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Math & Science Lead Teacher

school
Al Ittihad National Private School – Khalifa
location
Abu dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
housing
Housing/accommodation as applicable according to the policy.
airfair
Annual Airfare ticket (Economy Class) for the self to home country after completion of one year of service.
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
1
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Bachelor of Education in Sciences or math major

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (with an MA preferred) with a valid teaching certificate/license in content area and/or related field.
  • A minimum of five years, of current, full-time related teaching experience.
  • Teaching experience in an American curriculum school is preferred.
  • IELTS or TOFEL for non-native teachers (6.5 for subjects taught in English & 7.5 for English subjects).
  • Experience with current best practices, current teaching materials, and current instructional strategies as well as recent professional growth activities.
  • Demonstrated leadership with experience in curriculum development and co-curricular programs
  • Annual Airfare ticket (Economy Class) for the self to home country after completion of one year of service.
  • Housing/accommodation as applicable according to the policy. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In addition to teaching Lead Teachers have the following duties and responsibilities:

Department Planning:
In consultation with the Section Principal:

  • Construct a Development and Improvement Plan, defining short-, medium- and long-term goals of the department using assessment data as well as KHDA and Accreditation agencies reports.
  • Provide the administrative framework through which students and staff may function effectively.
  • Oversee the implementation and evaluation of the Development and Improvement Plan.
  • Prepare the department for internal and external school inspection and accreditation visits such as KHDA, NEASC-CIS, MOE, etc.
  • Identify professional development areas and needs

Curriculum:

  • Construct and oversee schemes of work in the Department that satisfy statutory requirements and are compatible with the school’s aims, policies, and ethos.
  • Provide coordination, management, and supervision of long-term and day-to-day curriculum planning, delivery, and operations within the department.
  • Ensure that a high-quality curriculum meets the needs of students of all abilities.
  • Ensure that schemes of work are differentiated to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Liaise with the SEND about students with special educational needs and ensure they are well supported in the classrooms.
  • Ensure that schemes of work show continuity and progression.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is vertically and horizontally aligned across phases.
  • Ensure the curriculum meets set standards and grade-level expectations.
  • Assist in the improvement of cross-curricular themes, skills, and dimensions.
  • Promote teaching and learning strategies within the department that stimulate students' interest and involvement in learning and meet the needs of individual learners, drawing on good practice in different areas.
  • Revise resources and suggest additional and alternative resources to improve teaching and learning.

Assessment:

  • Develop and monitor assessment procedures compatible with the school policy and statutory requirements
  • Run appropriate assessments that are aligned with the curriculum, assessment criteria, and the school vision and mission.
  • Review and monitor regularly the effectiveness of assessment practice.
  • Provide advice and support to teachers on assessment strategies.
  • Follow up on the used assessment strategies in the classroom.
  • Ensure quality and effectiveness of the verbal and written feedback given by teachers to students.
  • Ensure assessment submission, correction, and entering data on the SMS are accurate and on time.
  • Ensure that teachers share the MAP Goal sheet with students, allocate time for assessment reflection, and use CAT4 data for differentiation.
  • Monitor teacher's use of assessment to feedback and develop curriculum, teaching, and learning processes.
  • Compare student's performance in internal and external assessments then design an action plan to bridge the gap.
  • Track data and discuss means of celebrating achievement (attainment and progress) and intervening if students are working below expected progress.
  • If students are not making expected progress over two or more rounds of Tracking, RTI guidelines and expectations need to be put in place: parents to be notified, clear plan put into action.

Management of Staff:

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate, and get the best out of others. Lead Teachers should foster a common sense of purpose, shared vision, and sense of mission within the department.
  • Assist with recruitment and appointment of teachers.
  • Work with the principal and Section principal to prepare annual goals for the subject area and lead the subject area’s meetings and activities to meet these goals. Conduct the teacher’s appraisal process.
  • Work with the principal and Section principal to identify appropriate professional development strategies and activities for the subject area as a whole and for individual teachers.
  • Identify strengths and areas for improvement of staff and take appropriate actions to encourage high morale.
  • Bring to the attention of the Senior Leadership Team areas of concern in the professional capability of teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Ensure that lesson plans are prepared, schemes of work are followed, student performance/work is assessed and recorded, and Atlas Rubicon is updated.
  • Hold effective departmental meetings and ensure that minutes are distributed to members of the department and the Section Principals.
  • Ensure that the department is represented at cross-curricular group meetings.

Behavior Management:

  • Provide support and advice to teachers relating to their classroom management strategies and professional tasks.
  • Liaise with SLT as necessary regarding reoccurring and severe behavior issues.
  • Deal positively and appropriately with referred discipline issues.
  • Ensure Al Ittihad school policy guidelines are maintained when working with students.
  • Maintain accurate notes, and records on student referrals.

Child Protection and Safety:

  • Actively support and adhere to the Child Protection Policy, including attending annual training.
  • Ensure lessons, activities, and trips are inclusive, safe, and secure for ISP students adhering to the health and safety standards set forth by government authorities and INPS health and safety guidelines.

Additional duties:

  • Engage with the administration in a committed effort to improve instructional skills.
  • Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures.
  • Model the ‘Core Values’ of the school in interactions with the school community.
  • Liaise with the Principal, taking on tasks as assigned, including all school goals.
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal and continuous professional growth and development.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Teaching Assignments: responsible for teaching 12 periods per week.
  • Serve as the official liaison between the school and the respective curriculum supervisor in the Curriculum Development Department.
  • Participate in formal class observations of colleagues in the subject area and provide appropriate peer assistance, feedback, and possible solutions.
  • Initiate and participate in teachers’ professional development activities including orientation and training of new teachers.
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This is a Direct to School Job

Arabian Education Development– Al Ittihad Schools is a well-known and reputable educational provider in the United Arab Emirates, UAE. It operates five different campuses (Al Mamzar, Jumeira, Khalifa City A, Shakhbout, and Al Ain). The schools are equipped with state-of-art facilities and offer an American curriculum that promotes a learning culture where students are committed to academic achievement, social and personal development, and global citizenship. The educational environment continues to empower students to meet future challenges and positively impact their communities.

Al Ittihad National Private School–Khalifa is a vibrant school community of exceptional education professionals from various nationalities. The INPS-Khalifa strives to promote the UAE’s unique culture and to embrace a global perspective as we prepare our students to become responsible local and global citizens.

Our faculty are committed to delivering an excellent American-based curriculum and fostering a high standard of bilingual comprehensive education from Kindergarten through Grade 12 that meets and integrates both national and international standards.

We currently employ approximately 190 faculty, support staff, and administrators whose main aim is to create meaningful learning experiences for our students.

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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.

Arabic
921.000
UAE Dirham
Islam
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²
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