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Secondary teacher of English

The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Jan 23, 2024

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We are looking for an amazing secondary teacher of English to join our team in April 2024.   
  
We are looking for someone who:   
  • Believes in our school vision, which is to be - 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.
  • Is suitably qualified and experienced for this role
  • (Holds, or is prepared to work towards, UK Qualified Teacher Status)
  • Has at least three years’ experience from teaching the Diploma Programme in an International Baccalaureate World School
  • Has a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes for their pupils
  
Key qualities and skills:    
  • To have the passion and skill to be able to lead learning so that lessons are engaging and relevant, enabling every child to make 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
  • To have a sound understanding of the International Baccalaureate philosophy
  
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 ‘real learning’
  • To work collaboratively, coaching, supporting and training colleagues and families
  • To have a positive impact on the work of the school
  • Ensure teaching and learning are of the highest standard and personalised to specifically meet individual needs
  
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 CAS 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 performance management process of self and others
  • To be involved in improving learning across the school as a subject leader
  
Hours of work: Monday to Thursday: 7.20 am - 4.15 pm, Friday: 7.20 am - 12:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to support the academic and business needs of the school. Plus, induction weeks/external examination results days as directed by the school’s calendar. Holidays are as per the school’s KHDA approved calendar  
  
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 covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.  
  
How to apply: Interested applicants can apply via JobVite and include an updated CV and a covering letter explaining why they are the right person for the role.  Please note - we reserve the right to appoint a candidate before the closing date.
 
  
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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