Director of Learning and Teaching at SEK International School Qatar in Qatar
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Director of Learning and Teaching
SEK International School Qatar (Qatar)

Jan 24, 19
Feb 14, 19

The Position

Director of Learning and Teaching – member of the Senior Leadership Team

Thank you for your interest in SEK International School Qatar. We encourage you to fully explore our website, blog, and twitter channel to discover for yourself how we take our students on a journey through a high quality education, empowering them to become lifelong learners.



About Us


SEK International School Qatar is proud to be part of the SEK International Schools group, and a member of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Outstanding Schools Programme.


During Academic Year 2014 – 2015 we became an IB World School, authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme, and in March and April 2016 we achieved authorization to offer the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes respectively.

In 2018 we have received a formal accreditation from New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the most prestigious international university and school accreditation agencies. It indicates that the school meets high standards of institutional quality through an ongoing, independent, and objective process of peer-review.

In addition, we have become a Microsoft Showcase School, the second school in Qatar to have achieved this, this enable us to share our passion for innovation as a model for other schools in the best practices implementing technology into the curriculum.

We collaborate with the 8 other SEK International schools, the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid and Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education to nurture our students to become truly global citizens, solidly rooted in their own individual cultures.

English is our language of instruction with access to study Spanish and Arabic; a truly International school, there are 58 nationalities represented among its students.

Our Parents are partners in the life of the school and participate in our varied school celebrations for Qatar National Day, Sports Day, International Day, Book Fair, Fine Arts night and Graduation presentations. We hold parent coffee mornings, curriculum workshops and parents are invited to attend student led assemblies and learning conferences.

At SEK-Qatar students are encouraged to grow in a dynamic learning environment where students and staff are challenged to achieve their highest potential.  We have a strong commitment to ensure innovative education for our students alongside rigorous training and monitoring for our staff.




We host successful Professional Learning workshops for our staff and invite other professionals from the Ministry and Schools within Doha and beyond, to attend training on pedagogical approaches, concept driven curriculum and subject specialism to enhance enquiry-based learning.


Our Mission and Vision



Mission It is the mission of SEK International School to provide a holistic education and the development in full, of each pupil’s individual gifts. The core of the SEK profile is to prepare our students to be capable of guiding their own future and to become lifelong learners. We aim for our students to understand that serving and caring for others brings the highest rewards in life while ensuring that they become skilled and balanced 21st Century productive citizens.

Vision SEK International School has a clear vision: to consistently provide high quality education to an international community of students in order to prepare them to become responsible and productive global citizens who actively contribute to the communities where they live and work.


The Position

Director of Learning and Teaching – Member of the Senior Leadership Team


SEK Qatar is seeking an experienced and creative Director of Learning and Teaching for August 2019 to join our vibrant international community of learners.

The ideal candidate will have: broad leadership experience in an international school, preferably with experience of curriculum development and support in an IB World School; a passion and vision for professional learning for teachers; and the ability to play a key role in our Senior Leadership Team to promote and achieve our values, beliefs and vision.

He/she will be instrumental in supporting IB Coordinators, subject leaders and teachers in promoting best practices of learning and teaching and maintaining optimal learning and academic achievement across the school, within a collaborative learning environment.

As a lead learner, he/she will value a holistic approach to students’ pastoral care and promote their positive health and wellbeing. 

Excellent interpersonal skills and fluency in English are essential, knowledge of Arabic and Spanish are desirable. 

We offer an attractive renumeration package and an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic and innovative learning culture within the SEK family of nine International Schools (Spain, France, Ireland, Qatar) and the University Camilo José Cela in Madrid.


Interested candidates, please send the following information in a single PDF email attachment to Ana Troconis, HR Officer,

  •  A one-page cover letter explaining your experience as a candidate and why you are interested in applying for this position.
  • A current resume not to exceed two pages and including a recent picture.
  • A list of at least two professional references with the school, phone numbers and professional email addresses of school leaders with whom you have served.

Kindly write “Director of Learning and Teaching” in the message subject header and Name your PDF file as follows: LastName.FirstName.DLT.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday, 14th February. If we find a suitable candidate before the closing date, we may make an appointment before the deadline, so please send your application as soon as possible.

Attention: If you apply for this position, please inform the school and Search Associates ( that you saw the notice on the Search Associates website.


Did You Know…?

Executive Vice President David Cope's career has taken him to Europe, Africa, North and Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.