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EYFS & Primary SENCO - August '21

Wesgreen International SchoolSharjah, UAE

GEMS Wesgreen International School was established in 1991 and came under the GEMS family of Schools in 2017. It is a National Curriculum for England School with 4100 students.

GEMS Wesgreen School is a very different school to many British International Schools. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we have a long history of success and high achievement within the Sharjah Community. Alumni pupils are now bringing their own children back and many others have enjoyed success in some of the best Universities in the World. There is a passionate and supportive group of international educators and many continue to give long service to the school, such is the strength of the community.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding EYFS & Primary SENCO to join our existing team at GEMS Wesgreen International School in August '21. The school has a focus on high academic standards, computational thinking, social and emotional education as well as inclusivity to allow all students to succeed through a range of academic and vocational pathways.

As well as being a great place to work, Sharjah is a progressive, vibrant, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Sharjah enjoy a great lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.

This is a fantastic opportunity for new educators to gain valuable international exposure, and for more experienced educators to advance their career with a global leading company, and world class International School.

Working at GEMS is not just a job, it’s a career. Our educators enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS educators are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world as we expand in to more and more countries.

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Masters qualification in SEND provision
  • Excellent knowledge of SEND initiatives
  • The ability to analyse data effectively to identify and track the progress of vulnerable
  • Knowledge of strategies which promote good behaviour and discipline
  • Support ethos of the learning environment
  • Ability to acquire further knowledge to contribute effectively and with confidence to classes in which involved
  • Understanding of relevant specialist area (e.g. subject area, Key Stage) sufficient to pupils’ learning
  • Recent experience of managing students from a variety of cultures
  • Experience in developing and enhancing the practice of other staff including a range of pedagogical techniques, with a track record of innovation in teaching and learning
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills that reflect enthusiasm, patience, tolerance, sensitivity, empathy and enthusiasm for working with students, parents and school staff
  • IEP Development and Progress tracking skills
  • Have excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills required to work closely with relevant stakeholders

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity

GEMS Staff also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhance the opportunity to save whilst working overseas

To be considered for this position, please click apply to complete the quick application on the GEMS Education careers site.  If traveling with a teaching spouse who is also looking for employment please briefly details the year group(s) and subject they are qualified to teach.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 6 years teaching experience.
  • A degree where the title includes subject taught.
  • M. Ed or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • Criminal background check, References, Medical check
  • Over 21 and below 58 years of age
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