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  Brighton College

Abu Dhabi

  2018-10-23 00:22:55  about a year ago

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  Brighton College Abu Dhabi


Job Category/Tittle: Teaching
Learning Assistant

An outline of the role

To support pupils across the College with additional EAL and SEND learning needs, promoting their access to the curriculum and enabling them to make progress in line with their ability. 

The knowledge and awareness of inclusive approaches to education is fundamental, as is an understanding of a range of Special Educational Needs and how to engage learners for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL). Inclusion TLAs are responsible for working collaboratively and communicating effectively 

with department members and Class or Subject teachers to ensure the needs of the pupils are met.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of how to support learning and also how to relate to pupils of all ages to engage them in their learning. All TLAs are responsible for sharing good practice and for taking the initiative to maintain their continuing professional development through further training. 

The College

Brighton College Abu Dhabi is a leading Independent-style British International School in the United

Arab Emirates. With a prime location on Abu Dhabi Island and a purpose built state of the art campus,

which is nearing its seventh anniversary, the school is heavily over-subscribed. It is a vibrant, busy and

fulfilling place to work, but one where every staff member is expected to 'give their all'. The school

is a high achieving British Curriculum school from FS1 to year 13. Outstanding teaching ensures we deliver a rich and varied curriculum in an inspiring, innovative and memorable way. 

Personal Skills

Ability to show initiative when supporting pupils in class
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Develop positive, supportive relationships with pupils and teachers
Promote pupil achievement through the use of differentiated strategies to support learning
Have an understanding of a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Understand and demonstrate the ability to engage learners of other languages
Be computer literate and competent in a range of Microsoft and web-based programs
Flexible and adaptable to the varied demands of working in a premier school
Proactive in all aspects of College life through participation and support
Reliable and respectful at all times
Able to present a professional image in line with the high expectations of Brighton College
Maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality

Duties and Responsibilities

To be an ambassador of the College at all times, in school and the United Arab Emirates

To work under the direction of the Director of Inclusion and in collaboration with Class or Subject teachers 

To report back on pupil progress
To collect evidence of pupil progress and track performance
To prepare differentiated resources to support learning
To work closely with individual or small groups of pupils as directed by the Director of Inclusion 

To develop knowledge and awareness of SEN and EAL through continual professional development 

To ensure the working environment engages pupils and is conducive to learning
To contribute to departmental initiatives
To perform duties in accordance with school policy

Formal Qualifications/Experience

The applicant’s qualifications and experience should meet the minimum requirements for both

Brighton College and ADEK and preferably be at A Level equivalent or higher.

Formal qualifications in working with EAL and/or pupils with SEND would be desirable.

Candidates with experience of supporting children with additional needs in a school setting would be preferred. 

Candidates should be willing to work across schools within the College and have an understanding of a range of curriculum subject areas. 


Brighton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all

employees to share this commitment. All applications should read the College’s child protection policy,

which is available on our website, and are required to declare any information as requested on the

application form. Enhanced disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in the UK and a local police certificate will be requested for the successful candidate. 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken has not been identified. 

Interested applicants should send a C.V and covering letter of 1 side of A4 to Ms. W Jones

(SENCo) at Brighton College, Abu Dhabi or email to wjones@brightoncollege.ae

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