Secondary German Language Acquisition Teaching Assistant | SISD

Job Title
Secondary German Language Acquisition Teaching Assistant

Start Date


Job Scope

This not an exhaustive list and all duties/responsibilities are to be conducted/assumed in German.



Policy and Strategic implementation
• Contributing towards subject development plans and practices having regard to KHDA, IB, CIS and other current regulatory body requirements
• Assisting the planning process for the secondary level having regards to units and assessments
• Consulting and advising with the German teachers
• Leading language support lessons and assisting the planning of lessons and resources
• Working with individuals or small groups of pupils in or outside of the classroom, mainly under the direct supervision of teaching staff, while taking account of the student/s special needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment, and materials/resources
• Supporting pupils to understand instructions and independent learning
• Knowing the targets and strategies for support students as determined by individual support plans/student information sheets and tracking data
• Supporting the teacher in behavior management and keeping pupils on task
• Supporting pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
• Helping promote independent learning
• Helping reinforce learning
• Helping students engage in the lesson, to keep them on task and to build their motivation
• Keeping a record of the learning objectives and homework task for each lesson
• Helping students record work/homework in their organiser
• Preparing the learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils’ work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment

Review and evaluation
• Participating in evaluation in the subject area for Building Quality Curriculum and internal unit plan review for MYP language and literature
• Assisting in implementing subject development plans including responses to IB exam results
• Involvement in preparation of Self-Evaluation document (SEF) for Language and Literature
• Collaborating with the relevant colleagues in support of the development of the Swiss Baccalaureate

Resource Management
• Assisting in identification of German language and curriculum needs

• Assisting in advising and devising appropriate forms of MYP/DP criterion-related assessment in conjunction with German teachers within the subject group(s) identified

• Information flow with Pedagogical Leadership Team
• Consultation with Pedagogical Leadership Team on matters of practice
• Supporting the German Teachers in communication with parents, teachers and students by demonstrating a cordial and informative relationships with parents.
• Motivating colleagues in subject specialism and ‘looking for learning’ policy in peer observations
• Assisting/leading professional development initiatives, workshops, observations, consultations, subject-related events (field trips, world book day, German week etc.)
• Sharing good practice
• Helping foster good relationships across the school
• Attending and active participation in departmental meetings and other specified meetings in support of the department such as Inclusion meetings and Curriculum meetings.
• Being proactive in matters relating to health and safety and safeguarding

Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all the following:

• Recording basic pupil data
• Assisting with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
• Assisting with escorting pupils on educational visits
• Supporting pupils in using basic ICT
• Invigilating examinations and tests
• To understand that this role requires some flexibility of working

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