Vacancy Details

1637 - Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Business Unit: GEMS METROPOLE SCHOOL - MOTOR CITY
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 03-Apr-2021
About the Role

You will hold a key role in supporting the Teacher/ Lead Practitioner in promoting the learning and personal development of all students. Your role will be carried out mainly within the classroom, however, you will also support the Teacher and the School in other aspects related to assisting teaching and learning across the school. 

You will have various responsibilities including planning your role in the lessons, supervising and facilitating individual support for the students and providing informal feedback on student progress and achievement.

You will record and share with the Teacher and school Leaders issues of concern and positive feedback about the students.

You will work closely under the guidance of the Teacher to communicate with the students and their parents but also to maintain a file of IEPs, records and other relevant documents. 

Key Responsibilities

Support for pupil

• Supervise student of determination in a small group or one to one differentiated activities in class or common learning environment as directed.

• Communicate effectively and sensitively with a student of determination to support their learning, promoting self-confidence and independence, being mindful of their wellbeing. Assist in developing their social/emotional skills.

• Support intervention and/or therapy sessions

Support for the Teacher

• Contribute effectively to the lessons and assist in setting out learning materials appropriate to planned activity for the student of determination.

• Work with teachers to monitor the progress of the student of determination. Function within a framework set by the assigned teacher, to plan your role in lessons including how you will provide feedback to the student of determination and colleagues on their learning, behaviour and wellbeing.

• Monitor their participation and progress, providing feedback to the teacher and parents and provide constructive support to the student of determination as they learn. Annotate work with a description of support given and resources used to complete the task.

• Administer assessments, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of the student of determination’s work as directed by teachers.

Qualifications / Knowledge And Skills

• Knowledge of strategies that support positive behaviour to meet school expectations.

Support ethos of the learning environment

• Ability to effectively communicate with pupils, parents and colleagues. To contribute purposefully to their team.

• Good time management and organizational skills

• Competent Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills at the required level.

Requirement

• Attested Degree/ College certificates

• Spouse/ Family Sponsorship

• Police Clearance certificate

About Your Benefits

 Competitive package

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

GEMS Metropole School, located in Motor City in Dubai, opened its doors in September 2014 and has continued to flourish and grow in student number and stature. The school is now open to students from FS1 to Year 13 with an all-through school capacity of 4200 students offering the National Curriculum for England.

The school has become well-known for their key areas of success, such as a strong community approach to education, highly inclusive school support to strong secondary options at Key Stage 4 and academic and vocational choices at Key Stage 5. In addition, the school has well-equipped classrooms, a highly competitive sports department, a farm, digital media rooms, innovation laboratories, dedicated science labs, music, art rooms and libraries.

Most recently the school has completely overhauled its digital strategy to lay the foundations to further its position as a leader in associated technologies in the region, focusing on the use of technology to a. enhance the learning experience of our students through experiential learning through the use of AR and AI technology b. improve feedback and communication between the student/teacher and teacher/parent and c. help reduce staff time and workload, helping to improve teacher wellbeing and reduce burnout.

Students from our Foundation Stage classes have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas to explore and investigate, high quality Information Technology provision and Science provision to develop IT and Science-based literacy, and most recently a language hub to support key language skills across school.

In the Primary section, with the use of 1:1 technologies, students and teachers use iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning opportunities where appropriate. The Secondary school continues to develop and grow and has seen the LEAD and skills programme blossom supporting students to make informed decisions and develop their learning and leadership skills. A new focus of personalised pathways is supporting students in their preparation for life after school and their journey towards success. In conclusion, GEMS Metropole School is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) with the School Principal as a BSME Country Rep. This allows both teachers and students alike to continue to grow and develop with the rich traditions of the National Curriculum offerings and align itself with ‘like schools’ across the region and overseas.


http://www.gemsmetropoleschool-dubai.com/
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
3. CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.