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Swiss International Scientific School

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai Posted on Fri, 19 November 2021 02:54:44 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Swiss International Scientific School

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) is a leading international day and boarding school where
future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, ready to embrace the
opportunities and challenges of a global world. Founded in 2015, our school currently welcomes more than 1470
students of more than 70 different nationalities on its cutting-edge campus, in the centre of Dubai. From Pre-KG
to Grade 12, SISD follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in three streams focusing
on personalised learning and the development of 21st century skills. Students choose between the English with
additional languages/STEAM stream or the bilingual English-French/German streams. We pride ourselves on being
a fully accredited IB Continuum World School, offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years
Programme (MYP), IB Careers Programme (IB CP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our personalised international
curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of cultural
diversity and the support of a thriving international community. Our state of the art, eco-friendly campus adjacent
to Dubai creek, ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting and after school activities tailored to the
personal needs and preferences of every student.

Job title
Teaching Assistant - English
Early Years & Primary
Start date
27 February 2022
Dubai, UAE
Reports to
Classroom Teacher
Position(s) Supervised

Job Scope
The role of the Teaching Assistant is to consistently expose the students to English
language through the day and to support the Class Teacher in her daily tasks,
helping students with their educational and social development, both in and out of
the classroom.

Main Duties and
This not an exhaustive list and all duties/responsibilities are to be
conducted/assumed in English.
  • To prepare the classroom for lessons
  • To listen and support students in literacy, reading and numeracy
  • To support students who need extra help to complete tasks
  • To support the class teacher to plan learning activities, complete records
and carrying out administrative tasks
  • To support teacher in managing class behaviour
  • To supervise group activities
  • To look after students who are upset or have had accidents
  • To clear away materials and equipment after lessons
  • To give support during outings and sports events
  • To provide English support to both native and non-native students
  • To participate in afterschool activities if required
Key Relationships
Students, Teachers, Head of Section, Deputy Head of Section, Curriculum
Coordinator, Subject Coordinators, Grade Coordinators
Parents, KHDA, IB
Position Requirements
Secondary Education Diploma, Degree, Cache level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • 2 years working experience as Teaching Assistant
  • Experience in an IB school preferred but not essential
  • Proficient in English and another language such as German, French
and/or Arabic preferred

Personal Attributes
  • Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, integrity, strength of character
and perseverance
  • Inter-culturally aware with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Show a strong work ethic
  • Articulate communicator
  • Committed to supporting high standards of teaching and learning
Salary & Benefits
Competitive remuneration and benefits
Unlimited in DHCC Free Zone
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter, no longer than one page, explaining your strengths as a
candidate and why you are interested in this particular position
  • Current CV with colour photo, not to exceed two pages
  • A list of 3 professional referees with current contact details (position,
phone number and e-mail address) not older than 5 years. One must be
your current or last Line Manager
Please send your application to:

We are committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all our employees
and in which our students can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding
and promoting the welfare of all our employees and students. All employees are

subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record
checks from both country of residence/home country and any other country of

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