Doha College is a high-profile leading British International School in Qatar delivering a well-balanced, all-embracing English National Curriculum to a diverse group of students aged 3–18. The College was also the first High Performance Learning accredited school in the world. With 2,500 students and 350 staff, the school is a vibrant international community that subscribes to equal opportunities for all. An exciting time for the school, last year we moved to a brand-new, 90,000m² state-of-the-art campus, amalgamating two previous sites and ensuring the College’s place at the forefront of educational provision in world-class facilities.
We are now looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic English Teacher, to start from August 2022.
The English Faculty consists of 12 teachers who deliver a balanced English programme at Key Stage 3 in line with the English National Curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our international student body. At Key Stage 4, students follow the syllabus for the Edexcel IGCSE English Language A and English Literature courses. At Key Stage 5, we offer both Edexcel English Literature and Language as international A Levels.
The English department also offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, including COBIS writing competitions, an annual Poetry Evening, theatre trips to enrich student experience of set texts, and involvement with other schools – locally and globally – in essay writing, speech making and debating events. In addition, in conjunction with the Media department, we also produce the ‘Majlis’ – the biannually published school magazine created by the students, for the students.
All our classrooms are equipped with interactive smartboards and displays; all students are furnished with an iPad upon entry, and staff and students use Google Classroom.
The successful candidate should have the ability to teach both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Experience of delivering literature and language at A Level would be an advantage; the opportunity for AS and A Level teaching is available for candidates with the appropriate subject knowledge and capability.
As a teacher of English, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality, engaging and well-resourced lessons across all Key Stages; contributing to departmental planning; monitoring and evaluating student achievement; and contributing to the accomplishment of the College’s vision and mission. As the successful candidate, you will be an outstanding role model within both the English Faculty and Doha College as a whole.
We are a British international school, and all of our lessons are taught in English; therefore, a high standard of written and spoken English is essential, along with a detailed knowledge of the UK National Curriculum.
Applicants should be willing to contribute in a positive manner to all aspects of the school vision, including co-curricular activities and being a form tutor.
A combination of old-world hospitality and cosmopolitan sophistication mean that Qatar is a country like no other, and its capital Doha is a city that has something for everyone. Performances, museums and galleries make for a captivating cultural scene; city hotspots such as the busy markets and the waterfront promenade are a great way to spend a day; there is a lively night-life that means that there is plenty to do when the sun goes down; the Pearl Qatar offers luxury and elegance; there are some breath-taking areas of natural beauty, and lovers of sport and adventure can enjoy numerous clubs and activities.
The imminent arrival of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will make it a very special place to be. Whether you will be looking to move with your family or to come on your own, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
Our salary and benefits package is recognised as one of the best in the Middle East. We also have a comprehensive induction and orientation program, which allows new staff to effectively navigate the challenges that come with an international move. Valuing the importance of recruiting and retaining the best staff, the professional development offered at Doha College is significant. We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers who have relevant experience and excellent references.
Please note: Due to government requirements we can only consider applicants who are below 50 years old for this position.