Teacher of EAL

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Job Summary

Aldar Academies are seeking a Teacher of EAL for Al Bateen Academy commencing Academic Year 2023-2024. 

Al Bateen Academy is located in the center of the city of Abu Dhabi and is a hugely popular school based in a vibrant community. The school is a high achieving British and IB World School (Years 7 to 13) easily exceeding IB Diploma global averages year on year and achieving outstanding I/GCSE results. The school recently expanded into primary years, starting with FS2 to Year 3, and developed this year to include a full primary provision, FS2 to Year 6. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an exciting addition and provides the community with an all through school experience from FS1 to Year 13 offering PYP, UK and IB Diploma options.

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. 

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.

Use WIDA resources and tools (WIDA Model, WIDA Can Do Student Descriptors, etc.) and additional data to plan lessons, deliver instruction, make goals for multilingual learners, and recommend instructional strategies for teachers and specialists
Guide multilingual students to progress in their understanding of academic language, content, instructions, and expectations
Meet multilingual students’ educational and language needs by using appropriate strategies, scaffolds, methods, assessments, and/or materials based on their needs, interests, and language levels
Collaborate with teachers and specialists to ensure language acquisition and achievement of multilingual learners across content areas
Co-plan, co-teach, co-assess, and co-reflect with classroom/content teachers
Organize effective support for multilingual students using push-in or pull-out model depending on the students’ needs and language proficiencies
Use a variety of assessment tools to guide instruction
Advocate for the needs of multilingual learners
Organize and maintain students’ records
Share students’ progress with families and staff
Deliver training and coach teachers in best practice for multilingual learners
Make effective use of ICT to enhance learning and progress
Maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s ‘Behavior for Learning Policy’ and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behavior, standards of work and homework
Attend and support school events
Keep subject knowledge up-to-date through CPD and professional reading
Contribute to the school’s ECAs by leading/supporting one after-school activity each term
Undertake duties as part of the staff duty rota;
Cover for absent colleagues
Any other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Minimum Qualifications   

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or/English as an Additional Language/English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
PGCE or other teacher qualification.
Minimum Experience 

Minimum 3 years of experience as English as an Additional Language Teacher 
Job Specific Knowledge & Skills

Previous experience working with students whom English is not their first language
Passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child
A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children
Recent and consistent involvement in extracurricular activities
Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background
A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check
Commitment to school’s vision and IB Philosophy and Mission Statement
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)
Excellent inter-personal/communication skills and organization skills
Previous experience with WIDA’s resources and tools, co-teaching, and SIOP is essential
Previous experience with International Baccalaureate (PYP) curriculum is desirable, but not essential 
A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centered, 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 contribute 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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