Charter School Teaching Programme - August 2021
Secondary Female Special Needs Teachers - Bachelor in Special Education
50+ Certified/Qualified experienced teachers needed to work in Charter Schools in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. You will be teaching local Emirati children, segregated by gender, using a modified US curriculum blended with the UAE curriculum, taught in English. These are former state schools that are now being managed and staffed by an experienced western education group and are free to attend for Emirati children.
Salary and Package
- Tax Free Salary - 10,000 to 15,000 aed/month per defined salary scale based on years of experience
- Annual Flights
- Free Housing (1br or 2br apartment, not far from school)
- Medical insurance
- Education Allowance for up to 2 qualifying children
- End of service gratuity
- 2 years of post-qualification teaching experience at the start of contract
- Bachelor’s degree related to your teaching subject
- Teacher training and full teacher certification/qualification from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa
- Complete fluency in English
- Excellent classroom management skills and cultural sensitivity
Note that, unlike international schools, UAE Charter schools are not suitable for dependent children of teaching staff. An allowance is provided to send up to 2 children to another Al Ain school.
Most people have heard of Dubai and Abu Dhabi as the main cities that expatriates live and work. Fewer people have heard Al Ain, but we think it deserves a much closer look for teachers looking to make a tax free salary.
An oasis, Al Ain is a green and liveable city of about 750,000 people. Al Ain is located about 90 minutes from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi with cheap hourly bus service to both, so teachers have access to the bigger cities but also take advantage of cheaper Al Ain prices for housing and food.
Large, air-conditioned shopping malls in Al Ain are destinations in their own right and offer a range of entertainment. Located by the Jebel Hafeet Mountain and near to Oman, it’s a better place for nature lovers and outdoor types than other cities. Located 90 mins drive (or bus ride) from beaches, most teachers have a hotel membership which allows them access to the gym, pool, spa and social clubs to relax after school and on weekends. Housing is not a small high rise apartment but instead a bigger apartment in a smaller community or even your own villa, and Al Ain is much cheaper than either Dubai or Abu Dhabi so your money goes much further.
Expat social life revolves around clubs and hotels. It’s a great way to unwind after a busy day at school and find likeminded friends to enjoy weekends. Hotels offer weekly/monthly/yearly membership to residents to access their facilities so that it becomes a bit like a country club /resort and a great place to meet new friends. The major hotels have bars and restaurants that offer themed evenings, brunches, sports clubs and more.
Al Ain is quieter than either Abu Dhabi or Dubai, but it has a very real charm that will appeal to teachers who want to get a better quality of school, save money, enjoy the outdoors and meet likeminded people to explore this amazing part of the world.