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Teacher of Mathematics/ICT (Secondary) (August 2024 start)

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Star Twar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: May 27, 2024

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Star International School, Al Twar is looking to recruit a strong, resilient and innovative Teacher of Mathematics/ICT (secondary) to join our team in August 2024.     
Star International School Al Twar 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 International Schools are 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.    
Key qualities and skills: 
  • To be able to teach in an enjoyable, creative, and inclusive way, promoting independence, so that every child 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 ‘real learning’
  • 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 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 procedures
  • 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 Star International 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
  • In addition, all staff are required to carry out any tasks required by the school or the regional office to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the school  
Skills, Qualifications and Experience   
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Full time teaching experience of at least 2 years in A Levels, AQA GCSE Maths/ EDEXCEL 
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to this role
  • Good knowledge of legislation and guidance on curriculum requirements
  • Outstanding classroom practice, constantly showing a positive and resilient approach to pupils and staff
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • A good understanding of how children learn
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good IT skills, including previous use of iSAMS
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders
To be line managed by the Head of Mathematics & Head of Secondary    
Hours of work- 7.25am-4.15pm Monday to Thursday; 7:25am to 12:00 noon on Fridays, plus occasional evening and weekend work.   
Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar   
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 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, neurodivergence, 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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