Welcome to JAS!

JAS is a great place to work; we have one of the highest staff retention rates in the UAE so we know we are doing something right. You will be busy and you will work hard but our unique Not-for-Profit community ethos makes JAS a very special place. We look forward to receiving your application. Should you have any questions or queries please direct them to

JAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, we follow best practice Safeguarding procedures from recruitment through to day to day life at the school. Successful applicants will be subject to relevant national police checks, please read our safeguarding information​.

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

Start Date: August 2022

Reference Number: SECMUS

Contract:  Full and/or Part Time



About JAS



This Job Description may be adjusted by the Headteacher according to the changing needs of the school. This post is subject to the conditions of employment contained in the Jebel Ali School contract and to work in line with new COVID guidelines in supporting students and staff.


Role Summary:

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with the school's policies, under the direction of the Head of Secondary.


Role Responsibilities:

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;

  • setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest;

  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations;

  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;

  • identifying SEN or very able students;

  • providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace and challenge;

  • motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative delivery;

  • making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study;

  • ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time; 

  • maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;

  • using a variety of teaching methods to:

  1.   match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary;

  2.   use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and misconceptions;

  3. select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through other sources;

  • ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;

  • evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;

  • taking account of students' needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in National and local policies making links with other curriculum areas wherever possible;

  • encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively;

  • using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and talk as a vehicle for learning;

  • keeping up-to-date with developments in education and music;

  • leading a number of after-school activities each term;

  • actively supporting and promoting the school through positive relations including attendance at PTA events;

  • good organisational skills and the use of ICT.


Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting


  • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;

  • mark and monitor students' work and set targets for progress;

  • assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform  planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving;

  • undertake assessment of students as requested by departmental and school procedures;

  • prepare and present informative reports to parents.


Other duties and responsibilities:

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder is expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Leadership Team) to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the HT/Line Manager and will be reviewed regularly.




  • A qualified secondary teacher with appropriate teaching qualification (i.e. B.Ed and/or PGCE and degree in your relevant subject).

  • A full working knowledge of The National Curriculum for England and its associated assessment practices.

  • Excellent subject knowledge and a passion for music.

  • Ability to contribute to our extra-curricular music activities.


  • A strong focus on the pastoral care of children, understanding the balance between academic and social progress and support, as well as the ability to identify safeguarding concerns.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive approach to both individual and collaborative professional development. 

To whom responsible: Head of Secondary


Jebel Ali School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. The successful candidate will be subject to relevant national police checks.

Please send your application form and accompanying documents