Director of Student Support Services, Kampala, Uganda

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Heritage International SchoolKampala, Uganda

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Start date: August 2020 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary + flights, housing, medical and school places
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an experienced and dedicated Special Needs educator who is looking to develop your skills in an international setting? Are you a committed Christian who would relish the chance to integrate your faith into your professional practice? Are you interested in living and working in a country so beautiful Winston Churchill declared it ‘the pearl of Africa?’ If so, then Heritage International School would love to hear from you.

Our Student Support Services are responsible for over a hundred students on our register. They have a range of needs from ESL to developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD, and we also support students who are experiencing issues with emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

We are looking for a leader with a clear vision for growth. You should have a passion for developing the skills and knowledge of the team, expertise in a range of tried and tested interventions for children with additional needs, an understanding of how data collection, IEPs, reviews and assessment can support children to achieve beyond expectations. You will have had experience either as SENCO, or Learning Support department manager, or extensive experience in a special school, preferably at middle management level. A Masters or equivalent in an area of SEN would be an advantage as would experience of cognitive testing/dyslexia screening. You will be leading a team of 8 professionals and will have responsibility for all aspects of the department. You will also be part of the School Management Team, and will play a key role in helping the school to achieve the goals in its Improvement Plan.

You will need to be enthusiastic, patient and a problem solver, as there are very limited sources of support outside of the school. You will need to be a committed Christian in line with our school's accreditation policy, and excited about the prospect of integrating your faith into your professional practice.

Heritage International School is an all-age Christian international school located in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda. It opened in 1994 to support children of ex-pat missionaries but has since expanded to welcome those of all faiths and none, whilst still remaining true to its core Christian values. We have over 40 nationalities represented in our 450-strong student body, and are currently moving towards our full capacity of 550. 

We offer a generous benefits package to our international staff including: a return flight per year of contract, housing, 2 bursaries for staff children, a monthly allowance and medical insurance. Preference would be given to those candidates who can commit to a two-year contract.

Application is via the online TES application form. Please give details of your Christian commitment in the supporting statement and ensure that your statement covers the person specification below. Alternatively you may send an up-to-date CV/Resume to along with a letter of application detailing why you are a suitable candidate for the position.   If you require further information about the position itself then please contact the Head of School, Mrs Keeley Wickham at

If there are a large number of suitable candidates then Heritage reserves the right to start the interview process before the closing date.

Closing date for applications: 10 am on Friday 3rd April 2020

Interviews will be via Skype.

Heritage International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be subject to child protection screening, including checks with past employers, the UK Disclosure and Barring Service and/or authorities in other countries.

More about Heritage International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P O Box 7899, Kiwafu Crescent, Kampala, Uganda. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +256 414 596 033
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