TELLAL for Teachers
The only Applied Initial Teacher Training route in the UAE
TELLAL is the only organisation in the UAE which can offer the SCITT route to teaching qualifications for new teachers. The practical nature of the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) approach has been proven to deliver outstanding results for students, so you can be confident in the quality and portability of the teaching experience you will gain when choosing this route.
The chance to learn from the best
Our teacher training is delivered by experienced, practising teachers from the TELLAL network which includes some of the best educators, education professionals and teachers from around the world.
Entering a world of opportunity
As a TELLAL graduate, you’ll have access to the job opportunities within the GEMS schools network in the UAE and around the world. When you’ve completed your training, you’ll start on a vocational journey of continued personal growth and professional development with all the opportunities and support available through the GEMS schools network.
A cultural advantage for international teachers
TELLAL’s teaching reflects the unique cultural dynamic of the United Arab Emirates. Developing an appropriate cultural sensitivity is not only key to our teachers attaining the UAE’s Competence to Teach certification, but is an essential skill for all international teachers.
Access to intelligent and forward-thinking teaching methodologies
Wherever possible we take a blended approach to digital technologies in the classroom. TELLAL invests in smart technologies which have proven educational outcomes with a view to giving its network access to the most intelligent, digital learning opportunities. For example, we use avatar simulation training with bug-in-ear feedback to give trainee teachers essential opportunities to test and perfect different behaviours in response to avatar students in a safe and controlled environment.
The first step in a career for life
As part of the TELLAL network, our teacher trainers work in an environment of collaborative improvement, where we encourage and facilitate the sharing of ideas and best practice. Our teachers are inducted into from training in and being inducted into this environment — an ethos and practical approach to carry with you through your teaching career.
TELLAL for Schools
Providing highly trained NQTs for schools
As the first and only accredited provider of SCITT training in the UAE, TELLAL offers schools the opportunity for shared ownership of initial teacher training, ensuring a continual pipeline of new teaching talent to the school network. Our trainee teachers are self-determining, self-managing and self-organising learners who contribute to the school and network from day 1 of their training. Participating schools open up significant development opportunities for all staff involved in teacher training as programme leads, mentors and peers. Our school partners receive full support from TELLAL’s dedicated Teacher Training Managers at every step of the journey.
Structured leadership pathways
With TELLAL’s Leadership Training, schools have the opportunity to nurture and develop their own future leaders. Nurturing leadership is essential to talent management, succession planning, staff retention and engagement. Our aim is to engage and challenge our leaders and aspiring leaders thereby enhancing their professional learning and development and growing schools’ internal talent.
Access to best practice, new research and proven methodologies
From subject and curriculum-based knowledge sharing networks to innovative research projects, schools have the opportunity to learn from and participate in developing best practice and cutting edge research. This allows schools to introduce new and evidence-based teaching methodologies and digital technologies ahead of the curve.
Investment in your school’s skills capital
TELLAL’s professional development programme offers schools a scalable means to invest in their school’s skills capital, manage and grow in-house talent, and improve staff retention through providing valued personal development pathways.
A simple route to meeting statutory regulations
TELLAL’s Teacher Certification Centre offers a cost-effective, outsourced solution to bring all teaching staff up to the required standards and ensure that KHDA training standards are being met.
TELLAL for All
TELLAL remains focussed on its mission to give every child the best start in life, so that they have the opportunity to develop their potential to its fullest.
This mission directs everything we do and is the focal reason why we strive to recruit, retain and promote the best teachers, and contribute to raising the standards of education in the UAE and beyond.