SEND Assistant, Dubai

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The Arbor SchoolDubai

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Due to increasing numbers of students, the Arbor School wishes to recruit SEND Assistants to assist with SEN students .

SEND Assistant for January 2019 

This is an opportunity to join the team of a new, premium, full age-range school in Dubai that opened in 2018. Operating to the English curriculum, the school has its core philosophy, an emphasis on ecological education, education for sustainability and inclusion whilst providing outstanding on-site facilities including bio-domes, learning gardens and extensive provision for both sports and the arts.

We therefore seek exceptionally hard working and motivated SEND Assistants, who view a newly established school as an opportunity, and take an important role in shaping a truly outstanding education. We are looking to recruit SEND Assistants to assist teachers in the foundation stage, primary phase with SEN students, who are willing to go that extra mile, and who can form excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and students. All our staff play a key role in fulfilling the school’s mission in ensuring that the Arbor School fosters a positive, caring and compassionate learning environment, which is anchored by a deep sense of environmental justice and sustainability.

Supported by an experienced management team, the applicants will provide vision and leadership to the learning community and support a wide range of abilities with the help of on-site scientific, linguistic and learning-support/intervention expertise. Opportunities to take further responsibilities across the whole school are also available, and can be negotiated at interview.

The Arbor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

Required Candidate profile:

  • Diploma/Degree in childcare or relevant
  • 2+ years’ experience as an LSA in a school setting
  • Fluent in English
  • A successful track record in teaching and learning and an ability to create a caring and nurturing classroom environment
  • An appreciation for environmentalism and of values-based education
  • A sense of humour and excellent work ethic.

To apply for this position please ensure the following documents are sent to 

· An up to date CV with photograph included

The Arbor School reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the termination of the advertisement date, so early applications are encouraged.

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More about The Arbor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: PO Box 413898, Al Furjan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 566 7904
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