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Learning support teacher

Sector:  Education, Research and Innovation
Division:  EC-12

The Company

We call ourselves "dreamers and doers" for a reason: we can make happen not just what is possible, but what is impossible. We are collaborating on fresh ideas and new solutions in our engine room of creativity and innovation. By becoming part of our team at NEOM, you will join other top talent in their fields from all over the world. These visionary minds and adventurous spirits were drawn by the chance to make history in creating a place of the future from the ground up.

The role

The LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER teacher will endorse and practice the philosophy, pedagogy (including environment, learning, teaching and assessment) research and innovation aspects of pedagogy and will work as an active member of the  team to ensure that the day to day running and development of learning at the NEOM Community School is carried out in accordance with the aims of the NEOM Education, Research and Innovation Sector. She/he will be accountable for upholding the aims and vision of the whole school in this phase and will support the work of the school in contributing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030.

Accountabilities

  • Plan and teach appropriate LEARNING SUPPORT , including an emphasis on inquiry based, child initiated indoor and outdoor learning based on the LEARNING SUPPORT Programme
  • Work effectively in partnership with support staff to ensure consistency of learning for all children
  • Observe children’s individual learning progress and outcomes during sessions, assess individual learning needs and use outcomes to inform planning for future learning
  • Monitor and assure the quality of learning in the class group, identifying and supporting areas in need of development
  • Maintain accurate records of children’s learning, progress and monitor their safety and well-being at all times
  • Deploy high quality learning, teaching and interaction strategies when working with the children including the application of high-level questioning within a strategy for sustained, shared thinking to move children’s learning on
  • Attend all appropriate professional training and development in accordance with the school’s needs and aspects identified as outcomes of annual appraisal discussions
  • Prepare resources, manage and maintain the organisation of a high-quality learning space to support the curriculum and to match the needs of all children in the group
  • Ensure that equipment in use is safe, hygienic and in a good state of repair
  • Maintain up to date current knowledge regarding international Middle Years best practice and contribute to ongoing research and improvement in collaboration with the other phases
  • Participate in Extra Curricular Activities as required, at the discretion of the Head of School

Skills

  • Have a mature, responsible and positive disposition and be able to work flexibly as member of the whole school team under the direction of the Head of School and independently when required;
  • Have sound understanding of the importance of children's learning and development in LEARNING SUPPORT and have the ability to identify and support staff in developing professional skills according to need
  • Be open minded and willing to further their knowledge and development by attending training courses, sharing information gained with colleagues, and maintaining updated knowledge of international LEARNING SUPPORT best practice by reading, researching and attending relevant training;
  • Exemplify high standards in practice and provision at all times
  • Have up to date knowledge of Health & Safety regulations with specific reference to children's wellbeing, learning and facilities
  • Have up to date and practical knowledge of best practice in learning and play materials and techniques which encourage children to have respect for differences in academic ability, gender, cultural background, race and ethnicity

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL

B.ED/B.A in Early Childhood Studies/Education (or equivalent)

DESIRABLE

MA/M.ED second degree or further relevant qualification

 

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