Assistant Head of Upper Primary (Year 3 to Year 6) - #49306

Amity International School - Abu Dhabi


Date: 1 week ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time

The role requires the ability to:

  • Lead and manage safeguarding, pastoral and wellbeing systems in the Upper Primary
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of primary pedagogy and safe pastoral practice in schools
  • Be able to inspire and motivate a large team, sharing your passion for best practice
  • Be a strong, effective and credible leader
  • Build highly successful partnerships with parents and our international learning community


This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the premier co-educational International schools in the city. Amity International School recognises that its most important investment is in the quality of its teachers and support staff. As such, in order to progress the school in this next phase of its growth, staff will be in receipt of one of the best salaries and packages globally, commensurate with the responsibilities of their position and the size of the school.

Amity International School is a newly established British Curriculum International School with a renowned reputation for Sport, Music, Arts and Academia. The magnificent 15 acre bay-side campus allows the school to boast unique school facilities within a beautiful setting on the perimeter of the UAE's capital, providing an inspirational working environment where pupils are committed and keen to learn.

Amity International School is set-up as a not-for-profit organisation.

Benefits for the successful candidate include:

  • Highly competitive salary benchmarked against many of the leading schools locally
  • Accommodation or a housing allowance aligned with your personal family circumstances
  • A spacious and modern, innovative teaching and learning environment
  • Supportive line management and access to generous professional development training


We are looking for a leader who:

  • Is committed to raising standards
  • Can lead others with vision and conviction about evidence-based research and up-to-date primary pastoral pedagogy
  • Is passionate about how young children learn in a safe and secure environment and is able to inspire, motivate and challenge children and colleagues
  • Is a team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

We can offer:

  • A successful school committed to improving outcomes for all children
  • Happy, motivated and engaged learners
  • Strong commitment to CPD
  • Provision and support to ensure your effectiveness and success as a leader

Applicants should complete the application form on the TES website via the Quick Apply button. Please submit a CV of no more than 4 pages together with a recent photograph. Scans of degree certificates and teaching qualifications would also be gratefully received but by no means essential.

Please note that the school will begin the recruitment process prior to the closing date. Therefore, candidates are recommended to submit their application as soon as possible.

For queries, contact the HR Department at [email protected]

Interviews will be conducted either in person or via Microsoft Teams.

Start date for this position will be August 2024.

Amity International School is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

All applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening and submit a current police criminal check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment in addition to supplying a minimum of two references, at least one of which should be from the Headteacher/Principal of the most recent school.


Amity International School is a private all-through school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The school is part of the Amity Education Group, a not-for-profit Education Foundation with campuses across the world.

The city of Abu Dhabi is the nation’s capital and its second largest behind Dubai. The school itself is located close to Deerfields Mall on the Abu Dhabi - Dubai highway. The school follows the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and is staffed primarily by teachers trained in the United Kingdom. Job applications are open to all nations with English as its first language.

The school is located on a state-of-the-art, 15 acre campus and facilities include an Olympic Pool, full-size football pitch, 400m running track, ICT rooms, language lab, special needs classrooms, 600 seat auditorium, specialist art rooms, black box theatre, drama room and libraries for all educational stages. Amity's boat house boasts Royal Yacht Association accreditation and offers a wide range of activities including sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and wind surfing.

Executive Principal

Sarah Wade

Values and vision

Amity International School is committed to providing an outstanding education, developing a strong community and providing inspirational teaching. Students and staff promote independent learning, critical thinking and self-reflection in a caring and stimulating environment. As talented educators, knowledgeable in their subject areas, Amity teachers go beyond developing the mastery of skills and the acquisition of knowledge, also providing a holistic education in which the emotional and physical well-being of every student is developed.

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