Maternity Leave Cover – French Primary teacher

Full time @Swiss International Scientific School posted 11 months ago

Job Description

Maternity Leave Cover – French Primary teacher

Swiss International Scientific School

Dubai Permanent Full-time
7 days ago
Primary French Language Teacher required from 20 October 2021 – 9 December 2021

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 chal enges of a global world. Founded in 2015, our school currently welcomes more than 1150
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 skil s. 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
Maternity Leave Cover
Primary Years
French Language Teacher

20 October 2021-9 December
Dubai, UAE
2021 inclusive
Reports to
Head of Primary
Position(s) Supervised
Job Scope
The role of the French Language Teacher is to deliver the language
support/acquisition course to improve reading, writing and speaking skills to
students with French as a second language within the IB Primary Years (PYP)
framework, offering the best possible linguistic and academic educational
Main Duties and
This not an exhaustive list and all duties/responsibilities:

To be responsible for the learning and achievement of all students, ensuring
equality of opportunity throughout
To promote the enjoyment of learning French language
To nurture meaningful relationships with children and provide the individual
attention they need
To be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible
standards in work and conduct
To support a culture of reflective practice
To treat all students with respect, building relationships rooted in mutual
respect, always observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s
professional position
To work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with
learners, co-teachers, specialist teachers, parents/guardians, teaching
assistants, classroom assistants, other staff and external agencies in the best
interests of students.
To design and prepare a challenging, innovative and exciting curriculum using
the IBPYP as a framework for students which will enable them to flourish and
achieve their potential
To develop, weekly plans, and implement appropriate programs for students
To design, prepare and deliver French language lessons to suit the individual
needs of al students
To be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcome of their
students and monitor every child’s progress against the IB PYP curriculum
To set clear and challenging targets that build on prior attainment for each
student; use an appropriate range of observation, monitoring and recording
strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for students
of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress
and levels of attainment
To be aware of students’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan
teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating
knowledge and understanding of how students learn
To have a clear understanding of the needs of al students, including those
on the inclusion register with special educational needs; gifted and talented;
and/or disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching
approaches to engage and support them al
To make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure students’
progress and ensure every child makes good progress from their baseline
To assess and monitor student progress and provide targets so that al
learners can see success and improve
To participate in school activities outside regular school hours to include, but
not limited to, ASA’s, Boarding House(s) support, school trips, staff meetings,
parent’s evenings, open days, INSET days, professional development training
sessions, conferences and workshops, induction and if applicable
examination supervision

Team Working
To collaborate with other teachers to share new ideas, approaches and
professional knowledge and create a stimulating learning environment for
teaching and learning in the Primary School
To act as a role model for staff, demonstrating a high quality of teaching,
learning and assessment in the Primary School
To participate in relevant meetings / professional development
opportunities at school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or
organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies
To work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with
colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice
To ensure that Teaching Assistants or Classroom Assistants working in the
classroom are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand
the roles they are expected to fulfil
To take part as required in the review, development and management of the
activities relating to the IB PYP curriculum and program of inquiry and
pastoral functions of the school as it grows
Behaviour and Safety
To manage the class effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to
students’ needs to inspire, motivate and chal enge
To establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for the well-
being of the students, rooted in mutual respect
To communicate accurately and regularly with parents
To liaise effectively with parents and offer opportunities for them to engage
in their child’s learning at home
To develop positive channels of communication to ensure the smooth
running of the service amongst all educators
To participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks as
To maintains up to date curriculum plans, individual child development
profile and other records as needed.
To maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child
development profile and other records as needed.
Professional Development
To review regularly the effectiveness of teaching and assessment procedures
and its impact on students’ progress, attainment and wel -being
To be responsible for improving teaching through participating fully in
training and development opportunities identified by the school.

To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and procedures of Swiss
International Scientific School and maintain high standards in attendance
and punctuality
To adhere to the teacher standards and expectations set out in the school
teachers handbook, employee handbook and the school policies

Key Relationships
Students, Teachers, Grade Coordinators, Subject Coordinators, PYP Coordinator,
Head of Primary School, Deputy Head of Primary School
Parents, KHDA, IB
Position Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in French Language and Professional Teaching qualification
Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in Primary School (preferably the
IB curriculum)
Curriculum development knowledge
Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, integrity, strength of character
and perseverance
Inter-culturally aware with well-developed interpersonal skills
Inspiring trust and confidence in students and col eagues
Outgoing and enthusiastic
Show a strong work ethic
Articulate communicator
Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching
Salary & Benefits
Competitive remuneration and benefits
Fixed term Maternity Leave cover contract
Candidates are requested to submit the fol owing documents:

Cover letter of one page, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you
are interested in this position
Current CV not to exceed two pages
3 professional references with current contact details (position, phone number
and e-mail address) not older than 5 years. One must be your current or last Line

Please send your application to: Due to the expected volume of applications, we will only contact those applicants
that are shortlisted for interview.
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. Al employees are
subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record
checks from both country of residence/home country and any other country

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