Job Description

Deira International School is an Outstanding rated, award winning school located on a beautiful campus in Festival City, Dubai.

With students from ages 3-18, DIS is run as a not-for-profit school and is part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. Founded in 2005, the school is renowned for providing an outstanding inclusive and holistic education. In our recent inspection, the report recognised the following:

  • Staff are overwhelmingly proud of the school and believe that it is well led and provides a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the school is outstanding.
  • Teachers have high expectations of pupils and consistently challenge them in lessons and other activities to do their best.
  • Staff enjoy working at the school and believe they are treated fairly, respected and valued.
  • At every phase, the curriculum is planned with precision, is well sequenced and systematically builds on pupils’ prior learning.
  • DIS has a strong focus on academic progress and achievement.

The student body has over 80 different nationalities and this diversity is fundamental to the community nature of the school. Exceptional facilities provide wonderful opportunities for a holistic approach to education; sport, performing arts, academic, technological, leadership and creative pathways are all on offer, ensuring our students enjoy enriching and varied school experiences within our classrooms and beyond.

Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. Digital literacy development is emphasised as the school prepares its pupils to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities worldwide.

Our personalised, play-based and continuous provision in the Early Years ensures that students are rigorously assessed against the prime and specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This focuses on developing key learning skills and the foundations for accessing the Primary Curriculum. In primary, students receive an enriching and broad curriculum offer, which includes the delivery of several non-core subjects. Our senior students take the IGCSE examinations in Year 11 and move into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) in Years 12 and 13.

Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) owns and provides governance to Deira International School. AFEF aims to realise its vision of taking education in the UAE to the next level of future readiness and of preparing students for an increasingly globalised and technologically advanced world. Al Futtaim Education Foundation is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximising its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavour.

The Role:

Long term Maternity Cover - Learning Assistant

To assist the teacher with the daily activities and supervise individuals and small groups as per the directions and be an advocate for the students in overcoming their barriers to learning.

  • Support a range of students within the school in improving their social skills, gross and fine motor skills, subject knowledge as per the curriculum expectations and independent learning skills
  • Supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and break time, and on the field trips
  • Assist teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers, printing material etc
  • Support the students during the assessment periods
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Support the class Teacher to ensure the school rules are clearly communicated and modelled to all children
  • Support the class Teacher to ensure the school rules are clearly communicated and modelled to all children
  • Respond to the needs of the children by providing appropriate intervention to enable them to overcome barriers to learning
  • Assist the teacher with daily routines, e.g. organization of homework folders, diaries and reading books
  • Ensure the classroom environment meets standards for safety and cleanliness

Education: Bachelor degree preferred

Minimum Experience and Knowledge: Preferred 2 years of experience

  • Job-specific skills
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Patience
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Good literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Observation & evaluation skills
  • Appropriate feedback
  • Collaboration skills
Job Overview
Job Posted:
4 days ago
Job Expire In:
1w 2d
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Executive
Education
Bachelor Degree
Experience
2 Years