Why Teach in the Middle East?
As you can imagine, teaching in the Middle East is very different to the UK! International schools from all around the world have campuses here, delivering a variety of curricula and due to the region’s phenomenal growth, more and more schools open every year. This means there are fantastic teaching opportunities available, with each school offering varying remuneration packages to incentivise the very best teachers from the UK and rest of the world to flock to the Middle East.
The region has therefore become home to an astonishingly large Western ex-pat community so any initial culture shock quickly disappears because of the sheer number of social and networking opportunities and events.
Prospero Teaching currently works with international schools across the Middle East specifically in
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras al Khaimah
- Qatar – Doha
- Oman – Muscat
- Saudi Arabia – Jeddah, Riyadh
Do I Qualify to Teach in the Middle East?
On behalf of our client international schools we are looking for teachers interested in 2-3 year contracts in Kindergarten/Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Preparatory and Senior Schools. Registering your interest with us early though is essential as employment laws and visa requirements mean that the necessary official documents take a fair chunk of time to process.
International Schools uphold exceptionally high expectations of their staff and pupils and therefore require experienced teachers with a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience of delivering the UK curriculum, IGCSE, IPC and/or IBPYP curricula. All successful teachers must possess appropriate teaching qualifications, whether they have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS, or a degree and PGCE for Primary / Secondary with QTS.
Schools here accommodate students from around the world so we are looking for world-class teachers in search of further career progression and who possess the flexibility to adapt to the challenges and demands of working in an international setting.
The Most in Demand Teachers are
- Early Years / Foundation Stage
- Maths / English / Science specialists (KS2-3 Preparatory)
- Secondary Maths
- Secondary English
- Secondary Science
- Secondary Business Studies
- Secondary ICT / Computing
- Secondary Art
- Secondary MFL
- Senior Leaders (SENCo, Head of Primary/Secondary, Principal)