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Primary teacher for an immediate start

The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Jan 20, 2024

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Description

We are looking for a primary teacher to join our growing school for an immediate start. You must-

  1. Have a UK/Irish teaching qualification with QTS for this age group
  2. Have taught in a school in the UK/Ireland
  3. Understand and believe in our school vision which is to be - ahappy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress.

If this applies to you please read on...

The Aquila School opened in September 2018, initially with only primary children, growing to become a mixed 3-18 through school in future years. The school is located in a residential area of Dubailand and focuses on providing children with amazing learning. We have grown very quickly and expect to have around 1300 pupils from FS1 to Y11 in the coming school year.

Children and families love our school due to our focus on amazing learning and developing a sense of community and school connectedness. Teachers enjoy working here because they are genuinely empowered to teach the children what they need to learn right now.

The Aquila School is the first new build school designed and managed by The International Schools Partnerships (ISP) a comparatively new and rapidly growing organisation with schools in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico and the USA.

The role - Job description for teacher

For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are safe and properly supervised at all times. Our school is committed to amazing learning- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to The Aquila Professional Code of Conduct and commit to promoting our vision A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress

Key qualities and skills:

  • To be able to teach in an enjoyable, creative, and inclusive way, promoting independence, so that every child, including those who attend the Hemam centre (an on-site centre for children with SPLD), makes as much progress as possible
  • To be able to develop positive working relationships with all members of the school community
  • To be able to use initiative, be flexible, fun, proactive and positive

Core purposes:

  • To be accountable for ensuring that children are inspired, motivated and equipped to make as much progress with their learning as possible through relevant and engaging learning experiences
  • To work collaboratively, coaching, supporting and training colleagues and families
  • To have a positive impact on the work of the school

Key duties for all teachers include:

  • To ensure children are safe and well cared for at all times
  • To plan and deliver creative and engaging lessons, ensuring that children are actively learning throughout each lesson and that every child makes as much progress as possible
  • To ensure effective communication and direct the work of others, as appropriate
  • To lead extra-curricular activities, participating and leading staff training and contributing to the establishment and development of the school community
  • To comply with our agreed policies and Aquila Ways
  • To actively engage with our school community e.g. through newsletters, informal dialogue, reporting, supporting school functions and contributing to community and marketing activities to make The Aquila School the school of choice for our community.
  • To actively participate in the professional development process of self and others

The Aquila 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 post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

To be line managed by the Head of Primary

Hours of work- 7.25am-4.15pm Monday to Thursday and 7.25am- 12 pm Friday plus occasional evening and weekend work

Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar

Person Specification:

Essential

Desirable

UK/Irish Qualified teacher status

Experience of teaching in the UK/Ireland

Ability to use initiative, be flexible, fun, resilient proactive and positive

Ability to plan lessons which enable children to be independent, active learners and make as much progress as possible

Willingness to work above and beyond to contribute to the development of a learning community

Ability to form and maintain professional working relationships with all members of the school community

Experience working in a range of key stages

Experience working in an international school

Evidence of continuing professional development beyond that provided in school

To get a flavour of our school please visit our website and follow us on social media.

Benefits-

  • A generous tax free salary
  • End of service gratuity

Staff on our sponsorship will also be eligible to receive: -

  • Housing allowance OR school accommodation
  • Health care for employee and up to 2 dependent children (if you sponsor them)
  • Annual flight allowance for employee
  • Two free places for children to attend The Aquila School under the assumption the school can meet their needs

Staff under our sponsorship not currently in the UAE receive the above and-

  • Flight into the UAE at start of contract and back to home country at end of contract

Benefit eligibility is dependent on family status at the time of joining and will require verification.

How to apply

Interested applicants should ensure they meet the person specification. Please include an updated version of your CV along with a cover letter that explains why you are the best person for this role.

About the International Schools Partnership

The Aquila School is owned by a London based company called 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 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 and Health & Safety 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.
  • Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.
  • Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
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, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, age, disability status, neuro-divergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.

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