Doha College

Teaching Assistant (Al Waab Campus)

Reference: THW/17/043912/000009
Salary Details: Tax-Free
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Term time

Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for 1914 students between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 72 nationalities. Established in 1980, the college was originally opened to meet the demand for a British-style education, and continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis.

Primary Objective of Role:

The primary purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to work under the guidance of teaching and senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals / groups in and out of the classroom. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management and preparation of resources. The primary focus will be to support students in accessing the curriculum and assisting them to undertake and complete tasks.

Accountability and Responsibilities:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students

• Incorporate the school’s vision, mission and core values into normal working practice.
• Be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.
• Follow the reporting procedures contained in the Child Protection Policy with regards to raising concerns about the welfare of any.
• Act in accordance at all times within the school’s policies and procedures, including but not limited to, the Standards of Conduct Policy, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policy and the Human Resources Policy Manual.

Vision, Mission and Core Values

 To actively promote the Vision and Mission of Doha College.
 To seek opportunities to develop and embed the Core Values.
 To provide evidence of supporting the Vision, Mission and Core Values of Doha College.

Main responsibilities:

• Establish productive working relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
• Support children consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children within the classroom.
• Encourage to interact and work co-operatively with other and engage all students in activities.
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievements and self-reliance.
• Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement.
• Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment.
• Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons / work plans as appropriate.
• Assist with the development, writing and implementation of IEP’s.
• Monitor and evaluate children’s responses to learning.
• Promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour, in line with established policy.
• Implement agreed learning activities, adjusting activities according to responses and needs.
• Support the use of IT in learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence.
• Help all students to access learning activities.
• Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.
• Assist with preparing equipment, apparatus and display boards.
• Supervising children to and from the swimming pool, including changing, as appropriate. This is a shared responsibility with the teacher.
• Creating, Checking and tidying resources, maintaining a well organised working environment.
• Playground duties and monitoring of snack time.
• Working with groups of children at the direction of the teacher.
• Assisting and implementing school policies.
• Be prepared to undertake further professional development.
• Take part in the performance development process and meet formally with Line managers to review agreed targets.
• Contribute to the planning cycle, alongside the teachers.
• To carry out any other reasonable duties are directed by the Class Teacher, Deputy or Head of Primary.

Special Circumstances:

Teaching staff may be required to attend the college during weekends or holiday periods throughout the year for up to five days for purposes of training (INSET), and preparation for the forthcoming academic term/year. Such required attendance will be advised to teaching staff before the commencement of the relevant leave period and will not give rise to any entitlement to compensatory leave days in lieu.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

• Working within a school community.
• Working with children of any age.
• Knowledge of EY / Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum.
• Knowledge and experience of child development.
• Ability to communicate with and gain the confidence of young children.
• Ability to work supportively as part of a professional team.
• Ability to work flexibly and to take on new or different tasks if and when required to do so.
• Ability to prioritise and organise work effectively, with a good sense of humour.
• Good interpersonal skills and communication skills with adults and children.
• A professional attitude to a working environment.
• Ability to use initiative and work independently.
• Ability to respect cultural difference.
• Ability to communicate effectively with parents.
• English as a first language.

Education and Training:

• Minimum GCSE O Levels in English, Mathematics and Science or equivalent.
• First Aid certificate desired or willingness to attend training.

Only candidates with a family sponsorship, currently residing in Qatar will be considered.

Instructions to Apply:

Candidates must download the Doha College application form and submit the same through our website. The completed form will have to be uploaded as an attachment.

Doha College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check.

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Closing date: 09 April 2017

Principals Message | (Word Document 116k)

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Recruitment, Tel: 00974 4407 6777, Fax: 00974 4468 5720, Email:, Notes: Teaching applications: Each word file must be uploaded complete with a teaching application form plus a 2 page letter of application. Support staff applications: Each word file must be uploaded complete with a CV and covering letter.

Application form:

Note: Only one document can be uploaded. If you wish to submit any additional information please include it within the application form.
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