Head of Secondary - Qatar

Durham School for Girls Doha is seeking to appoint dynamic and inspirational Head of Secondary for August 2020.

Durham School for Girls opened in August 2019 with the biggest enrolment of a new school in Qatar of 570 girls from EYFS1 to Year 7. In August 2020, the school will open Years 8,9 and 10 with an expected additional 300 students joining the school. The school will expand again in 2021 with Year 11 and 12 and the first Year 13 students will start in 2022 with an expected growth to 1200 students.

Following in the footsteps of Durham School UK, Durham School for Girls Doha aims to continue the heritage of strong pastoral care, inclusion and individual progress that make the School “Distinctively Durham”. Within the school there will be a strong ethos based on the school philosophy and values. Centered around the girl’s individual development, we aim to ensure that we strive for a balance in both academic and personal, social development ensuring confidence for life.

Your role will be fundamental in growing and developing the Secondary and hands on in the molding and design of the school. We are looking for teachers who are ready for the challenge, passionate about learning and have the vision and flexibility to become part of one of the most exciting projects in Qatar.

Durham School for Girls Doha is the first British all-girls school in Qatar. Linked with the 2030 vision of empowerment for women, we aim to ensure an environment where girls can flourish and develop to reach their full potential. An finished and multipurpose campus provides the security for girls to develop individually, respect Qatari culture and values, and embrace the British system and methodology.

Being part of the Durham family, pupils and staff can become part of the 600-year-old tradition and reputation of Durham UK. Although Durham School for Girls Doha works in a different community, a different country and a beautiful, modern building, the school culture that is Durham. A strong pastoral House system links to Durham UK and many synergies will unite the two schools, forming the sense of one school, two sites.



  • Competitive tax-free salary
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Medical
  • Dependant schooling



Consultant: Heather Thompson

APPLY for this Position:

Contact durhamqatar@compassteaching.com for further information.


For Prospective Candidates:

Compass is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates will be subject to a range of satisfactory referencing, background checks and suitable police checks.

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Due to the high number of applications we receive for many vacancies, only those candidates that have been shortlisted will be contacted.


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