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Inclusion Teaching Assistant

Aspen Heights British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Nov 1, 2022

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Job Description

 

Position Details

Position Title

Inclusion Assistant

Department

Academic

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.

 

Core Purpose:

 

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.

 

 

Main Responsibilities:

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

Internal

Staff

Student

External

Parents

 

Knowledge & Skills

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role

Graduate

Minimum Years of Experience Required

2 years school experience as teacher assistant

Language Skills

English is mandatory

Special Skills and Abilities

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

 

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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