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Job ID: DES/09/009
Position Title: Subject Leader - English
Business Division: Dukhan English School

Primary Purpose of the Job:

  • Leadership and Management of the staff and work within the specialist subject area.
  • Effective organisation for the smooth day to day running of the specialist subject area.
  • Analysis and evaluation of the efficiency of the teaching and learning within the specialist subject.
  • To teach all Year groups to the standards set for qualified teacher status.
  • Ensure high standards of achievement for pupils within the specialist subject.
  • Develop and advise the DHA on curriculum materials to enhance pupil learning.
  • Provide diagnostic assessment, which ensures pupil progression.


  • Graduate and qualified teacher status;

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience appropriate to length of service;
  • A secure knowledge and understanding of the subject content specified in the National Curriculum;
  • Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills in their specialist subject(s)  at a standard equivalent to degree level to enable them to teach it (them) confidently and accurately at KS1,2, KS3 and KS4 and, where relevant, post‑16;
  • Have, for their specialist subject(s)  a detailed knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum programmes of study, level descriptions or end of key stage descriptions for KS3 and, where applicable, National Curriculum programmes of study for KS4;
  • Are familiar, for their specialist subject(s)  with the relevant KS4 and post‑16 examination syllabuses and courses, including vocational courses;
  • Understand, for their specialist subject(s), the framework of 14‑19 qualifications and the routes of progression through it;
  • To ensure that pupils are healthy and safe on school premises and when leading activities off the school site, such as educational visits, school outings or field trips;
  • An understanding of what are reasonable measures to ensure the safeguarding or promoting of children's welfare;
  • Have established, during work in schools, effective working relationships with professional colleagues including, where applicable, associate staff;
  • Set a good example to the pupils they teach, through their presentation and their personal and professional conduct;
  • Commitment to ensuring that every pupil is given the opportunity to achieve their potential and meet the high expectations set for them;
  • Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects they teach;
  • Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices, including those concerned with pastoral and safety matters, including bullying;
  • Understand how pupils' learning in the subject is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development;
  • Familiarity with subject‑specific health and safety requirements, where relevant.

Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.