The Learning & Development Team oversee a number of activities focused on supporting and developing Teachers and realising the aim of a qualified and motivated teaching workforce in the UAE.
Teacher Training Programme
In accordance with the directive from HE Hussain Al Hammadi, UAE Minister for Education and in line with the UAE’s 2021 Vision to continue to develop a first-rate education system in which teachers provide first-class learning using the latest teaching methods, a Teacher Training Programme has been developed. Its aim is to qualify Emirati university graduates, as well as graduates from other countries, to teach in the school system. While university graduates are conversant in their subject, further training is needed in order to utilise their knowledge to become competent teachers and educators.
The accreditation of this programme aligns with the UAE National Occupational Skills Standards for Teaching. The course, open to graduates who have successfully passed a subject specific, literacy and numeracy test, is a combination of ‘in class’ learning and practical application in a school setting (school placement).
Professional development of existing staff
Regular professional development sessions are delivered to existing staff. Topics range from subject specific up-skilling, support with teaching methodology and personal development.
Induction of new staff
A comprehensive induction is provided for all new staff, and includes:
- Cultural awareness
- Classroom behaviour management
- Curriculum and assessment training
Language up-skilling courses
A range of English language courses run regularly for non-native speaking prospective and existing teachers.