Primary Learning Assistant, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latifa School for GirlsDubai, United Arab Emirates
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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract term: Permanent

Latifa School for Girls, one of the most well-established and prestigious schools in the region, offers applicants the unique opportunity to truly make a difference, educating future leaders of the country.  

At Latifa School, we weave together a world-class British education and an Arabic cultural context, to help UAE women of the future:

DISCOVER their individual abilities and passions, 

LEARN the skills, knowledge, understanding and character strengths required so they may

CONTRIBUTE to their school, family, UAE and the wider world.

Join us for this exciting phase of the school’s development.   2020 - Towards the next 50, be part of it!

About Latifa School

Latifa School for Girls was established in 1982 by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, former Ruler of Dubai, under the aegis of the Government of Dubai.   From its inception, a key goal of the school has been to incorporate the best of British educational practice within a curriculum that promotes UAE values and traditions, alongside global awareness.  To this end the English National Curriculum, modified to suit the cultural context and individual needs of students, is blended with Arabic and Islamic Studies, in line with UAE Ministry curriculum.  Students sit GCSE, AS and A level examinations, as well as Ministry-accepted Arabic and Islamic studies examinations.  All students leave Latifa School bilingual.  The Principal and most of the staff are British, with an Arabic and Islamic Studies Department staffed by well-qualified Arab nationals.

The School has an established reputation in the community for personalising learning to students' needs.  Every teacher is expected to:

• Encourage high standards in all aspects of school life;

• Provide optimum learning conditions for all students;

• Support and motivate students, teachers and other school employees;

• Promote a school culture which is collegiate, happy, purposeful and productive;

• Pursue their own professional development and contribute to the development of the school;

• Engage in learning-centered consultation and dialogue, both within and beyond the school.

Latifa is a through-school for girls between the ages of 3½ and 18, occupying two adjacent sites.  Almost all students are UAE nationals and the intake is 3-form and mixed ability.  The intake is largely static with most students joining the school in Foundation School and continuing through to Year 12 or 13.  In line with local government schools, most students leave Latifa at the end of Year 12 and go on to a 4-year American-style University course, primarily in the UAE, but also in the USA.  A small number of students each year stay on to complete A Levels in Year 13, followed by university study in UK, USA, Canada or Australia.  Whilst the School places students in top UK and USA universities, it also educates those with learning difficulties and is committed to providing a first-class education to all its students, whatever their abilities. Additional support is provided where needed and an alternative curriculum is offered where this is in the student’s best interests.

Position: Primary Learning Assistant

Positive, dynamic and committed female learning assistants are sought to join our positive, supportive community where they can inspire the next UAE generation.   

Applicants should be native level English speakers, with recent experience in a British curriculum school and sound knowledge of the UK National Curriculum.  

All applications must be submitted through the TES website by completing the electronic application form.  Applications should also be supported by the following

1. A letter of application

2. CV

3. Names, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer

Closing date for applications: 18th February 2020

Shortlisting for current positions will begin as soon as applications are received, with interviews taking place in Dubai, or where relevant online, in February.  

Appointments may be made before the closing date where ideal candidates are identified.   Whilst we endeavour to reply to all applications, the number of responses received may preclude this.  We would, therefore, ask that if you have not heard from us within one month of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.  

Latifa School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students under our care.  Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices, with specific attention to child protection.  All staff agree to abide by the school’s child protection policies and procedures and are required to participate in any child protection training mandated by the School, as a condition of employment.

Applicants should be willing to undergo a rigorous screening process which will include, but is not limited to, obtaining a Police Clearance or Good Conduct Certificate, verification of qualifications, obtaining satisfactory references (including current employer) prior to confirmation of employment.  Applicants will also be required to complete a self-disclosure form prior to interview.

More about Latifa School for Girls
Address: Nad Al Sheba 1, P.O. Box 11533, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 43 361065