How to apply for the post of Deputy Head Teacher... Muscat, Oman The Appointment Process

How to apply for the post of Deputy Head Teacher at PDO School,
Muscat, Oman
Please complete the PDO School application form and submit it with your curriculum vitae to:
[email protected]
The Appointment Process
The process for appointment follows the Shell regulations on recruitment.
Your application form and CV will be assessed to ensure that you meet the
criteria. A long list of candidates is drawn up from these applications.
If you are placed on the long list you will then be interviewed by telephone by the WCL recruitment
personnel dedicated to Shell schools. From the telephone interviews a short list will be drawn up by
PDO School and Shell Education Services Department (SESD) in The Hague. Candidates in the
short list will be then interviewed by PDO School and SESD. These interviews will take place in June
Start date September 2014 (or as soon as possible afterwards).
The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) Monday 28 April, 2014.
Please do not include copies of any references or testimonials.
All offers of employment are subject to various visa requirements and local rules and legislation in
the country of employment. All offers of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory police
check, medical check and visa approval.
The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or
consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an
authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.
Working in a Shell Affiliated School
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with close to 100,000 employees in
more than 90 countries and territories. Our innovative approach ensures we are ready to help tackle
the challenges of the new energy future. Shell and its affiliates operate 8 primary schools in various
locations worldwide. PDO is a joint venture in which Shell participates, as such PDO rules and
regulations prevail.
The Teachers
The teachers will have all met the following requirements:
Certified teaching status through a recognised qualification such as a degree in Education, PGCE or
equivalent; they will have proven experience teaching an international curriculum at primary level and must
have experience of teaching an English language curriculum.
A deep knowledge and proven experience of current best practice in the field of teaching and learning and
classroom management.
Proven working experience in education; they will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in professional
practice as it relates to diverse and international environments.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
Ability to manage a range of internal and external stakeholders.
The Curriculum
PDO School sets out to provide a suitable education to enable children to reach and maintain the highest
standard possible. The intention is that children will fit in well to any educational setting when they transfer.
Shell affiliated schools work according to the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Language and
mathematics are taught using the National Curriculum for England or a similar curriculum. ISA tests are
used to monitor achievement in these subjects.
For further information about the IPC please visit
The pupil-teacher ratio is lower than average so that children whose first language is different from the
language of instruction and those with specific educational needs, can receive extra help. The low ratio
also takes into account the fact that children may enter and leave the school during the academic year
and may miss periods of schooling when parents have, for operational reasons, to take holidays in term
time. Few children in Shell Schools spend more than four years in the same location.
The terms, holidays and hours of work at PDO School are similar to those in the UK.
Everyone is expected to contribute fully to the life of the school and the wider expatriate community, and
there are many opportunities to do so.
Most parents are supportive and very interested and involved in their children’s education. Consultation
evenings and curriculum events form part of the normal school activities, as do staff meetings and other
school based activities.
PDO School offers a competitive salary and benefits. More details about the package will be given
at the interview.
Social life in locations such as Muscat is usually varied and rewarding, although certain activities are
subject to local restrictions concerning alcohol and dress. Many people enjoy the good sporting facilities
that are offered and take part in community events.