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Head of Department / Teacher of French


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Rashid School for Boys

PO Box 2861    

UAE - Dubai

w: www.rsbdubai.sch.ae
e: jobs@rsb.sch.ae
t: 0097143361300

The contact for this post is Linda Jackson-Hall

Rashid School for Boys was established in 1986, by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The school offers high quality education to UAE Nationals aged from three to eighteen. The school has outstanding levels of equipment and resources and is located on a beautiful campus in Nad Al Sheba. For pupils from KG 1 through to Year 13, Rashid School for Boys has developed an innovative curriculum based on the UK National Curriculum and sections of the UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum.

The school is divided into two sections. The Primary Section is three form entry and is based in a well resourced building, which was completed in 2003. The atmosphere in the section is lively and exciting, and developments throughout the curriculum keep the Primary Section at the leading edge of international education.

Each year group has two classrooms and an activity area and the school is built around a large library and learning resource area. There are specialist rooms for ICT and music. Students are well supported by an active Learning Support Department and every class also has an experienced teaching assistant to support the class teacher. The active use of ICT by all the members of the section helps make learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

The Secondary Section is equally well resourced and a combination of small class sizes and imaginative teaching leads to a stimulating and positive learning environment. In Key Stage 3 students follow courses based on the UK (English) National Curriculum, but modified for UAE Nationals learning in a second language. At Key Stage 4 students choose from a selection of both GCSE and non-GCSE options, depending on their level of language skill. In Year 12, students can choose between AS Levels, A-levels or a one year High School Diploma course. The HSD course is internally accredited and can be awarded at one of four levels: pass, merit, distinction and advanced.

Students from Rashid School have been successful at leading universities around the world and many are now taking on important roles within the growing emirate of Dubai. If you would like to learn more about Rashid School for Boys please visit our website or contact the school.

Job Description

Rashid School for Boys

Head of Department / Teacher of French

An enthusiastic, well qualified and adaptable teacher of French is required to continue the development and build on the success of this small but flourishing department. You will require a high degree of autonomy and self-motivation as a department of one but will liaise regularly with the English and Arabic Departments and our Primary School, as links are strong.

The majority of your teaching will be in KS3, as uptake of KS4 French is intermittent but the department has a history of high examination success in the AQA GCSE. All students who study French are learning a third language through their second language and the ability to adapt your teaching to take account of this is essential.

Approximately 25% of students in KS3 study French, with the rest concentrating on raising their standard of English but there is still a wide range of ability within the French groups.

Teaching approaches are varied and an atmosphere of enjoyment of language learning combined with rigour and high expectations of behaviour is the ethos of the department.

Currently the department is replacing the main course, Metro, KS 3 with the digital online course, Studio, and you will be responsible for continuing and embedding this tradition.

You will be responsible for preparing planning documentation, as required, and developing departmental policies and schemes of work, as well as monitoring student progress and attainment.


  • UK qualified teacher status or equivalent
  • Recent experience in UK curriculum school to GCSE
  • Awareness of current UK educational developments
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with students, staff and parents
  • Sensitivity to the cultural and religious norms of our learners and an ability to adapt lesson planning and delivery to reflect this
  • Evidence of a variety of teaching strategies and approaches
  • A sence of humour and an abundance of patience and resilience
  • Outstanding references
  • An ability to motivate learners of all abiltities
  • Reasonable ICT competence for in class teaching


  • Ability to offer an additional subject or another European language (Spanish ideally), to continue a one  year course  to 3 Year 12 students
  • An ability to offer extra-curricular activities, department or whole school

Rashid School for Boys Nad Al Sheba 1
UAE - Dubai


Phase(s) of Education
Secondary / Senior (i.e. England: years 7-13; ages 11-19)

Level of Position
Head of Subject / Subject Leader

Subject Area(s) of Interest



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  • 04 Nov 2017
  • RSB(S)01\17

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