6 months to 18 years | Coeducational | Day | IB Curriculum

For September 2018 or sooner


Qatar Academy Doha, (Qatar Foundation) is currently seeking a Primary Principal for September 2018 or sooner. The Qatar Academy (QA) is one of the Middle East’s premier educational institutions. QA is an International Baccalaureate World School also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools. The school offers academic excellence through Primary, Middle Year and IB Diploma programs based on the principle that education involves the development of a student’s cognitive, physical, social, moral and affective capabilities.

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.

A dynamic classroom curriculum combined with community and service programs, experiential education, and extracurricular activities enables students to participate in and reflect on the educational journey from preschool through the university admissions process. Students are a respected part of the learning process shared with parents and teachers. They are encouraged to be risk takers, unafraid to ask questions and confidently seek answers.


QA students have unique opportunities to travel, study and participate in sports throughout the Middle East region and all over the world. Locally, Senior School students participate in and help organize the THIMUN Qatar Conference and Film Festival.  Primary School students spend nearly a week each year off-site at QA's School Without Walls facility located along the coast of the Arabian Sea. Students also travel the globe, rock climbing in France, learning about human ingenuity at Space Camp in Turkey, visiting art museums in Italy, and performing community and service in Vietnam.

The primary school enrols over 1100 students and begins intake at 6 months of age in specially designed Early Education Centres.

Mission Statement

Qatar Academy offers a rigorous program encompassing an international English-medium education, Arabic and Islamic studies. The Qatar Academy community supports and challenges students to be critical thinkers, and active and contributing members of society through learning experiences serving the needs, interests and learning styles of each student.

Vision Statement

Empowering students to achieve academic excellence and be responsible citizens.


Further Information:

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

Candidate Pack: Please click on the icon to download the Candidate Pack Pdf Logo

Key dates:

Closing date: Friday 10th November 2017.

Interviews: Qatar 10th & 11th December 2017.

To apply for the post:

At the bottom of the page click on ‘Apply Now’ | Complete the brief Job Application Form quoting code PPQFD 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.

Qatar Foundation Doha are 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

Primary Principal

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