Primary English Subject Leader

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional classroom teacher to join the school in this key leadership position.

QatarEnergy schools are internationally focused and both are seen as important hubs for the communities they serve. Dukhan English School is a vibrant community school educating over 1250 students from 3 to 18 years of age, and representing over 30 different nationalities. The school enjoys brand new state-of-the-art purpose built premises that are well equipped to support high-quality teaching and learning. We are delivering an innovative and globally relevant curriculum, which has the English National Curriculum and QP values at its heart.

We are seeking an experienced teacher with previous curriculum leadership responsibilities, who can inspire our students and staff to build on the strong foundation of our school. This is an opportunity for a passionate educator, who shares our vision and commitment to providing a holistic and well-rounded education for all students.

Our vision is for our students to be high achieving, healthy and happy individuals, well prepared to take their place as global citizens and leaders of the future. Our mission is to achieve this by inspirational teaching that places high value on learning, enjoyment and the well-being of all our students. To help deliver this we are seeking a dynamic, English Subject Leader. The successful candidate will teach an 80% timetable and become a key member of the Primary Leadership Team, who collectively work to deliver improvements across the curriculum and Primary School.

Key Responsibilities:

• Use relevant school data to establish action plans for the development of English, to ensure on-going improvements in progress and attainment

• Monitor the progress made in achieving plans and targets and evaluate the impact on teaching and learning

• Maintain a comprehensive understanding of current developments in English teaching and statutory guidance for the teaching of the UK National Curriculum

• Promote pupil progress and attainment by enabling all teachers to achieve expertise in planning for this subject, through coaching and mentoring and other appropriate mechanisms

• Produce curriculum documents and schemes of work that are sequenced and aligned with summative assessments, to support classroom delivery and moderation

• Disseminate good practice in English through leading high quality CPD and INSET sessions

• Evaluate the quality of teaching and learning through a range of monitoring and evaluation strategies

• Support staff to develop an inspiring and engaging learning environment for the teaching and learning, which enables children to acquire excellent literacy skills

• In conjunction with SLT, implement programs of targeted support to develop staff expertise

• Play an active part in the Primary Leadership Team and contribute to whole school development


• Qualified Teacher Status

• Knowledge of UK National Curriculum requirements

• Previous curriculum leadership experience

• At least 5 years’ classroom experience, preferably in a high performing UK or international school

• Highly effective team member, able to motivate and engage other staff in change/new ideas

• Excellent communication skills

• Commitment to continued personal and professional development

Salary and benefit package

You will enjoy the full benefits of working for the corporation, including a generous tax-free salary, free accommodation and utilities, interest-free car loan, education assistance for up to four children, medical cover, airfares and paid school holidays. Details of the specific salary will be discussed at interview.

Dukhan English School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to have undertaken relevant safeguarding checks.

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