Individual Needs Support Assistant (INSA’s), Dubai

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Regent International School (RIS)Dubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


Start Date Aug 2018

Job Title: Individual Needs Support Assistants (INSA’s)

Job Purpose: The  role involves small group and 1:1 learning support for literacy,  mathematics, motor skills, and/or language, from EYFS to Year 6. The  Individual Needs Support Assistant will support the teachers in  enhancing the effective involvement of pupils with SEND and/or learning  barriers in their academic and social development.

We  are looking for an Individual Needs Support Assistant to work with our  youngest children, the main focus will be working with FS1 and FS2  pupils.   The role is working under the direction of a SEND specialist  with small groups and individual children to improve their speech,  movement and social skills.  The ideal candidate will have experience  working with this age group, a passion for supporting children with  additional needs and preferably a Cache 3 level qualification.  

Reporting to: Inclusion Leader / Achievement Centre Manager


Plan  and implement activities to support the IAP targets, follow structured  literacy intervention programmes, and report professionally on the  student's progress and outcomes when communicating with parents and  teachers.

• Provide some in-class support in lessons, to facilitate successful access to differentiated learning,

• Work alongside teachers and other staff to support pupils’ learning, especially those with SEND or a learning barrier.

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement, under the guidance of teachers.

• Monitor,  maintain & review records of pupil progress over time and support  teachers to plan subsequent learning based on their needs.

• Maintaining the Achievement Centre learning environments, and developing appropriate resources for students.

• Apply strategies to promote pupils’ self-esteem, self-confidence and independence

• Work as part of an Inclusion Team, accessing relevant training and attending parent review meetings where necessary

Job Specification:

Candidate should have a GCSE in English, or equivalent, and be fluent in spoken and written English.

• Should  have a relevant qualification and/or proof of completed trainings in  education, special educational needs, and/or teaching English as a  foreign language.

• Prior experience in working in a support role in a school setting.

• Available to work from 7 am - 4 pm.

• Strong work ethic along with a commitment to staff and student privacy.

• Good organisational and interpersonal skills.

• Knowledge of inclusive pedagogies is an advantage

• Knowledge of SEND; specifically in the area of speech and movement development is an advantage

• Candidates  applying for this position MUST be sponsored by their spouse/father as  this is a local contract therefore there are no additional benefits  other than all school holidays as per academic year.


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More about Regent International School (RIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: The Greens, Emirates Living Community, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 360 8830
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