Learning Assistant, Shakhbout City, Abu Dhabi

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Al Watan SchoolShakhbout City, Abu Dhabi

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Department: Education

Direct Reporting Line: Class Teacher

Job Purpose: To assist in providing a learning environment that supports the developmental and educational needs of all the children, under the overall direction of the class teacher 

Key Relationships (Internal and External): Teachers, Students, Parents, Principal and other members of the school management team

Key Accountabilities:

•To work with individual or small groups of children as directed by the class teacher and subject teachers

•To work with groups of children in the classroom enabling them to access the curriculum. Be proactive with the learning and in conjunction with the class teacher be ready to change strategy or approach as needed to facilitate learning

•Support with the recording and presenting of evidence of learning as required

•To follow agreed programmes of work with individuals and groups of children working towards set targets

•To contribute to the well-being of the children in terms of physical, emotional and social needs

•To support staff with minor admin tasks when not directly working with students, For example in non contact time E.g. photocopy, file or complete records

•To prepare and store general resources required for your groups 

•To make notes in Individual Education Plan (IEP) books for children as required

•To give verbal and written feedback to the Class Teacher to support report writing, assessment and IEPs  

•To accompany children on school trips where appropriate and ensure you have followed school policy in regards to reading, understanding and following the trip documentation

•Supervise children during breaks (including before and after school if necessary) 

•Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents to support the image and reputation of the school 

•Carry out any other tasks of a similar nature as directed by the Class Teacher, including being flexible to support in other classes or areas of the school as and when required 

Person Specification:

Education: Minimum High School education in English and Maths, degree preferred

Experience: Experience or aptitude for working with students, previous teaching or teaching assistant experience preferred


•Good levels of written and spoken English

•Enthusiasm and aptitude for working with students

•Good team player, able to work well as part of a team

More about Al Watan School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Early Years
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 4 years
Address: Al Falah Drive, Al Falah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps