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Classroom Assistant

Reach British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Aug 30, 2022

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ISP Teaching Assistant Role Profile

ISP 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. ISP recruit teachers in several ways including direct application to the school and through international teacher recruitment agencies and organizations.


The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of international schools which believes in amazing learning and is committed to getting better all the time.

GROWING LEARNING, GROWING SCHOOLS embodies our journey and is what binds us together. We are developing schools for 2-18 year olds with learning at the heart of each school and helping our children and students learn to levels that amaze them. At the same time, we are listening to our parents and students to broaden the appeal of our schools, with the aim of each one becoming the school of choice in its local area over time. 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.

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. Our schools are located in the UK, the USA, Canada, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia and Mexico. We are constantly enhancing our existing group of schools with new ones including those we develop ourselves, and new schools that want to join our partnership.

 

We put learners and learning first. Learning is affected by both internal factors (such as emotions, motivation and general health and wellbeing) and external factors (such as environment, curriculum and relationships). The external factor that has the most significant impact on our students’ learning is the teacher.

 At ISP, everyone is a learner. So as one of our teachers, you are also a learner.  Together, we will embark on an ongoing process of exploring, expanding and evolving your practice in ways that directly impact and improve student learning.  

 Learner (ISP definition)

Everyone at ISP is a learner. The ISP learner recognizes that their mindset, experiences, and actions drive their learning outcomes. With this awareness, they exercise voice, choice, and ownership over their process of learning - leading their learning and the learning of others.

 

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

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.

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

  • 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 Reach British School’s property and equipment
  • Perform all playground duties on time and with due diligence to safeguard Reach 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

 

 Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role: High School Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience Required - 2 years 

Competencies:

  •         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

Attributes:

  •          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.

The International Schools Partnership

 

Reach 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.

 

Reach 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. Reach 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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