North London Collegiate School Dubai seeks a Lower School Teacher
Effective start date: September 2022
NLCS Dubai opened in 2017, joining the NLCS family of schools.
The School reserves the right to make an appointment before any deadline dates if a suitable candidate is found.
Closing date for Applications: 3rd July, 2022
North London Collegiate School (UK) was founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss; her aim was to offer an academically ambitious education to girls, similar to that available to their brothers. The School has pioneered women’s education for over 160 years and remains among the highest achieving schools in the UK. Exam results regularly top the UK league tables and the School has repeatedly outperformed other prestigious schools in terms of Oxbridge success rates.
Unlike many UK independent schools, NLCS has a firm commitment to ensuring close links with its overseas branch schools. Every effort is made to replicate the ethos and standards of NLCS overseas. Wherever possible, staff for overseas schools are interviewed in London and by NLCS (UK) staff, as well as staff from our overseas schools. All teachers, once appointed, are invited to travel to London for induction and training at the UK school and this is generously funded by our partners.
Once an overseas branch is open, it is regularly monitored and inspected by the UK school, and close links are formed through pupil and staff exchanges, joint departmental projects, educational visits and extracurricular activities, such as videoconference debates and jointly produced student publications.
As the NLCS family of schools expands, it is hoped that partnership activities will expand so that each school in the group develops links with the others. We also hope to see staff join the group in order to build their career with us and benefit from the many professional development and career-progression opportunities, which a group of world-class schools such as ours can offer.
In 2011, NLCS opened its first international branch school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. NLCS Jeju is a co-educational day and boarding school, and offers the IB Diploma to all students in the Sixth Form, and has achieved outstanding results since its first cohort of graduating in 2014. The School’s alumnae continue on to excellent universities around the world, including destinations in the UK, USA and Asia.
NLCS (Singapore) opened in August 2020. This is NLCS’ third branch school. The School is a co-education day school in the heart of Singapore.
NLCS Dubai aims to be the top-performing IB World School in the UAE, supporting the aspirations and abilities of all students; as a result, they and their families will choose to stay in Dubai throughout their Primary and Secondary schooling.
The School offers an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK), and the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities, to foster well-rounded individuals who are capable of becoming leaders. The School is a coeducational day school for pupils aged 3-18 years, situated within the prestigious Hartland development in Dubai. The School was built and is funded by our partners in the project, Meraki.
While ensuring academic excellence and intellectual challenge, NLCS Dubai is equally concerned with supporting the development of the whole person and aims to inspire confidence, individuality and self-esteem.
NLCS Dubai is an English-speaking school, and is authorised as an IB continuum school for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma programmes. A number of lessons per week are devoted to the teaching of the Arabic language, UAE Social Studies and Islamic Education. (Islamic Education is compulsory for Muslim students only.)
The ethos of NLCS Dubai echoes that of NLCS (UK) – every effort is made to recreate the ethos of the UK ‘parent’ school, whilst taking into account and remaining sensitive to the local culture and context.
The School aims to provide a first-rate ambitious academic education for every child, which inspires a life-long love of learning and gives the knowledge, attitudes and confidence to flourish.
At North London Collegiate schools, academic success is gained, not through an emphasis on results, by creating an atmosphere of rigorous scholarship; students are encouraged to study beyond the examination syllabus in order to develop their intellectual independence and love of their subjects. The pastoral well-being is of the utmost importance and good relationships are fostered between students and staff, as well as between the students themselves.
The co-curricular life of NLCS schools is vibrant, both in academic and non-academic fields. Students participate in a wide range of subject-focussed clubs and societies, from weekly book groups to Debating, to ‘Mad Scientists’ and ‘Model United Nations’. In the UK School, over forty academic clubs and societies operate weekly meetings and events, in order to give every opportunity for students to develop their intellectual curiosity, independence of thought and genuine love of subject; there are a large number of student-produced academic journals which reflect the particular interests of these societies. Non-academic activities also thrive as NLCS schools aims to create an environment in which the whole personality can grow. Co-curricular Sport, Music, Art and Drama are all of excellent quality and over seventy activities take place at lunch times and after school each day, with large numbers involved.
NLCS Dubai is an “IB Continuum School’’ offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Junior School, Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6 to 10, and Diploma Programme in the Sixth Form. NLCS Dubai is authorised in all three programmes.
LIFE IN DUBAI
Dubai is a thriving international hub, where approximately 90% of the 9.6 million residents are expatriates living alongside the local Emiratis. The successful candidate will be sympathetic to and considerate of the culture of a Muslim country, in both their personal and professional life.
SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory background and police checks. Full details are available in the School's Recruitment, Selection & Disclosure Policy and Procedure and the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, which will include the following: