Join Our Team
At Nadeen School, we look for people who believe in what we do and who are, excited to make a difference! Our team needs people who are enthusiastic, creative and passionate about education. We look for people who:
- are life-long learners and team players
- are truly excited to stretch their boundaries, experiment and experience new things
- want to be part of a school which embraces individuality and expression
- love what they do and who can infuse that passion and enthusiasm throughout the school.
If you’d like to join our team, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the following:
- your current CV
- supporting statement about yourself, why you think you’d be a positive addition to our team, and what led you to seek employment at Nadeen School
- (optional) a photo, picture, video, montage, slideshow, collage, or other media link which tells us more about you…feel free to be creative and show us what you’ve got!
Nadeen School has always been a holistic, child-centred, emotionally-driven school with a strong focus on academic and pastoral development. The 400 children from over 50 countries remain front and centre of every decision we make. Our initiatives are all centred around asking the question: “What is right for the child?” As the only non-selective outstanding school in Bahrain, our student body includes children of many different levels and abilities; we firmly believe that every child has the right to an education that is designed to meet their needs. Our motto “Small School – Big Family” perfectly encapsulates our ethos.
Nadeen School, established in 1978, is a Primary School consisting of Early Years, Infant and Junior sections, with classes from nursery through to year 6. Children attend the school from 3-11 years of age. We follow the English national curriculum and supplement our activities and learning with different schemes and resources from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and elsewhere. We are an accredited member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) association and a registered British School Overseas (BSO) under the British Department for Education (DfE). We can offer NQT to newly qualified teachers. In 2015 and 2019 we obtained “Outstanding” from Bahrain’s quality assurance board (BQA) and in 2017 we obtained “Outstanding” from the British Schools Overseas (BSO). Please read our BQA report here and our BSO report here.
Our staff are enthusiastic and creative team players who embrace the school’s holistic approach to education. On the staff we have a range of years’ experience, from NQTs to career teachers with over 30 years of experience. Our staff support each other very well and there is a true sense of camaraderie within the school. We have an extensive support, mentor and CPD programme within the school.
The school’s leadership has an Open Door Policy whereby staff are welcome to talk and seek support/advice at any time. Pauline Puri, Director of Academic Affairs, has headed the school for over 35 years and remains at the heart of the school, keeping the ethos and approach to education sincere and child-centred. Shanee Puri, Director of Administration Affairs, has been at the school for over 20 years and aligns the school’s running with the educational ethos at all times; she is also responsible for all of the animals (cats, ducks, chickens and the occasional baby goat) on site! Elaine Brennan, the Head Teacher, has been at the school for over 14 years and is inspirational in her dedication towards the children and staff. The school’s Senior Leadership Team is known for being caring, considerate and willing to go the extra mile to support staff with both professional and private matters. The leadership team meet regularly to ensure the smooth running of the school and include subject leaders, key stage leaders, and members of the administration team.
If you are coming from overseas and this is your first working position in Bahrain, we will supply you with a flight to Bahrain, a relocation allowance, and approximately 10 days’ temporary accommodation on arrival; this is usually 1-2 weeks prior to your contract start date. Once you are here, you will be given the opportunity to meet members of the team, be provided with assistance in finding permanent accommodation, and have the chance to explore Bahrain and become used to your new home. New staff are fully supported during this transition and the leadership team are available at all times.
Lifestyle in Bahrain
People in Bahrain have an active social life, and there are many social clubs, sporting clubs, and associations available to join. There are many shopping malls and supermarkets which provide “the comfort of home” as well as many cultural and historical activities which can be enjoyed. Bahrain is located centrally within the Arabian Gulf which affords lots of opportunity for travel and adventure – Europe is 3 hours away and Asia 4 hours – with great regional travel options available too…great for staff who wish to see new countries during school holiday time!
Salary, Sponsorship and Work Permits
Staff who are sponsored by the school will be provided with sponsorship (single or family visa) and a work permit; basic salary based on qualifications, responsibility, and years of experience; local allowance per month; rent contribution per month; local annual private health cover; annual travel contribution paid in cash; and schooling. Indemnity is paid on an annual basis and at the end of service based on the last salary. On occasion staff will be locally employed in which case some of the above benefits will be waived.
All sponsored staff will need to undergo a basic medical check either prior to arrival or once they are in Bahrain, and all staff are required to present copies of their vaccination records prior to the first working day. Sponsored staff are provided with a very comprehensive medical and health insurance package. Medical care in Bahrain is excellent and waiting time for appointments is very short.
Safeguarding remains central to our recruitment process and to the running of the school. All staff are required to provide background checks from their country of origin as well as all other countries of residence prior to their first working day at the school. All staff are required to provide at least three references, one of which must be from their last or current workplace. All staff undergo safeguarding induction prior to their first working day at the school.