Individual Needs Support Assistant – Regent International School

About us: Imagine schools with a variety of educational pathways, where the academic skills of literacy, critical thinking, innovation, numeracy, creativity, self-control and work ethic are taught in parallel the skills of wellbeing, including self-confidence, contentment, kindness, gratitude, health, and love. Welcome to Fortes Education, Dubai. We have been delivering high quality education provision to young people for over two decades. Our Positive Education schools foster active engagement in learning and activities.

We celebrate positive emotions and accomplishments, encourage students to cultivate fulfilling relationships with others and to seek meaning and purpose in their own lives. We set high standards and expectations for each pupil in academics and in co-curricular participation. Our high-impact learning programme lays a strong foundation that develops each pupil’s multiple intelligences through a broad range of activities in and out of the classroom. Our commitment is to provide a premium world-class “positive” education, which empowers our pupils to become innovative thinkers, socially confident life-long learners, having growth mindsets and character strengths, to flourish in an ever-changing world.

Regent International School (RIS) is a well-established Primary school following the National Curriculum for England. RIS has been consistently delivering proven results in the classroom since inception and has developed a reputation of being one of the leading schools in Dubai. In the recent inspection by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau, RIS has been judged as ‘Very Good’ and has been known to deliver proven results in the classroom since inception. As a result of the great success and popularity of Regent international School, last year we launched our secondary school, commencing with Years 7 and 8.

An innovative project based curriculum, with excellent student teacher ratios and personalised learning has seen our new secondary school attract significant attention and so we are excited to invite you to join us in further developing the new secondary school at Regent as we extend through to Year 11 and our first GCSE and BTEC graduates in 2024. We have created an inspiring curriculum where maths, the sciences and technology converge with the arts and humanities to create future leaders and thinkers. We have an outstanding team of secondary teachers who have designed a curriculum that has a strong STEAM focus where students explore, research, and solve real world problems. Students will think critically and creatively, work collaboratively, and lead empathetically.

You will make a valued contribution to that new team as we extend the curriculum to Year 11. In keeping with Regent’s rich heritage and time-tested education, our new secondary school will empower children to develop the confidence and skills to think big, be bold, and dare to change the world.Job Purpose: The role involves small group and 1:1 learning support for literacy, mathematics, motor skills, and/or language, from EYFS to Year 6. The Individual Needs Support Assistant will support the teachers in enhancing the effective involvement of pupils with SEND and/or learning barriers in their academic and social development.Reporting to: Inclusion LeaderResponsibilities: · Plan and implement activities to support the IAP targets, follow structured literacy intervention programmes, and report professionally on the student’s progress and outcomes when communicating with parents and teachers.· Provide some in-class support in lessons, to facilitate successful access to differentiated learning,· Work alongside teachers and other staff to support pupils’ learning, especially those with SEND or a learning barrier.· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.· Provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement, under the guidance of teachers.· Monitor, maintain & review records of pupil progress over time and support teachers to plan subsequent learning based on their needs.· Maintaining the Achievement Centre learning environments, and developing appropriate resources for students.· Apply strategies to promote pupils’ self-esteem, self-confidence and independence· Work as part of an Inclusion Team, accessing relevant training and attending parent review meetings where necessaryJob Specification: · Candidate should have a GCSE in English, or equivalent, and be a proficient communicator in spoken and written English.· Should have a relevant qualification and/or proof of completed trainings in education, special educational needs, and/or teaching English as a foreign language.· Prior experience in working in a support role in a school setting.· Available to work from 7 am – 4 pm.· Strong work ethic along with a commitment to staff and student privacy.· Good organisational and interpersonal skills.· Knowledge of inclusive pedagogies is an advantage· Knowledge of SEND is an advantagePlease Note: Candidates applying for this position must be sponsored by their spouse/father as this is a local contract hence there are no additional benefits other than all school holidays as per academic year.Candidates are invited to complete our Online Application by visiting: Interviews will take place either face to face in Dubai or by video conferencing if the applicant is not based in Dubai. Appointment Start Date: Sept 2021

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