Misk Schools Academy

Our on-site professional development centre, Misk Schools Academy, organises a wide range of training programmes designed to develop the capacity of teaching and non-teaching staff.

Courses are delivered both internally and by external providers. For leaders and aspiring leaders across all departments, we offer a portfolio of leadership development opportunities.

We are an accredited Cambridge Professional Development Centre and offer a range of Cambridge teaching and leadership Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs) in both Arabic and English. Other external leadership development programmes are provided by organisations such as Dale Carnegie Training and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Misk Schools invests in and expects all staff to participate in significant professional development each year. For teaching staff this includes two hours of allocated time per week built into their schedules.

Our approach to all development programmes is based on the High Performance Learning philosophy.

Now Recruiting for 2024/25 Teacher Development Programme 
Fully Funded Course for Saudi Nationals

Our Misk Schools Teacher Development Programme offers Saudi graduates the opportunity to become world-class teachers and achieve internationally recognised teaching qualifications.

The ten-month course includes workshops and seminars, as well as observation and delivery of lessons at our state-of-the-art campus in Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City.

Path 1: International (taught in English)
This option is for those wishing to become a teacher of maths, science or Mandarin, and deliver lessons in English. It includes the opportunity to gain an iQTS (International Qualified Teacher Status) qualification from England’s University of Warwick, one of the top five universities in the UK in the subject area of Education.

Path 2: Arabic (taught in Arabic)
This option is suited for those wishing to become Arabic teachers and deliver lessons in Arabic. Participants will have the opportunity to study for Professional Development Qualifications from Cambridge, as well as complete their Saudi teaching licence.

Job Opportunities
Strong participants from each cohort will be encouraged to apply for career teaching positions at Misk Schools.

Timing and Location
The programme is full time, on-site at our campus in Irqah, Riyadh starting in August 2024 and running until May 2025

Entry Requirements 
Applicants must be Saudi nationals and hold a relevant undergraduate degree. An English level of IELTS 6.5 is required for the international programme (Path 1).

A bursary incentive per month is available, and Misk Schools will cover all course fees.

Check our brochure for more information.