Aldar Education are currently seeking an outstanding Teacher – KG for Al Danah Charter School in Abu Dhabi for the next Academic Year 2021 – 2022.
Al Danah Charter School is KG and Cycle One school located in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi providing a high-quality education to over 1700 students. Charter Schools are the outcome of a unique and exciting partnership between the government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi and offer the American Common Core Curriculum of Massachusetts. At Al Danah Charter School our dedicated team are committed to providing a dynamic, vibrant and holistic education where students feel safe, secure and confident. Our mission statement, ‘Excite, Challenge, Empower’ lays the foundation in creating an environment where students are encouraged and supported to realize their full potential.
The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.
Professional Knowledge and Understanding
- Have a range of teaching, learning and behavior management strategies and know how to use and adapt them, including how to personalize learning and provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.
- Know the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas they are trained to teach, including those relating to public examinations and qualifications
- Be informed of a range of approaches to assessment, including the importance of formative assessment.
- To follow assessment guidance set out in the whole school assessment policy.
- Know how to use local and national statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching, to monitor the progress of those they teach and to raise levels of attainment.
- Have a secure knowledge and understanding of curriculum areas to enable you to teach effectively across the age and ability range for which you are trained to teach.
- Know and understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula frameworks for your curriculum areas (all taught areas), and other relevant initiatives across the age and ability range for which you are trained to teach.
- Know how to use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support your teaching and wider professional activities e.g. planning and assessment.
- Understand how children develop and that the progress and well-being of learners are affected by a range of developmental, social, religious, ethnic, cultural and linguistic influences.
- Know how to make effective personalized provision for the children you teach including those for who English is an additional language.
- Know and understand the roles of colleagues with specific responsibilities, including those with responsibilities for learners with SEN and disabilities and other individual learning needs.
- Be aware of current legal requirements and policy concerning the wellbeing of children.
- Know how to identify and support children whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances, and when to refer them to colleagues for specialist support.
- Have high expectations of children and a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them.
- Demonstrate the values, attributes and behavior you expect from children.
- Be aware of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which they work.
- Be aware of the policies and practices of the School and share collective responsibility for their implementation.
- Communicate effectively with children, young people, colleagues and parents.
- Recognize and respect that the colleagues and parents can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people and to raising their levels of attainment.
- Have a commitment to collaboration and cooperative working with colleagues.
- Reflect on and improve their practice; take responsibility for identifying and meeting their professional development needs.
- Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation; being prepared to adapt their practice where benefits and improvements are identified.
- Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring
- Assess the learning of those you teach and set challenging learning objectives.
- Plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons that are well organized, demonstrating secure subject knowledge relevant to curricula across the age and ability range for which you are trained.
- Use a range of teaching strategies and resources including e-learning.
- Provide opportunities for learners to develop their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
- Provide homework to sustain learner’s progress and consolidate their learning.
- Make effective use of a range of assessment, monitoring and recording strategies.
- Provide daily, accurate and constructive feedback on learner’s attainment, progress and areas for development.
- Support and guide learners to reflect on their learning, identify progress they have made and identify their emerging learning needs.
- Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment conductive to learning and identify opportunities for learners to learn in and out of school contexts.
- Establish a clear framework for classroom discipline to manage learners’ behavior constructively and promote their self-control and independence.
- Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, sharing the development of effective practice with them.
- Ensure colleagues (e.g. Curriculum Support) working with you, are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.
- Advising and co-operating with staff on the preparation and delivery of courses of study, teaching materials and programmes, methods of teaching and assessments and pastoral arrangements.
- Participating in arrangements for further training and professional development, including undertaking personal training and professional development identified through performance management.
- Safeguarding children’s H&S in school and on authorized school activities elsewhere.
- Other responsible duties as directed by the School Principal.
BA in Education (Early Years or Child Development Studies)
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in the given position after completion of the mandatory Education & Qualifications requirement.
This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.
Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.
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