HEAD OF HISTORY & POLITICS
JAS SECONDARY

Welcome to JAS!

JAS is a great place to work; we have one of the highest staff retention rates in the UAE so we know we are doing something right. You will be busy and you will work hard but our unique Not-for-Profit community ethos makes JAS a very special place. We look forward to receiving your application. Should you have any questions or queries please direct them to hr@jebelalischool.org

JAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, we follow best practice Safeguarding procedures from recruitment through to day to day life at the school. Successful applicants will be subject to relevant national police checks, please read our safeguarding information​.

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

Start Date: August 2022

Reference Number: SECHISPOL

JOB SPECIFICATION

VACANCY

DOCUMENTS

About JAS

2020-2021

This Job Description may be adjusted by the Headteacher according to the changing needs of the school. This post is subject to the conditions of employment contained in the Jebel Ali School contract and to work in line with new COVID guidelines in supporting students and staff.

 

Role Summary:

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with the school's policies, under the direction of the Head of Secondary.

 

Role Responsibilities:

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

Teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;

  • setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest;

  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations;

  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;

  • identifying SEN or very able pupils;

  • providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace and challenge;

  • motivating pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative delivery;

  • making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study;

  • ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time; 

  • maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;

  • using a variety of teaching methods to:

  1. match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary 

  2. use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions

  3. select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources;

  • ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;

  • evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;

  • ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support, where applicable;

  • taking account of pupils' needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in National and local policies;

  • encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively;

  • using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and talk as a vehicle for learning;

  • keeping up-to-date with developments in education;

  • leading at least two after-school activities over the academic year;

  • actively supporting and promoting the school through positive relations including attendance at PTA events.

 

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

  • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;

  • mark and monitor pupils' work and set targets for progress;

  • assess and record pupils' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and  weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving;

  • undertake assessment of students as requested by departmental and school procedures;

  • prepare and present informative reports to parents.

 

Curriculum Development

  • contribute to the whole school's planning activities.

In addition to the key responsibilities of a subject specialist teacher above, the additional responsibilities of Head of Department are as follows:-

 

  • To be responsible to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team for matters relating to the safe, effective teaching of the History and Politics Curriculum throughout the school.

  • To lead whole school policy, schemes of work, planning and continuous assessment and recording of the Computer Science curriculum based upon the needs of the children at JAS and in consideration of the National Curriculum of England and Wales ensuring a broad and balanced experience.

  • To design an action plan to inform the school development plan.

  • To be responsible for and advise the Senior Leadership Team in the provision, maintenance, safe use and care of facilities, equipment and resources and to be responsible for the annual budget for the department.

  • To have a full-time teaching position and act as an exemplary practitioner in planning, delivery, assessment and recording of the History and Politics curriculum.

  • To ensure the provision of appropriate pupil and teacher reference material relating to all areas within the teaching of History and Politics. 

  • To prepare data and inspection material to assist with whole school inspection.

  • To lead and coordinate history and politics based activities as part of the extracurricular program and to ensure as wide a range of history and politics opportunities as possible.

  • To advise and assist SLT in the recruitment process when required.

  • To ensure that there is effective, timely and appropriate communication with parents with reference to pupil programmes and history and politics events.

  • To actively direct, monitor and support colleagues within your department (if applicable), providing inset as required.

  • To attend and contribute to meetings, as called by the Principal, designed to facilitate consistency, continuity and progression of experience within and across JAS and to maximise potential for school-based professional development.

  • To ensure assessment strategies to monitor student progress and achievement

  • To actively seek opportunities for the JAS children to perform in the wider community and to benefit from attendance at any relevant events within the community.

  • To liaise with other teachers and subject specialists in the school to develop cross-curricular information.

 

Other duties and responsibilities:

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder is expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Leadership Team) to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the HT/Line Manager and will be reviewed regularly.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Required:

  • A qualified secondary teacher with appropriate teaching qualification (i.e. B.Ed and/or PGCE and degree in your relevant subject).

  • A full working knowledge of The National Curriculum for England and its associated assessment practices.

 Preferred:

  • A strong focus on the pastoral care of children, understanding the balance between academic and social progress and support, as well as the ability to identify safeguarding concerns.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive approach to both individual and collaborative professional development. 

  • Previous middle leadership experience.

To whom responsible: Head of Secondary

 

Jebel Ali School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. The successful candidate will be subject to relevant national police checks.

Please send your application form and accompanying documents

to hr@jebelalischool.org

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