head of school - doha, qatar - august 2023

doha, ad dawhah
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international teaching
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the middle east team, teachanywhere
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job description

Head of School - Doha, Qatar - August 2023

Curriculum: IB Curriculum

Experience: Significant previous international leadership experience in an IB World School.

Salary: Excellent and competitive tax free salary and benefits

School Ethos/Vision:

This school is part of a small network of excellent schools in both Qatar and the UK. This is an IB world school offering IB curriculum along with a US certification offering. This school in Doha was established in 2011 and now serves over 960 students - from over 60 countries in a landmark campus which opened in 2020. The new campus incorporates first class architecture in bright, airy classrooms complemented by creative learning spaces and other wonderful facilities including 25M pool, all weather athletics track, fitness suite and sports cafe.

This school's aim is to ensure that students will receive the very best education in with the vision to "inspire all to make a difference".

Location Overview:

Welcome to the new Dubai! Qatar now really stands out in the atlas aiming to be by far one of the richest in the world due to it's offshore gas deposits. Although its economy is somewhat dominated by its hydrocarbon industries, the country is rapidly diversifying into other areas to make it quite an exciting and unique little peninsula! With year round sunshine, golden beaches, exciting outdoor activities,a rapidly growing westernised social scene and a fascinating culture and history in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, this is the place to be to discover the Middle East.


This is a pivotal and high-profile leadership role at this school. The Head of School will promote the school's Vision and Values, philosophy and ethos through day-to-day interactions with the Doha school community ensuring the delivery of an impactful, enriched, child-centered programme.

This person will also contribute as a member of the Schools Leadership Team in the further development of our strategic vision and objectives. The Leadership Team has accountability and authority to develop and implement future strategy of the group under the guidance of our Board of Trustees, who provide a wide and diverse range of skills and experiences which add to our overall organizational capability.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the new Head of School will understand and be able to demonstrate the inspirational leadership skills required to grow and maintain this friendly and caring environment, combined with the achievement of high standards of academic excellence and well-rounded educational programmes.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced and visible school leader, who believes in empowering people to do their best whilst at the same time inspiring the whole community. They will focus on education quality and develop a dynamic and exciting vision for the school.

  • Previous international experience with specific experience of leadership in an IB world school is highly preferable however outstanding leaders with a background in AP or UK curriculum may possibly be considered
  • You'll be a strategic leader able to work confidently with the board of trustees, leadership team and school staff and community to develop a strategic plan for the school's future
  • A growth mindset: Able to set clear targets as part of a structured school growth plan
  • Promote the school in the local community and more broadly across the local region and on the international stage so that student places are filled with suitably qualified children and young people each year.Establish a detailed programme for faculty and staff professional development, to help, lead and direct the teachers to continuously improve their performance and achieve academic excellence.
  • Drive and enable student enrolment management and growth.
  • Implement Education strategy and meet annual KPI's in the Education Quality Framework.

A full and detailed job description is available upon request.


  • Excellent and competitive tax free salary ranging from 500,000 QAR to just over 700,000 QAR depending on qualifications and experience
  • Housing and utilities allowance
  • One off Relocation and shipping allowance
  • School car provided
  • Annual flights for self, spouse and up to 3 dependents
  • Medical cover for self
  • Free tuition for up to 2 dependent children (3 if applying with a teaching spouse)


Curriculum knowledge and experience



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