
  • Strong analytical abilities and a track record of innovation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in team-building, coaching and mentoring

About the School

Dukhan English School (DES) is one of the oldest international schools in Qatar. It also benefits from being the only international school serving Dukhan. Its students are accommodated across a state of the art campus, the families of whom are all QatarEnergy employees. As such, the Head of Secondary plays a prominent part in the town as a whole; the sense of community is a key factor in the success of the school.

DES was established in the early 1950s by British Petroleum, the operators of the Dukhan Field at the time. As oil operations have grown, the school has expanded and Dukhan is now a multi-national town with residents of almost 50 different nationalities. This is an exciting time for DES: a new, purpose-built primary school opened in October 2018 for pupils aged 3-11 and a new secondary school opened for students in April 2022. As such the school has first rate facilities that support the delivery of a world class international education.

Our school is in an incredibly exciting place after the recent redevelopment and completes our vision of an integrated through school sitting at the heart of the Dukhan township serving more than 40 nationalities. Our purpose-built campus will span 27 acres (110,000 sq m) with state of the art learning environments including;10 Science laboratories with specialist A level capability, 9 ICT suites, 2 Art rooms with IT provision, 3 Music rooms and 5 practice rooms for instrumental teaching, 1 Drama studio, a Sixth Form common room, a Library with dedicated work and exam spaces, an 800 seat auditorium, an assembly hall with indoor break space, 3 Sports halls, 1 all-weather multi use games area, an all- weather running track and space for field events and 2 heated outdoor shaded swimming pools. All outdoor facilities are floodlit and WiFi reaches throughout the campus, there is on site medical staff and an integrated campus for all year groups with community facilities adjacent, for example the cricket pitch, basketball and tennis courts.

To apply

Please complete the online application form before uploading your CV and letter of application/ supporting statement. https://jobs.ticrecruitment.com/school/dukhan-english-school

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