77- Primary school teachers

Job Title: 

Primary school teachers

Job Description: 

Educate primary school children, by planning and conducting a recognized and approved education program to develop literacy, numeracy and the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of their students.


Primary school teachers teach a range of subjects at the primary education level. Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the primary, middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • preparing daily and longer term lesson plans in accordance with curriculum guidelines
  • instructing children individually and in groups, using various teaching methods and materials (e;g; computers, books, games), adapting to children?s varying needs
  • maintaining discipline and good working habits in the classroom
  • planning and conduct activities with the children such as sporting activities, concerts and excursions
  • assigning and grading class work and homework
  • preparing, administering, and grading tests and assignments to evaluate children?s progress
  • observing and evaluating children?s performance and behaviour
  • supervising children during classes and at other times in the school day, including the playground during breaks
  • participating in staff meetings and other sessions, and conferring with other teachers concerning educational issues
  • preparing for and attending parent meetings to discuss children?s progress and problems

Specialist knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work and/or discipline

  • Higher knowledge of analyzing, planning, organizing and establishing policies, strategies,projections and/or conditions in the field of work and/or discipline
  • Broad knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Broad knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Knowledge of recent developments in the field of work and/or discipline
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work
  • Knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work and/or discipline and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively responding to and observing complex ethical issues
  • Effect information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and develop suggestions and/or relevant options
  • Manage broad level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Broad skills and experience in policy analysis, formulation and research, in a sensitive and confidential environment
  • Produce concepts and convey suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Communicate with effect, and proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Well developed leadership and effective organizational skills, with capacity to organize and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and control risks associated with change, as well comply with ethical standards
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Work in a structured and conducive learning environment with the need to continually update subject knowledge and teaching methods through private study and professional development activities.


    Bachelor of Education or specific cycle/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent and in some instances may require a post graduate qualification in education and/or speciality subject area.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    ABC Primary School, Abu Dhabi International School, The American Community, School of Abu Dhabi, Ministry of education

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 30,000 with a particular acute shortage of male teachers
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Primary school teacher - Early childhood educator
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Arabic teacher - English teacher - Math teacher (mathematics teacher) - Social studies teacher - Science teacher - Language teacher - High school English/Arabic teacher - Secondary teacher - Art teacher - History teacher - Primary teacher - Primary teacher - Primary school principal - Early childhood teacher - Education officer - Public education officer - Physical education teacher - Special education teacher - Music teacher

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Government, public administration and education services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi