Teacher of Key Stage 1-Pre Prep School
Date of advert: April 2021
Brighton College Abu Dhabi wishes to recruit a Teacher of Key Stage 1
Brighton College Abu Dhabi, the sister school of
Brighton College UK, is a leading Independent-
style British International School located in the
United Arab Emirates. Founded in 2011 at a prime
location on Abu Dhabi Island on a purpose-built,
state-of-the-art campus, the College is heavily
over-subscribed and was rated outstanding in all
six categories at the most recent ADEK inspection.
Brighton College Abu Dhabi benefits from a strong
partnership with Brighton College, the UK’s top
co-educational independent school, and with
Brighton College Al Ain, Brighton College Dubai
and Brighton College Bangkok. The Brighton
family of schools currently educates more than 5,000 pupils.
A key component of Brighton’s internationalism is the importance it places upon ensuring that its sister schools
are authentically interpreting its values and ethos. Each school combines academic excellence with a wealth
of co-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms
of every child. All pupils in the Brighton family of schools are valued for their own sake and encouraged to
develop their talents to the full, in a community where there are no stereotypes and every achievement,
however small, is noticed.
Brighton’s success is built upon recruiting genuinely inspirational teachers who can enthuse about their subject
and will maintain an exciting and vibrant intellectual environment in which children are able to explore their
interests, develop their existing talents and acquire new ones.
This is a unique opportunity to join an exceptional and hardworking team with the united goal of ensuring that
every child reaches their potential both academically and socially, by pushing boundaries and broadening
horizons. Our positioning as one of the leading academic schools in the Middle East, is testament to the
dedication and hard work of our common room.
Packages are amongst the best globally with an excellent basic salary and comprehensive benefits. We also
offer exceptional levels of financial support for Continuing Professional Development.
The Key Stage 1 Class Teacher is central to the education of children in the Pre Prep School. This is a demanding
and varied role in which the teacher will need to have a genuine love of working with young children, to share
in their wonder and to inspire them to learn. They will need to have a genuine passion for teaching and learning
and understand how young children learn and grow both academically and socially and emotionally.
- Essential qualities will include the ability to work collaboratively and to present to
parents, pupils and colleagues a warm, engaging and approachable personality.
- The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Education degree and teaching qualification from a recognised academic institution
- A distinguished record of teaching
- A strong record of professional development
- The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have at least
2 years’ experience
Responsible for: The Key Stage 1 Class Teacher is central to the education of children in the
Pre Prep School. This is a demanding and varied role in which the teacher
will need to have a genuine love of working with young children, to share in
their wonder and to inspire them to greatness. They will need to be flexible
with their schedule and able to manage change at short notice with a
calmness under pressure. Above all else they will ensure that in all aspects
of their work, the needs of the children are the main consideration.
Consulting with: All staff.
Reporting to: Head of Year, Head of Pre Prep & Nursery School
RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION
- To teach creative, engaging and outstanding lessons, according to the educational
needs of the pupils in his /her allocated class.
- To have up to date knowledge and understanding of the British Curriculum for Key
- To ensure all children make accelerated progress by ensuring you know each child’s
next steps through regular formative assessment.
- To be fully committed to personal professional development, attending courses and
meetings as agreed with the Head of School and generally keeping up to date with
- To maintain a professional relationship with both colleagues and parents and to
promote the School’s best interests both in and out of working hours.
- Such other duties as the Head of Pre-Prep may from time to time require.
- An attractive salary
- College provided accommodation
- School fee remission
- Private medical insurance for the post holder and his/her dependants
All of the above in line with specific school policies
All applications must consist of the following completed documents:
1. Letter of application (maximum one and a half sides of Garamond 12) addressed to
Ms. Kelly Mansbridge, Head of Pre-Prep School, Brighton College Abu Dhabi
2. A completed Teacher Application Form (available on the TES website) including the
names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two referees, one of which should be
your current Head.
3. CV (maximum of 4 pages)
4. Your application should also include a scanned copy of your teaching qualifications.
NOTE: We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing
date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as
Brighton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils
and expect all employees to share this commitment. All applications should read the
College’s child protection policy, which is available on our website, and are required to
declare any information as requested on the application form. An ACRO check and/or
a local police certificate will be requested for the successful candidate.