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 DUBAI/ABU DHABI ENC | 2 schools in UAE | K-12

The Arbor School provides a high standard of education based on the National Curriculum for England enriched with a compassionate, ethical outlook focused on ecoliteracy, sustainability and environmental justice. This educational vision is embedded within the curriculum of the Arbor School and reflected in every lesson and task.Through project-based, experiential and outdoor learning, children plan, collaborate, reflect and make meaningful changes to the world around them in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Arbor also benefits from both a Scientist and an Artistin-Residence, who inspire the whole school community to think and act differently, facilitating their engagement with environmental projects both locally and globally.


The Arbor School provides a very high standard of physical facilities consistent with their educational aspirations on a campus area of 30,000 m2. The buildings include three big climate-controlled biodomes and three small ones, atria and learning gardens in which students can regularly interact with soils, flora and fauna as a fundamental part of their educational experience.

Facilities also include specialised science laboratories, art rooms, auditorium and associated black box, libraries, canteen areas and vocational workshops. In addition to these, sports are also well resourced and include a FIFA compliant soccer pitch, multi-purpose hall for indoor sports, a variety of outdoor courts and a specially designed swimming pool.

There are now plans to open a new school based in Abu Dhabi, following the same ethos and inclusive approach, and the Board are seeking an experienced Director of Education to oversee both these and future schools and develop them to a premium level.


Mission Statement

The Arbor School provides a positive, caring and compassionate school environment, in which learners can shine in many different ways. Arbor students shall become innovative and capable leaders, with a strong set of ethical values, anchored by a deep sense of environmental justice and sustainability.

The Arbor Promise

Students at Arbor are expected to demonstrate hard work and effort in all that they do. They are proactive in their learning, resilient when faced with a challenge and collaborative in solving problems. Arbor students are exceptionally caring, with an acute sense of compassion for others. They are passionate about the world around us and act with integrity and ingenuity when striving for a sustainable future.

The Arbor School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.


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  • Complete the brief Job Application Form and attach your CV (with contact details of Referees) and Letter of Application
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If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs on +44 (0)7552 845990, or email


Additional information


Competitive salary and package


Dubai, UAE

Position Type

Director of Education

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