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Teacher of Spanish-Expansion role

The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Mar 18, 2022

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We are looking for a Teacher of Spanish to join our growing school

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 - 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.

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.

Job description – Teacher

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 Phase Leaders and Head of Secondary

Hours of work- 7.25am-4.15pm Monday to Thursday, 7.25am-12.00pm on Friday plus occasional evening and weekend work

Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar

Person Specification

  • Excellent English & Spanish speaker     
  • Unceasingly optimistic and a ‘can do’ attitude – calm kind and professional with all members if the school community     
  • At least five years’ experience of teaching KS4 is essential     
  • Can meet deadlines by effective planning and time management
  • Experience of A Level and/or IBDP is desirable      
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems     
  • Evidence of continuing professional development     
  • A proven track record of securing excellent outcomes at IGCSE and beyond
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