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Reach British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Nov 10, 2022

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Position Title

Class Teacher (primary) / Subject Teachers (secondary)

Reports To

Year Leaders (primary) / Heads of Department (secondary)

Direct Reports

Learning Assistants (primary)


Primary Job Purpose

To ensure well planned lessons and provide effective, personalised feedback in line with key policies including, but not limited to, T&L, feedback and displays;  to ensure students are safe, engaged and challenged to maximise progress and educational outcomes for all.


Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning

  1. Plan and deliver teaching and learning activities in line with the school’s curriculum and planning (LTPs, MTPs and STPs) to maximise student engagement, learning and progress.
  2. Ensure learning objectives are concise, appropriate and always understood and written in their copy books by students.
  3. Provide clear structure for lessons, maintaining good pace and challenge throughout.
  4. Ensure students have Minimum Target Grades (MTGs) and Aspirational Target Grades (ATGs) secondary only
  5. Motivate and challenge all students through effective differentiation for groups and individuals.
  6. Ensure there are opportunities for independent and collaborative learning.
  7. Ensure appropriate and engaging opportunities for developing understanding of topics or consolidating learning through regular homework
  8. Ensure there are opportunities for peer and self-assessment to support learning.
  9. Ensure effective behaviour and resource management.
  10. Use a variety of teaching strategies to personalise learning to maximise motivation in class.
  11. Set, model and maintain high expectations at all times.
  12. Ensure positive behaviour management in line with school policy.
  13. Adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of all students including those with SEN (students of determination) or EAL needs.
  14. Ensure students know and understand key terminology at the start of all lessons.
  15. Adapt planning to support students’ SMSC needs and reflect STEAM and enterprise pathways.
  16. Establish a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment.


AMAR: Academic Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting

  1. Accurately assess summative assessments and moderate where required.
  2. Ensure effective use of assessment results to determine the extent to which learning objectives have been met, and how planning can be improved to further enhance learning.
  3. Provide students with systematic, meaningful and personalised ( age appropriate)  feedback on their learning.
  4. Provide personalised reports fully in line with the school’s Assessment and Reporting Policy.



Other: Professional Requirements

  1. Establish highly effective working relationships with students, colleagues, parents and visitors.
  2. Set high expectations and a good example for students through personal presentation and professional conduct.
  3. Attend assemblies, department meetings, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings.
  4. Be proactive and contribute to Development Time and Key Stage/Department teams.
  5. Maintain the highest professional standards in terms of personal presentation and punctuality.
  6. Keep up to date with current educational practice.
  7. Offer up to three engaging ECAs per Year (each ECA being 6 weeks in duration)
  8. Be proactive in understanding and implementing the school’s policies and procedures.
  9. Always meet statutory responsibilities regarding Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
  10. Be a commensurate professional and school ambassador during and outside school hours.
  11. Undertake any other task as reasonably requested by the Principal.



Post Holder: ________________________    Date: ________________

Line Manager:_______________________ Date: ________________



Knowledge & Skills

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role

        Bachelor’s in Education

        PG Diploma

        QTS or equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience Required

        2 years full time teaching experience (ECTs exception)

Language Skills

        Strong command of English is essential

Special Skills and Abilities

        In-depth knowledge and understanding of School curriculum (English National Curriculum) and associated assessment methods

        Up to date curriculum developments

        Application of effective teaching and learning theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (e.g. classroom organisation and learning strategies)

Strong planning and time management ability

        Interpersonal skills including tact, courtesy and patience



        The ability to develop good personal relationships within a team

        An effective and experienced communicator (written and verbal) to a variety of audiences

        hHigh level of IT competency -especially Microsoft office.


Personal Attributes

        Passionate about delivering quality education

        Able to command respect of pupils, colleagues and parents

        Organised with ability to meet deadlines

        Driven by wanting to improve quality and develop the school

        Reliable with an attention to detail and a commitment to quality

        Critical thinker

        Able to command respect of pupils, colleagues and parents

        Driven by wanting to improve quality and develop the school

             Safeguarding and welfare of children


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 expects 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 recruits teachers in several ways including direct application to the school and through international teacher recruitment agencies and organisations.


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