School vision/ethos: This international school is focused on becoming a leading school in the GCC by providing an innovative, inquiry based education that empowers its student to become successful life-long learners. The school is an open plan format (not walled classrooms) and includes break out spaces for quiet learning areas, but is not set out as a traditional individual class. This is to allow for the style of learning, so teachers work in a collaborative style with team teaching. This school role numbers currently stand at just over 350 students, so promotes a family centred approach and real community involvement.
The school has great sports facilities including: aquatic centre, 400 metre track, grass pitches, in for and outdoor basketball, beach volleyball, tennis court and cricket nets. The school has its own farm with animals and grows herbs and vegetables. They also have a recycling centre, several playgrounds, a theatre/gymnasium and an additional full court gymnasium.
Location: Oman is a most welcoming, politically stable and friendly country. It has beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches, a very rich culture, and a sunny climate that enables a wide range of outdoor activities to be pursued throughout the year. Sohar in particular is a lovely community and welcoming. Sohar is located 2 hours north of Muscat, so applicants must be aware of smaller town lifestyle.
Requirements: BA degree and Teacher certification is required. Knowledge of the IB curriculum is preferred or inquiry based curriculum experience and strong organisational and outstanding communications skills are key attributes along with strong team work ability. Being a small school and community, open minded and collaborative teachers who are prepared to get stuck in and help out, whilst have a good sense of humour would be ideal.
Package: Apart from the professional benefits of working in an outstanding school, the remuneration package includes:
* Generous tax free salary (US$37,262 - $43,564)
* End of service gratuity
* Accommodation provided - fully furnished single/family (or allowance 350OMR per month)
* Annual return flights
* International medical insurance
* Utilities allowance
* Relocation allowance
* Tuition for up to two children (and benefits extend to children)
* Settling in allowance
* Continuing professional development