In the vibrant capital city, Abu Dhabi, Reach British School, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a co-educational international British school that delivers the National Curriculum for England, a student-centered program that challenges students to excel academically, emotionally, and socially. Launched in 2014, Reach British school also benefits from being part of a growing number of schools worldwide owned by the International Schools Partnership (ISP).
Joining ISP in early 2016 enabled Reach British School, UAE to join a family of schools internationally that offers a wealth of opportunities to the school to be mentored in their growth and development. Specialist consultants from ISP, ensure that Reach British School are constantly developing to give students the best environment to succeed socially and academically.
In addition to its spacious classrooms and age-appropriate, shaded play areas, the newly-built school features excellent facilities: a heated 25-meter, indoor swimming pool; a large, multi-purpose sports hall; separate, well-stocked libraries; and dedicated laboratories for both science, and information and communication technologies (ICT) suites.
Reach British School now has over 1,650 students representing over 60 different nationalities. Accredited by British Schools Overseas (BSO) and the UAE Ministry of Education, the school currently serves students from ages three to 18. The teaching staff of 110 is comprised entirely of international school teachers representing 23 countries. The school says,
We pride ourselves on our experienced and passionate staff. All our teachers are [international educators] working alongside our specialist teachers who deliver the Ministry of Education’s Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies curriculum.
At Reach British School, students may choose from a wide selection of extracurricular activities. Some of the choices for primary students are cricket, football, swimming, and EA Sports Rounders; robotics, STEAM, Lego animation, and coding; Quran recitation, Arabic reading, Heritage, and Social Studies; and cooking, art, drama, and music classes with specialist teachers. Secondary students may join Street Dance, Drama Club, art, and cooking; dodgeball, basketball, football, and swimming; Enterprise, Debate Club, Book Club, Arabic Creative Club, Enterprise, International Award, and more.
Reach British School hires certified single teachers interested in teaching abroad and considers couples, including those with a non-teaching partner and newly certified candidates. Overseas teachers must hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. As per government regulations, those up to the age of 64 may obtain a work visa.
The overseas teaching benefits package includes a non-taxed salary and allowances for housing and airfare. Tuition for dependents is provided at a discounted rate. Local health insurance is fully covered, and the school provides professional development opportunities.
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