Head of English


Head of English

Starting August 2022

Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS) is seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of English for August 2022.

Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS) is a vibrant school offering a premium British-style education to both expatriate and local students in the Sultanate of Oman.   KGIS is a community school with a strong and growing reputation thanks to its pedagogical approach, the opportunity for staff development, and outstanding examination results.  The school is seeking a pioneering practitioner who is passionate about their subject and wishes to broaden their own experience within an innovative, friendly and collaborative environment.

Applicants will be academically able, with a degree in the subject.  They will also be enthusiastic and collegiate teachers.  Involvement in the wider life of this successful and growing British school is expected.

Teaching Environment

Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS) is a co-educational independent school that delivers an outstanding premium British-style education to students aged 3-18 years through an exciting and broad curriculum offering, underpinned by a wealth of opportunities and international best practice as a member of Inspired , the only global premium education group in Oman.  The school environment is friendly and welcoming, and there is visible enjoyment of learning.  Most importantly, our students are a joy to teach.

KGIS students are inspired and equipped to be pioneers of their own future who thrive with purpose in a rapidly changing world.  Our unique future-focused curriculum enables our young people to be resilient, innovative and ingenious.  To be a KGIS student is to be a confident global citizen who can and will make a difference.

Teaching and Learning at KGIS

KGIS is a member of the Inspired global group of schools, which aspires to the highest standards in private education.  Integrating innovative, challenging and enriching programmes in the academic curriculum, performing arts and sport is central to the Inspired approach.

A member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and COBIS accredited, we have high expectations of our students throughout their educational journey.  Our aim is to provide our graduating students with a passport to the best universities, colleges and careers around the world.

We are looking for an outstanding, energetic, inspirational teacher who is passionate about their students.  Candidates must be team players and must be committed to achieving high levels of learning.

We are looking for reflective practitioners who have:

  • Enhanced disclosure from the DBS or equivalent, and who are committed to the welfare of all children
  • A degree and PGCE or B.Ed or the equivalent, with a minimum of two years post-qualification teaching experience.  The degree must be in the subject taught or a closely related subject
  • Experience delivering GCSE and A Level
  • Confidence with the use of ICT in teaching
  • High expectations and aspirations for all students
  • A commitment to the overall development of young people
  • An open-minded approach to their work, are willing to learn and develop
  • A demonstrable love for what they do and a proven track record

Previous teaching experience in a high-performing international school is an advantage.

To be considered for this position you will need to meet our qualification and experience requirements.

In return we offer an attractive expatriate remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, housing allowance, health insurance, annual flight and relocation assistance.

Application Process

Knowledge Gate International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All applicants will undergo rigorous child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check.

Knowledge Gate International School embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

To apply for this position, please complete the TES application form for this post, and upload a copy of your cover letter and CV.  In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs sent by email.

We request references for all candidates that we invite to interview.

For non-local applicants, interviews will take place via Zoom.  Applicants will be invited to conduct two interviews, one with the Executive Principal and the other with the Head of School. 

Candidates who are in the UK in January 2022, will be invited to an in-person interview with the Executive Principal in London.

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