Arabic A/Islamic Teacher Role Profile
Purpose of Role
Star International School, Al Qusais is looking to recruit a strong, resilient and innovative Arabic A / Islamic Teacher to join our growing school in August 2023.
Star International School Al Twar and Al Qusais is a 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. Star International School is a bespoke English Curriculum school catering to students from FS1 to Year 13 and is located in the heart of Dubai. Star currently has 625 students.
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.
Arabic A/Islamic Teacher Key Responsibilities
Reporting to: Head of Secondary
- Represent areas of knowledge, understanding and skills to students
- Lead by example in the highest regard for truth, justice, equality of opportunity, human rights, benevolence and compassion
- Engage and motivate students to achieve at levels that are beyond their expectations and previous limits
- Use excellent subject knowledge, pedagogic and interpersonal skills to enthuse students and enable students to experience amazing learning
- Make full use of ICT and the new technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for students of all ages and attainment levels
- Plan lessons taking full account of students’ individual learning needs, as well as their individual learning styles, preferences and capabilities
- Encourage and enable all students to become effective, confident and independent life-long learners
- Maintain excellent professional relationships with colleagues by making a wider professional contribution to the continuing improvement of the school
- Plan and deliver a programme of learning opportunities and activities to enrich and enhance the taught curriculum
- Co-operate with colleagues to establish and maintain fair and consistent disciplinary practices in the classroom, around the school and on school trips, and taking active measures to protect students from all forms of abuse, including racist or sexist abuse, bullying, and any kind of corporal punishment
- Communicate open and professionally with parents on a regular basis about the attainment and progress of their child
- Maintain high levels of confidentiality when speaking to parents and external parties
- Model good practice of academic practices
- Contribute actively to department discussions in academic meetings
- Contribute to and plan after-school activities as required
- Actively support the school partnership with the community e.g. attending school / community events which may occasionally occur at weekends or in the evening i.e. school concerts etc.
- • Being a positive role model in terms of behaviour, work and attitudes
• Cultivating and promoting love for Islam and Islamic values within pupils
• Taking responsibility for the progress of pupils in Arabic, across the school
• Teaching, according to their educational needs and the school’s and KHDA’s Islamic curriculum, the pupils assigned to them, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupil at school or elsewhere
• Setting clear targets and goals for teaching the Islamic values on a weekly basis and working with staff to extend the implementation with in the classroom environment
• Organising extra-curricular activities related to the Islamic events and holidays.
• Planning for progression across the age and ability range you teach, designing effective lessons/programmes of work in accordance with the needs of individual learners
• Teaching challenging, well organised lessons, using an appropriate range of teaching strategies which meet individual learners’ needs
• Using an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives and monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment
• Providing timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development
• Advising and working collaboratively with the Head of Arabic & Islamic and others on the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
• Provide robust subject leadership for the teaching of Islamic Studies at the school, in association with and supporting colleagues in the delivery of this area
• Coordinating activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum and supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area.
• Flexibility in teaching Islamic B, Arabic B and Social Studies classes
- Plan and prepare schemes of work and complete planning documentation
- Teach with consistent effectiveness the students in her/his classes, taking full account of all students’ individual educational needs
- Set and mark work to be carried out by the students in school, online, at home and elsewhere as appropriate
- Promote the intellectual, moral, spiritual, cultural, physical and personal abilities and aptitudes of the students in her/his classes and provide guidance and advice to students on educational and relevant social and other matters
- Make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students
- Take part as appropriate in whole school development and share and promote best practice assessments,
Recording and Reporting
- Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of the students in her/his classes
- Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students
- Guide students to set targets to improve on their previous ‘best’ and give regular feedback to students to support next steps in learning Continuing Professional Development
- Keep under review her/his methods of teaching and programmes of work
- Be pro-active and take accountability for own development
- Participate in arrangements for her/his further training and professional development as a teacher
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Relevant teaching qualification: to teach Secondary School Arabic A and Islamic (a Bachelor’s degree and a recognised teaching qualification)
- A minimum of 2 years recent teaching experience in KS3,KS4 and KS5 [Arabic A and Islamic ]
- A good knowledge MOE curricula.
- Excellent communication skills to lead by example, as well as collaborate with Key Stage leaders, Senior Management and parents
- Be flexible and adaptable to the ever changing world of education
- Be reflective and passionate about self-development whilst contributing to the high standards of the school
- Have the ability to research new initiatives and implement them whilst evaluating current processes
- Have the ability to confidently utilise assessment for learning strategies and a variety of tasks to enhance learning
- Be proficient in ICT and learning technologies.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and the willingness to support colleague development.
ISP Leadership Competencies
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.
- Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
- Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.
- Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.
- Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
- Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
- Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
- Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
- Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.
- Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation.
- Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication.
- Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
- Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.
- Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.
- Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively.
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.