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Doha Academy
Dhahran
Doha 2

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Doha Academy puts your child first

Doha Academy Al Khobar is a new British International School in Saudi Arabia, offering Early Years and Primary education from Nursery through to Year 2. We are committed to implementing the best education practices based on the English National Curriculum, while being sensitive to local cultural values. Doha Academy is dedicated to providing a warm, caring community where children feel happy and are nurtured to reach their full potential. We look at every child as an individual and celebrate achievement in all areas of academic, personal, social and creative development.

Role

JOB DESCRIPTION

Post Title: Teaching Assistant

Reports to: EYFS/KS 1 Coordinator

 

JOB PURPOSE

Teaching Assistants work under the direction and guidance of the EYFS/KS 1 Coordinator, in collaboration with the class teacher. The Teaching Assistant supports individuals and groups of students to enable them to access learning and social opportunities that are on offer within the classroom.

 

JOB FUNCTION

Part of a Collaborative Team

Teaching Assistants work within a cooperative, collaborative ‘team’ concept under the direction and guidance of professional staff. A Teaching Assistant is an integral part of the school based team.

Reinforcement of Skills

The Teaching Assistant is directly responsible to the EYFS/KS1 Coordinator and other professional staff in the department to reinforce the skills taught by the teacher and the overall objectives stated in the students’ Individual Targets or Individual Education Plan (IEP). Teaching Assistants support teachers to implement and make adaptations to classroom lesson plans. Teaching Assistants support plans developed by other professional staff in the school.

Behaviour Management

Teaching Assistants assist all school staff with behaviour intervention strategies, following the Behaviour Policy.

Excursions

The Teaching Assistant assists with the facilitation of community experiences for students when required. This includes field trips, sports and PE opportunities, and life skills development.

 

ROLE OF THE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Various factors influence the specific responsibilities assigned to Teaching Assistants. These include the characteristics and learning styles of individual students, the nature of the learning environment, and the teacher’s lesson plans. Individual teachers will direct and vary the responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant to enhance the learning taking place in the classroom.

 

The following list illustrates duties which could be assigned to the Teaching Assistant:

·       Assisting in, or leading the preparation and display of student work.

o   Assist individual students in performing activities initiated by the teacher (in class).

o   Supervise children in the hallway and playground.

o   Reinforce learning in small groups or with individuals.

o   Provide assistance with individualised programme material.

o   Observing and recording behaviour.

o   Assisting the teacher with crisis problems and behaviour management.

o   Assisting in preparation/production of instructional materials and modifications.

o   Assisting the classroom teacher to involve students in classroom and extra-curricular activities.

o   Assisting in the observation and assessment of students as requested by teachers or SLT.

o   Maintain records relative to specific programmes and student performance as requested by the teacher.

o   Assist in related duties which may be assigned because of specific needs.

o   Assist the teacher to provide programme adjustments that are suitable to students’ behavioural and emotional needs (in class).

o   Support students to participate in activities.

o   Reinforce social and personal skills to ensure the successful inclusion of all students.

o   Attend professional development programs related to needs of students.

 

Requirements

JOB DESCRIPTION

Post Title: Teaching Assistant

Reports to: EYFS/KS 1 Coordinator

 

JOB PURPOSE

Teaching Assistants work under the direction and guidance of the EYFS/KS 1 Coordinator, in collaboration with the class teacher. The Teaching Assistant supports individuals and groups of students to enable them to access learning and social opportunities that are on offer within the classroom.

 

JOB FUNCTION

Part of a Collaborative Team

Teaching Assistants work within a cooperative, collaborative ‘team’ concept under the direction and guidance of professional staff. A Teaching Assistant is an integral part of the school based team.

Reinforcement of Skills

The Teaching Assistant is directly responsible to the EYFS/KS1 Coordinator and other professional staff in the department to reinforce the skills taught by the teacher and the overall objectives stated in the students’ Individual Targets or Individual Education Plan (IEP). Teaching Assistants support teachers to implement and make adaptations to classroom lesson plans. Teaching Assistants support plans developed by other professional staff in the school.

Behaviour Management

Teaching Assistants assist all school staff with behaviour intervention strategies, following the Behaviour Policy.

Excursions

The Teaching Assistant assists with the facilitation of community experiences for students when required. This includes field trips, sports and PE opportunities, and life skills development.

 

ROLE OF THE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Various factors influence the specific responsibilities assigned to Teaching Assistants. These include the characteristics and learning styles of individual students, the nature of the learning environment, and the teacher’s lesson plans. Individual teachers will direct and vary the responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant to enhance the learning taking place in the classroom.

 

The following list illustrates duties which could be assigned to the Teaching Assistant:

·       Assisting in, or leading the preparation and display of student work.

o   Assist individual students in performing activities initiated by the teacher (in class).

o   Supervise children in the hallway and playground.

o   Reinforce learning in small groups or with individuals.

o   Provide assistance with individualised programme material.

o   Observing and recording behaviour.

o   Assisting the teacher with crisis problems and behaviour management.

o   Assisting in preparation/production of instructional materials and modifications.

o   Assisting the classroom teacher to involve students in classroom and extra-curricular activities.

o   Assisting in the observation and assessment of students as requested by teachers or SLT.

o   Maintain records relative to specific programmes and student performance as requested by the teacher.

o   Assist in related duties which may be assigned because of specific needs.

o   Assist the teacher to provide programme adjustments that are suitable to students’ behavioural and emotional needs (in class).

o   Support students to participate in activities.

o   Reinforce social and personal skills to ensure the successful inclusion of all students.

o   Attend professional development programs related to needs of students.