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Teaching Assistant - UAE Nationals Preferred

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Aspen Heights British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Jul 29, 2022

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Job Description


Position Details

Position Title

Teaching Assistant



Report to (Title):

Head of Year

Direct Reports:


Indirect Reports:



Aspen Heights British School (AHBS) is a truly inclusive school based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. We are proud of our inclusive ethos and our commitment to ensuring all children are provided with personalised learning experiences and the proper support to ensure they can make progress in learning in all areas.


Core Purpose:


The purpose of the role of Teaching Assistant is to provide support to the students and the class teachers of the school inside and outside of the classroom. They assist the teacher in providing in class support for children with their work, along with other tasks of a more general nature.



Main Responsibilities:

Requirements and duties:

  • Contributes appropriately with lesson planning and assessment processes including the organization and management of books/files for individual children.
  • Prepares materials or equipment for class lessons, group work or for individual children.
  • Leads & assists groups of children or individuals with their tasks.
  • Reads stories to groups of children.
  • Prepares any ICT equipment (for example: computers, iPad, digital camera, DVD, Bee Bot, etc.).
  • Accompanies children on visits.
  • Comforts young distressed and vulnerable children in accordance with safeguarding procedures.
  • Prepares Art and Craft materials and/or tidy them away.
  • Mounts and displays children’s work appropriately.
  • Supervises children using the cloakroom (toilet)/playtimes/start time and home times especially at transition times.
  • Labels and stores equipment appropriately.
  • Laminates and/or photocopy materials/resources.
  • Take part, on a daily basis, in the Rota which provides supervision in the playground at playtimes and supervise at transition times especially at start time and home time
  • Maintains confidentiality about personal details revealed by the children
  • Reports incidents to Teacher and or Head of Early Years in accordance with the Safeguarding Policy
  • Maintains and promotes the School’s professional reputation.


Bus Supervisor (When applicable)


  • Transport children to school by picking-up children at assigned stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle; established loading and unloading procedures,
  • Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules and following all vehicle and driving laws as outlined by the School & DoT
  • Complete daily all pre-and post-trip inspections for safety and security by inspecting and documenting the vehicle logs prior to completing daily shift.
  • Implement emergency plan in the event of an accident; appropriately administer to the needs of the members on-board, administer first-aid, and complete accident report and documentation for all accidents or incidents that occur in the bus.
  • Take daily attendance of students 
  • Physically check the bus after every trip to be sure that no child is left behind
  • Provide assistance to students in fastening their seatbelts and ensure that they are properly strapped in throughout the journey. Insures all students are seated at all times on the bus
  • Oversee student behavior within the bus and intervene during untoward incidents such as bullying
  • Reports any delays in pickup/drop off to parents
  • Prepare reports such as attendance, schedules and student

Health and Safety

  • Emphasizes the importance of safety in all areas of the curriculum, communicating to the pupils the importance of a responsible attitude towards personal safety, the safety of others and respect for Aspen Heights British School’s property and equipment
  • Perform all playground duties on time and with due diligence to safeguard Aspen students
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assist in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Ensure that, all the necessary health and safety rules and procedures are being followed
  • Maintain an awareness of all the health and safety measures to be taken when in school


Communication & Working Relationships







Knowledge & Skills

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role


Minimum Years of Experience Required

2 years school experience as teacher assistant

Language Skills

English is mandatory

Special Skills and Abilities


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willing attitude to be a part of the school team
  • Strong sense of professionalism
  • Safeguarding and welfare of children
  • Excellent communication skills and command of the English language, in spoken and written form
  • A collaborative team-player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Behavior management


  • Empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Internationally minded
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural awareness, creative
  • Flexible and a can-do attitude


Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.


Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.


Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.



Line Manager:






The International Schools Partnership


Aspen Heights British School is part of The International Schools Partnership (ISP).


The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.


ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Europe, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico and Peru educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 45 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with around 45,000 pupils and 7,000 staff located across the globe.


We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that are able to forge successful careers and lives in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools as the leading school of choice in their local area. We are a truly international group working in different cultures and speaking different languages. We work across countries and cultures, too, by working with each other and with other schools and communities. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world who are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more pupils and staff to the group.


All our schools:

• Help children and pupils learn to levels that amaze them.

• Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful later.

• Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.

• Aim to be the schools of choice for children, pupils and their families, wherever we are.


Aspen Heights British School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates and post holders are subject to appropriate International Criminal and Child Protection Background Checks or equivalent, covering the previous 10 years of employment history. Aspen Heights British School recruit teachers in several ways including direct application to the school and through international teacher recruitment agencies and organizations.


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