Assistant Head / SENCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Rabeeh AcademyAbu Dhabi, UAE

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Start date: 25th Aug 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Al Rabeeh is seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and adaptable Special Needs Coordinator to be part of the Senior Leadership Team  from August 2019. The successful applicant will have at least 2 years teaching experience in an English National Curriculum School and must have a relevant bachelors or masters degree in Special Needs Education or a related field.  Applicants seeking an Assistant Head role are also welcome to apply as this may become a position on the senior leadership team of the school. The candidate will be employed according to their level of experience. 

The Al Rabeeh name has been synonymous throughout the city for high quality education and pastoral care since 1979. It is a well-established school with an excellent reputation within the community of Abu Dhabi. Al Rabeeh  is one of the oldest international schools in Abu Dhabi, growing considerably over the years. 

The school is the founding school of an expanding group of schools and academies, which are aiming to be the best providers of education in the Emirate. We recruit the very best teachers who can deliver our curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. The school is a member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and is committed to professional development and the CPD programmes BSME offers. 

Our Assistant Head SENCO will have a crucial role within Al Rabeeh as we need to support our students to fully prepare them for their next steps into secondary education. The successful applicant will need to be sympathetic to the ethos and values of Al Rabeeh , a school with a high population of Emirati/Arab students and be able to adapt their teaching to meet the needs of our students so they make rapid progress.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Applicants looking for senior leadership/assistant head level roles are also welcome to apply. 

Excellent knowledge of the English National Curriculum at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 level and current assessment practices  

Experience of using data systems for school improvement, student tracking, intervention, Target Setting, Assessment, Recording & Reporting

Strong emphasis and desire to be outstanding in teaching and learning

An ability to nurture and get the best out of people including using performance management systems

Capacity to support creative learning and to focus on developing 21st Century learning environments and innovation skills

Confidence in using IT to motivate and extend students’ learning experiences

Strong focus on pastoral care and be prepared to go the extra mile to get the best out of ‘our’ students

Commitment to whole school initiatives and the school improvement cycle

Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise

Package Details:

Competitive salary (tax free) 

Furnished Accommodation (including utilities) 

An unlimited contract 

Medical insurance cover

End of service gratuity

Visa arranged by the school

Other benefits according to experience

To apply please click the 'apply now'  button.

Closing date for applications: 18th  August 2019, but interviews may take place ahead of this date so an early application is advantageous.  Please provide the details of 3 referees with your application.  

While we thank all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 



More about Al Rabeeh Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Zone 23, Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 6795991
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Opened in September 2017, Al Rabeeh Academy is a bilingual private through school with sixth form teaching the English National Curriculum, alongside Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Social Studies. The school’s sister school is the established A...