SENCO - Special Educational Needs Coordinator (F/T) from August 2019
Jeddah Prep and Grammar seeks an experienced SENCO and fully qualified Teacher with QTS from August 2019.
Our new SENCO will provide strategic development of the school's Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising SEN pupil achievement.
Prior experience of teaching the English National Curriculum to children from the age of five and above is essential. Previous employment in the UK or International Schools following a British curriculum is also required.
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School is an ambitious and aspirational school, with a shared vision of academic excellence and personal development and challenge for all our pupils, from the ages of three to eighteen. We are a proud member of COBIS, CAIE, BSME, SAIKAC and ISBA.
About Jeddah Prep and Grammar School
The School was established in 1967 to serve the needs of the British and Dutch expatriate communities in Jeddah. Today, JPGS welcomes expatriate and Saudi Arabian families alike, with students from a wide range of nationalities whilst retaining a family and community atmosphere. The School is heavily oversubscribed with waiting lists in almost all year groups. Children in the Prep School follow a modified version of the English National Curriculum with considerations to commence the Cambridge Primary Programme, possibly as soon as September 2019; whilst the Grammar School prepares pupils for Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) IGCSEs and International A Levels.
The School is located in the heart of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s most cosmopolitan and diverse city, where an ultra-modern cityscape lies close to the UNESCO old city of Al-Balad, a piece of old Arabia at its best. Jeddah lies on the Red Sea coast, boasting some of the best private beaches and unspoiled scuba diving to found in the world, and is not far from extensive areas of mountains and desert which offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities and unique cultural experiences.
Salary and Benefits
JPGS offers colleagues a highly competitive, tax-free salary with generous end of service benefits, accommodation on or near to the School campus, a relocation allowance, free tuition at the School for up to two children, BUPA Gold Medical Insurance and annual flight allowances. The school has excellent facilities and is fully resourced throughout.
How to apply
To apply for this position, the following documents are required.
• A full CV containing a recent photograph and details of three referees, one of whom must be your current or last employer.
• A Letter of Application of no more than two pages of A4, detailing your interest in the position and all relevant skills and attributes you wish to bring to our attention.
Both documents should be sent as attachments via email to the Headmaster, Mr Mark S. Bedford, via his PA, Miss Ruqaya Ahmed, email@example.com. The closing date for applications for this position is February 2019 although initial interviews via Skype or telephone may take place before then.
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an ACRO police check, written and verbal references and other background checks as required for entrance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.