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Design & Technology Teacher - Secondary

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Reach British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Mar 20, 2023

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ISP Teacher Role Profile

Purpose of Role

The purpose of this role is to share the responsibility for planning, teaching and assessments of the subjects assigned that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. They must take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy and articulacy as well as set high expectations and standards which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

DepartmentEYFS, Primary, Secondary

Reports To (title): Head of FS/Head of Primary/Head of Secondary

Communication & Working Relationships

Internal Staff / Students

External Parents

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. Wellbeing 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.

ISP Teacher Key Responsibilities

The Subject teacher will plan the teaching to achieve progression of learning through identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught through:

  • Setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest
  • Setting clear targets, building on prior progress and attainment.
  • Identifying SEN/EAL pupils.
  • Providing clear structures for lessons, maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
  • Making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
  • Maintaining high standards of work and homework
  • Using a variety of teaching methods to match approach to content, structure information and present information
  • Use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions
  • Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other sources
  • Ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively.
  • Involved in developing, implementing and monitoring subject policy and to assist in the production of such documentation when required
  • Ensures that the children’s work is marked, displayed and presented to a high standard in the classroom and throughout the school and are changed regularly
  • Consistently and diligently apply and uphold the rules of the school in order to maintain discipline, dress code and to ensure the happiness, safety and well-being of all pupils and community.
  • Maintains, with the rest of the staff, high standards of conduct both in and out of the classroom, acting in a way that is honest, justifiable and in the best interests of the pupils.
  • Maintains smart and professional standards of appearance with particular attention to, and awareness of, cultural sensitivities.
  • Supports the School Improvement Plan in relation to the curriculum and the continuing improvement of student achievement.

Monitoring, Assessing, Recording and Reporting

  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of personal teaching to maintain high standards and ensure student progression.
  • Evaluates own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • Participates in classroom observation of colleagues (peer observations) when required and participates in observations by peers.
  • Submits books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues or SMT.
  • Marks and monitors pupils' work and regularly set targets for progress;
  • Assesses and records pupils' progress systematically and keep records to
  • Checks work is understood and completed, monitors strengths and weaknesses,
  • Plans and recognises the level at which the pupil is achieving;
  • Undertakes assessment of students as requested through departmental and school procedures;
  • Prepares and presents informative reports to parents.
  • Regularly assesses the pupils’ work by means of formal and informal termly, half termly assessment and end of units as directed by SLT.
  • Communicates with the school SENCO and Head of Department regarding any pupil whose progress or behaviour gives cause for concern.
  • Keeps records and to ensure that they are available for sharing with colleagues and / or inspection by members of the SLT, ISP and ADEK Inspection team.
  • Assists with the resourcing of the subjects taught, as directed by the Head of Key Stage/department.

Curriculum Development

  • Within a team, develops plans hat identify clear targets and success criteria for the development and maintenance of the school’s curriculum.
  • Contributes to the whole school's planning activities.

Directed Time

  • Ensures attendance in school between stipulated hours and to attend all meetings/functions deemed to be directed time, including two extracurricular activities and one planning session every week.


  • Set high standards with regard to punctuality and to encourage the same from the pupils and colleagues.
  • Enters student attendance in the system and notifies the PRE if there are any absences or late comers.


  • 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.

Communication with Parents

  • Communicates with parents on a regular, informal basis and to deal with day to day queries.
  • Attends Parents’ Evenings as required and to provide accurate, honest information regarding the progress of individuals at these meetings.
  • Reports to the parents in the form of written reports twice yearly or when required by the SLT.

Staff Development, ECA & Cover

  • Attends and participates fully, in Staff Development, staff meetings and briefings as set.
  • Provides cover for absent colleagues as and when necessary.

Contributes to the extra-curricular activity programme to enrich the school experience for the pupils as reasonably directed by the SLT and ECA Coordinator.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role

Bachelor’s in Education

PG Diploma


Minimum Years of Experience Required

2 years full time teaching experience

Language Skills

English is mandatory

Special Skills and Abilities


  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of School curriculum (English National Curriculum – Primary) 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 organization and learning strategies)
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Experienced curriculum and team leader
  • 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
  • High level of IT competency

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about delivering quality education
  • Able to command the respect of pupils, colleagues, and parents
  • Organized with proven 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
  • Reliable with an attention to detail and a commitment to quality
  • Safeguarding and welfare of children

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.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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