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Aspen Heights British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Nov 1, 2022
Report to (Title):
Head of Year
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.
The purpose of the role of Inclusion Teaching Assistant is to provide support to the Head of Inclusion/Learning Support (SENCO) and the class teachers of the school. They will assist the SENCO in providing in class support for children with SEN and work with the Teaching Assistants to encourage an inclusive learning and teaching environment in Reach British School. The incumbent will help develop and implement a coherent school-wide approach to providing support for students who experience special challenges in their learning.
Requirements and duties:
● Works alongside the SENCO to provide 1:1, in class support for children with SEN
● Assists the SENCO in providing support groups throughout the school year
● Follows and helps implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs), support plans and lessons to students with SEN
● Coordinates with the class teacher to differentiate work for the student
● Uses their supervision and care skills to support and ensure that the wellbeing, behaviour and personal development of the student enhances their learning opportunities
● Keeps the SENCO informed about the progress and needs of their students
● Supports students with special learning needs at either end of the learning spectrum (learning disabilities and highly gifted)
● Maintains an effective system of communication and liaison among classroom teachers, learning support teachers, one-to-one and the SENCO
● Assists with the admission of children with SEN
● Supports the implementation of differentiated instruction for students with special needs across the three academic divisions
● Acts as a resource for classroom teachers seeking support for differentiating instruction for students with special needs
● Attends to other duties as assigned by the SENCO
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
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.
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.