Teacher of English/ Al Ain British Academy AY 2024-2025

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
15 April 2024

Aldar Academies are currently seeking an outstanding Teacher of English for Al Ain British Academy, commencing August 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family.

Al Ain British Academy opened in September 2011 providing high quality education in the heritage ‘Garden City’ of the United Arab Emirates. The children are taught the English National Curriculum – tailored to be meaningful to children living in Al Ain. Facilities at the school are excellent and include a large astro-turf field, two swimming pools, well-stocked library, a large multi-purpose sports hall, an auditorium and outdoor play areas. It is an exciting, challenging and enjoyable school to work in where achievement for pupils is at the heart of all we do. The school has achieved outstanding levels of progress and attainment, supported by rigorous tracking of data and assessment in all areas of the curriculum. 

Candidates must have a secure knowledge of teaching the English National Curriculum and GCSE. Experience of teaching to A-level would be an advantage. Potential candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of implementing effective strategies to raise standards and plug gaps in learning to ensure outstanding progress for all. They will be able to demonstrate leadership skills/experiences at a variety of levels and to be effective in working collaboratively in a team.

Successful candidates will find themselves welcomed into a wonderful school family community, where staff are held in high regard by pupil, parents and school leadership alike. Al Ain is a beautiful, green city that offers an affordable lifestyle within the UAE, whilst offering easy access to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman all within a short drive. Al Ain boasts its own tourist attractions in the form of Al Ain Zoo, Jebel Hafeet mountain, Al Ain Oasis, as well as leisure facilities including hotels, malls, golf and Rugby club, shooting range, swimming pools, Al Ain Raceway and much more. We offer a competitive package including relocation, annual flight allowance, medical insurance, end of service gratuity and a 4.5 day working week empowering staff wellbeing. 

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning for outstanding teaching and learning, in line with the schools Teaching and Learning Policy, through:

  • Creating a climate for learning that is conducive for outstanding practice;
  • Identifying clear teaching and learning objectives;
  • Setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;
  • Identifying SEN (POD), EAL and G&T students and ensuring that their needs are met through differentiation;
  • Providing clear structure and planning for lessons and learning activities that maintain pace, challenge and engagement;
  • Making effective use of assessment for learning;
  • Making effective use of performance data and key indicators to inform planning and therefore deliver differentiated lessons;
  • Making effective use of ICT to enhance learning and progress
  • Maintaining discipline in accordance with the school’s ‘Behaviour for Learning Policy’ and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;
  • Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching and learning;
  • Mark students work at least once every two weeks, and set targets for progress, in accordance with the school’s Marking Policy;
  • Assess and record students’ progress systematically and keep records; using performance data to inform planning, student learning and progress;
  • Undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, department and school procedures
  • Prepare and present informative reports to parents
  • Attend and support parent/student events.
  • Take part in subject development by producing, reviewing and updating curriculum plans and schemes of work
  •   Meeting with other professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists, if required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the SLT.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications 

• Bachelor of degree in related subject with PGCE or equivalent teaching Qualification.

Minimum Experience:

• Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience as an English Teacher in the English Curriculum.

Job Specific Knowledge & Skills

  • Commitment to school’s vision and values
  • Passion for education, teaching, and a belief in the potential of every student 
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Excellent inter-personal/communication skills and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of current developments in education
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding 
  • Teaching across ability range with proven success 
  • Experience of working in more than one International School 
  • Ability to work under pressure, problem-solve, deal with challenging situations and be resilient 

WHAT WE OFFER

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centred, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training. 

Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and con-tribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Academies are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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