Eal Head Of Department Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School

Job Description

  • Job Title Head Department Abdulla

Description

Aldar Education are currently seeking an outstanding EAL - Head of Department for Abdulla Bin Otaiba Charter School in Abu Dhabi commencing next academic year 2022-2023. We are a young school, in our third year of opening. We have a high EAL cohort and we need someone with vision, a wide range of strategies, a strong knowledge of EAL pedagogy, a positive 'can do' attitude and hopefully, a sense of humour too! The Head of EAL will demonstrate a vision for outstanding provision for EAL for students of all ages and the planning and leadership skills required to achieve that vision. The Head of EAL will work with the staff to raise the standards for English across the whole school. The Head of EAL is a Senior Teacher position and the successful candidate will be on our SLT. This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi's leading school group. The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to provide leadership and management of the EAL Department. The Head of EAL will demonstrate a vision for outstanding provision for EAL for students of all ages, and the planning and leadership skills required to achieve that vision. The Head of EAL will work alongside the Phase Leaders, Grade Group Leaders and SLT to raise the standards for English across the whole school.

General Responsibilities: Plan and deliver interventions, across the whole School. Coordinate in class support for targeted children. Writing and reviewing of action plans for targeted students. Implementation of targets. Liaising with teachers and advising. Management of CAs and EAL teachers. Responsible for the development of timetables. Regular analysis of data, that will then inform planning and provision. Classroom observation of students and appropriate strategies then disseminated to class/subject teachers. Provide Tier 3 support to identified cohorts. Delivering of training to staff. Arrange meetings with parents to support specifically targeted students. Attending line managements with the Vice Principal, Curriculum, where key information about students is shared and discussed. Attend Aldar EAL network meetings. Before and after school duties. Coordination of access arrangements for MAPs assessments. Continue personal development in relevant areas especially subject knowledge & teaching methods.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Suitably qualified for ADEK compliance. Bachelor's degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification. Minimum of six years' experience teaching EAL. Minimum Experience: Leadership experience. Experience of working with parents and external agencies. Experience of working with children with a variety of EAL needs. Be able to work flexibly with a team of specialist staff across Primary/Elementary age range. Experience of working successfully with partners in the local community. US Curriculum knowledge desirable, but not essential. Job Specific Knowledge & Skills: Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team. Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to inspire and motivate staff and students. Understanding of equal opportunities issues in schools. Ability to be flexible and adaptable. High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to form good relationships with students, colleagues and parents. Well organised and efficient including completing agreed tasks within set timescales. Confident and proactive approach to problem solving - self-motivated and self-disciplined. The ability and confidence to learn a new ICT system. Sound knowledge of national policies and developments in EAL education. Ability to present effectively to a range of audiences.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company. Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance. Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Travel:

   
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