Learning Support Teacher - September 2023

GEMS Education

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP414-101

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About the Role
Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. Our student body is a dynamic international community of over 1,100 students from over 59 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness. We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship. For more information please see our website .

College vision: Our vision is to create a vibrant learning community that nurtures happy, confident and accomplished students who, through a commitment to academic and personal excellence, progress beyond limits.

The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. In 2022 99% of GCSE results were 9-4 out of which 55% 9, and at A level over 55% of all grades were A*/A with over 86% A*/B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Cambridge, UCL, Stanford, Monash and Toronto.

As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first-choice school for many families. The school is a member of BSME and COBIS. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with Jumeirah College being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as 'International School of the Year' by the TES.

About Your Benefits
The Support for Learning department. The aim of the Support for Learning department is to assist in developing the academic, behavioural, and social development of students identified as in need of extra support as outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice (SEND CoP) and the KHDA. Learning Support at Jumeirah College values the contribution from each and every student and welcomes diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style. Each student is unique and has individual needs. They learn at different rates and reach milestones at different times, and this process continues throughout lifelong learning. In every class at school there will be students who may, at some time during their school years, have specific educational needs identified. These learning difficulties could be short or long term. Jumeirah College works in partnership with parents to monitor their child's development and, where there are concerns, take steps to help him/her to learn more effectively - to maximise inclusion and opportunities for all students.


- Bachelor's Degree or higher, or Bachelor of Education
- A recognised qualification for teaching in schools
- Learning Support Qualification
- At least 3 years' experience working within a learning support department, in a secondary school
- Experienced practitioner, able to motivate and support students with a wide range of learning barriers
- Ability to use standardised assessments and screening tools to identify barriers to learning
- Deep understanding of the IEP process, able to led collaborative IEP meetings
- CPT3A and/or an understanding of the exams access arrangements process
- Commitment to Professional Development
- Competent in the use of Information and Communication Technology
- Commitment to Safeguarding and child protection
- Showing respect for all members of the school and wider community

Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children and be open to new ideas in teaching.

About the Company

GEMS Education is a pioneering education company with an international network of award winning K-12 schools. Over the past 55 years GEMS has grown from one school to being a truly global company with one incredible mission – to make quality education available to every student. Over 20,000 education professionals unlock the potential of over 250,000 students across 14 countries each and every day, preparing children of all ages for real world success.

Get personalised updates on latest vacancies
Job Alerts by Email
  • Personalised updates on latest career opportunities
  • Insights on hiring and employment activity in your industry
  • Typically sent twice a month
Teacher salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 9,500

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience