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Grade 1 Teacher

American International School in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start August 2022
2 years
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • English speaker

The remuneration package for overseas hired teachers is comprehensive and attractive. It enables teachers to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle as well as offers ample opportunities to travel and save.

The exact details of individual packages for teachers will be discussed at the interview stage.

Grade 1 Teacher

Primary Purpose

At the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA) each Teacher is accountable for implementing the School Mission, Vision, and Values every day, namely to produce reflective, responsible, independent, and respectful students, who possess strong global citizenship, integrity, and an appreciation for lifelong learning.

In pursuit of these responsibilities Teachers reports to their School Principals.

AISA Teachers Shall:

  • Create an environment of respect and rapport, engaging students actively in their own learning.
  • Communicate clearly and positively, showing flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Address the needs of students with different levels and types of ability.
  • Use prescribed curriculum frameworks and address curricular standards.
  • Use a range and balance of teaching strategies.
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate instructional strategies.
  • Use a variety of resources for pursuing open-ended inquiry.
  • Build on what students know and their cultural heritage.
  • Maintain constant awareness of the needs of second language learners.
  • Provide prompt, regular, and appropriate feedback to students and parents by maintaining appropriate records for each student.
  • Use technology to optimize learning.
  • Plan collaboratively, based on agreed curriculum frameworks, standards, and instructional goals.
  • Create learning units with the end in mind (backward design).
  • Document, revise, review and rewrite curriculum maps using Atlas Rubicon.
  • Build upon students prior knowledge and experience and accommodate a range of ability levels.
  • Plan the use of varied and appropriate resources.
  • Maintain accurate records including lesson plans and marks.
  • View planning, teaching, and assessing as interconnected processes.
  • Use a range and balance of assessment strategies and documentation.
  • Assess the levels of the student's current experience and understanding before embarking on new learning.
  • Base assessments on the process as well as completion.
  • Use assessment to guide instruction.
  • Ensure the learner knows what is being assessed and how he/she is being assessed.
  • Use common assessment vocabulary.
  • Balance assessments to include formative and summative assessments.
  • Provide anecdotal, qualitative, and quantitative feedback to students.
  • Plan assessments in a timeline that prevents student overload.
  • Enable students to see assessment as a means of describing their learning and involve students and colleagues in the assessment process.
  • Involve students in shared reflection during and at the end of each unit.
  • Make sure students fully understand how their grades are determined.
  • Write reports and maintain records of regular parental contact.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that the results of an assessment provide a link to further curriculum development.
  • Providing a safe environment for the student at all times, in and out of the classroom.
  • Efficiently carrying out supervision responsibilities.
  • Support the moral, social and emotional development of each child in our care.
  • Ensure calm and sensible behavior at all times through the application of fair and consistent discipline.
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes of tolerance, respect, and integrity by example.
  • Celebrate multicultural origins and national identities in our community.
  • See that equality is observed in our school and not allowing gender or social status to intrude.
  • Gain insight into students through communication and partnership with families and colleagues.
  • Reflect on teaching and create an annual Professional Growth Plan.

Occupational Health & Safety:

  • Bring up OSH concerns to the attention of his direct Supervisor or OSH department.
  • Exercise effective supervision of their pupils and know the procedures in respect of fire, first aid, and other emergencies, and carry them out.
  • Follow the OSH procedures applicable to their area of work.
  • Give clear oral and written health and safety instructions and warnings to students as often as necessary.
  • Ensure the use of personal protective equipment and guards where necessary.
  • Make recommendations to their Heads of Department/School directors on OSH equipment and on additions or necessary improvements to plant, tools, equipment, or machinery.
  • Integrate all relevant aspects of safety into the teaching process and, where necessary, give special lessons on health and safety in line with National Curriculum requirements for safety education
  • Ensure that personal items of equipment (electrical or mechanical) or proprietary substances are not brought into the school without prior authorization.
  • Regularly check their classrooms for potential hazards and report any observed to the Facilities Manager.
  • Report all accidents, defects, and dangerous occurrences to their Head of Department in the first instance
  • Be vigilant in the work area, identify and report to their Supervisors about imminent dangers/hazards/concerns to the environment, health, and safety. 
  • Always follow the standard operations control procedures to avoid any activity which might lead to OSH incidents/non-conformities.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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

The American International School in Abu Dhabi is celebrating its 23rd  anniversary, having been established in 1995 to provide local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with high quality American education. Current enrollment sits at over 1400 students coming from over 70 different countries.

Based on American standards and an international curriculum, AISA received its first accreditation in October 1997 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), and in January 2010 was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). AISA offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the UAE and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). 

AISA is known among other schools in Abu Dhabi for the diversity and excellence of its faculty who originate mostly in North America but are joined by colleagues from Britain, Australia, South Africa and other countries.

We invite qualified applicants wishing to join our school to submit their credentials for review and consideration. Positions at AISA are much sought after. We receive many applications and, the selection process is very competitive. Our recruitment efforts are dedicated to engaging only the very best teaching professionals... our children deserve nothing less!

Please be advised that AISA recruits only professional educators who are in possession of at least a bachelor's degree with a current teaching certificate, plus at least two years' experience as a certified teacher. AISA is an English medium school and complete fluency in written and spoken English is required.

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