EAL Teacher at Al Yasmina Academy, Abu Dhabi

March 16, 2023
Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

Aldar Education are currently seeking an outstanding EAL Teacher – Secondary for Al Yasmina Academy in Abu Dhabi to start next academic year 2023-2024.

Al Yasmina Academy is an outstanding British Curriculum school in the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi. With our globally recognized and admired curriculum, dedicated and passionate practitioners and outstanding teaching and learning, Al Yasmina Academy is an exceptional place to work. It has an exciting, diverse and progressive learning community that annually produces some of the very best I/GCSE and A Level results in the UAE. Our learning culture is underpinned by our core values of excellence, respect, passion, collaboration and creativity allowing all students to thrive. Furthermore, the Academy is extremely proud of its recent ADEK inspection, which rated Al Yasmina Academy as ‘Outstanding’ in all six performance standards, putting it amongst the top schools in the UAE and Middle East.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools


  • Creating a climate that is conducive for outstanding Learning and Teaching
  • Plan and teach English and EAL lessons to provide specific English language support
  • Plan and teach English as a Second Language GCSE course in collaboration with Head of English
  • Setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest
  • Setting appropriate and demanding expectations
  • Setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
  • Identifying SEN or very able students
  • Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
  • Making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
  • Making effective use of performance data and key indicators to inform planning and therefore deliver differentiated learning – matched to need
  • Maintaining an effective learning environment in accordance with the academy’s procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • Using a variety of teaching methods to:
  • match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
  • use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and misconceptions
  • select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other learning technologies
  • Ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
  • Evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • Lead the EAL and Literacy Community of Practice to share best practice and disseminate strategy.
  • Liaise with primary counterpart on the whole school embedding of the EAL strategy
  • Periodically update the EAL policy and action plan to reflect current practice

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

  • Conduct regular EAL testing of students referred for language proficiency concerns
  • Maintain an EAL register and ensure all secondary staff have access to updated EAL information
  • Keep up to date with current research and share evidence based best practise on ELL and EAL strategies across the school
  • Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;
  • Mark and monitor students’ work and set targets for progress
  • Using performance data to inform planning and therefore ensuring the Learning and Teaching continue to ‘add value
  • Assess and record students’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and areas for development, inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving
  • Undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and academy procedures;
  • Prepare and present informative reports to parents
  • Monitor and analyse EAL students’ performance across the secondary school and report to Head of Department and SLT
  • Evaluate quality of EAL provision regularly through lesson observations, student voice and data analysis and strategically plan to address needs as identified.

Curriculum Development

  • Support staff to develop EAL resources and incorporate strategies into mainstream classrooms
  • Lead the EAL and Literacy Community of Practice to drive forward quality-first teaching practices across the secondary school
  • Take part in subject or aspects of the academy’s work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance

Other Professional Requirements

  • Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the academy
  • Know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching
  • Establish effective working relationships and set an outstanding example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
  • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations;
  • Co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the academy, department and students
  • Contribute to the corporate life of the academy through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the leadership and management of the academy
  • Take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open evenings/afternoons, Parent Teacher Consultations, and events with partner academies
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to academy policies and practices;
  • Liaise effectively with parents
  • Work with the marketing team to showcase our EAL provision to current and potential parents.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field with a teaching qualification.
  • Minimum of 5-years’ experience of which 3 consecutive years teaching performance exceeds standards and expectations as evidenced by performance Appraisal.
  • Previous experience working with students whom English is not their first language
  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background
  • A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check

Aldar Education are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places.

An application with a cover letter and CV including details of two referees should be made via the website.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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