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Welcome from the Head

Why Cheltenham Muscat?

Cheltenham Potential

The Cheltenham Team

Cheltenham College UK

Vacancies

Vacancies

Cheltenham Muscat is seeking to appoint outstanding individuals as part of the Founding Team. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly talented team that is establishing Cheltenham Muscat as a leading school in Oman, with the ambition to be the best.

Our staff enjoy an excellent and fulfilling working environment, a competitive tax-free salary and package, and an exciting lifestyle in a beautiful, vibrant coastal city.

We welcome applications from the UK independent and state sector as well as from those working internationally.

Our current vacancies are listed here. If we do not have a vacancy that matches your experience and you remain interested in Cheltenham Muscat, please email your CV to careers@cheltenhammuscat.com

We are always looking to recruit outstanding school teachers and leaders that share our passion for first-class international education and would love to hear from you.

Assistant Principal

The Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding Omani to be the founding Assistant Principal of Cheltenham Muscat.

Cheltenham Muscat will be the first 3 – 18 boys and girls school in Oman to partner with a UK premium school, Cheltenham College, bringing 180 years of outstanding practice, expertise and tradition.

This is a genuine, once in a lifetime chance to be a member of the founding team and quickly build the school’s reputation for providing an outstanding educational experience.

The Person

The successful candidate will be someone who: 

  • has a bachelor’s degree in education and at least four years teaching experience
  • has an excellent track record of school leadership
  • is dedicated to ensuring excellent pupil progress and outcomes
  • has a demonstrable track record of successful curriculum leadership 
  • has the presence and ability to lead and inspire people.
  • collaborates and is comfortable working both as a team leader and a team member. 
  • has gravitas, integrity and well-developed interpersonal skills.  

Package Details 

  • A competitive salary  
  • Tuition fee concession at Cheltenham Muscat

How to Apply 

After considering the details of the candidate information pack, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school.

Completed application forms should be sent to careers@cheltenhammuscat.com by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th April 2021

Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place on application. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly. The school reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the closing date.

Please contact careers@cheltenhammuscat.com should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role. Please visit www.cheltenhammuscat.com for further information about the School.

Safeguarding and Privacy

Cheltenham Muscat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to applicants providing a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate from their home country that is less than 6 months old.

By applying to this post, you agree to your data being held and processed by Cheltenham Muscat and its affiliates. If you are appointed to the post you also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Cheltenham Muscat and its affiliates.

 

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Classroom Assistant

Introduction:

Classroom Assistants work across the Pre-Prep and Lower Prep departments (KG1 to Grade 3) and support the ongoing progress and development of pupils by working in collaboration with the Class Teachers, to support learning and engagement in the classroom. Under the guidance of the Class Teacher, Classroom Assistants also have a key role in ensuring a safe and caring learning environment.

We expect our Classroom Assistants to present themselves as excellent role models and learners by participating in continuing professional development, sharing best practice and contributing to wider school life through active involvement in extra-curricular activities and school events.

Responsibilities:

School Values and Ethos

  • To actively promote our unique vision and the Cheltenham Potential through enthusiastic participation in all areas of school life.
  • To share and support the school’s commitment to provide an all-round, outstanding education for all our pupils.
  • To always set high expectations, which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • To have the highest aspirations for our pupils’ development and achievements, both in and out of the classroom.
  • To offer excellent pastoral care for all pupils.

Professional Standards

  • To attend assemblies, departmental meetings, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings.
  • To recognise the importance of being an exemplary role model to all children within the School.
  • To maintain high standards or professional behaviour in accordance with the school ethos, including timekeeping and personal presentation.
  • To take personal responsibility for evaluating and reflecting upon your teaching in order to continually develop and improve your practice.
  • To always maintain professional and productive relationships with colleagues.

To support Teaching Staff by:

  • Providing stimulating learning for the children; assisting in the care of resources and equipment, and the preparation of drinks and snacks as appropriate.
  • Helping maintain the safety, security, physical and emotional welfare of the children.
  • Working positively within the team structure and being included in the staff duty rotations.
  • Attending staff meetings and events out of school hours.
  • Assisting with planning and preparation for lessons.
  • Being responsible to the Class Teacher and SLT.
  • Having knowledge of basic First Aid or train to do so.
  • Conforming to the school dress code.
  • Respecting confidentiality within the school.
  • Taking on other duties as and when necessary including Bus Nanny, Breakfast Club, and After School Care Club, etc.
  • Being a role model towards parents being welcoming, polite and always showing a positive attitude towards parents; working together to help the development and welfare of each child.

To support Pupil Care by:

  • Adhering to the school’s policy for the personal and social development of pupils, including pastoral care, guidance, anti-bullying and sanctions.
  • Supporting the effective induction of pupils.
  • Developing a culture of independent learning.
  • Supporting the development of pupil voice within the school, including organising the school council and pupil responsibilities.

To support Relationships by:

  • Being proactive in maintaining and developing effective communications and links with class teachers and parents; providing positive responses to concerns and problems regarding their children’s education and wellbeing.
  • Modeling working collaboratively with staff in order to manage innovation and change.
  • Developing and maintain positive links and relationships with the community, local organisations and employers.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • To comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures and ensure that any safeguarding concerns are reported in line with policy.
  • To demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • To engage fully in all safeguarding training as required.

 

NB.

This Job Description may be altered to meet changing needs and will be reviewed with the post holder. The Job Description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibilities associated with the post. It is not intended to be exhaustive; other tasks may be allocated as necessary from time to time.

Person Specification

E Essential D Desired

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree. (E)

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent English and numeracy skills. (E)
  • Good organisation and communication skills. (E)
  • Relevant experience working with children to support learning. (D)
  • An understanding of the demands of a UK independent day school environment. (D)
  • A commitment to the academic progress and the welfare and safeguarding of pupils. (E)
  • Experience working with children who have English as an additional language (EAL). (D)

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to inspire children with a love of learning. (E)
  • Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community. (E)
  • Energy, charisma and dynamism with the vision and drive to create productive learning environments and excellent outcomes for all children. (E)
  • Ability to be a self-starter. (E)
  • Excellent spoken English. (E)
  • Target driven and driven to succeed. (E)
  • Strong personal-relations and team-working skills. (E)
  • Ability to use ICT to enhance learning. (E)
  • Ability to work with and apply all school policies. (E)
  • Rigorous can-do attitude, positive team player with a sense of humour. (E)
  • Be willing to work hard and with enthusiasm, avoiding a ‘nine-to-five’ approach. (E)

Head of Arabic

Job Purpose:

The Head of Arabic will be responsible for leading, managing and developing the Arabic and Islamic studies department that also incorporates Social Studies, and ensuring continuity and progression in the curriculum for all pupils from KG1 onwards. The Head of Arabic will be responsible for maintaining high professional standards, leading and managing all teachers in the department and ensuring all pupils make excellent progress and find learning Arabic and Islamic Studies enjoyable and challenging. The Head of Arabic will also be responsible for contributing to the school’s extensive extra-curricular programme and developing the subjects beyond the classroom and normal school day.

Key Responsibilities:

School Values and Ethos

  • Actively promote our unique vision through enthusiastic participation in all areas of school life.
  • Always set high expectations, which inspire, motivate and support colleagues.
  • Ensure that you comply with any rules, policies and procedures implemented by the school.
  • To ensure that you model the speaking of English when in the presence of students outside the classroom and in public areas of the school.
  • To respect and support Omani culture.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • To comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures and ensure that any safeguarding concerns are reported in line with policy.
  • To demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • To engage fully in all safeguarding training as required.

Curriculum

  • To teach a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and contribute to the preparation and writing of Schemes of Work, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • To facilitate and encourage high quality learning which provides children with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • To deliver well-planned, engaging and creative lessons, ensuring that the needs of all children are met.
  • To differentiate appropriately, using approaches that enable every child to access the learning and make excellent progress.
  • To demonstrate excellent subject knowledge in all relevant areas.
  • To set students challenging learning and developmental goals, and to draw upon varied strategies, resources and technologies to support students in achieving these goals.
  • To follow school procedures for assessing, recording and reporting on children’s achievements and to use this information effectively to convey progress in report writing and record keeping.
  • To provide students with regular written and oral feedback and encourage them to reflect and respond to their feedback.
  • To participate fully in the school’s co-curricular and school activities programme.
  • To develop, co-ordinate and manage a programme of competitive House Arabic and Islamic Studies events to ensure all pupils participate in Arabic and Islamic Studies and to help build a strong sense of school community.

Management

  • To follow and implement school policies and procedures in and out of the classroom.
  • To provide a safe, purposeful and well-managed learning environment.
  • To make effective use of teaching assistants to support children in their learning.
  • To value the home-school partnership, working closely with other members of staff to establish and manage good relationships with parents.

Professional Standards

  • To attend assemblies, departmental meetings, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings.
  • To attend professional development and staff training opportunities.
  • To recognise the importance of being an exemplary role model to all children within the school.
  • To maintain high standards or professional behaviour in accordance with the school ethos, including timekeeping and personal presentation.
  • To take personal responsibility for evaluating and reflecting upon your teaching in order to continually develop and improve your practice.
  • To always maintain professional and productive relationships with colleagues.

Other

  • To fulfil any reasonable additional responsibilities as requested by the Principal.

 

Person Specification

(E is Essential, D is Desired)

Experience and Qualifications

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic or a relevant subject from a good university. (E)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (or equivalent). (E)
  • Qualified Teacher Status. (E)
  • Evidence of further postgraduate study. (D)

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of four years relevant teaching experience. (E)
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Oman Ministry of Education curriculum for Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies. (E)
  • High levels of subject knowledge. (E)
  • A proven track record of high-quality Arabic and Islamic studies teaching. (E)
  • Some experience of teaching GCSE/iGCSE Arabic and Islamic Studies. (D)
  • A strong academic background, stature and experience that will command the respect of students, parents, colleagues and the wider community. (E)
  • An understanding of the demands of a UK private day school environment. (D)
  • A commitment to academic progress and the welfare and safeguarding of students. (E)
  • Experience of curriculum development in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies. (E)
  • Knowledge and understanding of recent educational developments and best practice. (E)
  • Experience of working with children who have English as a Second Language. (D)

Personal Qualities

  • Omani national (E)
  • Ability to stretch the most able students, whilst also ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all. (E)
  • Ability to inspire children with a love of learning. (E)
  • Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of an international school community. (E)
  • Strong personal-relations and team-working skills. (E)
  • Ability to use ICT to enhance leaning. (E)
  • Energy, charisma and dynamism with the vision and drive to create productive learning environments and excellent outcomes for all children. (E)
  • Ability to work with and apply all school policies. (E)
  • Rigorous can-do attitude, positive team player with a sense of humour. (E)
  • Be willing to work hard enthusiastically and with a growth mindset, avoiding a “nine-to-five” approach. (E)

Safeguarding and Privacy

Cheltenham Muscat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all the staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to applicants providing a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate from their home country that is less than 6 months old. Three satisfactory professional references will also be required.

 

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    Learning Support Teacher

    The Opportunity

    The successful candidate will be able to make a significant contribution in establishing the Learning Support department for Cheltenham Muscat. This is an exceptional and rare opportunity for someone who has the qualities, skills and experience to be part of the Founding Team at Cheltenham Muscat.

    There is also the opportunity for management responsibility for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

    The Person

    The successful candidate will be someone who:

    • can implement diagnostic assessment of children where necessary, in order to identify their specific learning needs and offer individualised support.
    • can deliver all aspects of the Learning Support curriculum framework and Learning Support Policy.
    • can work with class teachers and subject specialist teachers to ensure that children with learning difficulties are able to access the curriculum throughout the school.
    • ensure excellent pastoral care.
    • contribute to the co-curricular programme and whole-school activities in a committed and enthusiastic manner.
    • work co-operatively and supportively with all members of staff.
    • has a growth mindset and prepared to go the extra mile.

    Package Details

    • A competitive, annual tax-free salary inclusive of accommodation and other allowances.
    • An end of service payment
    • Start and end of contract flights
    • Annual return flight allowance
    • Tuition fee concession at Cheltenham Muscat
    • Medical insurance
    • Visa costs

    How to Apply

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    After considering the details of the candidate information pack, job description and person specification, complete all sections of the application form including the supporting statement that sets out your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements of the role and your ambitions for the school.

    Completed application forms should be sent to careers@cheltenhammuscat.com by the closing date.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th May 2021.

    Preliminary discussions with candidates will take place on application. First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis and early application is therefore advised. Shortlisted candidates will be notified, and final round interviews arranged accordingly. Cheltenham Muscat reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

    For more information or an informal conversation please contact careers@cheltenhammuscat.com

    Please visit www.cheltenhammuscat.com for further information about the School.

    Safeguarding and Privacy

    Cheltenham Muscat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to applicants providing a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate from their home country that is less than 6 months old.

    By applying for this post, you agree to your data being held and processed by Cheltenham Muscat and its affiliates. If you are appointed to the post you also agree to additional information, including sensitive data such as bank details and medical information, being held by Cheltenham Muscat and its affiliates.

    Download the Full Job Description

    Apply Now

    Ongoing Professional Development

     

    The best teachers continuously improve and develop their teaching practice, leadership skills and subject knowledge. This is why Cheltenham Muscat dedicates resources towards CPD for both our new and experienced teachers and leaders. 

    When joining Cheltenham Muscat, you become a part of a global community of educators with access to:

     

    • Teacher exchange with Cheltenham College UK
    • Middle and Senior leadership training
    • Subject specific training
    • Mentoring and peer learning
    • Online training opportunities
    • Tailored INSET days
    • Academic conferences
    • Intra-network collaboration

    Onboarding

    We understand that moving abroad, especially for the first time, can be daunting. Apart from the practical logistics associated with taking a job in Muscat, we know that teachers sometimes feel anxious about how they are going to settle.

    At Cheltenham Muscat, our HR and school leadership team provide the support and advice required for new members of staff to settle. This includes support with the work and residence visa application process, settling into permanent accommodation, health insurance, setting up bank accounts and orientation of the beautiful city of Muscat.