Teacher of English and Drama

The Opportunity

Downe House Riyadh opens in September 2022 and is the first British private all-girls’ school for 3-18 year olds to establish in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The opening of a new school is always an incredibly exciting time. Downe House Riyadh will provide a world class curriculum in partnership with an authentic girls-only private school from the UK. With over a century of experience, Downe House is one of the UK’s most celebrated all-girls’ schools. It consistently ranks amongst the country’s top five schools of its kind.

The successful candidate will be able to make a significant contribution in helping establish the English Department for Downe House Riyadh. This is an exceptional and rare opportunity for someone who has the qualities, skills and experience to be part of the team that will establish Downe House Riyadh as the leading girls school in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The school provides teachers with excellent opportunities for career development and progression to middle leadership positions and beyond.

The School

Located towards the north of Riyadh in the prominent neighbourhood of Aqeeq, Downe House Riyadh will offer a British curriculum based on the tradition and expertise of Downe House UK. The curriculum will be sensitively adapted for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ensuring girls will excel in Arabic language and Islamic Studies, alongside other subjects. Downe House Riyadh will be accepting admissions from Pre-School to Year 10 (ages 3 to 14) when it first opens in 2022.

The Person

The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • can deliver well-planned, engaging and creative learning experience for their pupils.
  • can deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated programme for all pupils in their care.
  • always set high expectations, which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • ensure excellent pastoral care.
  • contribute to the co-curricular programme and whole-school activities in a committed and enthusiastic manner.
  • work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff.
  • has a growth mindset, positive and flexible attitude and is prepared to go the extra mile.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please complete the TES online application form that accompanies the advert.

After considering the details of the candidate information pack, job description and person specification, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school.

Any submission without a completed Downe House Riyadh Application Form will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th March 2022. Previous applicants need not apply.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviews arranged accordingly. Downe House Riyadh reserves the right to appoint before the closing date and early application is therefore advised.

For more information or an informal conversation please contact careers@downehouseriyadh.com

Safeguarding and Privacy

Downe House Riyadh is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to applicants providing a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate from their home country that is less than 3 months old.

By applying for this post, you agree to your data being held and processed by Downe House Riyadh and its affiliates. If you are appointed to the post you also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Downe House Riyadh and its affiliates.

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