Ref: QP780-739

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is looking to recruit for a School Principal in Abu Dhabi on a full time basis. The ideal candidate must have Autism experience.

Qualities and knowledge

* Hold and articulate clear values and moral purpose focused on providing a world-class education for all pupils.
* Demonstrate optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards pupils and employees, and towards parents and members of the local community.
* Lead by example - with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity - drawing on own scholarship, expertise and skills, and that of those around them.
* Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education systems locally, nationally and globally, and pursue continuous professional development.
* Work with political and financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles centred on the vision, ably translating local and national policy into the school context.
* Communicate compellingly the vision and drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and employees to excel.



* An awareness and understanding of the needs of those pupils with specific Special Educational Needs (SEN) including Autism.
* Up to date knowledge of statutory regulations and guidance relating to the post
* A clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning


* Fully qualified experienced teacher with BA Education, or relevant degree, and relevant post-graduate qualification together with a sound understanding of the current legislation and statutory regulations relating to education.
* Qualified teacher status
* Post graduate qualifications in Autism preferred
* NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)


* At least 5 years' experience of working within a relevant school environment involving leadership and management responsibilities for education schools and classroom facilities.
* A minimum of 10 years' teaching experience.
* A minimum of 5 years' experience of working with young people with Autism and other special educational needs.


* £143,00 per annum
* Housing provided
* Travel provided
* Education for up to 2 children
* 9 weeks annual leave
* Medical insurance

About the Company

At Alderwood, we pride ourselves on best practice recruitment, tailored for the Work Based Learning, Welfare to Work and Education sectors. Our core values and attributes are important to use and underline our proven ability to deliver results

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