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Elementary Teacher - Yas American Academy

Aldar Education - Yas American Academy
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Furnished Accommodation
Annual Airfare
Start date
Start June 2024
2 years
  • Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Elementary Teaching
  • Teaching Credential/License

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and/ or PGCE Education   
  • Experience in an international school is an advantage

Minimum Experience:   

  • Minimum of 2 years experience   
  • Previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language is an advantage

Job-specific knowledge and skills:   

  • Knowledge of the Common Core curriculum, however not essential as training will be provided.
  • Knowledge of UAE Ministry of Education and ADEK regulations relating to curriculum, assessment, and compliance would be advantageous

Personal / Leadership Qualities:   

  • Commitment to the ideals of international education   
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks   
  • Ability to initiate and manage change in the work environment   
  • Ability to identify problems, achieve effective solutions, resolve conflict, motivate staff and foster collaboration, and promote sound decision-making   
  • Flexibility, patience, and egalitarian approach
  • Family visa sponsorship
  • Education places for children 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance policy 

Aldar Academies is currently seeking an Elementary Homeroom Teacher at Yas American Academy on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

Yas American Academy opened in September 2016 providing high-quality education to the Emirate. The children are taught the Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum – tailored to be meaningful to children attending the school, alongside the local curriculum of Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Social Studies. Facilities at the school are excellent and include a large astroturf field, two swimming pools, a well-stocked library, a large multi-purpose sports hall, an auditorium, and outdoor play areas.

We provide a warm, friendly, and supportive environment where students enjoy learning and achieving in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

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.


The purpose of this post is to contribute to the Department as a team player through collaboration and the development of best pedagogical practices. Teachers at Yas American Academy are responsible to have overall responsibility for maximizing learning opportunities for all students within the Department; teachers will have a positive impact on the whole school's development through the delivery of high-quality outcomes for all students.

General Responsibilities:   

  • Assist the academy in achieving its overall vision and strategic intentions and contribute to the achievement of relevant targets as set out in the academy’s improvement plan and self-evaluation form   
  • Comply with regulations about health and safety at work legislation and adhere to academy policies relating to safe working practices and equal opportunities regulations   
  • Comply with the academy’s Performance Management Policy ensuring challenging annual targets are set and fulfilling the role of performance management reviewer if directed to do so by the Principal   
  • Engage in annual training linked to child protection, safeguarding, and health and safety together with all training deemed appropriate for academy improvement or performance management   
  • Comply with the academy’s computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at all times   
  • Attend all staff briefings/Professional Development Activities

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks Planning, Preparation, Teaching, and Lesson Management. Teach allocated students by supporting their planning and teaching to achieve outstanding progression of learning through:   

  • Oversee the development and refreshing of curriculum unit planning within the faculty department   
  • Create a climate that is conducive to outstanding Learning and Teaching by serving as a pedagogical coach and mentor of faculty in line with the school’s performance management framework   
  • Identifying clear learning objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed   
  • Setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest   
  • Setting appropriate and demanding targets and expectations   
  • Identifying SEN or very able students   
  • Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation, and challenge   
  • Making effective use of assessment and ensuring coverage of programs of study   
  • Making effective use of performance data and key indicators to inform planning and therefore deliver differentiated learning – matched to the need   
  • Ensuring effective teaching and the best use of available time   
  • Maintaining an effective learning environment by the academy's procedures and encouraging good practice about punctuality, behavior, standards of work, and homework   

Apply a variety of teaching methods to: 

  • Use effective questioning and listen carefully to students   
  • Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through the library, I.C.T., and other learning technologies           
  • Ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills, and understanding appropriate to the subject taught   
  • Evaluating own and others' teaching critically to improve effectiveness   
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support
  • Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting   
  • Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;   
  • Mark and monitor students' work and set targets for progress   
  • Using performance data to inform planning and therefore ensuring the Learning and Teaching continue to ‘add value   
  • Assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and areas for development, inform planning, and recognize the level at which the student is achieving   
  • Assess students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and academy procedures   
  • Prepare and present informative reports to parents

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.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

At Yas American Academy, which is located on Yas Island, we follow the prestigious American Massachusetts State Curriculum. We are proud to boast state-of-the-art facilities and a student-centered learning culture, enabling students to make phenomenal progress through inquiry-based learning and project-based classrooms.

A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity.

We believe that imagination, creativity, and big dreams can change our world! We are focused on improvement and solutions. We empower our staff and students to be innovative and unconstrained. We celebrate thinkers and doers.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is the second most populous city. Experienced educators or administrators seeking positions in the UAE can find great opportunities in Abu Dhabi.

UAE Dirham
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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