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Teacher Assistant

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
August 29, 2018

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Suchismita Das

Date of birth: * / ** / ****

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Married

Mobile +971********* (UAE),

Work Experience

Gems Westminster School, Sharjah, UAE. January 2013 – February 2018

Head of Primary

Established the Primary department of an emerging school.

Enrollment increased from 630 pupils in January 2013 to 1400 + pupils by September 2017 in the Primary section

Sharjah Education Zone, Ministry of Education rated WSS an

‘Effective’ school in November 2014

‘Learning environment in the primary was good’. ‘Primary teaching is creative and engaging’. Gems Review, February 2016

‘Planned opportunities for Learning skills-independent, collaborative-paired and group in good or better lessons’, Gems Review, November 2017

Developed a robust reading programme where students support, learn, and mentor each other

Introduced Intervention programs in Literacy and Numeracy across the primary phase, which has accelerated learning.

Developing and monitoring AFL in lesson planning and delivery throughout a lesson

Mentoring middle leaders and novice teachers

Aarsha Vidya Mandir, Chennai, India. June 2012- December 2012 Leading Literacy in KS1 & KS2

Developed the primary department of the school to adapt to the CIPP (Cambridge International Primary programme)

The Deutsche School Chennai, India. January 2012– April 2012 Teaching EFL & EAL, KS 1, 2 & 3


2017: Masters in Teaching (IOE), University

College London (UCL), UK

2011: QTS, OTT University of Reading, UK

1996:B.Ed, Madurai Kamraj University, India

1988: B.Com, Calcutta University, India

1985: I.S.C. La Martiniere, Kolkata, India

1983: I.C.S.E. La Martiniere, Kolkata, India

Key Skills and Abilities

Teacher Leadership

School improvement planning

Effective Communication

Recruit & retention of staff

Pastoral care

Collaborative team building & teaching

Problem solving

Stake holder Engagement

Promotion of Professional development


Management efficiency

Theme teaching

Analysing & using data

Relationship building

Managing complexity

Interpersonal effectiveness

Integrated personalised teaching and learning structures in a bilingual school for the German and Korean expatriate community for English language proficiency

Khalsa Primary School, Wexham, UK. September 2010- October 2011 Part Time Teacher & Teaching Assistant – Year 3 & Year 4/Cover Supervisor KS 1 & 2

Supported KS 1 & 2 classes,

Intervention programmes & teaching noncore subjects in KS 1 & 2. Fox Borough Primary School Langley, UK. April –July 2010 Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor KS 1& 2

● Cover teacher for KS 1& 2 & intervention

The Westminster School, Dubai, UAE. January 2007- July 09 Head Teacher- Primary

Coordinated the work of Primary Phase Leaders by creating effective team spirit and guidance through regular team meetings and lesson observations

Implemented the National Curriculum across the Primary Section. Ensured the curriculum is understood and that there is continuity and progression

Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

September 1990- December 2006

Supervisor-(Primary), HOY 4, Class Teacher- Year 1, 2, 3 & 4

Member of the senior management team

Organised school and year group events and trips

Ensured planning is updated and caters to the diverse needs of the children

Supported year group team with pastoral care

Monitored student personal & academic progress

Classroom practioner

Personal Attributes

Caring & Open minded

Reflective Practioner

Proactive & self motivated


Balanced & principled

Areas of expertise

Curriculum Development (NC of England

& Cambridge International Primary


International Education

Leadership distribution


Planning & organisation

Resource Management


Promoting learning







Valerie Thompson

Principal /CEO

Gems Westminster School Sharjah.

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