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Description of School:


ENS was established by Presidential Decree and is owned by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Our schools currently consist of five campuses. This school year, 2019-2020, we have over 13,000 students enrolled in our five campuses. Our established schools in the Abu Dhabi Emirate provide kindergarten through grade 12 education programs for students. ENS instructional programs are based upon the educational requirements prescribed by the UAE Ministry of Education, for Arabic, Islamic and UAE Studies, USA Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science, and Colorado Academic Standards for our American curriculum content. We use an American based high school diploma model for students to earn their high school diploma in all ENS campuses. An additional International Baccalaureate Diploma is earned by students who successfully pass the exam.


The Emirates National School system strives to provide a first-rate education to future leaders while preserving the beliefs that form the national identity. In preparing future UAE and world leaders, ENS students acquire the knowledge and skills that enable them to navigate successfully in the rapidly changing world. English is the language of instruction for the rigorous American curriculum. Arabic is the language of instruction for Islamic and Arabic Studies in our schools. The ENS learning path begins in Preschool and continues through Kindergarten and Primary School where it rests on the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The journey continues through the secondary level (in separate Boys and Girls Schools), using the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework. Students in grades 11 and 12 have access to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) and College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP). ENS offers the option of the College Board Advanced Placement Courses because it permits students to earn credits that are recognized by colleges by over 58 different countries around the world.


Focused on the needs of individual children, ENS prepares students for working and living in the 21st Century and to compete in an international marketplace where academic content is important but it is not enough. In this environment, skills matter and determine the relative success of the individual in society. Inquiry, critical thinking, and international mindedness are essential skill sets that students must have to be successful as a leader and in the workforce. Our ENS students see how school connects with the world at large. Our goal is to help students to maximize their potential and achieve their dreams.


Learning at ENS is a continuous cycle of improvement. Internationally benchmarked learning standards set the target for what is to be learned in each grade. In the ever-changing world in which we live, technology and other resources help facilitate the acquisition of learning within each content and skill area. In the classroom, teachers adjust instruction based on frequent progress monitoring. ENS is accredited by AdvancED, authorized by the International Baccaulareate, and licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education, which sees learning as a continuous improvement process and is used to focus achievement for students and certify the quality of a world class education. With tradition as its foundation, the Emirates National Schools strive to ensure students are proud of their heritage and fully prepared to be future leaders in the community, country and world.

Description of Position:


The PYP teacher delivers a comprehensive, high quality transdisciplinary program. Successful teachers must have completed two to two years of teaching experience and hold a four-year degree. Additional training in Special Education Needs and English Language Acquisition preferred.


Emirates National Schools (ENS) is currently searching for highly qualified PK-12 teachers.  ENS (www.ens.sch.ae) is a PYP, MYP, and DP authorized school system comprised of 20 schools on five campuses.  We deliver the IB instructional framework using Common Core Standards in English and Mathematics, Next Generation Science, and Colorado State Standards in Social Studies, Arts, Physical Education, and World Languages.  ENS employs 1,000 educators to teach 13,000 Emirati National students and their families.  


The Emirates National Schools’ System seeks to hire successful teacher candidates that meet the following minimum requirements include:


  • Graduate of accredited colleges and universities 

  • Certification/licensing in Elementary Education or Specific Content in Secondary Education

  • Highly qualified as defined by the USA No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by demonstrating subject matter competency in Elementary Education or 24 credits in BA/BS Subject Content.

  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies, curriculum, state standards, and performance assessments.

  • Willingness to work on a grade-level team and collaborate with all staff.

  • Possess excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate with parents.

  • Experience with NWEA MAP assessments, and CCSS Writing Rubrics

  • Assessment Literate and values the use of data to drive Instruction 

  • Collaborative and willing to engage in professional learning communities.

  • Differentiates and Engages students

  • Utilizes effective instructional strategies

  • Technologically Proficient

  • Culturally Competent



Applicants will be required to:


  • Provide two verifiable references including a supervisor

  • Successful screening interview

  • Demonstrate strong academic background in content knowledge, (priority Math and English)

  • Can pass a UAE, or home country security check



Starting teacher salaries (US Tax Free) are between 12,350 AED per month up to 14,850 AED per month (USD $3,500/month to $4,068) (Annual USD; $39,750 to $50,000); (UAE Tax Free) with an additional stipend for K-12 Subject Coordinators and IB PYP, MYP, and DP Coordinators. Teachers also receive an end-of-service gratuity (one-month salary for every year of employment).


ENS provides housing at no cost to the Teacher/ Academic Administrator. The housing is 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, depending on dependents valued at 75,000 AED to 120,000 AED per year and allowance for electricity. ENS staff do not share accommodations;



Additional Benefits include:


  • ENS provides annual summer teacher travel tickets home or to a preferred travel destination 

  • Free K-12 tuition for two dependents in Emirates National Schools

  • Cost of 3 year resident visa and health review

  • End-of Service Gratuity (accrued in the bank - equal to one month’s salary for every year of service)

  • Transportation to/from work

  • Tax free salary and tax-free shopping!

  • Guaranteed Safety and Security in the UAE

  • International Health and Dental Insurance

  • Professional development:

    • 2 weeks of preservice onboarding professional develop and planning

    • IB PYP, MYP, AP and/or DP courses and workshops

    • 4 hours of Site-based weekly professional learning communities (early release days)

    • Ongoing job embedded professional growth and development



Please send your application to m.vedra@ens.sch.ae and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as PYP Teacher - PK-5 in the subject line of the mail.


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