K-12 | Special Education School | Co-Educational

Since its inception, Qatar Foundation has been committed to providing world-class school curricula in order to realise the vision of His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, stipulating that the future of the State of Qatar is based on the development of its most important resource, namely Qatari minds.

Qatar Foundation started its journey in 1995; and its earliest achievement was Qatar Academy-Doha. The Division of Pre-University Education (PUE) later expanded to include twelve academies and other educational programs, namely Qatar Academy-Al Wakra, Qatar Academy -Msheireb, Qatar Academy- Al Khor, Qatar Academy- Sidra, Qatar Leadership Academy, Awsaj Academy, Renad Academy, the Academic Bridge Program and the Qatar Armed Services Academic Bridge Program, The Learning Center (TLC) and the Education Development Institute (EDI).

These leading educational centers, operating under the umbrella of Pre-university Education in Qatar Foundation, strive to fulfil Qatar Foundation’s message of unlocking human potential, by offering the best academic curricula in order to contribute to the dissemination of the culture of excellence and innovation.

Awsaj Academy, which was established in 1996, is a specialist school serving students with learning challenges, both physical and cognitive, in grades K-12. The School admits both boys and girls, all of whom are funded by the Qatar Ministry of Education.

Awsaj Academy is a non-profit organization accredited by two internationally renowned accrediting agencies: the Council of International Schools (CIS), (www.cois.org), and the Middle States Association (MSA), (www.middlestates.org), both of which are recognized by the Ministry of Education (MoE). It is the only school of its kind in Qatar, and one of only a handful worldwide dedicated to working with students who have demonstrated aptitude in certain areas while facing academic challenges in others.

The School’s highly qualified teachers use evidence-based instructional practices to meet the individual needs of students. To ensure an optimal learning environment, students are taught in small groups of no more than 10 students per class.

Teaching is in English, and the curriculum includes Math, English, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar National History, Art, IT, and Physical Education.

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Closing Date:  14th December

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs at liz@lsceducation.com or telephone +44 (0)7552 845990.

To apply for the post:

At the bottom of the page click on ‘Apply Now’ | Complete the brief Job Application Form quoting code AWSAJ and attach your CV (with contact details of Referees) and Letter of Application | Click on ‘Submit’.

We will be in contact with you shortly after your application has been reviewed.  If you encounter any problems with this process, please contact liz@lsceducation.com.

Awsaj Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

Additional information


Highly Competitive


Doha, Qatar

Position Type

Director of School

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