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Head of Philosophy & RE


School Information

St Christopher's School

PO Box 32052 Isa Town    


w: www.st-chris.net
e: recruitment@st-chris.net
t: +973 17605420

The contact for this post is Nicola Ferguson / Sarah Bull

  • Do you want to teach wonderful, highly motivated, high achieving students?
  • Do you want to benefit from on-site, world-class CPD training?
  • Do you want to teach rather than control?
  • Do you want to be part of a hard-working, highly professional team?
  • Do you value supportive parents?
  • Do you like sunshine, a high standard of living and a lifestyle that offers a wide range of opportunities?
  • Would you like a good tax free salary, free furnished housing, medical insurance, annual travel allowances, baggage allowance and free high-quality education for any children of your own?
  • Are you a dedicated and high quality qualified, graduate teacher?

Sound like you? Then apply now to join our excellent and dedicated team at St Christopher’s.

St Christopher's School is a non-profit making institution providing a British-style education to students aged 3 to 18 years. The school year is similar to that in the UK and includes a minimum of 180 days of teaching (classroom staff work up to ten days beyond this). Each section of the school is purpose-built for educational use and all classrooms are air-conditioned and well equipped. The Senior School campus includes a large sports hall, swimming pool, garden and recreational / physical education areas, as well as the normal range of specialist rooms and a drama hall. In recent years the Senior School has been enhanced with a large library, 6th Form areas, 11 science laboratories, 3 art rooms and a music suite with practice rooms.

The Junior School moved to a magnificent new building in 2005. Their new site includes specialist science laboratories, music rooms and rooms for Art, Design Technology, Information Technology, Arabic and French. There is also a full-size artificial turf playing field, a sports hall and landscaped gardens. In 2007 the Infant School moved to its own fantastic new facility, linked to the Junior buildings at the Saar site. Infants now have their own hall, Information Technology Labs, Music, Arabic and Learning Support rooms. Teachers are, in the great majority, British trained - other staff have equivalent qualifications from other countries. All Infant classes and most Junior classes have access to classroom assistants.

Our curriculum follows most of the usual aspects of the English National Curriculum at its own pace and with certain sensible modifications. Headteachers will be able to advise new staff on specific curricular and schemes of work. In addition, Arabic and Islamic religious education is provided for Arab and Muslim children respectively and the School also delivers a non-native Arabic programme from Year 1 to Year 6, with a time allocation of 2 hours per week introduced in 2014-15. In the Senior School, there is an option to continue this learning before school. Classes are generally limited to 24 pupils in the Primary Schools and 22 in the Senior School (although occasionally in KS3 numbers might reach 24) and the emphasis is on individual teaching. There is no streaming, although setting is a feature in the Senior School in some subjects.

GCSE and A-level courses follow UK specifications and a full-time Exams Officer is employed to do all entry, administration and follow-up work.

Since September 2008, we have offered a dual pathway at St Christopher’s. Students can choose to follow either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or an AS/A2 Level Programme. The IB Diploma Programme is a broad, balanced and rigorous programme, incorporating the best elements of pre-university systems worldwide.

Assessments undertaken currently include National Curriculum Tests at the end of KS1 and KS2. GCSE, A-levels and IB Diploma. Also used are Aspects and PIPS assessments; NFER tests; Rising Stars maths; MIDYIS; INCAS; Yellis, INSIGHT and ALIS assessments from the CEM Centre at the University of Durham, World Class Arena Tests and UK Maths Challenge.

INFANT & JUNIOR SCHOOLS (3-11 years) NOR 1200 / 6 form entry SENIOR SCHOOL (11-18 years) NOR 1130 / 8 form entry

Maximum class sizes vary from 20 to 24 depending on the year group - with smaller classes in most Year 10 – 13 examination groups.

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, passionate and motivated Philosophy & RE teacher who will lead our Philosophy & RE Department. The successful candidate will be able to deliver Religious Studies at KS3 and IGCSE and Philosophy at A-level.

Start Date: Arrival date in Bahrain Wednesday 22 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time (2-year)
Salary: Highly competitive, Tax-free
Package: Free furnished housing, medical insurance, annual travel allowance, baggage allowance and free high-quality education for up to three children of your own

Minimum Candidate Requirements

BACHELOR’S DEGREE (in a subject relevant to the vacancy for which you are applying) or BACHELOR OF EDUCATION and either PGCE, QTS or Masters of Education (or equivalent US, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand qualification)

How to apply

To Apply: Please click on the following link http://stchris.careers.eteach.com/o/head-of-philosophy-re to submit your application along with your current CV and supporting letter, addressed to the Principal

Interviews: Interviews will be held in January 2018 in London, Bahrain or by Skype depending on your current location.

St Christopher's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care. We follow safe recruitment practices and appointments are subject to vetting including reference checks, identity and criminal record checks.


Building 115 Road 4109
Block 841
Isa Town


Phase(s) of Education
Secondary / Senior (i.e. England: years 7-13; ages 11-19)

Level of Position
Head of Subject / Subject Leader

Subject Area(s) of Interest
Religious Education



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