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Social Studies Teacher

Reach British School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Jun 14, 2024

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ISP Teacher Profile 
 
Purpose of Role 
 
To ensure well planned lessons and provide effective, personalized feedback in line with key policies including, but not limited to, T&L, feedback and displays;  to ensure students are safe, engaged and challenged to maximize progress and educational outcomes for all. 
 
 
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 Teacher Key Responsibilities 
Plan and deliver teaching and learning activities in line with the school’s curriculum and planning (LTPs, MTPs and STPs) to maximise student engagement, learning and progress. 
Ensure learning objectives are concise, appropriate and always understood and written in their copy books by students.  
Provide clear structure for lessons, maintaining good pace and challenge throughout. 
Ensure students have Minimum Target Grades (MTGs) and Aspirational Target Grades (ATGs) secondary only 
Motivate and challenge all students through effective differentiation for groups and individuals. 
Ensure there are opportunities for independent and collaborative learning. 
Ensure appropriate and engaging opportunities for developing understanding of topics or consolidating learning through regular homework 
Ensure there are opportunities for peer and self-assessment to support learning.  
Ensure effective behaviour and resource management.  
Use a variety of teaching strategies to personalise learning to maximise motivation in class. 
Set, model and maintain high expectations at all times.  
Ensure positive behaviour management in line with school policy. 
Adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of all students including those with SEN (students of determination) or EAL needs.  
Ensure students know and understand key terminology at the start of all lessons.  
Adapt planning to support students’ SMSC needs and reflect STEAM and enterprise pathways.  
Establish a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment.  
 
AMAR: Academic Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting 
Accurately assess summative assessments and moderate where required. 
Ensure effective use of assessment results to determine the extent to which learning objectives have been met, and how planning can be improved to further enhance learning.  
Provide students with systematic, meaningful and personalised ( age appropriate)  feedback on their learning.  
Provide personalised reports fully in line with the school’s Assessment and Reporting Policy 
Other: Professional Requirements – all staff  
Establish highly effective working relationships with students, colleagues, parents and visitors.  
Set high expectations for students through personal presentation and professional conduct. 
Attend assemblies, dept meetings, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings.  
Be proactive and contribute to Development Time and Key Stage/Department teams. 
Maintain the highest professional standards in terms of personal presentation and punctuality.  
Keep up to date with current educational practice.  
Offer up to two engaging enrichment activities per week  
Always be on time and proactive with all safeguarding duties.  
Be proactive in understanding and implementing the school’s policies and procedures.  
Always meet statutory responsibilities regarding Safeguarding and Health and Safety.  
Be a commensurate professional and school ambassador during and outside school hours.  
Undertake any other task as reasonably requested by the principal.  
 
Other Professional Requirements 
 
Establish highly effective working relationships with students, colleagues, parents and visitors.  
Set high expectations and a good example for students through personal presentation and professional conduct. 
Attend assemblies, department meetings, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings.  
Be proactive and contribute to Development Time and Key Stage/Department teams. 
Maintain the highest professional standards in terms of personal presentation and punctuality.  
Keep up to date with current educational practice.  
Offer up to three engaging ECAs per Year (each ECA being 6 weeks in duration) 
Be proactive in understanding and implementing the school’s policies and procedures.  
Always meet statutory responsibilities regarding Safeguarding and Health and Safety.  
Compliance with OSH Policies - All staff members are expected to familiarize themselves with and adhere to our school's OSH policies and procedures 
Identifying Hazards - Staff should actively identify and report any potential hazards they encounter within the school premises. This includes unsafe equipment, slippery floors, damaged infrastructure, or any other conditions that could pose a risk. 
Emergency Preparedness - Everyone in the school should be aware of emergency evacuation routes, assembly points, and procedures for various emergency scenarios, including fires, natural disasters, and medical emergencies. 
Safety Reporting - Staff should promptly report all accidents, incidents, or near-misses to their HOD or the designated Safeguarding Lead or HSE department. This information is crucial for investigating and preventing future incidents. 
Safe Equipment Use - Employees are responsible for using equipment and machinery safely, following manufacturer instructions, and reporting any malfunctioning equipment immediately. 
Promoting Safety Culture - Creating a culture of safety is everyone's responsibility. Staff members should lead by example, encouraging their colleagues and students to follow safe practices and report unsafe behaviour. 
Safe Storage and Handling of Hazardous Materials - Properly store and handle chemicals and other hazardous materials according to safety guidelines. Labelling and information on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be followed diligently. 
Be a commensurate professional and school ambassador during and outside school hours.  
Undertake any other task as reasonably requested by the principal. 
 
Skills, Qualifications and Experience 
Minimum Educational Qualifications Required for the Role 
  • Bachelors in relevant discipline
  • Professional teacher qualification
Minimum Years of Experience Required 
  • 1 years’ experience in education* (to include attested experience letters from UAE embassy in the country of origin) *
  • Experience as an overseas educator in a preferably inclusive international setting, well versed and current in a British curriculum
Language Skills 
  • IELTS Score of 6.0 or equivalent*
Special Skills and Abilities 
  • Teamplayer and well as being able to lead
  • Form consistently strong, healthy and effective relationships
  • Can resolve conflict kills
  • Strong empathy and interpersonal communication skills
  • A leader of teaching and learning and an ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Strong organisational and technology skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
 
ISP Leadership Competencies  
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.  
 
  • Collaboration. 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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • Agile. 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, 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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