SEN/EAL Teacher ( Elementary & Secondary)

The Hamilton International SchoolDoha- Qatar

The SEN Teacher is to ensure that Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN) provision is both efficiently and effectively managed.  It is expected that all legal and statutory requirements as per Qatar MOEHE are met.

The SEN teacher, with the support of the SLT and Principal, takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for students with SEN and provides professional guidance to HODS & teachers in the area of SEN in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all students.

Due to the significant growth in our students numbers across the school, we’re looking for an SEN teacher who:

• Strategic Direction and Development of SEN provision

• Create, develop and review individual education plans (IEPs) and behaviour intervention plans using provision map

• Maintain and ensure accurate records of data in Engage and Classroom Monitor

• Efficient and effective deployment of resources

• Ensure effective systems of communication to all stakeholders, including feedback about students’ learning to inform future planning

• Monitoring the quality of  SEN support by establishing effective systems to identify and meet the needs of students, whilst ensuring that the systems are coordinated, evaluated and regularly reviewed

• Ensure that the objectives of the SEN policy are reflected in the school improvement /Action Plan

• Liaise with and coordinate the contribution of external agencies as deemed necessary

• Adapt/modify the IMYC curriculum as required to meet the students needs/abilities.

• Up-to-date knowledge of local and regional initiatives which may impact upon policy and practice

• Influencing the Teaching and Learning policy to promote aspects of inclusive teaching.

• Contributing to teaching and learning of students identified as having identified SEN.

• Working collaboratively with the school Admissions Department in the development/ or

• Selection of suitable entrance examinations

• Working collaboratively in the development of diagnostic baseline assessments

• Leading CPD where appropriate; this may include chairing and being a part of self-study groups

• Providing opportunities for observation of colleagues/visits to other schools in order to share best practice

• Collect and interpret specialist assessment data gathered on students and use to inform practice

• Work with students, subject leaders, class teachers with tutorial/pastoral responsibilities to ensure realistic expectations of behaviour and achievement is set for  SEN students.

• Support developments and initiatives to improve standards in literacy and numeracy as well as access to the wider curriculum

• Overseeing and monitoring the quality of IEPs/BIPs and maintain detailed information for subsequent meetings with parents

• Develop systems for colleagues to monitor and record progress made by students with SEN towards the achievement of targets set in IEPs and support plans.

• Review IEPs and support plans periodically with parents, students, and SEN Team to agree upon and communicate new targets.

• Supporting the SENCo in meeting statutory responsibilities for  SEN students and their Reviews.

Child Safeguarding and Protection

THIS is fully committed to students’ safeguarding and protection. The selected applicants will be required to take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within our school, as well as adhere to and ensure compliance with The Hamilton International School’s child protection policies and procedures.

Criminal Background Checks

All successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory Criminal Background Checks covering the 10 years prior to their start date with the school; this will cover all countries of residence during that period.

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Applications

Please complete the Tes online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae along with your application cover letter (maximum 1 side of A4). You should also include the details of three professional referees.

The Hamilton International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and criminal record checks. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience is required, preferably with experience of the UK National Curriculum.

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