Aldar Education are currently seeking an inspirational school leader for the position of Principal at Al Danah Charter School in Abu Dhabi for the Academic Year 2022 – 2023.

Al Danah Charter School is a KG and Cycle One school located in Abu Dhabi providing a high-quality education to over 1700 students. Charter Schools are the outcome of a unique and exciting partnership between the government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi and offer the American Common Core Curriculum of Massachusetts. At Al Danah Charter School our dedicated team is committed to providing a dynamic, vibrant, and holistic education where students feel safe, secure, and confident. Our mission statement, ‘Excite, Challenge, Empower’ lays the foundation in creating an environment where students are encouraged and supported to realize their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

Successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.


  • Strategic, operational, and financial responsibility for the school
  • Strategic direction and leadership of school improvement
  • Provide inspiring and purposeful leadership for the staff, students, and the wider community
  • Develop a school improvement plan founded in a secure understanding of data and classroom observation
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of the school and the quality of teaching and learning
  • Continue to maintain an environment that promotes and secures outstanding teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement and good behaviour
  • Develop and maintain effective links with the community including business and industry, to extend the curriculum and enhance teaching and learning
  • Improve the existing system for the management of staff performance, incorporating target setting and individual development plans
  • Continue to develop an organisation in which all staff feel valued and recognise that they are accountable for the success of the

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in Education or BA Degree with relevant teaching qualification is essential
  • Master’s in education or similar level qualification essential (eg NPQH)

Minimum Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in education
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a school senior leadership position

Job Specific Knowledge & Skill

  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including the Executive Leadership Team and Strategic Governance Group is essential
  • Ability to understand the operational and financial requirements to manage successful school is essential


Aldar Education is a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE.  We educate over 26,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders.  We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places.  Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Education is keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not exhaustive, and a further detailed version is available upon appointment. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and strongly encourage UAE Nationals in their application to join our organisation.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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