UK & Irish Early Years & Primary Teachers

Date posted:2024-03-25 | Writer: The Aquila School (UAE) | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for early years and primary teachers to join our growing school for next academic year 2024-25. You must-

1.       Have a UK/Irish teaching qualification with QTS for this age group

2.       Have taught in a school in the UK/Ireland

3.       ESL teaching qualification preferred

4.       Understand and believe in our school vision


If this applies to you – please read on.

The Aquila School opened in September 2018, initially with only primary children, growing to become a mixed 3-18 through school in future years. The school is located in a residential area of Dubailand and focuses on providing children with amazing learning. We have grown very quickly and expect to have around 1300 pupils from FS1 to Y11 in the coming school year. 

Children and families love our school due to our focus on amazing learning and developing a sense of community and school connectedness. Teachers enjoy working here because they are genuinely empowered to teach the children what they need to learn right now. 

The Aquila School is the first new build school designed and managed by The International Schools Partnerships (ISP) a comparatively new and rapidly growing organisation with schools in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico and the USA. More information can be viewed at

The role - Job description for teacher 

For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are safe and properly supervised at all times. Our school is committed to ‘amazing learning’- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to The Aquila Professional Code of Conduct and commit to promoting our vision – ‘A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress’

Key qualities and skills:

To be able to teach in an enjoyable, creative, and inclusive way, promoting independence, so that every child, including those who attend the Hemam centre (an on-site centre for children with SPLD), makes as much progress as possible

To be able to develop positive working relationships with all members of the school community

To be able to use initiative, be flexible, fun, proactive and positive

Core purposes:

  To be accountable for ensuring that children are inspired, motivated and equipped to make as much progress with their learning as possible through relevant and engaging learning experiences 

  To work collaboratively, coaching, supporting and training colleagues and families

  To have a positive impact on the work of the school


Key duties for all teachers include:

   To ensure children are safe and well cared for at all time

   To plan and deliver creative and engaging lessons, ensuring that children are

actively learning throughout each lesson and that every child makes as much progress as possible

  To ensure effective communication and direct the work of others, as appropriate

  To lead extra-curricular activities, participating and leading staff training and contributing to the establishment and development of the school community

  To comply with our agreed policies and Aquila Ways

 To actively engage with our school community e.g. through newsletters, informal dialogue, reporting, supporting school functions and contributing to community and marketing activities to make The Aquila School the school of choice for our community.

  To actively participate in the professional development process of self and others

 The Aquila School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

To be line managed by the Head of Primary

Hours of work- 7.25am-4.15pm Monday to Thursday and 7.25am- 12 pm Friday plus occasional evening and weekend work

To ApplyPlease contact the careers department at [email protected]