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FS Teacher

The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: May 30, 2024

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Job Description for FS Teacher
This version May 2024
 
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.
 
 
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’. Our focus is providing children with amazing learning and to be the school of choice for the community we serve.
 
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.
 
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, 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 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
 
 
 
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
 
To be line managed by the Head of Primary
Hours of work- 7.25am-4.15pm Monday to Thursday; 7:25am to 12 noon on Fridays, plus occasional evening and weekend work.
Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar
 
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.
 
  • 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.
 
  • Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
 
  • Resilience. 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.
 
  • Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
 
  • 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, 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, 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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